Gestão de Updates – Parte 1 – A importância de gerenciar updates e suas ferramentas

Ah WannaCry… Se teve algo que pudermos aprender com o WannaCry foi que gestão de software é uma necessidade a ser atendida, vulnerabilidades existem, quando identificadas, são corrigidas e precisam ser aplicadas em todo ambiente o mais breve possível. Todo um processo de update leva tempo, envolve pessoas de diversas áreas, exige planejamento e alinhamento,…


System Center Configuration Manager e Soluções Cloud Services.

Com a disponibilização de novas Soluções baseadas em Cloud e a possibilidade de integração com o System Center Configuration Manager – CB On-Premises ou no Azure, sim…. Podemos ter o SCCM no Azure, mas é um assunto que vamos tratar em outro artigo…. conseguimos maximizar as possibilidades de gerenciamento de dispositivos, Conformidade, Segurança, criação de…


Reiniciar dispositivos através da console do Configuration Manager

A partir da versão 1710 do Configuration Manager Current Branch, é possível identificar dispositivos que estão com restart pendente. Através da funcionalidade de Client Notification, também é possível iniciar a ação de Restart através da própria console. Veja a seguir. Para identificar máquinas com status de Pending Restart, navegue até Assets and Compliance > Overview…


Collecting members of the Local Administrators group

A while ago I had to collect the members of the local administrators group via ConfigMgr. This data has come in handy a number of times so it’s certainly one of those inventory items I don’t plan on stopping just yet. Security being such a big deal, it’s nice to have a way to review…


BranchCache vs. Peer Cache

Recently, many customers have reached out to me, asking always the same question: “Should we use BranchCache or Peer Cache?” I decided to write this summary of both technologies and with the use in Configuration Manager to help understand and decided what technology is the best match for your case.   BranchCache BranchCache is a…

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Time for a Tune-up

Back in the day when I went on site to help SCCM customers all the time I kept a compiled list of tasks that should be done on a regular basis to keep their ConfigMgr hierarchy running well.  I would share this with customers as appropriate and apparently it was handy because I was recently…


Configuration Manager – Cannot connect to the application server (HTTPS)

Hello all, Happy New Year!  I have seen several blogs and some entries on the forums with bits and pieces of information related to the issue and solution that I will present below, but there wasn’t a blog outlining this specific issue.  So I wanted to put one together for those who have struggled with…


SCCM 1710 and PeerCaching: Technical Notes

Executive Overview SCCM peer cache was first introduced in SCCM 1610 as a pre-release feature and fully released in 1710. One thing to stop and mention is what a pre-release feature really is. Pre-release features are supported working versions that can be installed in production, however, they are still being developed and more functionality is…

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Troubleshooting/Monitoring Hardware Inventory with the InventoryLog

One of the coolest ‘features’ of inventory is the fact that it logs information to the database when it processes the files. Granted, I’m biased on this opinion because I helped make it happen. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen anyone talk about it yet so it’s either not as cool as I thought or people don’t…


ConfigMgr Speculation Control Baseline FTW!

Update 1/8/2018 – The ConfigMgr product group has released official communications and recommendations on dealing with this vulnerability. Our official guidance from the ConfigMgr product group has been posted here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2018/01/08/additional-guidance-to-mitigate-speculative-execution-side-channel-vulnerabilities/. To download the ConfigMgr baseline and CIs to detect compliancy of machines, visit https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Speculation-Execution-Side-1483f621 Additional articles regarding the Speculation Control vulnerability Security Advisory 180002…