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Pre-Staging a Distribution Point in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 10, 2013 4:39:00 AM

I still have a Tandy laptop. It’s not a tablet. It’s not a notebook. It is a LAPtop as in you can sit it on your lap. It runs on four AA batteries, and if I want to upgrade the ram to a screaming 256K I have to find something that looks much like those hex bugs that kids play with. The point is that there was a time when we didn’t have multiple T3s connecting our whole network. Many businesses today still kick it retro style (op, op) with some of their branch locations and inflict these small offices with split Ts or lower. For those of us who look at our System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) solutions to deliver with optimum efficiency, we used to look at these branches and openly weep because we knew that even if we put distribution points in the branch, there was going to be some late night pushes so we wouldn’t bring the connection to its knees. There were some ways around it (Nomad from 1E is a fine product on any network then and today), but for the most part you were stuck. With the advent of SCCM 2012 there is a little known feature for just such a case and that is what we will be focusing on- Pre-Staging Content.

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Desktop Security, SCCM Distribution Point, System Center 2012, System Center, SCCM, Blog, Pre-Staging a Distribution Point in System Center, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

SCCM 2012 – Migration Made Easy – Part 3

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 16, 2012 8:13:00 AM

In Part 1 we discussed the requirements overview on preparing for a migration and in Part 2 we covered the types of objects that are available for migration and the exclusions. In this final write up in the series we will go through the process using the migration utility that has been hyped up by Microsoft within Configuration Manager 2012.

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, Desktop Security, System Center, sccm microsoft, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, migrate SCCM 2012, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, Configuration Manager 2012

Tips from the Field - Preparing for User File and Settings Migration using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 10, 2012 9:20:34 AM

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Topics: USMT XML Builder, User File Settings SCCM 2007, 4/8/14, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, System Center 2012, System Center, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows7, USMT Builder, Blog, Windows XP

MBAM: Real World Information

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 10, 2012 9:16:00 AM

There are number of organizations out there who are discussing or currently testing implementations of Microsoft’s BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM). There are a number of things that the recently released enterprise management of BitLocker does well, such as compliance reporting, single use key recovery, and trusted platform module (TPM) management. However, the deployment of MBAM does cause some issues for many and I will be discussing some topics in this blog that will hopefully provide some assistance to those currently testing or deploying.

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Topics: Microsoft Bitlocker, System Center, MBAM, SCCM, MDOP, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Blog, Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring

Tips from the Field - Accelerating Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Mar 7, 2012 10:29:45 AM

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Topics: USMT XML Builder, User File Settings SCCM 2007, 4/8/14, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, Desktop Security, System Center 2012, System Center, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows7, USMT Builder, Blog, Windows XP

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