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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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Migrating MDT task sequences in ConfigMgr without deleting MDT tasks

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 […]

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Citrix Connector 7.5 for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1/R2 released

Thanks to a tweet of fellow ECM MVP Marius Sandbu I was triggered that yesterday the new version of the Citrix Connector for Configuration Manager 2012 was released. Last year I spend some time on and blogged about the earlier version of the Citrix XenApp Connector. If you ask me a very nice addition to Configuration […]

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Configuration Manager Servicing Extension beta released

Hey, that’s cool!!! Today the Configuration Manager Servicing Extension beta has been released, the what? Yeah the Configuration Manager Servicing Extension beta 😉 The Configuration Manager 2012 Servicing Extension provides useful information for maintaining your Configuration Manager environment. By installing the Servicing Extensions a Site Servicing node in the Administration workspace is added which provides […]

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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 2)

Last week I gave you an overview of Parallels Mac Management for SCCM, in this blog I want to look at one of the features that are added by the plugin. Besides the Network discovery and automatic enrollment of Mac OS X clients, the plugin also offers Deployment of software via packages and programs, Deploy […]

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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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Speaking together with Greg Ramsey at IT/Dev Connections

On Thursday the 18th of September I am allowed and honored to present a session together with fellow Enterprise Client Management MVP Greg Ramsey at IT/Dev Connections. During this event we will deep dive into the company portal. Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Windows Intune provides a company portal experience for iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows […]

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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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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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