Reflection on 2013 Simply Thankful

Today, I’m taking the road less traveled (actually, never been traveled) on this blog, from the usual technical articles, to get a little personal. Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in the US. For many people it’s a day filled with

SCCM 2012 SP1 CU3

Are you’re running System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and you need to now support Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 clients? Or, do you want to utilize new Server 2012 R2 machines as Configuration Manager site systems? You’ll need

MS TechEd 2013

This year I was given the opportunity to attend and experience TechEd North America in New Orleans June 2-6. This was my first time attending and I was not quite sure what to expect. Could the assembling of so many

SCCM 2012 Part VII: Client Initialization, Reporting, and Closing Thoughts

This will be the last post in my System Center Configuration Manager 2012 series. Here in Part VII, we will be pushing the client to servers, showing what the Endpoint Protection client looks like on the servers, configuring custom Reports,

SCCM 2012: Part VI – Endpoint Protection Manager Agent and Configuration Manager Agent Setup

Now that our hierarchy is configured and we have successfully installed and validated all of the Configuration Manager roles we will need, its time for us to configure the Agent and Endpoint Protection Policies. We’ll configure the Endpoint Protection default

SCCM 2012: Part V – System Configuration – Security and Roles

Here in Part V we’ll be performing more configuration of our SCCM 2012 environment. We’ll pick back up where we left off in Part IV, on the Administration tab of the SCCM console. Before we continue with the configuration of

SCCM 2012: Part IV – Hierarchy Configuration

In Part III we completed the installation of System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Now we’ll turn our attention to setting the baseline for the SCCM console by configuring the necessary components in the Hierarchy Configuration section of the Administration page.

SCCM 2012: Part III – Installation

In Part I we completed the preparation of Active Directory, along with our SCCM Management Point and SQL Server. In Part II we setup the SCCM Certificate templates, created Group Policies for our clients, and setup all of the proper

SCCM 2012: Part II – Certificate Configuration

In Part I, we covered the configuration of Active Directory and the SCCM Management Point Server as well as the SQL Server. In Part II, we will be covering the Certificate Configuration needed for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. This

SCCM 2012: Part I – Pre-Configuration

in Part I, I will be detailing the necessary steps to lay the foundation needed to install System Center Configuration Manager 2012 in your environment. I will be assuming a couple of things here. This series of blog posts assumes:

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