Enable Kiosk Mode in Windows 8.1

  Windows devices are widely used for kiosks where the users should be able to use only an application and nothing else. This makes sure that an anonymous user can use the kiosk and the application, but not harm it in any way. To achieve this, you had to lock down the Windows device and… Read more

Solutions for Migration and Management of Modern Device

As Windows XP comes to end of support in 2014, you have more critical reasons to connect with your Windows XP customer base and bring them on the latest platform. With the recent trends of employees using self-purchased devices at work or Enterprises planning to provide users with slates, it makes the migration an even… Read more

Hyper-v Server, Copying the content of Pass-Through disk to VHDX

Today’s blog comes from Ahmed Moseb on Copying the content of Pass-Through Disk to VHDX .   Here are the Steps involved :- Step 1: Create a New Virtual Hard Drive Wizard. Step 2: Choose the disk format as VHDX (or) This is also possible for VHD file Step 3: Select the Disk Type (Fixed,… Read more

Prestaged Media Changes and Step by Step tutorial of creating a Prestaged Media in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

  Hello! My name is Manjunath Balasundaram. I am going to talk about Prestaged Media changes in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and take you through the new wizard options. As we know, SP1 was released few months ago and one of the major changes made in SP1 release of Configuration Manager 2012 is around Prestaged Media…. Read more

SCCM 2012 Reporting: Get system serial number & create custom SSRS report

  Once again our expert Manoj Kumar sharing his valuable insight on SCCM 2012 Reporting. In Configuration manager 2012 we do not have an out of the box report which shows the system serial number. Below is a very simple report which includes: System Name, User Name, OS, Service Pack, Manufacturer, Serial Number, Model &… Read more

Transition from SBS2011 to Server 2012 the Essentials Route

  Hello Everyone! Today’s blog post brings a scenario where certain SBS users wants to migrate to Server 2012 but wants to retain their SBS like features, like RWW , exchange management from console etc. However it’s not possible to transition sbs2011 to server 2012 as the OS version is different. It’s possible to migrate… Read more

Service Manager 2012 External User Import

Welcome everyone! Today’s blog is written by Manoj Kumar, our newest and most experienced team member in the world of System Center. Service Manager 2012 External user Import in his words   One of the common scenarios that we come across for Service Manager 2012 is whether there’s a way to sync User CI data… Read more

Deciding the right Content Distribution strategy in Configuration Manager 2012

Today’s Blog comes from our team member – Anil Malekani , what goes in strategizing the content distribution in Configuration Manager 2012.   Deciding on the right Content Distribution strategy is key to effective deployment for an organization, using Configuration Manager 2012. With new offices opening, resources migrating from one office to another and to… Read more

Upcoming 1:Many workshop events for Microsoft Partners

  If you are a partner of Microsoft, please feel free to register for these sessions and improve your readiness on the latest Microsoft Core Platform technologies. In case you are a customer, you can get in touch with your partner and they would be able to deliver these sessions to you. The details of… Read more

Step by step Installation of Self Service Portal for Service Manager 2012

  Mountaineer of the A-Team, Bhuwan, again takes the rope and explains us the step by step Installation of Self Service Portal for Service Manager 2012.   Self Service Portal Server installation is bit tricky and requires configuration of certificate and interchange the port numbers while portal installation. Setup by default provided 443 for WCS… Read more