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

Moving your package source after migration

UPDATE: I’ve posted my Package and Application scripts (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdogs/archive/2013/05/09/package-amp-application-source-modification-scripts.aspx)   If you haven’t checked out the Package Conversion Manager for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM/SP1 yet, you’re missing out. http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=34605 The PCM is provided by Microsoft to help you convert those migrated ConfigMgr 2007 Packages, into the newer (and better) ConfigMgr 2012 App Model Applications. While PCM… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1: Deploy iOS and Android Apps!

With all of the excitement surrounding the Beta 1 release of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, there’s been a fairly big feature that’s been rarely spoken about… Deploying iOS/Android apps to ‘un-managed’ devices! This post wont be a deep dive into creating and deploying iOS/Android apps, it will just take you through the high-level announcements and give… Read more

New logs in ConfigMgr 2012 – Client Logs

With the new version of Configuration Manager, comes a bunch of new juicy logs. I’ll separate the posts into Client and Server. In this first instalment, I’ll cover off on the new logs found on your clients. The first thing you need to know, is the log location has changed slightly. Client logs can now… Read more