If you have ever worked with Configuration Manager 2007 you properly know about the great freeware tool called SMS Client Center created by Roger Zander. The latest version of SMS Client Center can be downloaded from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smsclictr/files/SCCM%20Client%20Center/ You install the tool locally on your computer and it does not require the installation of the Configuration Manager console. You can connect to one Configuration Manager client at a time by typing the dns name or ip address of the client. But you can actually launch the tool from within the Configuration Manager console without the need to manually typing in [...]
Do you have one or more mailboxes running in a wrong TimeZone on your Office 365 or Exchange environment? Don't worry it is easy to fix, and I will show you how do to it. Follow this blog post and you will learn how to see current TimeZone on a mailbox, how to change it, and how to changes TimeZone on all mailboxes.
Today Microsoft release alot of new versions of System Center software: Available System Center 2012 Products: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RC, built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection. System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta [...]
There will be times where you want to give an administrator or another user access to another user's mailbox. This blog post will describe how to add and remove access permissions on one or more mailboxes with PowerShell.
The October 2011 release of Windows Intune is here, and that means new features and functionalities. I will with this blog post give you a short descriptions of the top features.
I just want to share the links I have being used and is using in my work with Office 365. The list will be updated regularly.
On Exchange Online Room mailboxes do not share calendar information by default. You will only be able to see if the Room is busy or not. This blog describe how you enable the Room's calendar to show more information to all users.
Content management has somewhat been completely rewritten for this version and do require “a little getting used to”. Below are some of the changes related to the Content Library but first a quick recap of the new distribution point features. Distribution Points We only have one type of DP in ConfigMgr. 2012, no more branch DP’s, DP shares or hidden PXE shares - only a standard DP which can be installed on a Windows client (Vista SP2 and above) or a Windows server (Windows 2003 SP2 and above). You can control the bandwidth when sending content to a remote distribution [...]
Together with my colleague Michael Buchardt I have developed a complete FEP 2010 guide, look here for more information and to download the guide.
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP 2010) allows you to consolidate desktop security and management in a single solution, because it is built on System Center Configuration Manager 2007. That means in many cases you can use your existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage your endpoint protection. My colleague Kent Agerlund and I have made a Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 installation and configuration guide for Configuration Manager 2007 guide which will give you all the information you need to implement FEP 2010 into your existing Configuration Manager 2007 environment. The guide can be downloaded here:
If you running Office 365 with Single Sign-on in a newly created Active Directory domain without an on-premise Exchange installation, you will missing the Exchange attributes. The Exchange attributes enable you to manage the exchange parameters on distribution list and mail enabled users through the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
Script for getting product code from product name. Very usable for deployment of software via configuration manager or similar systems.
A couple of months ago I wrote a post on how to automatically add files to the boot image, as part of the Update distribution point process, using OSDIntection.xml http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/mip/auto-adding-files-to-config-mgr-boot-images/ In CM2012 however, this option is no longer available. Instead the development team has been kind enough, to actually include this service as part of the Boot Image properties, well sort of anyway! What they added is an option to add a prestart Command Hook ( earlier: Media Hook or pre execution hook) This option is obviously intended to add a script or HTA to be launched before choosing what [...]
Download my demos from campus days 2011
During my session I03 @ Microsoft Campus Days in Copenhagen I demonstrated how to easily change the default logo on all the canned reports in Configuration Manager 2012. As promised on the session, here are the needed steps. My demo environment has SQL Reporting Services and Configuration Manager installed in D:\Program files on the same server. There are several ways to replace the original logo, in this example I have created a new logo with the same name as the canned logo. Log on to the Reporting server Open D:\Program Files\SMS_SRSRP\style folder. Make a backup of the existing Report_Header_Right.png file [...]
I couple of months ago, Microsoft held a System Center Orchestrator Community Evaluation Program, during this program, a contest was announced. Points was awarded for tweets, re-tweets, blogs and video blogs. Each month the person with the highest number of point, won a trolley from Ogio I was so luck to be the Winner of August! Thank you! I won because of my 4 posts about System Center Orchestrator. I really intended to do more that month, but I got caught up in work. but today I received this nice prize: Perfect for my travels, when I [...]