Configuration Manager 2007 and Windows Enforcement of SHA1 Certs

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 supports SHA-1 but does not support SHA-2 certificates. If you use SHA-2 certificates with Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager continues to operate as expected using SHA-1 fallback.    For more information, see Windows Enforcement of SHA1 certificates. For later versions of Configuration Manager see, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and… Read more

Update for authentication certificate in System Center Configuration Manager Asset Intelligence is now available

A new update is available for the Asset Intelligence (AI) authentication certificate in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, and the current branch of System Center Configuration Manager versions 1606 and earlier. Note that System… Read more

Using a custom certificate store for Configuration Manager client authentication certificates

Author: Ray Rosen, Microsoft Premier Field Engineering Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is used in varying degrees in different organizations, and since System Center Configuration Manager 2007, it has been leveraged to support Internet Based Client Management. PKI is also an option to identify systems, as the Discovery Data Manager automatically approves clients when a PKI… Read more

How to Create and Deploy PFX Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

With Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 (ConfigMgr 2012 SP2) and System Center R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1), we now have the ability to provision personal information exchange (.pfx) files to user’s devices. PFX files can be used to generate user-specific certificates to support encrypted data exchange,… Read more

Announcement: Update your System Center Online Authentication Certificate for Asset Intelligence (June 2015)

When the Configuration Manager Asset Intelligence synchronization point first connects to System Center Online, it presents the System Center online authentication certificate to enroll in the service. This is a public certificate that is used by all…(read more)… Read more