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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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Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 4)

After three earlier blogs about the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM plugin, we are now quickly going to look at the other Configuration Items that come with the plugin for Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Besides managing Mac OS X Configuration Profiles, Parallels Mac Management is also able to manage FileVault 2 settings, Parallels Desktop Configuration […]

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Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 3)

Earlier this week I discussed how Mac OS X packages can be deployed to Mac OS X devices. Today I want to have a look at the Parallels Configuration Items. With for instance the Mac OS X Configuration Profiles you are able to create a configuration item that allows you to deliver Mac OS X […]

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Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 1)

At TechEd North America I came across the booth from Parallels and they were advertising with a product called Parallels Mac Management for ConfigMgr. Parallels Mac Management for SCCM was awarded with the “The Best of TechEd award”. So for me worthwhile looking at and of course everything that integrates with ConfigMgr 2012 attracts my attention […]

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Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager released

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager has just been released and can be downloaded here. This update fixes issues in the following areas. Administration Remote Control Mobile Device Management / Windows Intune (update of Windows Phone 8.1 Extension) Client (new client for Linux and Unix) Operating System Deployment Application Virtualization Content […]

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Quick tip: Distribution Point Configuration Status not fully successful

Last week a customer asked me why the Completion Statistics some of his Distribution Points in the Distribution Point Configuration Status node were not all successful and why one package was still stated as In Progress since early February of this year (like shown in the figure on the left). An easy answer for this […]

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Enabling Remote Administration on a Mac OS X device with Compliance Settings

In the past three blogs you have seen how to change a user preference, how to change the background and how to change a system preference by changing the logon window text. In this blog I want to show you that you are also able to enable remote administration, including VNC access and that you […]

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Managing Mac OS X system preferences – Set Logon Window Text

As part of my session at the Configuration Manager Community Event in Bern last Friday I showed a couple of use cases where you could use the Compliance Settings of Configuration Manager 2012 to manage your Apple OS X devices. Check earlier blogs here and here. A couple of them were using the discovery and […]

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How to set user preferences in Mac OS X 10.x with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Today I presented a session about Mastering Apple OS X with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 at the Swiss Configuration Manager User Group in Bern. Mac OS X support by Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has two ways of supporting Settings Management namely, managing settings through preferences directly or managing it through Shell Scripts. One of the […]

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TechDays 2014 Session recordings available

Last month on the 16th of April, Kenneth van Surksum and me presented a session called “Application deployment across several devices with System Center 2012 Configuration”. As from this week the session recordings are available on Microsoft Channel 9, the session from Kenneth and me is also online and can be watched below and downloaded […]

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MDM via Windows Intune – overview

Windows Intune is the cloud solution from where you are able to manage your PC’s and/or mobile devices. In this series we are focusing on mobile device management so we will skip the PC side of the Windows Intune. Mobile device management via Windows Intune enables you to manage your devices from anywhere, anytime and […]

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About Peter Daalmans
Peter is a Principal Consultant, Trainer and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility Suite) MVP with Daalmans Consulting 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, TechEd Australia, TechEd New Zealand and in 2017 Peter had the honor to speak at Microsoft Ignite. See more here.

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

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