ConfigMgr–Compliance Baseline for BranchCache on Windows 8

Here’s a ConfigMgr Compliance baseline that checks the BranchCache configuration on Windows 8 clients. With the release of Windows 8 and Server 2012 Microsoft also made available PowerShell cmdlets for BranchCache, so creating a script based configuration item in ConfigMgr becomes a pretty straight forward task. The below Compliance Baseline checks the following 3 things. Is BranchCache Enabled Is the Service Running Is BranchCache operating in Distributed Cache mode The following PowerShell commands are included Read More …

Configuration Manager – DCM Import Error

While importing a Configuration Manager Configuration Baseline within our lab infrastructure  that I had previously exported from our production environment I received the following error: “The following files could not be imported because they contain incorrect or missing configuration data: …..CAB – The cab file references missing content or contains a circular reference” This configuration baseline contains several configuration items, but sadly the error message doesn’t provide a clear message about which item causes a Read More …

How to create a SCCM 2012 SP1 Configuration Baseline with Security Compliance Manager (SCM) 3.0

Most enterprises take advantage of Group Policies to manage security configuration settings across their server and desktop infrastructure. Usually once tested and implemented it’s assumed they get applied correctly. But can we be 100% sure that our clients and servers do actually receive these settings? With the help of the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 3.0 and SCCM 2012 SP1 we can configure a security baseline to monitor security group policy settings compliance. To do so Read More …