SCCM – Configure a pointer record for your Cloud Management Gateway

Lets assume you want to set a pointer record (PTR) for your System Center Configuration Manager Cloud Management Gateway (CMG).

First of all, you will need to install the “Azure PowerShell Service Management module”, and Login to your Tenant. This process is documented on the Microsoft Website:
Installing the Azure PowerShell Service Management module

When this is done, you may want to change the subscription, in my case it was necessary. To do so, simply show all of your subscriptions with “Get-AzureSubscription” and select the appropriate subscription with “Select-AzureSubscirtion” afterwards:

When you have selected the correct subscription, you can list the Azure Services with “Get-AzureService”.
With the following command, you can set the Pointer record for your CMG:
Set-AzureService -ServiceName "YOURSERVICENAME" -ReverseDnsFqdn "HOSEBECMG01.hosebei.ch."

Intune – NDES Enrollment

I recently changed my Intune Subscription from SCCM Hybrid to Intune Standalone. Within this change, I face an issue with the NDES, respectively the SCEP, enrollment for the certificates.
After I have configured the SCEP profile within Intune, my Windows 10 Clients show th following error Message within the eventlog:

A security error occurred 0x80072f8f (WinHttp: 12175 ERROR_WINHTTP_SECURE_FAILURE)
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ConfigMgr – My Guide for a SCCM driven Windows 10 Installation

In this blog I would like to give an overview of my Windows 10 Installation, since this has changed a lot to previous versions of Windows.
This blog will cover the following topics:

  • Windows 10 Image Customization
  • Windows 10 Unattended File
  • Windows 10 Language Pack (MUI) Integration
  • Optional: Windows 10 with .Net feature

The blog is based on Windows 10 1703:

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ConfigMgr – Create Office 365 Package through Console

Today I would like to show you, how you can easily create and deploy an Office 365 Application within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Console.
Within the ConfigMgr Console navigate to the “Office 365 Client Management” Dashboard, and click on “Office 365 Installer”:
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ConfigMgr 1702 – Primary Site Server Inplace Upgrade from Server 2012 R2 to Server 2016

Let me say: This is an unsupported scenario

Today I decided to do an in place upgrade of my LAB Installation, which means to switch from Microsoft Server 2012 R2 to Server 2016 as operating System. Before I started that upgrade, I made sure to have a proper backup of the database and the cd.latest Folder, because this is a single box installation.
Then I mounted the Server 2016 ISO and started with the installation. The installation itself took quite a while, but it ran through without an error. When I saw that the virtual machine was ready to logon, I actually tried to use RDP, without success. I then logged on through the Hyper-V Console and checked the System Center Configuration Manager Console, and for my surprise, the console started up and had also no error.
I checked the Component status and recognized a lot of issues, which led me to check the IIS Service (World Wide Web Publishing Service; W3SVC). This Service was not started, the startup type was on “Disabled”. Continue reading