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.


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

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.

June 2014 MNSCUG Meeting Reminder

Written by Fred Bainbridge.

REMINDER - Our next MN System Center User Group meeting will be an ALL DAY event Thursday, June 5th from 9am to 3:30pm at Microsoft's Edina HQ building - 6th Floor, Lake of the Woods.  This will be a star studded extravaganza as we are pleased to welcome back presenter Wally Mead and guest participant Kent Agerlund.  There is a hard limit to 100 attendees for this event.  So please register in advance!


Lunch will be provided by cdw


The following sessions are planned for the day -

  • 9:00 - 10:00am Wally Mead (ConfigMgr)
  • 10:15 - 11:15am Fred Bainbridge (App-V 5.0)
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 11:45 - 12:45pm Fred Bainbridge (UeV 2.0)
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm Robert Wakefield (AD Best Practices)
  • 2:15 -3:15pm John Nelson (Configuring SQL for ConfigMgr)


There should be enough time for questions after each session, but if anything runs long we will hold a Q&A at the end.



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!

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





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