Do you want to keep non-compliant devices from accessing critical company data and prevent otherwise authenticated end users from opening their Exchange store from a non-compliant device, whether it is hosted or on-premise? Oh snap, y’all. Something relatively (but not, really) new in ConfigMgr is conditional access for managed devices. Now, this is not your father’s […]Read More An introduction to conditional access in ConfigMgr (current branch)
Warning: Bold claims within! OK, let me give you some background first. If you read my post about what you don’t know about systems management might kill you, you know I’ve been very focused on systems management for quite some time. Having seen several generations of tools and processes, I wanted to share some best […]Read More The status quo isn’t working
With the forthcoming service packs for SCCM 2012 and SCCM 2012 R2, you can now scale a hierarchy to 600,000 managed devices (50% increase from 400k) and a standalone primary site now can manage a maximum of 150,000 devices (also 50% increase from 100k). We’ll be testing these scalability numbers over at ITS Partners in […]Read More SCCM 2012 & 2012 R2 Scalability Improvements
If you are interested in leveraging Distribution Point on Azure, or are testing, you may have run into a very simple issue – clients won’t use that cloud DP. After you configure your Cloud DP (as an SCCM administrator), you must also configure your default client settings or create a custom device settings policy that […]Read More ConfigMgr Client settings for Cloud DP on Azure?
Those of you installing shiny new instances of Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 may be disappointed when you fire up prereqchk.exe and find out you can’t proceed with your ConfigMgr installation. SQL Server 2014 is supported for CAS, Primary Site and Secondary Site databases in SCCM 2012 R2 with CU4+ but you must first install a […]Read More Support for SQL Server 2014 in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (SCCM)