Archive | December 2012

ConfigMgr 101: Driver Management

I have worked on many OSD projects in the past and remember the pain of setting up the required drivers. It wasn’t until recently however that I remembered how painful this process can be when I started setting up a customers images again.

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System Center Endpoint Protection: The Facts

Recently I have visited a few customers who have asked plenty of probing questions about System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection or SCEP for short. As you may or may not know, it’s previous version Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 has been improved and is now part of ConfigMgr 2012. SCEP gets a bad reputation and I have no idea why, this post is intended to look at SCEP and see why it has a bad name.

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Before Updating to SP1

I have noticed in the beta that when you update to SP1 your software update point may stop working.

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Preferred Distribution Points

One of the great features in ConfigMgr 2012 is the ability to use preferred distribution points to allow clients to request content from a preferred locations. I have had some feedback from customers that this feature either doesn’t work or is not very well documented.

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Managing Mobility and the Consumerisation of IT

First of all I should apologise to everyone for my lack of posting recently. It has been a very busy couple of months for me with most of my time working with customers. Today I had the honour of speaking at the event Empowering Your Desktop Infrastructure event ran by my company Inframon. I held the first slot of the day with the subject “Managing Mobility and the Consumerisation of IT”.

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