Simplified Installation of a Client Management Gateway

The CMG is a role introduced in ConfigMgr Current Branch 1610. The purpose of the Client Management Gateway is to simplify installation and strengthen security of managing clients over the Internet. This is achieved by hosting the necessary services in Azure. To date however many customers have been hesitant to deploy a CMG due to the perceived complexity of the certificate requirements that the solution has required. Using ConfigMgr 1804 tech preview and working along-side the Microsoft product team I have been able to reduce the certificates required down to 1 single certificate. My certificate is issued by a public [...]

By | 2018-05-23T20:24:21+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|2 Comments

DeviceMap and Device Inventory Failures in Win7 to Win10 1709 In-Place Upgrades

I recently ran into a challenge while working at a client's site where my Windows 7 to Windows 10 1709 In-Place Upgrade (IPU) would effectively stall out shortly after setup.exe was initiated by the Task Sequence (TS).  I banged my head on this for 24 hours before I finally found what appears to be the root cause of the challenge and ultimately, the resolution! Getting right to the point, in looking at my setupact.log while it was in $WINDOWS~BT\Sources\Panther I saw that it had halted amongst a sea of RED errors referencing DeviceInventory and the device map. Info CSI 00000002 [...]