Configuration Manager 2012 – Reporting on Visual Studio Licenses

This was posted for Kevin Saye… Reporting on Visual Studio License, via System Center Configuration Manager 2012 I recently had a request to report on the number of Visual Studio installs in a customer environment. Honestly, the customer did not have a full understanding of how many and where it was installed. Luckily, the customer…


System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1: Automatic Updates on a Mac

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1: Automatic Updates on a Mac This is blog post from the work done by Kevin Saye… Overview: Unlike Windows clients and servers, Microsoft does not provide “Windows Update” for Apple products. This article discusses how to configure System Center Configuration manager 2012 SP1 to leverage the Apple “Software Update”…


Microsoft Network Access Protection (Simple setup)

Protecting the Network from consumer devices, Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) simple setup.   This is a blog post from the work that Kevin Saye completed…  Summary: With the proliferation of consumer and non-enterprise devices on the corporate network, security and health of these devices is top of mind for security officers. While there are…


Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 now support Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 supports the management of Apple Mac clients.  The client for Mac computers allows you to discover, collect inventory, manage settings, and deploy applications and patches using your Configuration Manager environment. Mac Client:The following Mac versions are supported in this release: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS…


Surface Pro

Surface Pro is here – http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US/surface-with-windows-8-pro/home A laptop in tablet form, Surface Pro brings together the best of Microsoft in one awesome new device. Here are the specifications:  OS Runs current Windows 7 desktop applications and integrates with your existing enterprise management infrastructure.   Use the programs and the apps available in the Windows Store.   …


Windows To Go – My favorite Windows 8 Enterprise feature

Included with Windows 8 Enterprise               Windows To Go is your own fully manageable, corporate image installed on a bootable certified USB drive. It is a new feature of Windows 8 Enterprise to help businesses address a wide range of mobility and travel light requirements.            Be productive with or without network connectivity               Windows To…


Windows 8 support with Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2

Update adds support for Windows 8-based client computers in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750782 An update is available that adds support for Windows 8-based client computers in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Additionally, this update adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the supported platform list…


App-V 5.0 Client Prerequisites

The following are Prerequisites for App-V 5.0 Client on Windows 7: Microsoft Windows .NET Framework 4.5. This eliminates the Microsoft Windows .NET Framework 4 requirement. Windows PowerShell 3.0 Update for Windows KB2533623 I first enabled the Quick Fix Engineering Inventory Class, then I created a Configuration Manager 2012 Application and used the following PowerShell query to Detect if…


Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) overview by versions

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) captures settings to apply to computers accessed by the user including desktop computers, laptop computers, and VDI sessions. UE-V 1.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=267626)   Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) provides the administrative capability to make applications available to end user computers without installing the applications directly on those computers. App-V 5.0 – (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=271502) App-V 4.5…