August 2014 MNSCUG Meeting

Written by Fred Bainbridge.

August is already upon us!  Our next user group meeting will be Wednesday, August 20th at 4:30 - 7:00pm at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods and is going to be Operations Manager oriented!  Operations Manager is always popular so please register in advance so we can get a proper count for food and drink.

 

Jonathan Almquist will be presenting on creating an application service model in Operations Manager using Visual Studio Authoring Extensions.  Also presenting will be Nathan Foreman from C.H. Robinson.  He will be covering how to integrate a CMDB into your Operations Manager environment and using CI Attributes to automatically control monitoring.  Should be really cool stuff.

 

Concurrency

Food and beverage will be provided again by Concurrency!  A special thanks to Concurrency for becoming our newest Bronze sponsor! Concurrency is also bronze for MMS which shows their commitment to the community.

 

Registration is free to the public, but please be sure to sign-up if you are attending so we can ensure everyone has enough food and drink.

Eventbrite - February 2014 MNSCUG Meeting

 

See you there!

MMS

Written by Brian Mason.

MMS MoA Nov 10-11-12 2014

For those of you who attended our last meeting, you might recall our survey about a conference this fall.   Well it's now official:  The Midwest Management Summit.  Watch the Twitter feeds for #MMSMinnesota and #MMS.  And learn about the conference at our site: http://mms.mnscug.org

And follow MMS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidwestManagementSummitMN

July 2014 MNSCUG Meeting Notes

Written by Brian Mason.

Thanks to our VP Fred Bainbridge who took these excellent notes about the last meeting. Thanks to Concurrency for the great food!

Ryan Ephgrave - Right Click Tools

Using the right click tools you can right click on a user and go to user devices and it will show you how many devices the user has been on and for how long.

App-V 5.0 and UeV 2.0 Presentation Follow Up

Written by Fred Bainbridge.

As promised here is the slide deck for the App-V and UeV presentations at the last MNSCUG meeting. Managing UeV with ConfigMgr 2012 and automating the creation UeV Configuration Items and Baseline Compliance items using PowerShell. The script should be saved and run from the same location as the System Center 2012 Configuration Pack for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 2.0.

The script will create and import a CI for the UeV Agent settings, and then it will create and import a CI for each template file and add each to a Baseline item. You can then use the CM12 console to add the new Agent Settings CI that was created to the baseline, or create a new baseline for just the Agent settings. Then deploy the baseline to whatever collection you want to manage UeV settings for. You can run this script each time a template or agent setting change. there is no need to delete the existing CI/Baseline items, if there are changes the items will simply get a new revision as opposed to creating a new item.

If you have any questions on how it works, etc. feel free to contact me @FredBainbridge or fred _@_ mnscug.org

APP-V5-MNSCUGJune2014.pptx

UeV20-MNSCUGJune2014.pptx

UEVbaselineGenerator.zip

 

MNSCUG June Meeting Notes

Written by Brian Mason.

Fred's Notes from the Active Directory Best Practices from Robert Wakefield with NowMicro:

Backup of group policies via GPMC or script. Most GP admins do not backup group policy objects.

It's not a bad idea to backup directly from the GPMC

Use PowerShell to backup GPOs, this can be scheduled. Group policy backup via PS doesn't get links or security, etc. Only the object itself.

Use a central store to gather and distribute ADMX files.

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