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…

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System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Daily Report Management Pack

Attached to this blog is an example Management Pack based on my “How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell” series, this shows another way to consume data from Operations Manager and display it in a meaningful way to reduce overheads required for daily health review. This blog will be the first of many…

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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…

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Creating Service Manager Lists with the Service Manager List Maker tool

Lists in Service Manager are those drop-down lists which you see on forms. For example, the Incident Category list which you’ll see when you open an Incident. It’s pretty easy to go and edit existing lists from the Service Manager console, from the Library section – this allows you to add to, or alter those…


Disabling User Program Notification for Virtual Applications

I’ve been sitting on this for a little while, partly due to getting confirmation I wasn’t doing anything unsupported, partly because I haven’t had time and partly a couple of other reasons I won’t go in to!   The good news is I have finally found the time to write it up and I really…

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Modelling Conceptual Entities in a SCOM 2007 Management Pack

Drum roll please…. Below is the first Operations Manager blog to be submitted to the Manageability Guys! Meaning we can now live up to our name as it isn’t just Configuration Manager articles. My OpsMgr knowledge is limited at best but I do know how to be persistent; it’s taken a year of nagging and…

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HELP! Where did the disk space on my Management Point go?

Recently I was working with a customer and we found that their ConfigMgr Management Point had an unexpectedly low amount of disk space left.  When we looked at this machine we found that there were lots of IIS Logs in the %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles folder.  Eagle eyed administrators will spot that this is a change since IIS6 …

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What Accounts Should I Be Using?

Something which I have seen recently on a few occasions is that customers using the same credentials for ConfigMgr Client Push account and the Network Access Account.  Sometimes, for simplicity sake the account is even a member of Domain Admins.  It’s actually really important that these two needs are not covered by the same user…

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Useful ConfigMgr Resources (Updated)

A while back (2 years to be precise) Saud posted a list of resources to do with ConfigMgr. Below is a well overdue update to that list: ConfigMgr Resources/Information: Learning: TechCenter on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/default.aspx Features (Technical Content): http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb680550.aspx Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/bb539977.aspx Webcasts: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42364 Audiocasts (WMA): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/bb727202.aspx TechNet Virtual Labs, ConfigMgr: http://technet.microsoft.com/configmgr/bb539977.aspx Download Service Pack 2…

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Improving ConfigMgr Console Performance – Removing the Action Pane

Sometimes I find that the console in ConfigMgr does not perform as quickly as I would like.  My last blog post on this topic showed how we can speed up the boot time for the SCCM console by turning off a web check, but how about when I am in the console itself? Well, the…

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