Deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook without an Internet connection using ConfigMgr

Today's blog post is about the steps required to "Install Dynamics CRM for Outlook without an Internet connection using ConfigMgr". [NOTE: CRM 2016 for Outlook, Office 2016, Windows 10-x64 Client and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1(CU2) are the versions used while creating this document.]   1.     Download Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Client for Outlook from Microsoft Download center….


ConfigMgr2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 : Build and Capture Windows 10 with Built-In Apps removed from Reference Image

ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 Officially supports Windows 10 Deployment when it is installed with ADK 10. For upgrading the existing clients to Windows 10, it supports "In-Place upgrade" with the task sequence which can be imported from the blog post from Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility. Today we are…


ConfigMgr2012 SP2 /R2SP1: Preferred Management Points configuration and Secondary Sites

Today’s blog post is about a new option available in ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 to assign a Preferred Management Point in boundary groups. Before SP2 /R2 SP1, we had an option to install multiple management points in a primary site and one MP in a Secondary Site (Allowed only on Secondary Site Server). The MP…


ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – Collection Evaluation and SQL TempDb

  Today we are going to see about the relation between Collection Evaluation and TempDb in SQL. Before we proceed I would like you to have a look at my previous blog to understand the various types of Collection Evaluations in ConfigMgr 2012. Hope you are done reading my previous post. Let’s move on.  …


ConfigMgr 2012 R2: Collection Evaluation Overview.

Today we are going to see Collection evaluation Overview in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. As we know in ConfigMgr 2007, the collection evaluation happens in all the Sites including Central Primary and All Child Primaries. But in ConfigMgr 2012, we don't have Collection Evaluator thread in Central Administration site. Instead the evaluation happens on all the…


Windows 8.1 : Managing using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Intune (Mobile Device Management) Solution

Recently I came across a situation where customer was trying to use ConfigMgr and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions like Windows Intune to manage Windows 8.1 machines. When a Windows 8.1 machine is Domain Joined or in work group and Installed with ConfigMgr client for system management, you cannot manage this machine using any other…


Pull Distribution Point upgrade behavior while installing Cumulative Updates in ConfigMgr 2012 Site.

Update: In ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU4, we have a fix to improve the Pull DP upgrade behavior. Check out "Installing a cumulative update on a site unnecessarily copies the whole client installation bundle to any Pull distribution points" Today's topic is about the behavior of the Pull distribution Point upgrade on ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU1….


How to disable "Windows update needs your help" pop-up in Windows 8/8.1 clients

Hello IT guys This blog post is about the Windows Update Pop-up on Windows 8 machines. Sometimes it is annoying when we are working on something in our machine there is a pop-up in the screen, which says “Windows Update needs your help”.      As a normal user, I don’t understand what it is…


ConfigMgr 2012 SP1: Failure while sending Content Validation Status and State Messages to Management Point, when Site has a MP enabled for HTTPS communication

Hi I recently came through an issue with Content Validation on DPs, when MP is enabled for HTTPS communication in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1.  Issue:====Errors in smsdpmon.log as below. CSMSDPMonitoring::ReportPackageState failed; 0x80004005     SMS_Distribution_Point_Monitoring      26-08-2013 05:47:10 PM       2136 (0x0858)Report status message 0x40000950 to MP            SMS_Distribution_Point_Monitoring      26-08-2013 05:47:10 PM 2136 (0x0858)CSMSDPMonitoring::ReportStatusMessage failed; 0x80004005  SMS_Distribution_Point_Monitoring      26-08-2013 05:47:10 PM       2136 (0x0858)Report status…