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Tech Talks: Microsoft Intune Conditional Access

The next video in my Tech Talks series is now live. This time we are covering Conditional Access with Microsoft Intune.



Tech Talks: Azure Rights Management

Today I’m happy to present a video in a new series I’m doing where we’ll be taking topics and presenting them in a video format. The goal is to provide an overview or breakdown of the topic in a 5 minute or less video.

Today’s video is Azure Rights Management, I’m going to quickly show you what the experience looks like on the PC and on the iPad and how easy the solution is to use.




IT Pro Expert Interview with Lee Berg

Lee Berg is a good friend of mine and has been developing quite an impressive YouTube channel lately.  I did an interview with him this week and you can find that linked below.  We talk about ConfigMgr, Wisconsin weather (we both live in WI) and other things.


IT Pro Expert Interviews EP3: Chris Nackers

Role Based Administration Tips/Tricks Replay Is Up

In case you missed it, I did a webinar for Secunia on Oct 17th, 2013 where I provided an overview of RBA and some tips/tricks.  The information for the replay is listed below.

Replay Information

Role Based Administration: Tips and Tricks

During this Webinar, Chris Nackers will take you through the ins and outs of Role Based Administration in System Center Configuration Manager 2012.  For example, do server administrators want to set up their own ConfigMgr environment?  View this webinar to learn how to separate the server and desktops teams and keep the peace.  We also cover some tips and tricks you won’t want to miss!


We also had a few questions during the webcast which I promised to post a follow-up for everyone as well.

Q: How to set RBA for Software meetering to delete a rule?

A: You will need to create a custom Security Role and  allow Delete-access to Software Metering.


Q: Any idea when RBA will be turned on for reports?

A: This has been added in R2.

Q: Are any changes or enhacements to RBA coming w/ R2?  Might our existing custom security roles get messed up?

A: One major change is the ability to finally be able to control reporting through RBA. Existing custom security roles should be fine with the R2 upgrade.


Q: Can you grant read-only to a scope instead of a collection?

A: You can associate read-only access to a particular scope.


Security Role Templates

Last but not least, I promised I would provide some of the custom Security Roles I showed in the Demo.

You can download the files here.

Note: These roles are provided AS-IS.

The following roles are included in the download:



SCCM Guru Webcast Replay Is Up

Thanks to everyone who attended my webcast today. I hope you found the content valuable.

The replay is available here.

The PowerPoint deck is available here.


Episode 13: Chris Nackers
ConfigMgr OSD Tips/Tricks – What happens when I do this… uh-oh
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 ~ 11:00 – 12:30 pm PST

What drivers do you really need in WinPE? Why shouldn’t you just add everything until it works? How does MDT Application Mapping work?

If you want to know these answers then join Chris Nackers, Microsoft MVP as he dives into the world of OSD and answers these questions and more!


Fantastic Deployment Videos

Johan Arwidmark has uploaded some great videos to his blog. Summaries are below, go to the following link to view the videos!

5 Deployment and Systems Management sessions from NIC 2012 in Oslo


Creating Custom WinPE 4.0 boot images (54:59)
This session gives an in-depth view of all the new features in WinPE 4.0 (Windows PE) architecture, tools and usage scenarios. It covers advanced techniques for building and customizing Windows PE as well as its integration with MDT 2012. You will learn how add support for custom images, add components, ADSI, web services, as well as creating your own plugins. You can expect lots of tips & tricks and live demos in this session.

A Geeks guide to the Galaxy – Building a SC 2012 Configuration Manager OS Deployment Solution(01:03:25)

The uber-demo spaceship has landed in Oslo! Join Johan Arwidmark in an hour live demo on how to build a Windows 7 deployment solution, based on ConfigMgr 2012 and MDT 2012 Zero Touch, from scratch to finish.

Inside Windows 8 – The new Assessment and Deployment Kit, ADK (58:51)

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) is being replaced by Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) in the Windows 8 timeframe. Join Johan Arwidmark guiding you through the new features, including WinPE 4.0, Performance Assessment and much more.

Inside Windows 8 – Mastering the Setup Engine(01:00:32)

This session dives deep into the Windows 8 setup engine, explains the driver store, log files, device driver ranking, and much more. It goes deep into the configuration passes, the Windows Servicing Stack, Windows System Image Manager, and Deployment Image Service and Management (DISM). You can expect lots of tips, tricks, and live demos in this session.

SC 2012 Configuration Manager OSD – Tips & Tricks from the Deployment Masters (01:09:29)

This is what you always wanted to know about OS Deployments using MDT 2012 and ConfigMgr 2012, but no one told you about until now… You will learn how to extend ConfigMgr 2012 and MDT 2012 with custom scripts and frontends, workaround current limitations, work with the deployment database and web services. We bring you Enterprise customizations to use in every size of network.


System Center Updates Publisher 2011 Screencasts


Configuration Manager 2012–Extending the AD Schema Video Walkthrough

Quick video on how to extend the Active Directory Schema for ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2. This video will also apply to ConfigMgr 2007.


Configuration Manager 2012– Initial Installation Video Walkthrough

Here is a quick video walkthrough of the initial installation of ConfigMgr 2012, this is Beta 2. Hope this helps.