October 10 2012

Fast Client Notification Channel in SCCM 2012 SP1



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There is a great new feature available in SCCM 2012 Service Pack 1 (due for public release in Q1 of 2013)  that provides a fast “client notification” channel between server and the managed clients.  Read the full blog post from the product group here – http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2012/09/27/fast-channel-for-system-management.aspx

 

 



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July 27 2012

SCCM policy refresh with Windows desktop lock/unlock

This morning I was reading that in SCCM 2012 if you have a Windows 7 and above client, the SCCM machine & user policy is refreshed when you lock and unlock a desktop (Windows key + L)…. I wasn’t aware of this.  So I thought I’d try it out…

It appears that the material I was reading isn’t completely correct….

In my testing, I monitored the PolicyAgent log and found:

• Machine policy refresh is NOT triggered when you lock and unlock your desktop
• User policy refresh IS triggered immediately when you unlocked your desktop, however there is no user policy action when you lock the desktop