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ConfigMgr Software Updates Deployment (Assignment) & Individual Updates Compliance FAQs

ConfigMgr Software Updates Deployment (Assignment) & Individual Updates Compliance FAQs

What is the difference between Update Deployment (Assignment) and Update (individual) compliance reporting ? Consider a deployment containing 100 updates. Now each of these 100 updates will have their own compliance state on the machine and the Deployment you can ... continue reading
The case of (Un)Explained :ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

The case of (Un)Explained :ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

Hi there! Here is an interesting one (in case you encounter one), Where the upgrade to 1902 for a SQL AO infra was failing with the below error - CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE 28292 (0x6e84) Create_BackupSQLCert : SQL server failed to backup cert ... continue reading
Demystifying the Native SQL Replication co-existence issues with Resident ConfigMgr DRS

Demystifying the Native SQL Replication co-existence issues with Resident ConfigMgr DRS

I think it is very common resident knowledge with experts who work on the cases involving Native SQL replication with ConfigMgr DRS (Be it MP Replica DB, or just plain out of box SQL Replication usage in ConfigMgr infra) “The ... continue reading
The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. If you ever get into an issue where things got slow after moving to SQL Always ON like 1 minute delay etc. while doing basic things in console ... continue reading
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The evolution of Microsoft Threat Protection, April update

Microsoft Threat Protection continues to energize the threat protection market with our most recent announcements. Customers are excited about the launch of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which extends Microsoft’s best in class endpoint security to Mac and adds ... continue reading
End of support for Configuration Manager 2007 and FEP 2010 on July 9, 2019

End of support for Configuration Manager 2007 and FEP 2010 on July 9, 2019

We would like to remind customers that support for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Forefront Endpoint Protection will end on July 9, 2019. After this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, assisted support options (free ... continue reading
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Analysis of a targeted attack exploiting the WinRar CVE-2018-20250 vulnerability

In early March, we discovered a cyberattack that used an exploit for CVE-2018-20250, an old WinRar vulnerability disclosed just several weeks prior, and targeted organizations in the satellite and communications industry. A complex attack chain incorporating multiple code execution techniques ... continue reading

DART: the Microsoft cybersecurity team we hope you never meet

If you spent 270 days away from home, not on vacation, you’d want it to be for a good reason. When boarding a plane, sometimes having been pulled out of bed to leave family for weeks on end, I know ... continue reading
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System Center blog has a new home

System Center blog posts are now located in our new home on the Microsoft Tech Community. The Microsoft Tech Community is an awesome place for peer-to-peer engagement and direct connection with the people who build the products. Going forward, you’ll ... continue reading
MSIX -  System Center Configuration Manager 1806 supports MSIX

MSIX – System Center Configuration Manager 1806 supports MSIX

First published on MSDN on Aug 08, 2018Last week the 1806 update for Configuration Manager current branch was released.https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/07/31/update-1806-for-configuration-man...Among other functionality, MSIX support has been added to the 1806 update for Configuration Manager current branch.You can add a MSIX package ... continue reading