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can now control how long before an update is expired after it has been superseded. example:  Do not expire a superseded update until after ‘X’ many months Security scopes and rules are now definable!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