Troubleshooting PXE boot issues in Configuration Manager 2012

A very short one from me today, we recently published an interactive tutorial in troubleshooting PXE. Choose to get straight down to it or go through an overview and background of PXE first: Rob York Premier Field Engineer


What's New With ConfigMgr's Client Notification Feature

With the release of Configuration Manager this month – ConfigMgr 1602, was the introduction of some new features within the console in regards to how an administrator can interact with a client.  This blog will look to explain these new features, how they work and where they’ve been developed from.  Firstly, some background.  Way back…


Monitoring Database Replication Efficiency in Configuration Manager 2012

In this blog post I want to look at DRS replication within System Center Configuration Manager and discuss some impacts that can be seen in a busy site.  If you are running a single site environment, then this article is not for you.  If you run a CAS and multiple primary sites then you might…


How To Auto Uninstall User Device Affinity Applications in Configuration Manager 2012

Before Christmas, a colleague came to me with a customer scenario where they were leveraging User Device Affinity to pre-deploy software installations to users, however they were looking for a method to automatically uninstall the software when either a user’s device affinity changed or the application was revoked. The application virtualisation white paper discusses methods…


CM TechDay Additional Content

Hi All, This post is meant as a reference to additional content for those that attended our TechDay on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager last week.  That said, the resources below may be generally useful for anyone working on Configuration Manager. First up we have Ricky Simpson's network bandwidth testing sessions script references: To…


Managing Updates and Revisions in your System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager environment

Managing Updates and Revisions in your Virtual Machine Manager Environment I’ve recently spent some time at one of my favourite* customers (* they have a freezer full of free ice creams) who happen to have a very large SCVMM environment.  One of the admin headaches they have is ensuring their environment has the latest patches and Service…


PFE UK is Hiring!!

Premier Field Engineering UK is hiring and we currently have vacancies for System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operation Manager. Premier Field Engineers work with our enterprise customers to help them gain the most from our products. If you are interested in joining the fantastic team that is PFE UK and to help further the…


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…


Deploying Hyper-V Integration Services to VMs using Config Manager and DISM

Hi, my name is Leigh Simmonds and I’m part of the UK PFE System Center team working on Private Cloud projects covering technologies such as Hyper-V, SCVMM and Configuration Manager.  Hyper-V Integration Services often need to be updated when a major update such as a Service Pack is applied at the Host level.  This can…


Unix/Linux Support in ConfigMgr 2012 Updated

The ConfigMgr product team has just released an update to the Unix/Linux client.  This update adds support for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris 11, CentOS, Debian, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu.  It also introduces a new common Open Management Infrastructure CIM server (OMI version, along with simplified common universal agent for cross distro support in Linux and…