How to Setup Network Load Balancing for Configuration Manager Software Update Points

Before we get started a huge thank you to Meghan Stewart (Support Escalation Engineer) and Mike Johnson (Senior Support Escalation Engineer) for their knowledge and assistance with this blog.   I have several customers who have been interested in Network Load Balancing for Configuration Manager Software Update Points (SUP). Reasons vary from wanting to avoid costly…

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Preparing for HTTPS Only

As you can imagine being a Microsoft ConfigMgr PFE, I see a lot of ConfigMgr environments. I usually get asked the question by either the ConfigMgr team or the Security team “How difficult is it to go to HTTPS?” Maybe because I been doing this for what seems like forever BUT, it’s all about the…

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System Center Configuration Manager – All Servers and All Workstations Collections with ProductType

When I go out to customers,  I always like to see how the top collections are populated (All Servers or All Workstations). This is something most customers do immediately after setting up Configuration Manager, build an all desktops collection and all servers to divide clients and set permissions. Even though this is such a common…

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Talking Database II

Hello All, this is ConfigNinja here to Talk about Databases. Welcome to the second blog post on Talking Database, since the first blog post was good and now that we have delivered the session at MMS http://www.mmsmoa.com. Thanks to all of the people that attended this event and the sessions I delivered with my peer,…

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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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How to create a RBA capable report for ConfigMgr R2

Hello all, ConfigNinja here trying to show you a few tips and tricks to convert your current custom reports using the new RBA(Role Based Administration) for reports. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn236351.aspx#BKMK_WhatsNew_Monitoring_and_Reporting This new feature on R2 brings  lots of benefits, especially for those users that don’t need to have access to all the data within ConfigMgr and limit…