Category Archives: SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager

Technical Preview 2007 Timeline improvements

Technical Preview version 2007 was just released and it has some new features and even improvements to other features, one such improvement is with the Timeline feature. The device Timeline feature first showed up in Technical Preview version 2005. Before … Continue reading

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Technical Preview 2007 is out !

Introduction And just like that, another version of Microsoft Endpoint Manager is released, this time it’s 2007 (Year 20, Month 07). For details about what’s new in this release see the official blog post here, Once installed you can check … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, Resource Explorer | Leave a comment

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

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 | 2 Comments

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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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

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

Full disk encryption (in ConfigMgr 1910) – a closer look using real hardware

Introduction In an earlier post I showed you how you can enable Full Disk Encryption via a task sequence in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager version 1910. The screenshots in that blog post were taken from virtual machines, and I … Continue reading

Posted in 1910, BitLocker, Full Disk Encryption | 6 Comments