Azure – You can run (predefined) commands from the portal

I just found it but apparently it has been there for few weeks already; you can run predefined command from the Azure portal to the Azure virtual machine. The predefined commands you can execute are: RunPowerShellScript to executes a PowerShell script; the script must be saved in the virtual machine EnableRemotePS to enable remote PowerShell EnableAdminAccount to checks if the local Administrator account is disabled, and if so enables it…

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SCCM – You can now use Azure ARM when deploying Cloud Management Gateway and Distribution Point

With the latest update for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now select and use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) when deploying Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) and/or Cloud Distribution Point (CDP); this should now be your preferred option for such deployment. Using the SCCM Console, go to the Administration workspace and reach the Cloud Services\Cloud Distribution Points or Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway section to create the…

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SCCM – You can now use your cloud management gateway for content distribution

With the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now use your cloud management gateway to distribute content. Previously you had to deploy 2 separate cloud roles: the cloud management gateway AND the cloud distribution point. To enable this option, go to the Administration workspace and reach out the Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway section Then edit (or create if you do not have…

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SCCM – Improvements for Azure AD Joined devices managed by SCCM

You may already be aware that the introduction of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integration with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) starts reducing the certificate requirements. Well, this integration has been updated (with the current release – build 1806 – this is still a preview) to allow Azure AD Joined devices managed by SCCM to communicate using HTTP with the SCCM environment through the cloud management gateway To implement this…

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SCCM – You can exclude OU’s from the System Discovery

With the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now exclude organizational units from the Active Directory System Discovery. To configure such exclusion(s), go to the Administration workspace of your SCCM console and reach out the Hierarchy Configuration\Discovery Methods to edit the Active Directory System Discovery Then edit your Active Directory containers settings from the General tab; you will then be able to…

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