Simplified Installation of a Cloud Management Gateway

The CMG is a role introduced in ConfigMgr Current Branch 1610. The purpose of the Cloud 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 | 2018-05-26T23:38:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|9 Comments

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

**UPDATE**     **UPDATE** My good friend Mike Terrill  (@miketerrill) discovered that the devinv.dll version that was previously our Savior (10.0.17060.1029) has flipped sides with the newest June servicing of 1709 and has taken the form of the DEVInv.dlL!  Mike has reported seeing the same behavior as described about devinv.dll ( in my blog below, but this time with devinv.dll (10.0.17060.1029)!!!  OK OK OK . . . that is a lot of numbers so lets just add a simple way to look at it.  If you are upgrading to 1709 using a .wim with: Win10 1709 Pre-June Servicing   -  you need to have devinv.dll 10.0.17060.1029 [...]