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

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

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

WMI / Powershell and the Configuration Manager Client

A bit about me first :- my name is Anthony Watherston and I’m a Premier Field Engineer in Melbourne. Currently working with Configuration Manager and Orchestrator – plus I try to do everything I can with Powershell! Last week I had a need for accessing the Configuration Manager client on a remote system. As this… Read more

BREAKING: ConfigMgrDogs Together for Teched 2014!

The ConfigMgrDogs boys will be getting together to deliver at TechEd Australia 2014! George, Ian and I will be delivering the ConfigMgrDogs Troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 (Level 400) session at both Melbourne and Sydney. We’ve got some exciting demos planned, and a surprise or two to be announced via the blog and Twitter. Subscribe to the… Read more

Modern Style ConfigMgr Visio Stencil

I went searching for some nice looking ConfigMgr Visio Stencils this morning and found the most amazing set created by Ryan Boud. You can download the stencils here ( and visit his blog ( Generic Servers Specialised Thanks Ryan for such great work! Matt… Read more

Application Catalog Failed – “Application installation not started”

The application could not be installed. The most common reason is that software does not support the version of Windows currently installed on your computer. You can try starting the application installation from the Application Catalog again. If the problem continues, contact your network administrator In the ConfigMgrSoftwareCatalog.log Silverlight log file (found at "C:\Users\mattsha\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\Silverlight\is\j2mecbot.hwg\v2uabsdl.022\1\s\s5i52ebhc445n0s2jyvmx5askg5zbspajpmi3e4bvujwll1luiaaaeda\f\ConfigMgrLogs\ConfigMgrSoftwareCatalog.log"), the… Read more