April 2014 MNSCUG Meeting

Written by Fred Bainbridge.

Our next MN System Center User Group meeting will be MONDAY, April 21st from 4:30pm - 7:15pm at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods.


This month's meeting is sponsored by NowMicro, the premier IT provider of cutting-edge technology products, solutions, and services.  They also have the honor of having the newest ConfigMgr MVP among their ranks.  Congratulations Nash Pherson!  


For the main event we are honored and excited to welcome ConfigMgr "Super Man" Kent Agerlund. Kent is a Microsoft System Center 2012 ConfigMgr MVP who works as senior System Center architect, trainer, event speaker, and author. For the past four years, he has been on the road with his Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager class.  He will be presenting several real world examples of mobile device management across many different mobile platforms.  This is a can't miss for anyone interested in how to start tackling mobile devices in the enterprise.  Kent is in town to teach his famous ConfigMgr 2012 course, for those who are unable to attend his training class, this is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best.


There will be a round table Q&A session after Kent's presentation to handle any general issues you may be experiencing in your environment.





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


Eventbrite - February 2014 MNSCUG Meeting


See you there!

CM Migration Position

Written by Brian Mason.

My client is in need of a SCCM Administrator to support all divisions with the administration and migration of the current 2007 environment to SCCM 2012. The person will work with the project team throughout the migration performing tasks as needed and instructed. Responsibilities include building the production environment and determining solutions based on designs of migration. This person will need to have experience with a SCCM 2007-SCCM 2012 migration and the understanding of Production Enterprise Environment.

This project will be done at the end of September. Remote work is available for this position as well. Let me know if you are interested or know of anyone that would be interested. Resumes can be sent to zbayreuther @ awistaffing.com


Zach Bayreuther

April No Fools! Nash Pherson, MVP

Written by Brian Mason.

Dear Nash Pherson,

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Enterprise Client Management technical communities during the past year.

MNSCUG SEP 2013 Meeting Notes From Wally

Written by Brian Mason.

Hi folks, I just got an email from Wally and am publishing it below for everyone to see. Don't forget that you can register at https://connect.microsoft.com yourself and submit bugs and DCRs.

And we meet Monday to learn some PowerShell from Kaido. Be there!

March 2014 MNSCUG Meeting Notes

Written by Brian Mason.

Thanks to BlueStripe for hosting last night.

Thanks to Dan Audley for driving up all the way from Charlotte to speak about SCOM.

Some interesting tools came up during the meeting. Here are links to them.

Tao Yang's Self-Maintenance management pack for OpsMgr 2012

Override Explorer for Operations Manager 2012

Microsoft Management Packs - WiKi

If you have others, email them in (you can use the contact form). I'll also make sure that if you logon to the site that you get the subscription controls for the newsletter; I heard that may not be working.

Update: Dan just sent this in for us:

  1. WMI memory leak in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
  2. WMI memory leak in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
  3. How to enable proxy agent on all Agents where it is not enabled

    get-SCOMagent | where {$_.ProxyingEnabled -match "False"} | Enable-SCOMAgentProxy
  4. How to enable proxy agents as a default setting in SCOM 2012 R2 from the Management Server. This effects all Agents installed after the setting is committed.

    add-pssnapin "Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.Client";
    new-managementGroupConnection -ConnectionString:<FQDN of SCOM Management Server>;
    set-location "OperationsManagerMonitoring::";
    Set-DefaultSetting -Name HealthService\ProxyingEnabled -Value True

Next month is Kent Agerlund. And don't forget we meet on a Monday instead.

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