Tag: ConfigMgr

Strike Up Another Reason For Using System Center Configuration Manager In Your Cloud

It is rare that Microsoft releases a bad update through Windows Updates, but one appeared this week, as Hans Vredevoort posted.  How do you avoid the problem of automatically pushing out “bad” updates straight after they are released? Well, here’s the “solution” I often encounter when I talk to consultants and administrators: We approve patches…

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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 Beta

Microsoft has launched the beta for VMST 2012.  This tool is used in conjunction with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to update offline virtual machine resources from ConfigMgr/WSUS. VMST 2012 helps you more effectively—and safely—manage the workflow of updating you offline virtualization environment. Using VMST 2012, you can now service: – Offline virtual…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Download

Microsoft has released the new 2012 download for the free task sequence based imaging solution for deploying Windows (and it integrates into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager). Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for…

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Application Catalog Is The Killer Feature In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

I deliberately picked the Application Catalog as the focal point of my demo/presentation at the System Center 2012 launch events in Dublin and Belfast because it shows how System Center 2012 recognises that IT services must change to empower the user and embrace IT controlled/secured/audited automation. The Past SMS 2003 was the first “System Center”…

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Managing the iPad In The Enterprise

All that kerfuffle last year about Microsoft being late to market appears to have been valid.  iPads are turning up in the business.  And I don’t mean the MD bringing one in, or one hear and another there.  I mean BIG numbers of them are turning up.  A well publicised example is SAP where they’ve…

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