Systems Management

Recast's ConfigMgr Community Influencer Highlights - Donna Ryan

In this Highlight series, we'll be covering stories from community influencers who have created tools or process that have greatly impacted the community.

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Building a CM Lab - Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) - Certs PreReq [13]

Learn about the Required Certificates needed for a CMG and how to set them up, including Client Authentication Certs, Web Cert for CMG device and Root CA Cert

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Building a CM Lab - Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) - Azure Services Connection[15]

In the previous posts we've created the Certificates required for CMG and looked at Azure to confirm we have things in place. We also confirmed we have the rights setup in Azure that are needed. Let's start the process in the CM Console.

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Building a CM Lab - Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) - Azure Subscription [14]

What to do within Azure Portal to get things ready for a CMG. This was the biggest thing that tripped me up, mostly because I was using an account that didn't work properly. So just a note, if you don't log into your Azure Portal Directory with the Same "domain name" as the one you're managing, you'll run into issues.

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Building a CM Lab - Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) - Setting up CMG in the Console [16]

We're four posts into our CMG Sub Series here, and we're finally getting to the CMG setup, we're going to go through the CMG Setup in the Console.

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Building a CM Lab - Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) - Post CMG Config [17]

In our previous posts, we've setup the pre-reqs and the CMG, now it's time to continue setting up CM to leverage the CMG.

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Building a CM Lab - Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) - Client CMG Endpoints [18]

So now we've got everything in place, let's do some CMG tests to confirm it's working.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Post 6 - Channel Info

Hey Team, Gary Blok here, I'm coming back after a few weeks and am now adding Channel Query Collections.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Enterprise Deployment Lessons Learned Part 3 - Deployments

In this post I'm going to cover how we're doing our Self Service Deployments for the Microsoft 365 Apps. We're controlling it via Active Directory Group Membership.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Enterprise Deployment Lessons Learned Part 4 - Baseline - Toast Notifications

In this post I'm going to cover how we are using a ConfigMgr Baseline to control the user experience. I'm not suggesting everyone do it this way, but for us, we wanted to provide a good user experience, even to those on slow links, and make it look pretty while still looking legit, and native.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Enterprise Deployment Lessons Learned Part 1 - Content

Hey Team, thanks for reading through the Office 365 posts, hopefully at this point you've got a good grasp on the Office Setup Process, the Deployment Methods and the user experience. I happen to know a guy who has setup Office 365 Deployments in a rather large enterprise, and was faced with a few "opportunities".

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Enterprise Deployment Lessons Learned Part 2 - Changing Channels

We have setup 2 methods for channeling the Office Channel on devices. One that allows self-service via an application in the software center, and one that is forced via a baseline set on a collection.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Post 1 - Intro & PreReqs

This post will go over the Deployment and Maintenance of Office 365 using Microsoft's Endpoint Manager, Configuration Manager (MEMCM / SCCM).

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Post 2 - Creating the Office Installer - Simple

In this Deployment and Maintenance of Office 365 using Microsoft's Endpoint Manager, Configuration Manager (MEMCM / SCCM) post, we're going to get familiar with the Office 365 App Creation process that comes built into Configuration Manager.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Post 3 - Creating the Office Installer - Advanced

In this post, we're going to go over the magic of PowerShell and creating an XML file on the fly.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Post 4 - Deployment Methods

Thanks for making it this far in our Deployment and Maintenance of Office 365 using Microsoft's Endpoint Manager, Configuration Manager (MEMCM / SCCM) series, now that we have our Office application setup, it's time to get it deployed, and look into how we can change the channel [Channel on Docs]. Based on how you deploy it, and a setting in the XML file, you'll see different behavior.

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Office 365 Deployment Series with MEMCM - Post 5 - Office Updates / ADR

In this post, I'm going to do a simple "How-to" on creating an ADR and deploying it to your devices. I'm not going to go into the depth that those other 2 posts do.. because I'm not a huge fan of reinventing the wheel. I'll have a little overlap, but will keep it simple.

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Women's History Month: Featured Women in IT

March is Women's History Month. We looked around the IT community and noticed so many strong women leaders. This blog highlights a few of them, giving them a chance to tell their stories.

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Overview of Microsoft UWF (Unified Write Filter)

Microsoft's Unified Write Filter, its a windows feature included in your OS, off by default, but gives you the ability to prevent changes to your system. This post is geared toward a general overview and demo of implementation.

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MMS Jazz Recap Through the Eyes of Recast Software

A recap of MMS Jazz 2019, including sessions presented by the Recast team and photos of the event.

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Going From Good and Great in I.T.

The success or failure of a systems management effort at any organization often hinges on the ability of it's IT department to manage people problems.

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A Happy You is Good for the Org, Too

Being Happy and Engaged in the Work is Critically Important... Especially in IT.

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