Posts Posts by: "Matt Tinney"

Reaching Your Clients As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, IT pros are finding it harder to manage endpoints. This is especially true if you work at a large company using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). You may have a roaming sales force, home office users, and/or Internet-connection-only offices. These systems may…(Read More)

Introduction If you haven’t read our introduction blog into this feature check it out as this post is a continuation as we dig deeper into server group patching, leveraging the pre and post scripts as part of your more complex control for server patching. As of the 1802 release of Microsoft System Center Configuration…(Read More)

Pre-Release Disclaimer Don’t let the “pre-release” label discourage you entirely, server groups may be just what you’ve been looking for. The feature gives you the ability to group servers together by a collection, and specify a controlled order in which software updates (aka patches) can be applied to a machine. Microsoft…(Read More)

To deploy software and updates using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) you need to install a Software Update Point (SUP). The SUP is responsible for integrating with Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) to synchronize software update metadata from Microsoft Update to WSUS and subsequently into SCCM. WSUS services stores its information in the SUSDB…(Read More)

In this fun and informative podcast, you’ll learn all about Microsoft AutoPilot and how it will change Windows 10 deployment landscape. Plus, a bonus topic: Matt’s tips for starting conversations at networking events!   If you’d like to learn more about AutoPilot in the form of a blog, we’ve got you…(Read More)

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) Microsoft has introduced Windows AutoPilot Deployment. As part of the Microsoft vision for Modern Management, AutoPilot enables an organization to ship devices with Windows 10 and then apply customizations with their MDM solution such as Windows Intune. It accomplishes this without requiring any infrastructure or using a…(Read More)

Microsoft has introduced the co-management feature with the 1710 release of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). It works with endpoints running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709). This feature provides a bridge from traditional to modern management for IT. It lets IT shops manage a single device simultaneously from both ConfigMgr and an…(Read More)

As a ConfigMgr professional, how much to you know about government regulations? At the very least, you should learn the basics to make sure you’re maintaining compliance across your organization. Any system that accesses regulated data needs extra protection. Examples of this kind of data are GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, and PCI. This blog is…(Read More)

App-V helps organizations deliver applications on-demand. An application is sequenced and delivered as a virtual app to endpoints. The method for sequencing an application is different depending on the app. Some applications, like the Office 365 Suite, can be sequenced using an accelerator. Others must be captured by performing an installation on a…(Read More)