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System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1701 now available !

Introduction Microsoft is pushing out updates to System Center Configuration Manager at an incredible pace and to assist with that there are two main versions (of Configuration Manager) available. System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) System Center Configuration Manager (Technical … Continue reading

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Why do my /ue: switches not work in WinPE for USMT ?

Introduction This is a quick post which hopefully will help others. When troubleshooting USMT data migration you may want to have user exclusions in order to exclude migrating data from certain domain and local accounts. In our case however, the … Continue reading

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Why Telemetry is great, and why the uptake of Configuration Manager Current Branch is unprecedented

Introduction Brad Anderson (corporate vice president for Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft) wrote a blog post today about “What ConfigMgr Customers were Doing During the 2016 Holiday Break” and it revealed how a question posed by their own staff internally was … Continue reading

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Why does the Bitlocker recovery key not end up in the MBAM 2.5 SP1 database when using XTS encryption

Introduction If you are using my Windows 10 UEFI FrontEnd HTA to encrypt UEFI devices when installing Windows 10, and if you are using the MBAM 2.5 SP1 hotfix 2 to enable support for XTS-AES encryption, then you might have … Continue reading

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System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1612 now available !

Introduction System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1612 is now available, and it offers the following new features: Azure Active Directory onboarding – Creates a connection between Configuration Manager and Azure AD to be used by other cloud services, such … Continue reading

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