Step by Step Guide to Setting Up System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to Support Management and Installation of the ConfigMgr Client on Mac OSx Computers

I have recently had several requests asking about the support for managing Mac OSx computers in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, so I went to work in my lab and successfully set this up. There were so many different articles around the needed certificates, roles, client settings, etc… that I felt it would help to…


Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

A few days ago one of my peers ask me a very interesting question, how can I get a report that show reboot pending machines. I told him this was not an easy task to be performed in ConfigMgr 2012 due to the many parameters that makes a machine in need of a reboot. So…

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Tune into the TechEd North America Live Stream Starting May 12

If you are unable to join us for Microsoft TechEd North America in Houston this year, you still have a chance to tune in for the keynote and select technical sessions. Register today and join us for the LIVE stream May 12–15, 2014. At this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a…


SQL Trace Flags and ConfigMgr

Hello everyone, ConfigNinja here. In one of my old blog posts I wrote a little bit about the usage of SQL Trace Flags in ConfigMgr. Q. First what is a SQL Trace Flag? A. Trace flags are used to temporarily set specific server characteristics or to switch off a particular behavior.  Use them only when…

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Talking Database in ConfigMgr

Hello, ConfigNinja here to write to you about optimizing the site database in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. One of the areas we cover with our customers is the ConfigMgr site database. For the past few months I have reviewed data about the site database and ways to improve performance, especially since it’s being…

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Sysctr 2012 R2 ConfigMgr: Reporting 101

Hello All, ConfigNinja here to write about Reports in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. One of the topics that I like the most is the creation of reports, at the beginning of the month we released the Creating Custom Reports by Using SQL Server Views in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This documentation is…

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