Monthly Archives: March 2011

MMS 2011–Settings management (AKA DCM)

Key concepts Baseline – group of CI’s CI’s – definition of the settings and rules User and Device targeting of baselines if the baseline is deployed to a ‘User’ there is an option to evaluate the baseline on every device … Continue reading

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MMS 2011–Software Update Management

can now control how long before an update is expired after it has been superseded. example:  Do not expire a superseded update until after ‘X’ many months Security scopes and rules are now definable!

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MMS 2011– Converting Existing Software Packages into the ConfigMgr 2012 Application Model

2012 App Model Virtual containers that contain end user metadata and administrator properties Deployment Types App-V Scripts MSI Mobile Cab Requirement rules platform hardware requirements Utilizes DCM to determine applicability Dependencies What other applications are required in order to install … Continue reading

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MMS 2011–Migrating from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012

Side by Side upgrade only.  great opportunity for a hardware refresh and start with a clean environment SCCM 2012 has a built in migration tool with reporting migration of object migration of client minimize WAN impact assist with flattening hierarchy … Continue reading

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MMS 2011–Holy Shizzle! Check this out

SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is out.  http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-vnext-beta.aspx#videos SCCM 2012 will support mobile devices…such as… Windows Phone 7 iPhone iPad Android RIM Intune just got released:  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsintune/pc-management.aspx

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MMS 2011–Config Manager 2012 Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview

Main reason for Secondary Sites Manage upward flowing WAN traffic Tiered secondary sites for deep network topologies When do you need a DP? When DON’T you need a DP when BITS provides enough control for WAN Brachcache is enabled Only … Continue reading

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MMS 2011–Configuration Manger 2012 Technical Overview

User Centric Used to manage a user on a device.  Now it is a state based design, for aps, deployment and content.  Full application lifecycle mode.  Install revisions, supersecdence and uninstall build a relationship between user systems application model required … Continue reading

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MMS 2011–SCCM State of the Union

The Past Year Config Mgr 2007 R3 Supports 300,000 machines Delta discovery for AD Power Management Asset Intelligence over 20k new titles each month Forefront Endpoint Protection Security Compliance Manager (SCM) Version 2.0 = RTM May 2011 Golden master – … Continue reading

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Advertising a 64 bit Powershell script

Did you know that you can not use Advertisements to run a 64 bit Powershell script? Example: You create a package with no source files You create a PowerShell script and place it in a location on the target computers.  … Continue reading

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SCCM 2012 links

Here are some great links for SCCM 2012. SCCM 2012 Beta Home:  http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-vnext-beta.aspx Screenshots of install:  http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Introduction-Configuration-Manager-2012-Part1.html Video demos:  http://blog.coretech.dk/mbu/links-and-notes-from-moc-6451-course-ti-copenhagen-week-38/ Migration:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/gg696074  

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