Category Archives: SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager

Cloud attach – Endpoint Managers silver lining – part 1

Microsoft released Windows Intune back in March 2011, this was their launch pad to get users into the cloud. This later evolved into Microsoft Intune and is now known as Microsoft Endpoint Manager. This cloud journey encompassed several new technologies … Continue reading

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Video: deploy an OS via CMG using bootable media

Introduction I wrote a fairly long blog post explaining how to achieve OSD via CMG using bootable media here. That should outline all the steps needed to get you going. If however you want to see a closer look at … Continue reading

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Deploy an OS over CMG using bootable media

Introduction Microsoft released update 2010 on December 1st and one of the many new features was the ability to deploy an OS over CMG using bootable media. I tested out this ability when it first arrived in aTechnical Preview release … Continue reading

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Improvements to BitLocker management in Endpoint Manager update 2010

Introduction Microsoft released Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager update 2010 this week and it’s available now to install in production using the fast ring method. This release includes many very cool cloud friendly features that were recently show cased in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, BitLocker Management over CMG | 1 Comment

What to do when Endpoint Manager upgrades don’t go as planned. Hint: logs

Introduction Anyone that spends time with ConfigMgr knows that it’s an amazingly resilient product, and not only that, upgrades tend to go without a hitch. I needed to upgrade one of my old labs to test new functionality, but when … Continue reading

Posted in 1910, 2006, detach database, SQL Server 2017 | Leave a comment

Manage BitLocker policies and escrow recovery keys over a cloud management gateway (CMG)

Introduction Microsoft are continuously responding to feedback from UserVoice and one such new implementation in Technical Preview 2010.2 is the ability to manage BitLocker policies and escrow recovery keys over a cloud management gateway (CMG). For more details see here … Continue reading

Posted in 2010.2, 20H2, BitLocker Management via CMG | 1 Comment

Troubleshooting BitLocker Management in ConfigMgr – Part 2. Client side

Introduction Microsoft blogged about Bitlocker Management capabilities back in May, 2019. They detailed how that would impact and evolve on the following three platforms.     Cloud-based BitLocker management using Microsoft Intune     On-premises BitLocker management using System Center Configuration Manager … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, 20H2, BitLocker Management | Leave a comment

What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager – part 2

Introduction These are my notes from a session @ Microsoft Ignite 2020, the session was hosted by Steve Dispensa (Director of Program Management at Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and Ramya Chitrakar (Director of Engineering at Microsoft Endpoint Manager). For the last … Continue reading

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New features in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2010

Introduction On Friday, Microsoft released the latest Technical Preview release for Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager, namely version 2010. As always, it contains a bunch of new features (based on uservoice feedback) and I’ll take a look at some of … Continue reading

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What’s new in Microsoft Endpoint Manager – part 1

Introduction These are my notes from a session shown today @ Microsoft Ignite 2020, the session was hosted by Steve Dispensa (Director of Program Management at Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and Ramya Chitrakar (Director of Engineering at Microsoft Endpoint Manager). For … Continue reading

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The right way to find logs from your CMG

Introduction To review logs real time on my CMG in Azure I assumed that using RDP to do so was a good idea, but that got some interesting reactions on Twitter, and I was informed that it was unsupported. I … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, CMG, logs | 1 Comment

OSD via boot media and CMG, available in TP2009

Introduction Microsoft have released Technical Preview 2009 and it contains a bunch of updates but one that’s very interesting is the ability to create bootable media to distribute to remote sites so that they can re-image via the CMG. This … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, bootable media over CMG | 2 Comments

Troubleshooting BitLocker Management in ConfigMgr – Part 1. Server side

Introduction Microsoft blogged about Bitlocker Management capabilities back in May, 2019. They detailed how that would impact and evolve on the following three platforms.     Cloud-based BitLocker management using Microsoft Intune     On-premises BitLocker management using System Center Configuration Manager … Continue reading

Posted in 1910, 2002, BitLocker Management, MBAM, pki, System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) | Leave a comment

Fixing an evaluation version of SSRS with “HTTP Error 503. The Service is unavailable”

Introduction I was writing a blog post about Troubleshooting BitLocker Management in ConfigMgr 2002 Current Branch and one of the things I was trying to do was install the web portals, but I was seeing errors shown below. Get-ReportServiceUri : … Continue reading

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How can we utilize the Bitlocker Management feature during OSD with Endpoint Manager

Introduction I’ve had a lot of questions recently about people wanting to use the new BitLocker Management capabilities in Configuration Manager, and to make use of those abilities during OSD (Operating System Deployment). First things we need to keep in … Continue reading

Posted in 1910, 2002, 2006, BitLocker Management, Full Disk Encryption, MBAM, pki | Leave a comment