Author Archives: ncbrady

Slides and recording from “New cloud features in Configuration Manager Technical Preview”

Introduction I recently did a presentation for a Belgian User Group where I talked about a bunch of cool features in Microsoft Endpoint Manager like Tenant Attach, the ability to install applications, run scripts, use CMPivot, cloud OSD and more. … Continue reading

Posted in 2002.2, 2005, application installation, CMPivot, device timeline, run scripts, task sequence cloud content, tenant attach, VPN boundary type | Leave a comment

Triggering Evaluation of SMS_DesiredConfiguration Instances on a Client Using Powershell

Introduction It has always been possible to trigger evaluation of an SMS_DesiredConfiguration instance using the TriggerEvaluation method on the SMS_DesiredConfiguration. Here’s an example of that from fellow MVP Timmy. The only information needed to trigger the instance evaluation was the … Continue reading

Posted in BitLocker Management, SMS_DesiredConfiguration, Trigger Evaluation | Leave a comment

Microsoft Endpoint Manager TP2006 is out

Introduction Microsoft have released a new update to the Technical Preview version of Configuration Manager, this time it’s TP2006. This release contains numerous updates of which I’ll be testing them out over the coming days, for more info about what’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, tenant attach | Leave a comment

How can I calculate the cost of OSD content coming from my CMG ?

Introduction I recently blogged about using a Cloud Management Gateway to serve content for task media support for cloud based content and that blog post got a lot of likes and retweets on Twitter. In addition, there were several questions … Continue reading

Posted in 2005, CMG, cost | Leave a comment

Troubleshooting application deployment failures during the Enrollment Status Page for Windows Autopilot

Introduction This blog post is basically my own troubleshooting flow after a recent Autopilot failure at work. The failure was linked to application installation and the cause was interesting. To verify what was going on I compared a failed Autopilot … Continue reading

Posted in Intune, troubleshooting, Windows AutoPilot | Leave a comment

A look at task sequence media support for cloud-based content

Introduction Microsoft recently released the mother of all technical previews for Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Configuration Manager technical preview version 2005 which I blogged about at length here. This release has amazing cloud friendly features including some new OSD features and … Continue reading

Posted in 2005, CMG, task sequence cloud content | 3 Comments

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager technical preview version 2005 is out

Introduction Configuration Manager technical preview version 2005 is out and here’s a look at some of the features. This is one amazing release, so many great features ! Note: Many of the features in this release depend on your first … Continue reading

Posted in 2005, application installation, BitLocker Encryption, CMG, CMPivot, device timeline, run scripts, task sequence cloud content, VPN boundary type | 1 Comment

Why can’t I RDP to my CMG ?

Introduction The Cloud Management Gateway provides a simple way to manage ConfigMgr clients on the internet. And once you’ve set it up, you’ll probably want to get a closer look, and look at logs on the virtual machine in Azure. … Continue reading

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Gaming on a budget during lock down

Introduction Lock down due to Covid19 is a reality now for so many people, however it’s also reminded us of keeping ourselves entertained during our free time while at home. I’m well used to keeping myself busy with work and … Continue reading

Posted in ASUS, Covid19, Dell, Gaming, Nvidia RTX 2060 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Technical Preview 2004 is out

Introduction It’s been a while since I blogged something but that’s because I’ve been busy (with another MVP, namely Paul) testing out CoMangement and Conditional Access, next up for our labs is CMG. Anyway, while cleaning up my labs I … Continue reading

Posted in 2004, System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview | 1 Comment

Working from home – the new reality ?

Introduction We are all well aware of the current situation with regards to Covid 19. It has changed everyone’s life right now and probably will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.Working from home (WFH) is now a reality … Continue reading

Posted in Covid19, IKEA, Lenovo, ThinkPad, ThinkVision, ThunderBolt 3 | Leave a comment

Microsoft Endpoint Manager TP 2003 is out

Introduction Microsoft has just released Technical Preview 2003 which is no small feat considering everyone is on lockdown worldwide. For a full list of features of what’s new see the docs here.

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Using device sync and device actions in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center

Introduction Note: I’ve updated this post with new info relating to Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2004. Microsoft has been hard at work making client management even more cloud friendly, now you can do device sync and device actions from within … Continue reading

Posted in 2002.2, 2004, Cloud Management | 6 Comments

Enabling the new Tenant Attach feature in Configuration Manager

Introduction Microsoft are constantly innovating and adding new features to already amazing products, one such recent addition is a cloud feature called Tenant Attach for Microsoft Endpoint Manager and you can start testing it right now in Configuration Manager Technical … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, 2002.2, Intune, tenant attach | 2 Comments

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2002.2 is out

Introduction Microsoft have released the second update to Technical Preview this month, namely 2002.2. Below is a list of all the new features in this release. Management insight rules for proper HTTPS configuration This release includes additional management insight rules … Continue reading

Posted in 2002.2 | 1 Comment