Improving TeamViewer Aliases with ConfigMgr

[Last Reviewed: 2018-11-19] Recently one of our technicians mentioned in passing how nice it would be if TeamViewer’s console showed usernames in addition to computer names, so searching would be easier. That’s a fantastic idea–let’s use the TeamViewer API and ConfigMgr’s User Affinity to do this! Prerequisites: Tokens, Please Before we begin, we’ll need a … Read more

The Windows 7 MUI Black Screen of Death Spectacular, or “Why Can’t I Change Languages with DISM?”

[Last Reviewed: 2018-11-17] Here’s a scenario: You’re a global organization looking to upgrade your remaining fleet of Windows 7 machines. Your fleet contains multiple locales–your Frankfurt location runs de-DE, and your Shanghai location runs zh-CN. If you were to run an IPU on these machines using your en-US image, you’d discover pretty quickly that the … Read more

ConfigMgr + Apple DEP

It’s pretty awesome that you can extend Configuration Manager to not only manage your corporate on-prem devices, you can also turn it into a single-pane-of-glass Mobile Device Management solution for all of your devices. I recently hooked up our ConfigMgr environment into Intune with the intent to manage a pilot group of iPads. During that … Read more

ConfigMgr Update State: I thought I saw a 2!

What does Bender (the lovable bending robot from Futurama) and Configuration Manager both have in common? They both don’t like the number 2. This post investigates an issue that prevented our ConfigMgr environment from installing the latest update. We knew something was wrong because the “Updates and Servicing Status” page showed no data, and because … Read more