Archive for June 2014

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Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 1)

At TechEd North America I came across the booth from Parallels and they were advertising with a product called Parallels Mac Management for ConfigMgr. Parallels Mac Management for SCCM was awarded with the “The Best of TechEd award”. So for me worthwhile looking at and of course everything that integrates with ConfigMgr 2012 attracts my attention […]

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Speaking together with Greg Ramsey at IT/Dev Connections

On Thursday the 18th of September I am allowed and honored to present a session together with fellow Enterprise Client Management MVP Greg Ramsey at IT/Dev Connections. During this event we will deep dive into the company portal. Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with Windows Intune provides a company portal experience for iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows […]

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Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager released

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager has just been released and can be downloaded here. This update fixes issues in the following areas. Administration Remote Control Mobile Device Management / Windows Intune (update of Windows Phone 8.1 Extension) Client (new client for Linux and Unix) Operating System Deployment Application Virtualization Content […]

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Quick tip: Distribution Point Configuration Status not fully successful

Last week a customer asked me why the Completion Statistics some of his Distribution Points in the Distribution Point Configuration Status node were not all successful and why one package was still stated as In Progress since early February of this year (like shown in the figure on the left). An easy answer for this […]

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Enabling Remote Administration on a Mac OS X device with Compliance Settings

In the past three blogs you have seen how to change a user preference, how to change the background and how to change a system preference by changing the logon window text. In this blog I want to show you that you are also able to enable remote administration, including VNC access and that you […]

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Managing Mac OS X system preferences – Set Logon Window Text

As part of my session at the Configuration Manager Community Event in Bern last Friday I showed a couple of use cases where you could use the Compliance Settings of Configuration Manager 2012 to manage your Apple OS X devices. Check earlier blogs here and here. A couple of them were using the discovery and […]

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How to set background of Mac OS X with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Apple is slightly changing how preferences are stored. For instance, until Mac OS X Mountain Lion the background was managed in the preferences located in file ~\Library\Preferences\com.apple.desktop.plist . You could easily change the background key in this file. With the release of Mac OS X Mavericks this setting is moved to a database file instead […]

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How to set user preferences in Mac OS X 10.x with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Today I presented a session about Mastering Apple OS X with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 at the Swiss Configuration Manager User Group in Bern. Mac OS X support by Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has two ways of supporting Settings Management namely, managing settings through preferences directly or managing it through Shell Scripts. One of the […]

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Up next: Friday the 13th speaking at ConfigMgr.ch

On the 13th of June I am invited to speak at the Configuration Manager User Group Switzerland. In Bern I will be speaking about managing your Mac OS X devices with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Learn what you need to have to be able to manage those sexy devices and see what you are able […]

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About Peter Daalmans
Peter is a Principal Consultant, Trainer and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility Suite) MVP with Daalmans Consulting with a primary focus on the Enterprise Client Management and Enterprise Mobility. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde since 2010 on ConfigMgrBlog.com / PeterDaalmans.com.
Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands.

Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit, TechEd Australia, TechEd New Zealand and in 2017 Peter had the honor to speak at Microsoft Ignite. See more here.

Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security

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