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BitLocker, Intune, and Raven

Hello Paul Bergson, back again with another story about my dog Raven. From time to time we get a visit from a family member and they will bring their dog along, problem is we have never socialized Raven with other ... continue reading
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Premier Offerings: System Center Configuration Manager and Intune Power BI Dashboard Integration

Introduction As SCCM Engineers we have all been asked at some stage about custom dashboards and reports that are available or that can be created to monitor the SCCM environment, check the status of client activity, client health, deployments or ... continue reading
Demystifying Microcode Updates for Intel and AMD Processors

Demystifying Microcode Updates for Intel and AMD Processors

Hello, my name is Steve Mathias, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) and I wanted to spend a moment to discuss the “mechanics” of the Intel Microcode Updates that you may see coming down from Microsoft Update or the Windows Catalog ... continue reading
SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline Part 1 ( Download all Prerequisite software )

SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline Part 1 ( Download all Prerequisite software )

First published on MSDN on Oct 02, 2015 The following steps can be used to install and Configure SharePoint Foundations 2013 in Offline mode. (Server 2012 / R2 ), In this first part of the "SharePoint Foundations 2013 Offline" Series ... continue reading
Remotely capture ConfigMgr client logs for Troubleshooting

Remotely capture ConfigMgr client logs for Troubleshooting

This is a short blog post about remotely capturing ConfigMgr client log files to a file share for troubleshooting purposes. With the ever-increasing security, not all teams supporting endpoints necessarily have Admin access for troubleshooting. Part of which includes analyzing ... continue reading
How does the PXE boot process work?

How does the PXE boot process work?

Within the IT department imaging devices for end users is something that we’ve probably all had to do at some point, either manually or with an automation product such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or System ... continue reading
Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

First published on TECHNET on Mar 18, 2019Authored by Brandon McMillanHello everyone! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE. I have found that Status Message Queries can be one of the more ... continue reading
Lift and Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 2 (The Backup & Restore)

Lift and Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 2 (The Backup & Restore)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuilloryThe Backup and Restore Now that we have gotten Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to a point where we can restore the backup to supported version of a higher Operating System ... continue reading
Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 1 (The Upgrade)

Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 1 (The Upgrade)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuillorySo, all too often lately I have been getting the call to assist upgrading ConfigMgr 2012 to the new Current Branch (ConfigMgr 1702/6). As excited as I am to get ... continue reading
How to Setup Network Load Balancing for Configuration Manager Software Update Points

How to Setup Network Load Balancing for Configuration Manager Software Update Points

First published on TECHNET on Aug 01, 2016Authored by Cameron Cox Before we get started a huge thank you to Meghan Stewart (Support Escalation Engineer) and Mike Johnson (Senior Support Escalation Engineer) for their knowledge and assistance with this blog.I ... continue reading