The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Windows 8.1)

  Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. I’ve previously enrolled Windows Phone 8.1, iOS and Android devices. I finally wanted to show that you can also enrol a full Windows 8.1 installation. First, logon to your Windows 8.1 machine and… Read more

The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Android)

  Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. We’ll enrol a Windows Phone 8.1, an iOS Device and an Android Device. Android Enrollment Android enrollment is almost as easy as enrolling your Windows Phone 8.1 device. First, start by opening the… Read more

The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (iOS 7)

  Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. We’ll enrol a Windows Phone 8.1, an iOS Device and an Android Device. Apple iOS 7 Enrolment In this scenario, an end user is going to enrol their own device. We can use… Read more

The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide – Stage 5: Enrol Your Devices (Windows Phone 8.1)

  Now that we’ve got our ConfigMgr and Intune environments speaking nicely to each other, we can start to enrol some devices. We’ll enrol a Windows Phone 8.1, an iOS Device and an Android Device. Windows Phone 8.1 Enrolment On your Windows Phone, display all apps and select Settings Under the default System view, select… Read more

Enable Windows Phone management via Intune without Symantec Certificate

  As part of my mega-post The Ultimate Intune Setup Guide, we enable the Mobile Device Management capabilities in ConfigMgr. One of the supported devices that we didn’t enable was the Windows Phone 8.1 management. The reason for this is the requirement of the Symantec code signing certificate, which needs to be purchased before we… Read more

PowerShell ISE Add-On to connect to ConfigMgr (Connect-ConfigMgr)

Man, I’ve been on a PowerShell rampage lately! It always drove me crazy loading the PowerShell Module for ConfigMgr. First, you had to find the path of the AdminConsole\bin directory and then remember the name of the psd1 module file. Finally, you had to remember the site code of the site you normally work with…. Read more

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

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

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

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