Join the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) for:  “March 2014 Systems Management Round Table and Planning”

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WHERE
Meeting Room C (Conference Room)

Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711

WHEN
Friday, March 28th 1:00 PM CST

WHAT
This is an Open Format Systems Management round table! Bring your questions, something to show and tell, or just join the conversation and catch up with local area System Center experts and stay on top of the latest industry trends. We’ll talk Future Year 2014 in relation to our User Group plans as well as future in Systems Management.

Happy New Year! MSMUG will kick off another great year on January 30th for an in-person remote viewing party of System Center Universe 2014!

We’ll have a catered lunch and group discussion between the presentations! View the live simulcast and engage in the conversation!

REGISTER HERE:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scu-2014-simulcast-madison-wi-tickets-8002845727?aff=eorg

scu2014

WHERE
Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room B
5530 Lacy Road – Fitchburg, WI 53711

WHEN
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 7:30am to 6:00pm CST


Topics Include:

• Managing Modern Mobile Devices with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
• Identity Management for Hybrid IT with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2
• Building the Perfect Windows 8 Image
• Become the Hero of the Day – Master ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with a Limited Budget and Free Community Tools
• SCSM SSP WAP SMA PS – How a Bunch of Letters Can Help Deliver Solutions Faster, with Fewer Issues, Save Money, Impress the Boss, and Get You a Promotion
• Custom Data Collection and Reporting with ConfigMgr
• Master Class: Orchestrating Daily Tasks Like a Pro
• People-Centric IT and Windows Intune
• Monitor Your Interstellar Cloud
• Extending Microsoft System Center to Monitor and Manage Virtual Environments
• Managing Third Party Updates with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager
• BlueStripe + System Center – Making Distributed Applications Work
• And More!
REGISTER HERE:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scu-2014-simulcast-madison-wi-tickets-8002845727?aff=eorg

WHERE
Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room B
5530 Lacy Road – Fitchburg, WI 53711

WHEN
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 7:30am to 6:00pm CST

 

MSMUG Presents:
Join the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) for a User Group Meeting on Friday November 8th for “How to Hit a Moving Target – Vulnerability Intelligence for 3rd Party Patching”

Lunch will be included at this event! Please reserve your place for this event so we can get an accurate count for catering SIGN UP HERE

Do you know what software applications need updating in your system today?  Once you identify, how are you creating and deploying these patches in your system? With nearly 86% of vulnerabilities coming exclusively from 3rd party software applications, it’s more important than ever to patch everything in your environment.
In this session we will go through how vulnerability intelligence can help you prioritize what patches are most important for your environment based on your security risks.  Plus, we will demo how you can create and deploy third party patches through Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Center 2012.

 

Presenters:
Meaghan McKeown, Director, Business Development, Secunia

Milan Koppen, Senior Solution Specialist, Secunia

 

Lunch will be included at this event! Please Sign up for this event so we can get an accurate count for catering SIGN UP HERE

 

WHEN
Friday, November 8th 12:00 PM CST

WHERE
Fitchburg Community Center – “Praire View” room
Fitchburg Community Center : 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

 

FYI: The Prairie Room is in the”North-East” Corner of the building:

 

 

Wally was kind enough to send us a summarized description the questions and requests from our September User Group meeting. The following is the summarized list:

 Wally submitted the following Design Change Requests based on some of our feedback and questions:

  • Want to run a VB script as the logged on user with elevated rights
  • Want to be able to perform a restore from SQL Standard to SQL Enterprise
  • Want to be able to unapprove approved software (for example if the user moves to a different department so no longer needs the software)
  • Want more real-time actions, such as to initiate hardware inventory
  • Want a designator for the type of maintenance window when you view the maintenance windows on a collection
  • Want us to automatically redistribute targeted content if removed from a DP that is in a DP group with the content targeted to the group
  • Want to be able to control installation order of dependencies for a deployment type
  • What does a hoster do when they have more than 10 untrusted forests for their clients they host Configuration Manager solutions for in Configuration Manager 2012? We can only have 10 MPs total, and 8 SUPs. *** Currently we have no solution for this, other than separate primary sites (no hierarchy however given no trusts), or to establish one way trusts to allow clients to be supported over the trust. But I filed it as a DCR also.
  • Want us to add a collection column display for the primary user(s) of systems, or show primary devices for a user. This would help the help desk to find the system to query properties of when a user calls. I showed him how to find the primary device of a user, but he wanted a column to show it automatically without having to click the Primary Device link. Additionally, maybe even show “Currently logged on user” on a computer, as the user may not be at their primary computer.
  • Want some guidance/best practices, for smaller environments. Something like how to tune for smaller environments, such as maintenance task frequency, inventory schedules, etc.

 

Wally answers our Questions:

Options for PowerShell support for Client Notifications

We already have that in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – Invoke-CMClientNotification

 

For software distribution, when targeting software to collections based on OUs, how to quickly get Configuration Manager updated when a computer gets moved from one OU to another after an application has been deployed? I’m not sure that Active Directory System Discovery, which collects OU information for clients, removes old OUs on a delta (but believe it may find new ones)

This does happen today with Configuration Manager 2012. When you move a computer between OUs, a USN change event is created, and our delta discovery for AD System Discovery will find that.

 

 

 

Since we had a late meeting last month, this months meeting will be a social gathering!

This meeting will be an “Open Format” discussion for all things System Center. Join Madison area System Center experts with your questions, issues, discussion topics, or just catch up with other MSMUG group members!

Hope to see you there!

WHERE
Atomic Koi Lounge (across the street from our usual meeting location)
2685 Research Park Dr, Fitchburg, WI 53711

WHEN
Friday, October 18th 4:00 PM CST

IMPORTANT NOTE: The meeting for Friday, September 27th, 2013 has been moved to Thursday, September 26th, 2013. to bring Wally Mead for a special presentation!

 

WHERE

Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room B
5530 Lacy Road – Fitchburg, WI 53711
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WHEN
Thursday, September 26th 8:30AM – 4:00 PM CST

PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND!

 

We are rescheduling the meeting to accommodate Wally’s schedule.  In a joint effort with the Minnesota System Center User Group, we are bringing Wally Mead to the Midwest to visit the MNSCUG user group and our own group.  This is going to be a meeting you won’t want to miss!

Wally probably doesn’t need much of an introduction, he’s one of the most well know Microsoft speakers, but here’s his Bio anyways.

Wally Mead has been with Microsoft for 21 years, working almost exclusively with Microsoft’s systems management technologies (SMS 1.0 through Configuration Manager 2012). He now works as the community lead for the Configuration Manager product group, managing the MVPs, discussion aliases and forums, and working with TAP customers on evaluating pre-release versions of Configuration Manager.

We ask that you please RSVP at the following link so that we can get an accurate count for catering! https://msmugsep2013.eventbrite.com/

Join the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) for a User Group Meeting on September 27th for a System Center Roundtable discussion. This meeting will be an ”Open Format” discussion for all things System Center. Join Madison area System Center experts with your questions, issues, discussion topics, or just catch up with other MSMUG group members!

WHERE
Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room B
5530 Lacy Road – Fitchburg, WI 53711

WHEN
Friday, September 27th 1:00PM – 4:00 PM CST

If you can’t make the meeting, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, or concerns on our LinkedIn page.

Please remember to signup and add our newsletter email address:  newsletter@madisonusergroup.com to your Trusted email list!

 

Join the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) for a User Group Meeting on June 14th.

WHERE
Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room B
5530 Lacy Road – Fitchburg, WI 53711

WHEN
Friday, June 14th 1:00PM – 4:00 PM CST

 

SCCM 2012 SP1 Upgrade Experiences – Chris Nackers

Learn the best tips and tricks for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Upgrades. This session is based on experiences and best practices from real life upgrade projects and more! Bring your SP1 questions!

 

PowerShell Basics for Systems Management – Lee Berg

PowerShell… I hear so much about it, How do I start using it today? and better yet, how do I utilize it with System Center 2012? This session will give you everything you need to know to start using PowerShell, and better yet, how to start using PowerShell for Systems Management!

Join the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) for a special User Group Meeting on May 10th.

This won’t be a typical meeting for our group!  This month we will not have a presenter but rather a few topics of discussion, mostly about plans for future meetings and group organization! Some specific topics are as follows:

  • MMS2013 Review
  • Group Structure / Organization Planning
  • Future Sessions Planning

If you’d like to see what you may have missed at MMS2013,  see how you can help out our group, have suggestions, or just want to catch up with other group members we will see you at the meeting!

WHERE
Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room C (Conference Room)
5530 Lacy Road - Fitchburg, WI 53711
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WHEN
Friday, May 10th 29th 2:30PM – 4:30 PM CST

If you can’t make the meeting, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, or concerns on our LinkedIn page

Please remember to signup and add our newsletter email address:  newsletter@madisonusergroup.com to your Trusted email list!

We’ll be back to our regularly meetings with speakers next month so stay tuned for future announcements

 

Join the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) for a User Group Meeting on March 29th.

WHERE
Fitchburg Public Library – Upstairs Meeting Room B
5530 Lacy Road - Fitchburg, WI 53711
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WHEN
Friday, March 29th 1:00PM – 5:00 PM CST

Steve Beaumont: Windows 8 – Lessons from a 10,000 Seat Deployment
We will be having Steve Beaumont from the UK giving a remote presentation to our group. Steve is a System Center expert with over 15 years of experience ranging from low end system building to managing a crack team of enterprise class support specialists to now providing consultancy and designs for system center products.

Steve has recently just recently finished the PoC/Pilot build of the Windows 8 image and deployment customization for a 10,000 seat organisation.

Steve is bringing all the lessons learned from his Win 8 production experience to our group. We’ll be discussing all the problems and decisions that you WILL have to do deal with during your own Windows 8 Deployments, including:

  • Configuring  ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 & Integrating MDT for Win8 Deployment
  • Prepping for UEFI/SecureBoot
  • Lock Screen customisations & User Account Picture defaults
  • Specific Win8 Group Policy Settings
  • Metro IE Proxy Settings issues
  • App Store issues and condsiderations
  • AppLocker for App Store control
  • General app deployment during task sequence
  • .Net 3.5 frustrations & workarounds

Orchestrator – Getting Started / Production Examples
MSMUG member Lee Berg will be given a presentation all about System Center Orchestrator. We’ll cover the basics all the way up to some advanced uses for Orchestrator in production. THis session should provide you with everything you need to start using Orchestrator in your organization today!