How to configure Windows Phone 8.1 settings not available in the Configuration Manager console

~ Karan Rustagi | Support Escalation Engineer This article discusses the process of configuring settings that are not configurable through the available Configuration Manager user interface (ConfigMgr 2012 R2). I’ll be using the method discussed here to manage the settings on mobile devices. If you want to see the complete list of policies that can…


Support for Mac OS X 10.10 in Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) support requires that Configuration Manager Mac clients have the following client versions: …(read more)

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012: Using Extended Events to Find Blocks in SQL Server

~ Scott Rachui | Support Escalation Engineer Recently I worked with a customer who was using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) and having a significant problem with queries that were running slowly and having a noticeable impact the performance of his SQL Server.  While working the issue, a Microsoft SQL Server support engineer…


KB: Distribution point installations or upgrades may take longer than expected in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

On Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) sites that have many Standard or Pull distribution points, installing or upgrading all distribution points may take longer than expected. This can occur if the Distribution Manager component cannot create additional threads for the installation or upgrade process. Additionally, you will receive messages that resemble the…

How to install and configure System Center Updates Publisher

~ Subbulakshmi Kumar | Support Engineer System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is an independent tool that enables us to import third party software update catalogues, create and modify software update definitions, export update definitions to catalogs and publish software updates information to a configured Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server (the update server). By importing…


Success with Enterprise Mobility Webcast Series Kicks off Tomorrow

Earlier I posted about the upcoming webcast series that’s being hosted by Brad Anderson (Corp. VP, Enterprise Mobility). His first webcast (featuring Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corp. VP, Office) is tomorrow at 10:30am PST . You can see a quick sneak…(read more)