Tenant Attach, Applications and how it can bring value for your helpdesk

April 12th, 2021 by

Recently we (Kenny & myself) engaged with a bigger customer to migrate multiple MEMCM environments into a new standard platform, the goal of this project is to unify the multiple companies. One of our challenges was the Application delivery strategy. It was a heavy discussed topic as we faced the typical topic of “Application – …

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My way of keeping track of changes in Task Sequences

October 21st, 2020 by

Along my years as a consultant. I have made several attempts at tracking changes in ConfigMgr Task Sequences. The obvious one being a note block and pen. Then, OneNote came along… Yes, I was taking notes before OneNote was born, Yes I’m aging. Thank you for that thought. In the end, there is one method …

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FIX: CMG stuck on Deleting? Check SQL permissions for the public server role!

January 20th, 2020 by

Have you ever had the need to delete a Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) deployment from ConfigMgr? If so, did it work as intended? ? I’ve personally come across a few issues on the Azure side of things, where resources wouldn’t get deleted. Most times that was due to granular permissions on Resource Groups and was …

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Cleaning up (b)admin accounts in ConfigMgr

September 8th, 2019 by

Recently, I overheard a conversation between IT staff members at one of my customers… One colleague to another: “… maybe we should reboot those servers first, because there might still be processes running as the badmin account that we renamed.” Me, with sparked interest since I heard the badmin account referenced: “Oh, good to know …

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A use case for CMPivot: look for installed software FAST!

April 9th, 2019 by

This is an extensive explanation on how CMPivot can help you pull information from clients in Configuration Manager. Specifically, we’ll lookup an MSI Product Code for use with the Detection Method for an Application Deployment Type. But it covers some technical background and hints I hope you’ll find useful. TL;DR If you already know about …

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Microsoft Defender ATP & Configmgr CMPivot with a CMG (Cloud Management Gateway) better together; How we saved the customer from Emotet related malware

March 24th, 2019 by

In September 2018, one of our customers was targeted by a phishing attack in attempts to infiltrate malicious code on their systems. These attempts were successful and a widespread Emotet-related malware attack followed. This is the story on how we countered and contained it with the use of Configuration Manager CB 1806 and CMPivot. One …

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Attending MVP summit 2019

March 21st, 2019 by

For those who don’t know the MVP summit. This is the annual gathering of all MVP’s at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. For those who KNOW the MVP summit they know that you are under strict NDA not to tell anyone outside of the MVP program where we are heading with different aspects of Microsoft …

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How to query custom logs data in Log analytics

March 20th, 2019 by

This post is a follow-up on how to SCCM custom data into your log analytics environment. As soon as you have your SCCM custom logs, or any other logs, in log analytics they get indexed under the type you have specified. In this particular case I used SCCMLOG_CL (note that the CL is mandatory). So …

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