Windows 10 Feature – PowerShell is Pretty

I just found a cool Windows 10 feature – The PowerShell command prompt now has colours to differentiate between functions and variables just like the Integrated Scripting Editor (ISE) as you type. This is so useful!!! I usually use PowerShell from the ISE so I hadn’t noticed this, it’s probably been like it for ages. Well done …

My ConfigMgr Feedback

Back in June, Microsoft launched their UserVoice site for ConfigMgr (announcement on ConfigMgr dogs). It looks like if the new technical preview 2 is anything to go by they are really shaping this product based on feedback from the site (or perhaps similar feedback given prior to UserVoice). Either way, I’ve just given my 2 …

Monitor your ConfigMgr Client Services and Installation Status using this Custom Configuration Manager 2012 Client Management Pack for Operations Manager

This custom management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or higher is designed to monitor the availability of the Configuration Manager client service (SMS Agent Host) and monitor client installation status. The management pack works with clients for Configuration Manager 2007 or Configuration Manager 2012. Download from TechNet Gallery – ConfigMgr Client Basic Management Pack for Operations …

Installing ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1

In a confusing blog post, Microsoft has announced that System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 (ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1) and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 (ConfigMgr 2012 SP2) have been released. UPDATE: Microsoft have posted an article addressing some of the confusion: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager …

Lync 2013 Passive Authentication for External and Kerberos for Internal

Microsoft mercifully added passive authentication to Lync 2013 giving Lync admins the ability to require two-factor authentication for external access to Lync (by integrating two factor authentication into ADFS). Unfortunately, authentication options are a pool wide setting meaning that if you turn on passive authentication for your pool, all clients will use and must support passive …