The XenApp Connector for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager enables administrators to orchestrate the tasks required to deliver applications both to end-users and XenApp Servers seamlessly with Microsoft System Center 2012 (and SP1).
With the XenApp Connector, administrators can:
- Extend the Configuration Manager 2012 user-centric and rules-based application delivery capabilities to deliver applications to users in the most appropriate manner for the device they are using: MSI, App-V, CAB, or XenApp
- Enable user self-service of XenApp hosted applications from both Receiver and the System Center Application Catalog
- Orchestrate the process of deploying applications to XenApp servers, farms, and worker groups from within the Configuration Manager console, both directly, for traditionally managed farms, as well as for streamed farms when used in conjunction with Provisioning Services Continue reading “XenApp Connector for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”
Project Thor Technical Preview (XenApp Connector) extends the deployment capabilities of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager), delivering any application, to any user, on virtually any device.
XenApp Connector integration with Configuration Manager provides administrators with a single infrastructure and tool to manage all enterprise applications including on-demand XenApp applications. Use XenApp Connector with Configuration Manager to:
- Deploy to XenApp servers, farms, and worker groups:
Microsoft has released a configuration pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to facilitate MED-V.
This MED-V Configuration Pack tracks the successes and failures of FTS using the Desired Configuraiton Manager in Configuration Manager 2007.
After MED-V and its required components are installed, MED-V must be configured. The initial configuration of MED-V is known as first time setup (FTS). This is a critical step and if not completed users will not be able to use MED-V. This MED-V Configuration Pack provides a way for administrators to use the Desired Configuration Management feature of System Center Configuration Manager to track the successes and failures of FTS..
On this page you can download the pack and the reference guide.
Kent Agerlund posted a new blog post where Coretech developed a really nice shutdown utility for use with ConfigMgr.
Read the full post here.
Download the updated version here: ShutdownTool-0.6.0.zip. The Shutdown utility is to include a company logo. To display the logo, create a jpg, png or bmp files in the same folder as the utility and name it shutdowntool.jpg/png/bmp.
To suppress or not suppress a computer restart when deploying software and software updates that is the question. No matter what you do, you most likely will not win the “best colleague of the Month” award.
If you do not force a computer restart you might face problems like:
Just found the download page for the 2nd beta for System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
Check it out here.
Enterprise systems management is changing, so the tools you use must change as well. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), the stalwart management solution from Microsoft, is following that trend.
One of the biggest changes—at least within SCCM—is the shift toward User Centric Management (UCM). This Continue reading “Microsoft System Center: The New Look of SCCM”
When i checked the TechNet downloads site this morning i saw that both System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 beta’s are available for download. The SCVMM beta link is (at the time of writing this post) not yet available. But this shouldn’t take long. Continue reading “SCCM & SCVMM 2012 beta’s”
While Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) is integrating with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 (ConfigMan) for management and monitoring, out of the box there is no preferred method for pushing updates using SSCM’s Advertisements.
Out of the box, FEP supports 5 methods of getting updates: Continue reading “Automatically Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection Updates through SCCM”
Visio is one of the most popular tools for creating diagrams that describe effective systems and processes. In every project in which I participate, when it comes to documenting what you did I always have to create a diagram where I defined architecture, server configuration, network, etc. A picture is worth a thousand words and Visio is the tool of choice in these documentation tasks. Continue reading “Use SMSMap tool to document FEP components”
everyone, a date has come and passed, and we wanted to make sure readers of this blog were aware of it. As of January 11th, 2011 ConfigMgr SP1 Support has ended. The most current Service Pack organizations should be on to remain fully supported is Service Pack 2. Continue reading “Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 End of Support”