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Enhanced OSD support in Parallels Mac Management 4.0 for ConfigMgr 2012

Last 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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Session resources BriForum Denver

Yesterday 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 […]

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Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 5)

So now we have looked at the features and Client in the first blog, looked at the deploying software in the second blog, looked at the Mac OS X Configuration Profiles in the third blog and looked at the “other” configuration items in the fourth blog we are now going to look at deploying an Mac OS […]

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My top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – part 1

With the upcoming release of Service Pack 1 for Configuration Manager 2012 lots of really cool new features come available to us. I would like to dedicate the next blogs to my top 10 new features in Configuration Manager 2012. Kicking off in part 1 about a new enhancements while deploying a Task Sequence.

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Nice Configuration Manager (2012) behavior :)

While implementing Configuration Manager 2012 at a customer recently, I had a nice Configuration Manager experience which I really want to share. 😉 See the following scenario; for security reasons a  customer is not allowing DHCP in their network. For this customer I need to implement a Operating System Deployment solution with Configuration Manager.

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OSD hanging at Software Updates installation task sequence step

I came across an old issue that is still there when installing Software Updates during the Operating System Deployment process. This is what happens, when there are too many Software Updates available for installation, the deployment process can hang while “Waiting for job status notification”. This issue can occur in while deploying Windows 7 via Configuration […]

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A quick Configuration Manager 2012 note about something nice

This time just a quick note about something nice 😉 While playing around with Configuration Manager 2012 and writing one of my chapters about Operating System Deployment for the book Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager I came across a nice warning when a user wants to install a new Operating System.

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MDT 2012 integration in Configuration Manager 2012 – part 2

It has been a while that I blogged about the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 integration with Configuration Manager 2012. Let’s see today how you are able to create a task sequence and what you are able to do with it.

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Updating WIM images in Configuration Manager 2012

This week I was triggered by a question on the support forum of the Configuration Manager 2012 CEP about a nice new feature in Configuration Manager 2012. With Configuration Manager 2012 you are able to service your OS Images by integrating the latest Software Updates from the Configuration Manager Console. Let’s see how this works.

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Customizing Windows PE for troubleshooting OSD in SCCM 2007 R3

During the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, Deployment guru Johan Arwidmark had a session about troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2007 OS Deployments. During this session Johan had a couple of nice tips to make the troubleshooting a little bit easier. One of the tips was adding the “SMS Trace” (trace32.exe) tool to […]

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Second day at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011

Day two at the Microsoft Management Summit started with the Keynote of Brad Anderson, the corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft. This Keynote was about “You. Empowered By The Cloud”, giving the vision of Microsoft about the Public and Private Cloud. During the Keynote some nice announcements were made.

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About Peter Daalmans
Peter is a Senior Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility Suite) MVP with CTGlobal with a primary focus on the Enterprise Client Management and Enterprise Mobility. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde since 2010 on ConfigMgrBlog.com / PeterDaalmans.com.

Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands.

Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit and in 2013 Peter had the honor to speak at TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand. See more here.

Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security

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