ConfigMgr 2012: Tracking Application Model installations on clients

I frequently get customers asking me how to track and troubleshoot Application model based installs on clients within Configuration Manager 2012. This blog post is intended as a quick reference to the log file interaction when an application is being installed. Legacy package and programs are still logged to execmgr.log as with previous versions of…

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ConfigMgr 2012: Passing parameters to reports like the good old days

ConfigMgr 2012 uses SQL Server Reporting Services as its reporting engine and this is great because it really improves the control and extensibility you have over your reports, but it can be a little daunting for newcomers to the product.  So a quick one from me today covering a very common reporting question I get…

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and UNIX/Linux Clients – Part 2: General Operations and Inventory

So finally I got around to writing up part two of this three part series on managing UNIX and Linux clients with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, which is going to cover general client operations and inventory. So first things first, as we’re talking UNIX and Linux management it’s important to recognise that much of the…

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and UNIX/Linux Clients – Part 1: Introduction and Client

UPDATE (saudm, 08/05/2013): Part 2 of Adam’s series on Linux mgmt is now available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/05/03/configmgr-2012-sp1-and-unix-linux-clients-part-2-general-operations-and-inventory.aspx At a number of internal conferences recently I, along with two other Premier Field Engineers; Neil Peterson and Thorsten Henking, presented a series of sessions on managing UNIX and Linux clients with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. The intention of…

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