Starting with SCCM version 1610, cloud management gateway introduces a new way to manage internet clients. This method is different than the “traditional” Internet-based client management (ICBM). Cloud Management Gateway uses a combination of a cloud service deployed in Microsoft Azure and a new site system role that communicates with that service. Clients then use the service to communicate with SCCM. The main advantage of a cloud management gateway is that it doesn’t expose your SCCM servers to the internet but the downside is that it requires an Azure subscription which brings recurring monthly costs. If you’re still unsure which method to use, you can read the Microsoft documentation and see our blog post about internet client management. Make sure that you understand the limitation of using internet clients. We strongly encourage to use this new method if you’ll be managing client on the internet since this feature will evolve with … Read More
How to install an SCCM Cloud Distribution Point
A cloud distribution point is an SCCM distribution point that is hosted in Microsoft Azure. The client will access it as a normal distribution point using port 443 (SSL). Some benefits of using cloud distribution points are for clients on the internet, fallback scenario or to quickly provision a distribution point if extra bandwidth is needed for a limited time. The whole process should take about an hour, a bit more if you’re not familiar with certificates which are a big part of this guide. Plan If you’re unsure if the cloud distribution point is the right choice for your organization, read the following Microsoft documentation which explains in detail the features and benefits. The article also lists what features are supported or not. Cost We also suggest reading the Microsoft article explaining the cost of using a cloud distribution point as this could be a show stopper for a small size … Read More
How to configure SCCM Device Categories
Beginning with SCCM 1606, you can create device categories to automatically add devices into device collections when you are using SCCM and Intune in a hybrid scenario. (In a standalone scenario, this feature is named Device group mapping). At enrollment time, the mobile users are required to choose a device category. Once a device category is selected, the device is added to the corresponding collection based on a new collection membership : Device Category Rule. Device categories can also be set manually on a single device using the SCCM Console. Here’s everything you need to know in order to manage this new features : Create SCCM Device Categories Open the SCCM Console Go to Assets and Compliance / Device Collections On the top ribbon, click Manage Device Categories In the Manage Device Categories dialog box, you can create, edit, or remove categories. For our post, we will be creating a Test category Create Device Category Rule When you associate a collection with … Read More
What are the benefits to use Tibanna?
Tibanna is a Software-as-a-Service solution that utilizes Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager to provide small to medium-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers enterprise-level capability for monitoring their IT environment. Unlike an on-premise enterprise management and monitoring solution, Tibanna has a cloud web-based portal that allows users to securely monitor their IT environment. Tibanna proactively generates alerts for availability, performance, configuration and security issues within the IT network as well as for individual computer health state. Tibanna monitors the following: Data Centers, servers and workstations VMware environment Any Windows Server from 2003 SP2 & up Any workstation from Windows Vista SP2 & up Any application that resides on these servers and workstations, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Office, SQL Server (coming soon), Hyper-V The hardware, whether it’s Dell, HP or Lenovo File servers and print servers Tablets, such as Microsoft Surface Tibanna will soon be able to monitor Oracle Database, InterSystems … Read More