Looking for a technically proficient systems administrator or systems engineer with experience using most features of SCCM. SCCM work entails about half of job duties. Experience with other technologies that would be a bonus include: AD, SCOM, Office 365, password management software (like Thycotic Secret Server), print server management, supporting AD integration of multiple companies, and anti-virus. This is a permanent position for a growing company in Shakopee, MN.

Please contact Todd Weigand with inquiries. Todd can be reached at 952-903-4431 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please mention that you heard about the position on MNSCUG.

MNSCUG March 2017 Notes

Notes from our March 2017 meeting are below. Click arrow to proceed.

Thanks to 1E for their gold sponsorship.




The March 2017 Minnesota System Center User Group meeting will be a FULL DAY EVENT on Tuesday, March 14th from 8am to 5pm at the MTC in Edina. 3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor 

Presentations start at 9. Come early for coffee, donuts, and networking.

We all know the struggles of managing hard to reach clients. This month our speakers will show you some ways to make this task simpler. PKI(Public Key Infrastructure), IBCM(Internet-based Client Management), CMG(Cloud Management Gateway), Cloud DPs, WebAPI, and more. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about these solutions from Hank Thompson(CHS), Matthew Teegarden(LifeTouch), and Fred Bainbridge(NowMicro).

We also have a special guest speaker coming to town. Steve Rachui is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer specializing in Configuration Manager. He has been fixing the most troublesome issues with this software since the SMS days. Steve will talk about Boundary Changes in 1610, Managing Duplicate Hardware Identifiers, Windows Information Protection Integration, and Application Deployment Tips & Tricks. Be prepared to learn from the best!

A special thanks to our loyal sponsor 1E for renewing their Gold Sponsorship yet again! Troy Martin will be in town to show us their newest product, Tachyon. We love our sponsors! Please check them out.


If you haven't already registered for MMS, the clock is ticking. Tickets will sell out SOON!



MNSCUG January 2017 Meeting

The first Minnesota System Center User Group meeting of 2017 will be Wednesday, January 18th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina. 3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor


Mark Godfrey (MN.IT Services) and Nash Pherson (Now Micro) will be our presenters taking you on a marvelous tour through the world of workstation security. AppLocker, XTS-AES 256 BitLocker, Credential Guard and more. Learn best practices and methods to secure your organization's workstations.


A special thanks to Now Micro for providing food and beverages! We love our sponsors! Please check them out.




The last Minnesota System Center User Group meeting of 2016 will be Thursday, December 15th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina.  3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor and we are excited to be welcoming back a world renowned client management expert Kent Agerlund!  Please register in advance.


Managing Windows 10, iOS and Android using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security suite.

This is the one session you do not want to miss if you are planning to manage mobile devices and Windows 10. The session will explain best practices from numerous MDM projects with a high focus on getting the services implemented correctly first time. Learn how to secure and manage Android, iOS and Windows 10 while having a little bit of fun at the same time.


We will also take a sneak-peak of new features in ConfigMgr and the Enterprise Mobility +Security suite – after all, Christmas is just around the corner.



A special thanks to Heat Software for providing food and beverages!  We love our sponsors!  Please check them out.


Next month: A Taste of MMS – all day OpsMgr


Vote for President and Vice President. Winners to be ratified by board before the end of the year. Winners to start in January. Special thanks to Fred Bainbridge for 2 outstanding years of his presidency. Thanks to Joe Kaster for his year as VP. And special mention to Matthew Teegarden who has been extremely helpful this year

2017 President – Ryan Ephgrave

2017 Vice President – Umm….that guy right behind me. No...the other one. Yeah, that's him.

Sponsor Session:

Adaptiva is our new gold sponsor. Gold is our highest offering which says Adaptiva is interested in helping our group as much as possible. Their funds will help us to fly in great speakers this year.

Session: Ignite Roundup & Win 10 OSD


The February Minnesota System Center User Group meeting will be Wednesday, February 15th from 4:30 to 7pm at the MTC in Edina.  3601 76th Street West. Edina, MN 55435 6th floor

MNSCUG members will be sharing their favorite tools used in their jobs, along with short demos on usage. We have a number already confirmed including:

Matthew Teegarden (@TheEmptyGarden) - RuckZuck

Ryan Ephgrave (@EphingPosh) - Task Sequence Deployment Monitor and Deployment Reporter

Steve Jesok (@SteveJesok) - PowerBI Desktop

Do you have a favorite tool that you would like to share with the local community? It would only require about 10-15 minutes consisting of a demo and why you like said tool. Please send submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A special thanks to Cyber Advisors for providing food (Buffalo Wild Wings) and beverages! We love our sponsors! Please check them out.

If you haven't already registered for MMS, the clock is ticking. Tickets WILL sell out!



MNSCUG December Notes

 Notes from our outstanding December 2016 meeting are below.

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Our next meeting is going to be November 16th and it is going to be outstanding.  Finally, the much anticipated all day enterprise monitoring meeting is here! Please register in advance.  There will be coffee and donuts starting at 8:30 and the action starts at 9:00. There will be a heavy focus on Operational Management Suite (OMS) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).  We are fortunate to welcome some really great speakers. A line up of this caliber is hard to match outside of an event like MMS.  Coincidently early bird registration is currently open, so we are going to call this day a Taste of MMS.


Bob Cornelissen (SCOM Bob), Cameron Fuller, Dieter Wjickmans and Tao Yang will all be presenting.  This is a line-up of veteran MVPs and monitoring rock stars and we are fortunate to get them all on the same day.  Bob and Cameron will each present two sessions and Dieter and Tao will each do one remotely.  The session topics will be published shortly.  Come prepared with any questions you may have because there will be an experts Q and A session at the end. 


This month, we welcome back long time sponsor Catapult Systems as our silver sponsor!  Be sure to express thanks to them for providing food and drink. 



There will be some truly stellar giveaways as well.  One lucky person may get more than just a taste of MMS.


Permanent SCCM Administrator Opportunity

I am working on for my client here in Downtown Minneapolis. Do you by chance know of any folks in your network who would be open to hearing about this position with [redacted]? We are working direct with the hiring manager and he is looking to interview immediately. I can be reached directly at 612-216-8438. The key to this opportunity is experience using SCCM in a large corporate environment deploying software vendor security updates/patching servers. This role is more on the server side as opposed to the desktop side.

Warm Regards, Chris Massey Randstad Technologies

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