DPUpgradeThreadLimit Modification

I’ve recently spent some time with a customer deploying a large amount of Distribution Points in their ConfigMgr 2012 R2 hierarchy. They were finding themselves running into bottlenecks during the deployment, and with the help of the ConfigMgr Product Group, a new Site Control File property modification is now being supported. Distribution point installations or… Read more

Script to remind Office 365 users to enrol their device to InTune

When I have a little downtime (which isn’t often!), I like to sit around and think of cool things I can automate using PowerShell. I have a .txt file that I put all these ideas into and every now and then have a crack at solving one. Just recently I was playing around with Office… Read more

PowerShell Script to check active package distributions

  Hi All, I had a need at a customer to write a script that would identify any active package distributions at a primary site via WMI. Although DPJobMgr will also give you more information and control this script returns a quicker result and in the case I was dealing with when you have a… Read more

20 Years Of SMS/Configuration Manager

On the 7th of November 1994, a little product called Systems Management Server (SMS) 1.0 was released. Since that date, there have been four major revisions (SMS 2.0, SMS 2003, ConfigMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2012), three Service Packs (ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 & SP2, ConfigMgr 2012 SP1), three Rx releases (ConfigMgr 2007 R2 & R3, ConfigMgr… Read more

Managing APP-V Deployments in ConfigMgr 2012

Many customers are still configuring collection structures similar to 2007 and using collections to control the validity of who should receive which applications. Where possible we should be changing how we now manage application deployments and move the validity processing of the application back to the client by using our Global Conditions (state based) to… Read more

Monitoring ConfigMgr Clients Using System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft MVP and my Premier customer from last week, Tao Yang was telling me about his custom SCOM Management Pack used to monitor the health of your ConfigMgr clients. Monitors include: DCM Compliance Missing hardware and software inventory Failed application deployments Pending software updates CCMExec monitoring Pending reboot detection Many more… http://blog.tyang.org/2014/10/04/updated-configmgr-2012-r2-client-management-pack-version-1-2-0-0/ This is an… Read more

R2 CU3 Management point communications update

  Hi All, with the release of R2 CU3 we now have the ability to restrict which Management points a client can talk to. This can be particularly useful in case you have a Remote MP or only certain MP’s a client can access. All we simply need to do is Install the Client Hotfix… Read more

First 100 at TechEd Melbourne

Morning Gang, Well, TechEd Australia 2014 is less than two weeks away, and Ian, George and I are furiously fine tuning our demos in time for our Wednesday session. As a special treat for the first 100 people into our session, we’re giving away some very cool looking ConfigMgrDogs badges! We’ll also have a t-shirt… Read more

TechEd 2014 Australia: ConfigMgrDogs Troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 (Melbourne)

Hey ConfigMgrDogers! The TechEd 2014 Australia schedule has been announced, and confirmed ConfigMgrDogs will be presenting at Melbourne only. Unfortunately, George, Ian and myself won’t make it to the Sydney TechEd, however our session will be recorded and posted on the ConfigMgrDogs blog. Please add the session to your schedule (we want the big room)… Read more

Wake On LAN Proxy “Have You’s?”

If you’re trying to get the Wake On LAN Proxy feature of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1+ working, there’s a lot of steps required. Here’s a simple list of “have you’s?” to make sure you haven’t missed any requirements. For a more detailed guide, check out Muhammad Adil’s blog post. 1. Have you enabled Wake On LAN… Read more