All posts tagged Service Pack 1

pmm-4-03Last year I wrote several blogs about a great plugin for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Parallels Mac Management for Configuration Manager. While I was in Denver for BriForum presenting about the 3.5 version, the new version 4.0 was released with some great new features related to OS Deployment of Mac OS X images.

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briforumsessionYesterday I was honored to speak at BriForum about managing Mac OS X devices with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 natively and with the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM plugin. During this session I showed what we need to enable and configure Mac OS X support in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 and what options are currently available.

If you want to “play” with the different Configuration Items I showed during the demo’s, please have a look here. You are able to download and import them into your ConfigMgr environment.

During the session I showed also the Parallels Mac Management (PMM) for SCCM plugin, the version I showed was beta-3 of version 4.0. Next Friday the new version of PMM available. Expect more about the new abilities later on this blog. Also referred to the fact that Mac OS X support for Microsoft Intune has been announced at Microsoft Ignite, if you want to see that session again have a look here.

If you want to read earlier blogs about managing Mac devices with ConfigMgr have a look here.

Thanks for joining my session and hopefully until next year. If you have any feedback, please let me know.

Console extendedCurrently more and more applications in the Apple and Google Play stores become manageable via Microsoft Intune.

For instance, when you have the Microsoft Office mobile apps available in Microsoft Intune for a while you may want to use the Mobile Application Management policies to control what the users are able to do with the corporate data in the apps. Currently, if you do nothing the app currently stay unmanaged.

So let’s see what you can do in both Intune and Configuration Manager.

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msemsToday I placed a section on my blog where I will be keeping track on all (free) Store Apps that are supporting the Mobile Application Management Policies in Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1.

Have a look here, and please let me know if you know other apps that are not yet listed! Let’s make a nice collection of apps together!

Till later!

 

mam-sccm-00A couple of months ago I wrote a series of blogs about the Mobile Application Management Policies in Microsoft Intune. With the release of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 lot’s of new features arrived in Configuration Manager.

Both Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager 2012 have the same Mobile Device Management features now. More on the new features in later blogs, today I want to focus on the Mobile Application Management Policies in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1.

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BLOG-1000135Last week I had a couple of content related issues at a customer after a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 upgrade. What happened is that one day all the content was nicely distributed to the distribution points and after enabling Content Validation on the Distribution Points almost half of the packages were “gone”.

After redistributing the content to the distribution point it all looked well again, but after a content validation task the content “is gone” again. (see in the left picture) Let’s see what happened.

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A couple of days ago Microsoft released a new Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and R2 clients that support the new version 10.10 of Mac OS X. Together with a hotfix (KB3013398) for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and R2 you will be all set to support your updated Mac OS X clients.

  • For Configuration Manager 2012 R2, you can download the client here. The new Client version is 7958.1102
  • For Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, you can download the client here. The new Client version is 7804.1304
  • Download the hotfix for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU3 or ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU5 here.

See my earlier blogs about managing Mac devices with Configuration Manager 2012 here.

 

 

Yesterday the Configuration Manager Team released the final version of the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Servicing Extension. In an earlier blog I already described the main features of the Servicing Extension.

A new cool feature that is added is that you are able to add custom RSS feeds from blog that you follow to the Configuration Manager Console.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/12/08/success-with-enterprise-mobility-webcast-series-kicks-off-tomorrow.aspx

ConfigMgrBlog.com added to the Servicing Extension

Download the latest release here.

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While being in the process of migrating a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 hierarchy to a new single Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Primary Site I did not want to clean up those very well working Task Sequences created with the MDT Integration plugin in Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Normally migrating MDT based task sequences with the migration feature of Configuration Manager won’t work without removing all the MDT related tasks. Today I did not want to do that because of the fact that this task sequence was using too much MDT steps and it would take me to much time to correct everything. 😉

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Today the Cumulative Update 5 for System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager has been released. So if you did not already update your Configuration Manager 2012 environment to R2 you might want to check if there are bug fixes that you might want to fix. If you already have R2 installed, Cumulative Update 2 has been released a couple of weeks ago.

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Cumulative Update 5 fixes issues and updates functionality in the following subjects.

  • Task Sequences
  • Site Systems
  • Application Management
  • Configuration Manager Client
  • Administrator Console
  • Endpoint Protection

Further more there is an issue addressed regarding Azure Guest OS Family 1 Retirement Impacts Cloud-Based Distribution Points. New Cloud Based Distribution Points are now using Azure Guest OS Family 2.

Mac OS X 10.9 and Umbuntu 14.04 are now also supported in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

If you want to download Cumulative Update 5, do it here.

The new version number of the updated Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is: 5.0.7804.1600

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Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 has been just released. CU4 will fix some issues related to the following areas:

  • Software Distribution
  • Operating System Deployment
  • Administrator Console
  • Application Virtualization
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Site Server

This cumulative update will replace Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1.

The Setup will also create a Software Update Catalog for the update which you can use to deploy via SCUP and Configuration Manager 2012.

Download the update here.