my sessions from Switzerland, 2017

Last week a had a great opportunity to speak in Bern, Switzerland about ConfigMgr, OpsMgr and Intune. Thank you Configuration Manager Community Switzerland and Experts Live Café! Also thanks all guys who visited my sessions. Hope to see all of you again.

How to use Microsoft Intune to deploy scripts

As you know you can deploy only .exe and .msi files via Microsoft Intune.

The question is how to deploy script if you need to add a registry key, delete some files via script or deploy application with different then .exe format?

The short answer is using built-in packager IExpress or uploading cmd.exe with your script.

So, IExpress:

Be careful with version of IExpress: package created in Windows 7 will not work in Windows 10 and vice versa, so if you need a package for Windows 7 use IExpress from Windows 7. Easy rule!

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sessions from SCU Europe 2015 conference

iOS 9 support for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

If you use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 with CU1 installed and have Microsoft Intune connector Microsoft released extension for your SCCM infrastructure:


Extension adds next features:

  • configuration settings;
  • company resource access;
  • applications installation.


news about System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview and Microsoft Intune

Today during Microsoft Ignite a new version of ConfigMgr was announcing – System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview.

System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview has a lot of new features. The most interesting features are:

  • task sequence for upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10;
  • support for installing Configuration Manager on Azure Virtual Machines;
  • ability to manage Windows 10 mobile devices via MDM with on-premises Configuration Manager infrastructure without the need to store your data in the cloud.

System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview supports up to 10 Windows 7/8/8.1/10 clients and doesn’t support upgrade from/to another builds, what means using in lab only.

Service Pack 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1/R2 will be released next week. The most interesting changes are:

  • support for all new Microsoft Intune features;
  • support up to 150K clients per primary site (up to 600K per hierarchy);
  • support for SQL Server 2014.

Also, new version of MDT 2013 will be released in Q3 for full Windows 10 support.

In addition, Microsoft is announcing:

  • Intune Conditional Access and Mobile Application Management for the Outlook app;
  • Azure AD Cloud App Discovery;
  • Public preview of Azure AD Privileged Identity Management;
  • Public preview of Azure Rights Management Document Tracking;
  • Windows 10 support for Microsoft Intune.

So, 2015 is an awesome year for SCCM guys!:)

new videos

A lot of videos from NIC 4th Edition 2015 conference were published:

exam 70-696

In December I registered for a free beta exams 70-695: Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps and 70-696: Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps. January 30, I received the results of the exams: I do not pass 70-695 because of the minimal experience with PowerShell, WDS and App-V, and I passed 70-696 because all the questions were related to the Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. 🙂

Dear Microsoft Candidate:
Congratulations on passing the new Microsoft 696 – Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps exam!

By passing this rigorous exam you have joined the group of Microsoft professionals throughout the world who have demonstrated their knowledge and skills in the Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps exam.

Half way to the MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps is passed. If I have a lot of free time, I will prepare for 70-695. 🙂

Now exams are no longer in beta and fill free to register.