Certificates for Microsoft Intune

Certificates needed for using Intune and managing devices can be a very confusing topic whether in a hybrid or standalone configuration. If you are unfamiliar with the difference between hybrid and standalone, check out my previous post on this: Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune. To start with, in reality, Intune itself requires no certificates

UI++ Released

No new major items in this release although a couple of important bugfixes are included along with a number of user requested improvements. Also, after re-writing the AppTree code literally 10 times, inclusions are back. Exclusions are still disabled for now, but I’ll be adding those back shortly. For full details and to download the

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