SCCM – Cloud Management Gateway and Cloud Distribution Point

The cloud management gateway (CMG) provides a simple way to manage Configuration Manager clients on the internet. By deploying the CMG as a cloud service in Microsoft Azure, you can manage traditional clients that roam on the internet without additional infrastructure. You also don’t need to expose your on-premises infrastructure to the internet.

A cloud-based distribution point is a System Center Configuration Manager distribution point that is hosted in Microsoft Azure. The following information is intended to help you learn about configurations and limitations for using a cloud-based distribution point.

In this step-by-step guide, I will demonstrate how to configure and establish a Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) and Cloud Distribution Point (CDP) in SCCM and Azure.

In order to walk you through the entire process of setting up the Cloud Management Gateway and Cloud Distribution Point features, I am going to break this down into 6 parts.

  1. Overview
  2. Certificates
  3. Azure Service
  4. Cloud Management Gateway
  5. Cloud Distribution Point
  6. Log Files

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PowerShell – Intune Local Administrator Password Solution (iLAPS)

iLAPS

If you have devices that is connected to an on-premise, you would certainly configure the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS), which allows unique password for each local administrator across the enterprise network.

Unfortunately this method only works when you have on-premise devices, but what about Azure AD Joined machines? – A short answer is “no”.

LAPS takes advantage of 2 attributes in the local Active Directory, these attributes are not available in Azure AD.

Therefor I have created a small application that mimic the same behavior for Azure AD devices, which I call “iLAPS” for Intune Local Administrator Password Solution.

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PowerShell – Azure Storage Using REST API

Azure Storage Services

Yo! I’m back again. This time I have been playing around with Azure Table Storage.

Azure Table storage is a service that stores structured NoSQL data in the cloud, providing a key/attribute store with a schema less design. Because table storage is schema less, it’s easy to adapt your data as the needs of your application evolve. Access to Table storage data is fast and cost-effective for many types of applications, and is typically lower in cost than traditional SQL for similar volumes of data.

You need to create a storage account in an Azure subscription and generate a shared access signature, prior before using the code below.

I created some lightweight functions that allows you to insert and get data from a table with PowerShell, using REST API.

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