System Center Endpoint Protection for Windows Server 2003

A quick reminder that Windows Server 2003 is coming to end of life and will be unsupported after July 14 2015 – a mere 20 days away. While your Server 2003 OS will continue to run it is important to note that for people using System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) for antivirus – definition updates… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 Windows Update Client Process

Hi Gang! So I provided this information to one of my customers recently, and Georgy said it would be quite helpful for you dedicated ConfigMgrDogs readers too, so here it is. This is a high-level view of the Windows Update process from a ConfigMgr clients view utilizing a SUP (Software Update Point). The Software Update… Read more

Migrating App-V Packages– "OSD file defines incompatible OS requirements”

Ran into an interesting issue while trying to migrate some App-V Applications from ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 SP1. Most of the App-V packages migrated fine, however a few of them reported an error “OSD file defines incompatible OS requirements” After taking a look at the OSD file, according to this list all of the OS version… Read more

TechEd Australia 2013 – PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Content

Update: here is the video of my session (link below for full resolution video)  Hello ConfigMgrDogs community. I’ve just completed my TechEd 2013 presentation – PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. For those who weren’t attending the event, I’ve provided all scripts and cmdlets from the session. In the coming weeks there will also be… Read more

Creating Lab Computer Objects

So I’m getting my preparation done for TechEd 2013 on the Gold Coast and needed to fill my ConfigMgr hierarchy with some dummy computer objects. My session being PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, of course I went straight to PowerShell to do the work for me.  I’m not looking for anything too special; 1000 laptops,… 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

Home, Sweet Home

Well the PFE team are now back from TechEd 2012 held on the Gold Coast, Australia. As nice as it is to be home, we all had a terrific time on the GC – great weather, great sessions and great speaking with all the ConfigMgr engineers Australia wide. The official TechEd Australia 2012 site is… Read more

How NOIDMIFs can extend your Hardware Inventory

ConfigMgr hardware inventory is a very important and widely used feature. We use it to collect all sorts of information, from hardware info such as disk configuration, amount of RAM, etc. Hardware Inventory is also used to query the Add/Remove Programs to see what software is installed on a machine. All hardware being queried by… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012: Upcoming Enhancements in SP1

The Product Group have recently announced the Beta of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 at TechNet 2012 North America. You can view the announcement at  Enhancements include: Platform Support: Windows 8 Windows 8 tablet (Intel SoC) support Mac OS X Linux and Unix Operating System Deployment: Windows To Go support Application Delivery: Win 8 apps Deep… Read more

List of ConfigMgr 2012 KB Articles and Hotfixes

A list of Knowledge Base Articles and Hotfix information for Configuration Manager 2012 has been published on the Technet Wiki. This is a living document and will be updated regularly: I suggest subscribing to the RSS feed and checking it regularly. That way you’ll always have the most up-to-date information: Note that these… Read more