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…

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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 1.0.6.5), along with simplified common universal agent for cross distro support in Linux and…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Network Traffic Estimates (Series, Part 1 of 3)

These postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confer no rights. The following information is for example purposes only. Do not rely on this information for a production deployment. These are meant to show the areas you should test for when evaluating ConfigMgr client activity impact on your network before going into production….

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MMS 2013 UDB-338 Additional Content

Hi, Thanks for attending or watching my session at MMS 2013 on reporting in Configuration Manager.  The session video is posted here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/UD-B338. The following are resources related to the session or you might find interesting: T-SQL Statements along with Excel 2013 PowerPivot xlsx file http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Count-of-EP-Definition-59c06ea2 (I have posted this here as it gives better formatting for…

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A subnet by any other name…

There has been a lot of discussion recently around boundaries in Configuration Manager…do you use ranges or subnets? All ranges or all subnets?  What about AD sites?  The ConfigMgr product team as put out blog on this here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/03/01/when-not-to-use-ip-address-ranges-as-boundaries-in-configuration-manager.aspx. Rod Trent has raised a few questions and highlighted community feedback over on myITForum: http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2013/03/02/official-microsoft-blog-on-ip-address-ranges-as-configmgr-boundaries-met-with-instant-rebuttal/. Now…

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Hotfix 2801987 is out for 0x800b0101, but the cert expires in March

Hi All, As hopefully most of you are aware we released KB article 2801987 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. This update provides a new version of MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi (a prerequisite for CI-related activities, in case you were wondering such as DCM, AppMgmt and so on). If you install 2801987 you won’t need to install…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Untrusted Forests

We had an interesting thread internally on Untrusted Forests and hierarchies in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. As part of that thread we discovered that Neil Peterson has a series of posts covering the various options. These are definitely worth reviewing if you’re in the situation where you have to support Untrusted Forests: Blog 1…

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How to search System Center 2012 documentation on TechNet using Bing (no…not that way)

A not so techie post today. J The ConfigMgr UX team (docs team) blog here that explain how to use a feature of Bing to search their documentation (the MSDN/TechNet team’s SDK blog post here about the feature). This feature lets you search just for the documentation for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager rather that…

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Install Software step: Multiple Software sample script

Hi All, One more quick one for you.  This script shows how to use a CSV file as a data source and map to assign software to a given user role or department using a Install Software step in ConfigMgr.  The step allow you to simplify and condense your task sequences.  The description on TechNet…

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