Prerequisites for Internet-Based Client Management (IBCM) in Configuration Manager

Overview: I often find myself talking to customers about the requirements to setup Internet-Based Client Management (IBCM) in Configuration Manager. There are a decent amount of prerequisites that need to be configured for IBCM. In this post, I’m going to go over the prerequisites and considerations when implementing IBCM. Prerequisites: Public DNS Name You will…

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Set Surface Asset Tag During a Configuration Manager Task Sequence

Overview: Update 12/1/2015: Script updated to version 1.1 to add support for Surface Pro 4, Surface 3, and SurfaceBook The August 2014 firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 now allows you to set an asset tag field in the UEFI firmware. Many companies like to have this field set and sometimes use the asset…

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Ports Required for a Site System in DMZ in Configuration Manager

Overview: I’m often setting up a site system (MP/DP/SUP) in a DMZ for internet based client management or for managing machines in the DMZ. One of the more common questions around this scenario are the ports required between the Site Server (Internal) and the Site System (DMZ). All the ports for Configuration Manager 2012 are…

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