Last week Microsoft Released a new version of Azure AD Connect, which is now incremented to version 1.1.443.0. This March update includes the following improvement:Fixed issuesAzure AD Connect syncFixed an issue which causes Azure AD Connect wizard to fail if the display name of the Azure AD Connector does not contain the initial onmicrosoft.com domain assigned to the Azure AD tenant. Fixed an issue which causes Azure AD Connect wizard to fail while making connection to SQL database when the password of the Sync Service Account contains special characters such as apostrophe, colon and space. Fixed an issue which causes…

Next month I’ve been invited to deliver a session about “Protecting Cloud Data and Identities using Microsoft EMS” at the Lowlands Unite event in Amsterdam. This a great event where both national and international top speakers will be delivering technical sessions about Enterprise Mobility, Azure and System Center. Check out the full agenda and register here:http://wmug.nl/2017/02/15/11-april-lowlands-unite-netherlands-edition/ Speakers Enterprise Mobility / Enterprise Client Management track Azure / OMS / System Center track Looking forward to see you all in Amsterdam!

Last week I was teaching the MOC 20696 Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune class. Here is a list some of the links I used at part of my training/presentation. Thanks to all the students for a really great week! Links ConfigMgr Prerequisites Tool 2.0.0 https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-2012-R2-e52919cd Power BI SCCM Templates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sccm-solution-template/ SQL Report Builder; Unable to connect to data source https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2014/12/sql-report-builder-unable-to-connect-to-data-source/ SQL Server Backup, Integrity Check, and Index and Statistics Maintenance https://ola.hallengren.com/ Jason Sandys Startup script http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ Intune Feedback (Uservoice): https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/ System Center Configuration Manager Feedback (Uservoice): https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/ SCCM 2012: Standard Requirement Rules vs. Global Expressions https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2013/05/sccm-2012-standard-requirement-rules-vs-global-expressions/ Microsoft Intune…

Overview Technical Preview 1701 for System Center Configuration Manager has just been released, and a new hardware inventory class (SMS_Firmware) and property (UEFI) are now available to help customers determine whether a computer is configured to UEFI mode. When a computer is running in UEFI mode, the UEFI property is set to TRUE (1). Computers that are not started in UEFI mode will have a value of 0. This is enabled in hardware inventory by default. Windows 10 Security features Most enterprise customers want to move to Windows 10 to benefit from some of the great security improvements like Device…

The team behind System Center User Group Denmark, along with our valued sponsors are now ready to share some of the plans we have for 2017. First, we’re super happy to announce that all our sponsors from 2016 have chosen to reassign their sponsorship for 2017. Needless to say, that without all these great sponsors, it would be a challenge to continue to deliver multiple international top speaker names at each and every event. Thank you! Our current group of sponsors for 2017 counts: Gold: 1E, Flexera, Adaptiva, Cireson Silver: “Anonymous” Bronze: EG A/S, Coretech, LabCenter 2017 will be another…

Last month Microsoft released a new update for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and for the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3198158 This week I’m working with a customer on a new MBAM project, and after installing this update I noticed that the version wasn’t updated in the control panel, so I thought that something might have failed. 2.5.1100.0 = 2.5 SP1 2.5.1126.0 = 2.5 SP1 HF03 (December 2016) So I checked the logfile, but everything looked ok. And the registry information looks great too… The MBAM Server was updated as expected and everything worked just fine. Not 100%…

Amazing!!! I just saw that my guide on “Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 using SCCM″, that I’ve  posted on Microsoft TechNet, has now reached +50.000 downloads. This guide is still the most downloaded and higest rated contribution in the TechNet Gallery in the Configuration Manager Category. Deploying Microsoft Office 2013 using SCCM (+50.000 downloads) Deploying Microsoft Office 365 using SCCM and Intune (+6.500 downloads) Deploying Microsoft Office 2016 using SCCM (+7.000 downloads) /Enjoy. +Ronni Pedersen

Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions earlier today @ MS TechTalks in Helsinki. Here are the links that we used during the presentation. Recordings should be available on Microsoft Channel 9 (I don’t know when). Managing Updates in the Enterprise PowerShell Script: Add-CMUsersPrimaryDevicesToCollection.ps1:k https://github.com/NickolajA/PowerShell/blob/master/ConfigMgr/Users/Add-CMUsersPrimaryDevicesToCollection.ps1 Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrdogs/2016/10/11/changes-to-software-updates-on-down-level-operating-systems-for-configmgr-admins/ Configuration Manager and Simplified Windows Servicing on Down Level Operating Systems: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/10/07/configuration-manager-and-simplified-windows-servicing-on-down-level-operating-systems/ Windows 10 and UEFI Inventory Secure Boot State and UEFI with ConfigMgr: https://miketerrill.net/2015/10/11/inventory-secure-boot-state-and-uefi-with-configmgr/ Power BI SCCM Templates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sccm-solution-template/ Switch from Bios to UEFI seamless using Configuration Manager TS in 6…

System Center User Group Denmark (SCUG.DK) was founded in 2009 with the main goal to help IT Pro’s to design, deploy and manage IT solutions using Microsoft System Center products. Over the year’s lots of international speakers has visited our user group here in Denmark. Normally we have between 70 and 130 attendees at each user group meeting, but we’ve often talked about how we could make the content available online for people that can’t attend. So I’m really happy to announce that we’ve recorded some of the sessions from our meeting last week, and published the video’s on YouTube.…

Friday Microsoft released the 1602 update to System Center Configuration Manager, and Monday morning I had a scheduled a new SCCM/Intune hybrid project starting at one of my customers. Perfect timing! The customer was already on 1511 and they provided me with a newly created admin account. I got “Full Admin” rights to SCCM and even Domain Admin. To get the new build you might have to run a PowerShell script on the CAS or the Primary Server. More info here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2016/03/11/now-available-update-1602-for-system-center-configuration-manager/ The update was downloaded, but the update didn’t show up in the console. At lest not for my user account.…

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