Month: 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 the user logs on OR the user’s primary device Automatic remediation!!! only for the following […]

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 detection method How to identify if the application is present can be product code, file […]

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 Plan look at current design.  Flatten hierarchy if necessary Ensure that SCCM 2007 SP2 is […]

MMS 2011–Holy Shizzle! Check this out

SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is out. SCCM 2012 will support mobile devices…such as… Windows Phone 7 iPhone iPad Android RIM Intune just got released:

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 applications – reinstall if missing prohibited application – uninstall if detected requirement rules – evaluated […]

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 – snapshot and import GPO’s monitor drift and compliance Uses DCM as its core Opalis is […]

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.  Let’s say C:\PleaseRun\PowershellScript.ps1 You create a program that Starts In “C:\WINDOWS\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0” and the command line […]

SCCM 2012 links

Here are some great links for SCCM 2012. SCCM 2012 Beta Home: Screenshots of install: Video demos: Migration: