Links from the ConfigMgr Visualization session @ SCU in Basel

Standard ConfigMgr reporting -Introducing to reporting in Configuration Manager - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682105.aspx -Channel 9 - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/UD-B338 Custom reports Add custom code and color scales like Excel - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bobmeyers/archive/2009/07/31/add-excel-like-color-scale-conditional-formatting-to-your-reports.aspx Power Views and Power Queries Download Power Queries for Excel - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39379 Getting started with Power Queries - http://www.databasejournal.com/sqletc/getting-started-with-microsoft-power-query-for-excel.html  - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Power-Query-for-Excel-Help-2B433A85-DDFB-420B-9CDA-FE0E60B82A94 Download Power View - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26718 Getting started with Power View - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213579(v=sql.110).aspx - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/seanboon/archive/2012/07/30/visualizing-the-olympics-with-power-view-in-excel-2013-day-1.aspx Custom community dashboard Compliance -http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2014/09/16/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-software-update-compliance-dashboard-part-1.aspx Patch Management - http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2013/12/09/creating-a-custom-report-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-part-1.aspx Client Health - https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCCM-Configmgr-2012-SSRS-2863c240 A little of everything - http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdude/archive/2015/01/06/creating-a-simply-dashboard-using-smsprov-log-in-configmgr-2012.aspx Professional dashboards Configuration Manager - http://www.coretech.dk Operations Manager - https://squaredup.com/ - https://www.savision.com/ 

By | 2015-08-26T09:42:26+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|2 Comments

Cloud App discovery

A new feature in AD premium allows you to gather information about existing SaaS applications in your environment. The feature is called Cloud App Discovery and is part of your AD premium subscription. Here are the steps you need to take in order to get it working. Additional information can be found at Microsoft Technet   In your favorite browser navigate to https://appdiscovery.azure.com/ and click Get Started From the Cloud App Discovery pane click Create Click Settings, Management Agent and click Download – this will download the agent. The agent can be deployed thru Configuration Manager or any other SW [...]

By | 2015-08-25T10:49:23+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Azure|1 Comment

Great SQL Dashboard in SCOM (does not work for the mob)

I did for sure participate in the very nice but early presentation of the new SQL Dashboards (SQL MP 6.6.0.0) at Ignite 2015. And the Dashboards really looks great, so it’s a pleasure that they also have enabled the possibibility of using the new presentation as a Widget so you yourself are able to build a dashboard like the following: Just go ahead and create a Dashboard with Widgets – you are able to present any class in a nice way. But be careful not to brag to much to you organization, because when you let your Operators try it [...]

By | 2015-08-20T15:44:52+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Operations Manager (SCOM)|0 Comments

Troubleshooting with Remote Desktop Connection – Solving the issues

Problems like: Cannot connect to the machine Not able to sign in on the machine / user / server Security is blocking my connection Quote: "To sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop Services. By default members of the Administrators group have this right. If the group you're in does not have the right, or  if the right has been removed from the Administrators group, you need to be granted the right manually." I will now help you with some troubleshooting. Basically there's no fast way of doing it, but every time you've done [...]

Service Manager & Orchestrator – Management Pack Transfer Tool by Coretech Beta 4 is OUT!

Beta 4 has been uploaded.  a bug was fixed: In some cases not all runbooks in the MP was found. Fixed the issue. Unfortunately there was a problem with the source code, which meant having to re-do the fixes from beta 2 and 3. Please report back if there is any problems! thanks! see changelog in the gallery.   Get the new version here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Service-Manager-Orchestrato-3d9b3960

By | 2015-08-10T13:35:34+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Automation, Service Manager (SCSM)|0 Comments

Deploying WIFI profiles with pre-shared secret to Android devices using ConfigMgr

Today I have spend some time creating and deploying WIFI profiles to Android devices and would like to share my experiences. To get started with Android and WiFi profiles I used this TechNet article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn705842.aspx is almost correct, but there a few bugs in the XML example (as I see it, authentication and encryption). To get me all the way I combined the knowledge from the article with information from MSDN https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn705842.aspx and finally this super nice Android PSK Generator community tool - http://johnathonb.com/2015/05/intune-android-pre-shared-key-generator/  The Android XML configuration is really easy,just add the WiFI information into the Configurator and click [...]