Karan Daftary’s Bio

Hi I am a Program Manager on the Mac team for System Center Configuration Manager. I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and joined Microsoft in 2013. Upon joining Microsoft I’ve had the opportunity to ship the VPN feature for System…(read more)… Read more

A closer look at Internet Based Client Management in ConfigMgr 2012

~ Prabhat Joshi Hello Everyone, Prabhat Joshi here with another Configuration Manager support tip for you, this time for Internet Based Client Management (IBCM) in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012). Internet Based Client Management allows you to manage Configuration Manager clients when they are not connected to your company network but still have… Read more

Why wait? Get a jumpstart on mobile device management with Configuration Manager and Windows Intune today!

MDM… BYOD… acronyms for some of the hottest buzzwords in IT these days. As I’ve had a chance to talk with various customers over the last several months, it’s clear that organizations are embracing the bring-your-own-device philosophy…(read more)… Read more

List of the role-based administration permissions and permission groups in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

If you’ve tinkered with security roles for role-based administration in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you might have noticed that there are a ton of permissions and permission groups involved. This is most evident when you copy a built…(read more)… Read more

Now available for download: The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit

The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The following list provides specific information about each tool in the toolkit. Note: Items with an * are new in the R2 Toolkit and require Microsoft System Center 2012… Read more

HOTFIX: An update is available for the "Operating System Deployment" feature of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

This update resolves the following issues in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Issue 1 After you enable the PXE Service Point role on an instance of a specific distribution point, or you select the Deploy this boot image from the PXE-enabled distribution point property of a boot image, the Windows Deployment Service (WDS)… Read more

HOTFIX: Per-computer variables for imported computers are not read in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

You may notice that per-computer task sequence variables that are defined for imported computers are filtered out of client policies. This prevents the variables from being read during task sequence execution. This problem does not affect per-computer variables that are defined for existing clients. For additional details and a link to a ConfigMgr 2012 R2… Read more