How to create a context menu for SMS Client Center in the Configuration Manager 2007 console

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 [...]

By | 2011-10-29T21:16:47+00:00 October 29th, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|5 Comments

Change TimeZone on mailboxes

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.

By | 2017-08-21T21:18:34+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Office 365|2 Comments

Scorch 2012 RC: It is out! Go get your copy today!

  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 [...]

By | 2011-10-28T10:09:07+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Automation, Service Manager (SCSM)|0 Comments

Understanding the new content library store in 5 minutes

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 [...]

By | 2011-10-25T11:36:22+00:00 October 25th, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|17 Comments

The complete Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 installation and configuration 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: 

By | 2017-08-22T13:13:49+00:00 October 21st, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Security|4 Comments

Adding Exchange attributes to AD in an Office 365 with SSO environment

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.

By | 2011-10-20T15:43:09+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Office 365|0 Comments

Adding Files to the Boot Image in CM2012

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 [...]

By | 2011-10-17T14:57:25+00:00 October 17th, 2011|Configuration Manager (SCCM), OS Deployment|2 Comments

Hooray for me! I got my prize from the CEP Contest

  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 [...]

By | 2011-10-10T11:09:59+00:00 October 10th, 2011|Automation, Personal|2 Comments