Great eBook on Configuration Manager 2012

Just noticed this on one of my favourite ConfigMgr blogs (too bad he now has a pop-up every time you visit). Microsoft Press has released an excellent eBook covering everything from Windows Management Instrumentation, OSD Troubleshooting, SSRS, and much more. Head over to Anoop’s blog, where he has download links and more information, or pick it up from the Microsoft Press blog. There’s plenty of great tips and tricks!

Getting the most out of Mobile Device Management with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and Intune

I don’t very often see people doing a good job of describing the integration of Configuration Manager and Intune. If you are interested in how Configuration Manager and Intune will help you managing your iOS, Android and Windows phone devices, check out these 5 articles http://www.nomizo.fr/2013/03/sccm-2012-intune-mobile-management-part.html. Great posts!

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CU2 now available

Just a quick note, I notice that CU2 is available for download. Check it out and see if it addresses any issues you have been encountering. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2854009

Missing MMS 2013? Catch the sessions online.

I’m missing it too. I’m wishing I could be there to take in all the amazing sessions, meet some gurus, and of course take in all those famous after hours parties and events. All is not lost. Read more of this post

365 Days

There are only 365 days left until the end of extended support for Windows XP. That means that after April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer provide extended support for commercial customers using Windows XP, and will no longer provide new Windows Updates for Windows XP. You will be on your own. As of next April, XP will have been around for nearly 12 years. It’s time to upgrade.

See this great article for details on what Extended Support means, and the implications of deciding to stay with Windows XP beyond next April.  http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/04/08/365-days-remaining-until-xp-end-of-support-the-countdown-begins.aspx

Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 released

If you are running SP 1 of Configuration Manager 2012, Microsoft released an update Friday that you should definitely evaluate. Plenty of fixes for ConfigMgr issues including MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi file now being correctly signed and a lot of new PowerShell cmdlets.

Head over to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817245 to download the update.

WDS PXE-E32: TFTP open timeout

Ever get this message when PXE booting? I did again today. The PXE Server was running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and PXE boot had been working perfectly until I applied some updates to the server last week. Following the server update, clients were unable to PXE boot, and the above error was displayed.

The fix? In my case I stumbled upon it in an online forum. Read more of this post

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