5 Ways to view Hardware Inventory Information of a Device with SCCM

Nicolas PilonConsole, Hardware Inventory, REPORT, SCCM, SQL, SSRS0 Comments

  One of the SCCM features is to inventory hardware information from devices that are managed by the SCCM client. It’s not very difficult to enable and configure the hardware inventory client settings in SCCM. Once the devices received next machine policy and hardware inventory scan, data will start to populate in your SCCM database. The information gathered from the devices can be very useful from a system health, inventory or operation perspective. You can use this information to create collections, queries as well as reports. However, one thing not too obvious with the hardware inventory information, is to see all the … Read More

Send Sync Request to Intune Mobile Devices from SCCM 1610 Console

Nicolas PilonConsole, Intune, SCCM0 Comments

This month, SCCM 1610 was released with a bunch of new features, including exiting Intune features. One of these Intune feature is to send sync request directly from the SCCM console. It’s a new remote actions that Intune administrators will use daily. For example, you can send sync request to a mobile device that is having deployment or client health issue. In fact, each mobile devices managed by Intune need to communicate with Intune to get the latest policy and compliance state. Normally, the Intune client synchronizes every 6 hours for iOS and 8 hours for Android. Additionally, there’s a scan every … Read More

How to Strengthen Security for Intune with RBAC in SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Console, Intune, SCCM0 Comments

  The majority of companies use SCCM to manage laptops, computers, servers and some for mobile devices, if they use Microsoft Intune in hybrid mode. In some situations, Intune and SCCM management is done by 2 different teams. Except for the Full Administrator role in SCCM, it’s possible to separate Intune with Configuration Manager infrastructure in the console by using security roles and security groups (RBAC). The goal is to ensure that an Intune administrator does not access Configuration Manager client devices and objects, as you don’t want to end up with people who may wipes or manages mobile devices when they are … Read More

How to install Microsoft Intune Client for MAC OSX

Nicolas PilonClient, Console, Intune, REPORT, SCCM0 Comments

Did you ever wanted to install the Microsoft Intune client on MAC OSX? Microsoft Intune standalone supports Apple operating systems since November 2015. SCCM 1602 is required to support the Microsoft Intune client with the SCCM connector (hybrid environment). The Intune client is a lightweight version of the SCCM client. You can deploy some policies, SCEP certificates, VPN and WiFi profiles. There is also a hardware inventory scan on the devices. In a previous post, we explained how to set up a compliance policy for MAC OSX, now that our client is ready to receive the compliance policy, we will install the … Read More

How to set up MAC OSX Compliance Policy for Microsoft Intune Client with SCCM

Nicolas PilonConsole, Intune, SCCM0 Comments

Microsoft Intune is a mobile device management tool that supports a variety of operating systems. Obviously, Intune supports the popular operating system Mac OSX. Since November 2015, companies that use standalone version, it’s possible to install the Intune client on MAC OSX devices. With the latest release of SCCM 1602, hybrid environment can enrol MAC OSX. The Microsoft Intune client allows the deployment of policies, SCEP certificates, VPN and WiFi profiles. It’s also a new way to inventory your MAC. Before enrolling a Mac OSX in Intune, a compliance policy must be configured to apply a minimum of security control. This post will explain … Read More

Deploy the SCCM 2012 Console using the Application Model

Nicolas PilonConsole, SCCM3 Comments

The installation of SCCM 2012 console can be either manually or automatically. Manual installation remains a good choice if you have a small team. Using role-based access control in SCCM 2012, you can delegate administrative tasks to your team and allow more users with different level of access to the SCCM 2012 console. At this point, you would rather go the automatic way. This post will explain you how to save time by using the Application Model in SCCM 2012 to automatically deploy the console to all your devices. We won’t cover the pre-requisites needed to install the SCCM 2012 … Read More