Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is Microsoft’s cloud based device management solution. It can be deployed in one of two modes depending upon the exact requirements of an organization: stand-alone and hybrid. Before going into the comparison of these two modes, I need to clarify a couple of terms. Device: Any multi-purpose computer used by a user to

SCU2015 Resources

As promised during my Enterprise Security with Configuration Manager session at System Center Universe last Wednesday, here are the two compliance settings scripts (health and remediation) to validate and enforce a specific, non-trivial local admin group membership policy. These were created with a very specific set of rules and requirements in mind (listed on slide 13 of the session

Boot image selection in ConfigMgr

Boot image selection during PXE in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is something that comes up from time to time in the forums as well as every-day discussions. This can be quite confusing to explain or comprehend in normal language even though it’s truly not that difficult once you get it. The logic for boot

System Center Universe (SCU) 2015

System Center Universe (SCU) 2015 is almost here. Check out the new video on the homepage or YouTube and the location of the many watch parties. Can’t make it in person? No worries, watch the live stream via Microsoft’s Channel 9.

UI++ Bugfix: version

UI++ A few folks stumbled onto a bug right out of the gate with the latest build: the inability for UI++ to launch properly if the WLAN feature was not present in the OS like in WinPE or Windows Server. This update fixes this issue.

UI++ Released

The major new addition is the Preflight action enabling checks in the task sequence to help prevent the task sequence from proceeding based on the current state of the system. Info fields on the Input action, group membership detection for an authenticated user, a few additional detections, and few UI tweaks are also included. For

Folder Size Inventory Using ConfigMgr

One more script to help inventory the size of a specified set of folders (or just a single folder if that’s all you are interested in) using ConfigMgr. Similar to my other inventory scripts, this is a VBScript that needs to be run on the target systems. This can be done using a package and

SQL Server Inventory Using ConfigMgr

Here’s a script to gather complete SQL Server inventory information using ConfigMgr. I’ve tested and used it to gather information on SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012. I haven’t tested it on 2014 explicitly, but it should work fine. Note that Sherry already has a series of mof edits posted at Installed SQL05, SQL08, SQL12, SQL14

IP Subnet Boundaries Are Still Evil

Yes, IP Subnet boundaries are in fact, still evil. This is the long (very long) overdue follow up to my previous post called IP Subnet Boundaries are Evil. Since creating that post, there has been some serious FUD so let’s set the record straight. It’s not that IP Subnet boundaries don’t work. They absolutely do

UI++ Released

I’m still actively working on improving UI++ and adding features and functionality and thus, I bring you version Based on feedback and production testing, I’m happy to call version a final version (and thus no longer in beta). Download the latest version on the UI++ page. What’s New: Updated and reorganized the documentation