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If you run System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and wants to use the Report Builder from a remote console, you might see the following error message: Unable to connect to data source The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted ——————————– A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: SSL Provider: 0 – The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted.) To fix this little issue you need to do the following: Export the required certificate: On the Site Server (or the…

First, I’d like to say thanks to those of you that attended the Microsoft Campus Days event in Copenhagen last week. It was an amazing event with lots of great sessions. As always, I’m honored to be invited to speak at this event and it’s something that I really look forward to every year. So thank you for attending and for making speaking at the event a fun thing to do! Usually, I prefer to have my session early in the morning but this year I got the final speaker slot just before the movie and the closing party. At…

From time to time, I teach the Microsoft 10747D Administering System Center Configuration Manager class. Many of the students don’t have much experience with writing PowerShell scripts, and one of the labs allways create a lot of noise and frustration. So to make this task easier for some of the students, I decided to publish the script here, so they can copy it, if they don’t want to write the code. The script can be downloaded here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Class-10747D-Lab-13-0ef106a8 /Enjoy.

Last week I got a call from a customer, that wanted to automate the naming of new computers, that was beeing deployed using System Center Configuration Manager. They were using the build-in UDI Wizard, that comes with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). But the default computer name for new computers are “MININT-%SomeRandomNumber%”. They want to use the following naming standard: The first 3 characters should be static (The company prefix). In this example well use “ABC”. The next character should be the Device type (D=Desktop, L=Laptop or V=Virtual Machine). The last (up to) 9 characters should be the computer’s serial…

The Windows 10 Technical Preview, has just been announced, and  will be available for download tomorrow at the following link: http://preview.windows.com/. Microsoft has also announced a new version of System Center Configuration Manager that will fully support Windows 10 as expected. But customer running SCCM 2012 and even SCCM 2007 will be able to manage Windows 10 clients. More information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/09/30/windows-10-enterprise-management-with-sc-configmgr-and-intune.aspx While you wait for the Preview, you can watch these Windows 10 teasers, and go ask your boos for some additional test hardware 🙂 Introducing Windows 10 – the best Windows yet A First Look at Windows 10 /Enjoy. +Ronni…

AWESOME!!! Today my guide on “Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 using SCCM 2012″, that I’ve  posted on Microsoft TechNet, has now reached +20.000 downloads. It’s only 6 month’s ago that we reached 10.000 downloads, and today this guide is currently the most downloaded and higest rated contribution in the TechNet Gallery in both the System Center and the Configuration Manager Category. Amazing! Download link: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-0f954e7f /Enjoy. +Ronni Pedersen

Last week i had the honor to teach the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager 10747D class in Århus. As promised, here is a list of the links we used during the week. ConfigMgr Tools Configuration Manager Support Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42645 Microsoft System center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36213 Client Installation Jason Sandy’s startup script: http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ Applications SCCM 2012: Standard Requirement Rules vs. Global Expressions: https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2013/05/sccm-2012-standard-requirement-rules-vs-global-expressions/ How-to: Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 using SCCM 2012: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-0f954e7f Microsoft Orca Download: http://www.technipages.com/download-orca-msi-editor.html IT Ninja (Deployment Tips): http://www.itninja.com/ PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit: https://psappdeploytoolkit.codeplex.com OS Deployment WMI Query Examples: https://www.ronnipedersen.com/wmi-query/ Deployment Research (Johan Arwidmark): http://www.deploymentresearch.com/…

Last night (or early this morning, depending on your timezone), Microsoft released the next Cumulative Update (CU3), for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. More Information: 2994331 – Description of Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager 2999304 – Description of Windows PowerShell changes in Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager This update also allows you to configure a client to use a specific management point by setting a registry value. For more information about this feature check this blog post by Justin Chalfant. The new version/build number of CU3 is 5.00.7958.1401 I’ve…

Some of the questions that often comes up on the Microsoft TechNet forum, are from people that don’t understand why the Automatic Client Upgrade feature don’t behave as they expect. In this blog post I’ll try to explain how this feature was designed, and in what scenarios you can use this feature. Cumulative Updates One of the most common misconceptions is the checkbox that says “Upgrade client automatically when new client updates are available”, and I don’t blame them. It is confusing. The reason for this confusion are the two words “Upgrade” and “Update”, so let’s have a closer look…

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