Cloud Management Gateway Troubleshooting Deepdive HTTP/1.1 500 CMGConnector_InternalServerError

Before starting into the troubleshooting part, let me just give you an overview of my lab environment: 1 Primary site TP2005 upgraded to TP2006Management Point in HTTPS modePublic SSL Cert on the CMGClient are Hybrid/and AAD joined Scenario: Co-Management over CMG was working fine until I upgraded to TP2006... After the upgrade clients on the … Continue reading Cloud Management Gateway Troubleshooting Deepdive HTTP/1.1 500 CMGConnector_InternalServerError

Microsoft Endpoint Manager – “Ultimate Environment”

Intro I really love building solutions that contain a vast variety of the tools you could ever want or need to do your job. This may be a bit excessive and you might end up with tools you only click once in a blue moon. Never-the-less if you are a Configuration Manager Admin and also … Continue reading Microsoft Endpoint Manager – “Ultimate Environment”

Deploy Configuration Manager Client through Intune, namely Autopilot…

There are known issues with Autopilot with regards to mixing LOB Apps and Win32 Apps that install MSI's that may cause the Application Installation to Fail. As a result, wrapping even the simplest of MSI as a Win32 App ensures success in Autopilot Deployments... I'm not going to go into wrapping Win32 Apps, you can … Continue reading Deploy Configuration Manager Client through Intune, namely Autopilot…

System Center Configuration Manager – Setting up High Availability

Introduction As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I was recently asked for Assistance in Setting up High Availability on an Environment as part of their DR plan so I thought I'd shared the process with you. Solution Historically, you could add redundancy to most of the roles in Configuration Manager by having multiple … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – Setting up High Availability

How to close a ConfigMgr Console which are opened since last ‘X’ days

A friend of mine posted a query that in their customer environment, they have a good number of Remote ConfigMgr Console installed and some of the consoles are not closed since last 1 month and more. Hence as a best practice, they wanted to close the ConfigMgr console which are opened than 'X' days. Although … Continue reading How to close a ConfigMgr Console which are opened since last ‘X’ days

Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.

This is a question I have had since I started with SCCM 2007. I thought I had a grasp of it until I was talking with a customer and started second guessing myself. Why aren't all my updates installing during the Maintenance Window? Why do I have Servers in a Reboot Pending State after our … Continue reading Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.

Configuration Manager: Software Updates install before deadline???

Recently I was helping a customer who was having a challenge with software updates in that some of their endpoints were installing software updates the day that updates were made available and not waiting until the deadline was set. After verifying that the software update deployment was setup correctly as shown below: We confirmed that … Continue reading Configuration Manager: Software Updates install before deadline???

Infrastructure – System Center Configuration Manager – “Deploying applications with the PowerShell Application Deployment Toolkit”

The Issue Recently I was posed a question where a customer wanted their users to experience a more advanced or informative when software gets installed. They also required that data be saved so that users work are not affected. Requirements: The Mimecast for Outlook add in had to be installed (This requires Outlook to close) … Continue reading Infrastructure – System Center Configuration Manager – “Deploying applications with the PowerShell Application Deployment Toolkit”