Mike’s career has been focused around systems management (ConfigMgr) and operating system deployment for almost 20 years (ever since SMS v1.2). He founded and runs the Arizona Systems Management User Group (www.azsmug.org). He specializes in the design, architecture and installation of System Center Configuration Manager and also Windows operating system deployments. Mike has designed, architected and deployed System Center Configuration Manager in several Fortune 100 companies and has worked with some of the world's largest organizations (400K+ seats). Mike is now a Technology Architect at 1E. In this role, he provides technical direction for 1E technologies as they relate to Configuration Manager and operating system deployment. You can find him on twitter (@miketerrill) and read his personal blog at https://miketerrill.net.
Mike Terrill
Friday, 03 February 2017 / Published in Featured, Help Desk, Webinars
In part 2 of this webinar Q and A, you’ll learn the answers to the community’s burning questions about Configuration Manager. If you missed it, you can still re-watch the webinar here.  Question: Does the Cloud management gateway support multiple subscriptions of different azure tenants? Answer: Yes, you can have multiple instances of the CMG. Question:
Mike Terrill
Thursday, 02 February 2017 / Published in 1E Support, Featured, Webinars
Our latest webinar, Making the Most of Configuration Manger in 2017 was a huge success. It was our most registered for and most attended webinar to date. Naturally, there were loads of questions. In this 2 part blog series, we will answer some questions received. Remember, you can re-watch the webinar here. Question: Regarding security
Mike Terrill
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 / Published in 1E Support, Help Desk, SCCM, Software Lifecycle Automation, Webinars
It seems like it was not long ago that Kent and I presented Preparing for the Future of SCCM and Maximizing SCCM 1511 for Enterprise Client. But that was a year ago and so much has happened since then. We thought it was worth taking another look at where System Center Configuration Management is and where
Mike Terrill
Thursday, 24 March 2016 / Published in SCCM, Software Lifecycle Automation, Uncategorized, Windows 10
inventory classes
When starting a project to deploy a new operating system into the environment, it is a good thing to look at the current state of affairs. Configuration Manager already contains a wealth of information about your current environment, but there are also other useful pieces of information that is not enabled in the default Configuration
Mike Terrill
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 / Published in Software Lifecycle Automation, Uncategorized, Windows 10
Windows 10 and switching to UEFI
You probably have started hearing the term UEFI a lot more lately along with all of the Windows 10 news, but what exactly is UEFI and why do you need it? UEFI stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and is the next generation interface between the operating system and platform firmware. It replaces the antiquated
Mike Terrill
Friday, 11 September 2015 / Published in OS Deployment, Uncategorized, Windows 10
It’s just over a month since the consumer launch of Windows 10 and in that time over 75 million Windows 10 upgrades have taken place – the majority of which have been on consumer machines. What does that have to do with your business? Let me put it this way: that’s 75 million people who
How many times have you fallen victim to misconfigured software, either as a user or an IT admin? Misconfigured software can pose a number of challenges for users across the board, including: IT Admins who design comprehensive solutions dependent upon specific features and functionality Desktop Engineers who need to ensure seamless integration with the operating
Mike Terrill
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 / Published in 1E Community, Uncategorized
As a programmer, how do you measure your productivity? What kinds of tools do you have to determine project progress? Are you using story points? Is it the number of stories delivered in a certain time span? Do you track your progress with burn-down charts? When you think about a successful working day, one of those
Mike Terrill
Monday, 13 October 2014 / Published in OS Deployment, SCCM, Uncategorized
If you spend a lot of time creating ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OSD Task Sequences, you probably have a method for inserting the steps and groups that you like to use in every TS you create. Maybe you open a reference TS up and copy and paste steps into a new TS that you are creating.
Mike Terrill
Friday, 03 October 2014 / Published in OS Deployment, SCCM, Uncategorized
I was doing an OSD project about 5 years ago when I came up with the idea of automatically opening the smsts.log file using Trace32 (now replaced by CMTrace). I am always up for a challenge to see if something can be done, so I set out to see if I could make it happen.