ConfigMgr SQL queries for helping the IT Pro report on KBs related to MS17-010

Update 05/15/2017: Initial post. Update 05/17/2017: KB2919355 Queries were updated to address incorrect results. Update 05/22/2017: Baseline Script updated to determine compliance based on versions of SRV.sys file. Update 06/13/2017: Updated recommendations after June Updates are released. Official Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ General information on ransomware: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/05/12/wannacrypt-ransomware-worm-targets-out-of-date-systems/… Read more

Configuring Email Notification for Configuration Manager Reports

This blog is a step-by-step example for the configuration of email notification for Configuration Manager Reports and well as for deleting the email subscriptions. We will also cover a bit of background changes (like in database & SSRS Config file) when things are implemented. Introduction “Email notification of Reports,” as the name suggests, is used… Read more

Microsoft Intune support tip: Don’t confuse EAP-TLS with EAP-TTLS

~ Frank Novak | Support Escalation Engineer In a unified management scenario where Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is integrated with Microsoft Intune, it may be a little confusing as to how to configure Wi-Fi profiles for EAP-TLS connections in the admin console. When creating the Wi-Fi profile, it’s easy to confuse EAP-TLS with… Read more

Recent Updates to the Email Profiles Extension for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Author: Karan Daftary, Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility In November, we made available a new version of the Email Profiles Extension for customers using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager integrated with Microsoft Intune . This…(read more)… Read more

Configuring IKEv2 VPN profiles for Windows devices using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

Author: James Lieurance, Software Engineer, Enterprise Client and Mobility Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager provide extensive support for managing Windows 8.1, and one commonly utilized feature is the ability to configure VPN profiles…(read more)… Read more

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… 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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more