Subscribe to this Blog via eMail? Email Address. In this post, we are not using a third-party certificate. Hence, the CMG service in azure must be unique and not used by anyone. Note: we do not have to create the CMG service in the portal.
We need to ensure the CMG service name is unique. Cloud management gateway can now serve Cloud distribution point as well. Below are the steps to Check a unique service name for the storage. Make a note of this unique name. Based on need or scenario you may need more certificates.
In this post or scenario, we need One certificate only Server Authentication. Let us discuss server-side and client-side certificates. Certificate issued by both supported. The server authentication certificate is mandatory while configuring CMG for any scenario. In part 1 of this post, we discussed different CMG scenarios. Note: Microsoft recommends using a trusted third party certificate provider like DigiCert, etc.
Windows 10 trusts these third party certificates without any Root certificate dependency. We will discuss more in later sections. In previous step, we prepared certificate template for CMG. However, certificate template is not enabled. Let us do that now. Finally, in this step we are going to export the private key. PFX for the certificate, which we created in previous step three. We need this certificate to configure CMG.
There are three options for authentication. In this post we will use 3rd option. By default, Hybrid or Azure only joined computer will receive below two certificate from Azure. These certificates can serve as authentication token for CMG service. In this post, we are using these two certificates.The Secunia CSI 6.0: Enhanced integration with SCCM 2012
Note 2 : if you are using third party certificate like Entrust, usertrust, thwate,digicert, etc then Root CA is not required.This feature was first introduced in version as a pre-release feature.
Beginning with versionthis feature is no longer a pre-release feature. Microsoft recommends using HTTPS communication for all Configuration Manager communication paths, but it's challenging for some customers due to the overhead of managing PKI certificates. Configuration Manager version includes improvements to how clients communicate with site systems. There are two primary goals for these improvements:. You can secure sensitive client communication without the need for PKI server authentication certificates.
Clients can securely access content from distribution points without the need for a network access account, client PKI certificate, and Windows authentication. All other client communication is over HTTP. The site server generates a certificate for the management point allowing it to communicate via a secure channel. This behavior is changed from Configuration Manager current branch versionwhich requires an HTTPS-enabled management point for Azure AD-joined clients communicating through a cloud management gateway.
A workgroup or Azure AD-joined client can authenticate and download content over a secure channel from a distribution point configured for HTTP. These types of devices can also authenticate and download content from a distribution point configured for HTTPS without requiring a PKI certificate on the client. It's challenging to add a client authentication certificate to a workgroup or Azure AD-joined client.
For more information, see Network access account. The cloud-based device identity is now sufficient to authenticate with the CMG and management point for device-centric scenarios. A user token is still required for user-centric scenarios. The software update point and related scenarios have always supported secure HTTP traffic with clients as well as the cloud management gateway. It uses a mechanism with the management point that's different from certificate- or token-based authentication.
A management point configured for HTTP client connections. Set this option on the General tab of the management point role properties. A distribution point configured for HTTP client connections. Set this option on the Communication tab of the distribution point role properties.
Don't enable the option to Allow clients to connect anonymously. The client requires this configuration for Azure AD device authentication. In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Administration workspace, expand Site Configurationand select the Sites node. Select the site and choose Properties in the ribbon. Wait up to 30 minutes for the management point to receive and configure the new certificate from the site.
Starting in versionyou can also enable enhanced HTTP for the central administration site. Use this same process, and open the properties of the central administration site. It's not a global setting that applies to all sites in the hierarchy. You can see these certificates in the Configuration Manager console. Go to the Administration workspace, expand Securityand select the Certificates node.
For more information on how the client communicates with the management point and distribution point with this configuration, see Communications from clients to site systems and services.With these improvements, it has never been easier to setup the CMG.
Next step is probably the most advanced step of them all which in fact is quite simple. This is the part where you have to upload the one and only certificate used for configuring all of this, and decide for some of the settings for the CMG in Azure. In this scenario, that will be cmgconfigmgr. Remember that this may take a while to replicate across the globe to all DNS servers. This configuration is useful for testing purposes, or for clients at remote offices that you want to force to use the CMG.
Set the following registry key on the client:. Verify that the client is on Internet through the Configuration Manager applet in the control panel:.
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And run following powershell line to verify that the CMG is available as Internet management point:. Thanks, Sagiv. My clients cannot connect however the CMG seems to be working great.
I see connection issues from the client. What assumptions should be made regarding the current environment before going through these steps? Can you help me I am stuck at the very first part. I am running so expected to see it. My screen looks exactly the same without the tick box option. Short answer, yes.
Just wanted to say thankyou for your guide Martin, it really helped me get the gateway working in my environment and as I work for a charity its saved money on a consultant to get this in. Quick question if you dont mind in my testing ive proven the gateway helps me: — push windows updates — push applications — power the software center so users can download published applications — get alerts when virus is found on the remote machine.
Hi Richard, you are most welcome. In regards to the SUP settings, that sounds about right and thanks for pointing that out. I would simply allow them to download the updates directly from Microsoft or use Windows Update for Business with Intune.GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. Will it be possible to include Technical information related to the certificate created by Configmgr. Security departments lige to know stuff like that. It is required for docs. Thanks ReneKierstein for the feedback. Closing this issue.
I have not found any official documentation on this bug but I understand the resolution is expected in Do I sound like a raving lunatic or can this be confirmed? Skip to content. Dismiss Join GitHub today GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
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Sign in to view. Should have been in section Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment. Linked pull requests. You signed in with another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. You signed out in another tab or window.I have upgraded SCCM technical preview lab to Stay ahead of other SCCM admins! In this post, we will see the upgrade walk through and overview of SCCM new features. There are 17 new or enhanced features available in SCCM preview version.
This is because those two 2 workloads are a subset of the device configuration workload. You can now add more than two phases in a phased deployment, as well as rearrange or remove phases. I have explained phased deployment options in the video tutorial. To add or remove phases on existing phased deployment edit phased deployment To add or remove multiple phases, use phased deployment wizard on task sequence. CMTrace tool is now installed by default by client setup.
CMTrace is not automatically registered with Windows to open the. Azure Resource Manager is a modern platform for managing all resources as a single resource group. With this deployment method, Azure AD is used to authenticate and create the cloud resources.
Improvements to how clients communicate with site systems. This includes improvements for cloud domain joined AAD clients. The introduction of Azure Active Directory Azure AD integration reduces some but not all of the certificate requirements. This release includes improvements to how clients communicate with site systems. There are two primary goals for these improvements:. You can secure client communication without the need for PKI server authentication certificates Clients can securely access content from distribution points without the need for a network access account.
More details available in the video tutorial. The new cloud management dashboard provides a centralized view for cloud management gateway usage. When the site is onboarded with Azure AD, it also displays data about cloud users and devices. This feature also includes the CMG connection analyzer for real-time verification to aid troubleshooting.
Allows access to real-time state of devices in your environment via fast channel communication. Quickly assess the state of your devices so that you can take immediate action Currently logged on user information is shown in the console Currently logged on user information is available to the IT Admin for communication and troubleshooting with the end-user.
Enable third party software updates in Software Update Point top level site component configuration Allow Configuration Manager to configure WSUS to automatically generate self-signed certificates for signing third-party software updates Configure default Software Updates client agent settings to enable third party software updates on clients Deploy custom Software Updates client agent setting to enable third party software updates on clients Successfully import a third party software updates signing certificate from Windows Software Update Services.
The WSUS cleanup wizard now declines updates that are expired according to the supersedence rules defined on the software update point component properties. Scenarios:- Run a management insight rule and observe which corresponding rule needs action. Take action on the rule. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.Pre-release features are features that are in the current branch for early testing in a production environment.
These features are fully supported, but still in active development. They might receive changes until they move out of the pre-release category. Before using pre-release features, give consent to use pre-release features. Giving consent is a one-time action per hierarchy that you can't undo. Until you give consent, you can't enable new pre-release features included with updates. After you turn on a pre-release feature, you can't turn it off.
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In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Administration workspace, expand Site Configurationand select the Sites node. On the General tab of Hierarchy Settings Properties, enable the option to Consent to use pre-release features. Click OK. When you install an update that includes pre-release features, those features are visible in the Updates and Servicing Wizard with the regular features included in the update.
In the Updates and Servicing Wizard, enable pre-release features. Select the pre-release features as you would any other feature. Optionally, wait to enable pre-release features later from the Features node under Updates and Servicing in the Administration workspace.
Select a feature, and then click Turn on in the ribbon. Until you give consent, this option isn't available for use. In the Updates and Servicing Wizard, pre-release features are visible but you can't enable them. After the update is installed, these features are visible in the Features node. However, you can't enable them until you give consent. In a multi-site hierarchy, you can only enable optional or pre-release features from the central administration site.
This behavior ensures there are no conflicts across the hierarchy. If you gave consent at a stand-alone primary site, and then expand the hierarchy by installing a new central administration site, you must give consent again at the central administration site. When you enable a pre-release feature, the Configuration Manager hierarchy manager HMAN must process the change before that feature becomes available.
Processing of the change is often immediate. Depending on the HMAN processing cycle, it can take up to 30 minutes to complete. After the change is processed, restart the console before using the feature. For more information on non-pre-release features that you must enable first, see Enable optional features from updates. For more information on features that are only available in the technical preview branch, see Technical Preview. You may also leave feedback directly on GitHub. Skip to main content.
Exit focus mode. Give consent Before using pre-release features, give consent to use pre-release features. Click Hierarchy Settings in the ribbon.
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Enable pre-release features When you install an update that includes pre-release features, those features are visible in the Updates and Servicing Wizard with the regular features included in the update. If you have given consent In the Updates and Servicing Wizard, enable pre-release features.
If you haven't given consent In the Updates and Servicing Wizard, pre-release features are visible but you can't enable them. Important In a multi-site hierarchy, you can only enable optional or pre-release features from the central administration site. Tip For more information on non-pre-release features that you must enable first, see Enable optional features from updates.Maurice Daly August 1, Friday arrived early this week in the ConfigMgr community, with the announcement that the much anticipated build had hit public availability on the fast ring.
Client push installation is a quick and easy means of getting the ConfigMgr client onto machines in your estate, however it could have a potential nasty sting in its tail. The sting could take shape in the form that credentials could be harvested and this would provide local administrator access to at worst case, every computer within your environment. In security has been enhanced with the introduction of Kerberos mutual authentication.
This new authentication method is used by default, with an option to revert to NTLM authentication in the event of authentication failure. Using HTTPS has been the recommendation by the product team for a number of years now, why do things in an insecure manner when there is a secure way right? This becomes an issue when it comes to supporting machines on a workgroup or via CMG. This is in the process of being addressed for Azure AD joined systems, providing secured communications out of the box.
You can see this by first of all enabling the Pre-Release feature. Once enabled if you go to the Site Properties and click on the Client Communications tab you will have a new checkbox.
In that instance certificates are generated and secure transport communications. One of the nice additions here for task sequence variables is the ability to hide the contents, this is particularly useful when storing passwords.
Now later in the task sequence I can call the variable to retrieve the value without disclosing it in clear text.
Another mention is the new TS variable is available for hiding the full command during the TS. A new option to fully encrypt the entire disk now exists for both the pre-provision step and the enable BitLocker step. This might be a requirement in your organisation, however be prepared for a longer deployment time ad the default method only encrypts the used storage. Maurice has been working in the IT industry for the past 18 years and currently working in the role of Senior Cloud Architect with CloudWay.
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