Author Description

raphael Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

Author Posts

SCCM – What’s new on 1806

Hi All, SCCM 1806 has been released this week (announcement at here) and has loads of features as you can see all of them here In this post, i’ll talk about some of the features.. 1- Current Logged user. Now we can see who is actually using the machine…i’ve done some tests and the console gets updated in just 2 minutes once a user logs on to a machine, and takes about 5 minutes once logs off. its is pretty amazing, and it is using the BGB (Client Notification) channel. 2- CMTrace CMTrace is finally part of the client installation, you can use it from c:\Windows\CCM\CMTrace.exe, and if you want to know how to register it as the default log viewer, i have a powershell example on my gibhub 3- CMPivot you can now get realtime information from a collection. CMPivot uses a subset of the Azure Log Analytics language,…

Github & Youtube

Hi All, after long overdue, i’m now moving all my public “stuff” to github (https://github.com/dotraphael). All tools that i use will be under the tools repository (https://github.com/dotraphael/Tools) where you can find powershell, vbs and c# stuff. Most of the tools will be something i’ve created, but some will be from another author where i add information about where the source comes from… Everything about the SCCM e-Book Administration v3 is under https://github.com/dotraphael/SCCMAdminEbookv3. I’m also already preparing the v4 of the e-book that is available under the SCCMAdminEbookv4 repository https://github.com/dotraphael/SCCMAdminEbookv4 and if you want to help me write, there is a template word file that you can download froom https://github.com/dotraphael/SCCMAdminEbookv4/blob/master/chapter/xx.%20Template.docx. Scripts will also be available there. the repository EMS-with-Microsoft-Intune-E-Book (https://github.com/dotraphael/EMS-with-Microsoft-Intune-E-book) will have all the content that for my new e-book about Intune (once i have finished with the v4 SCCM e-book :)) and of course, you’re free to help out if…

Windows 10 – Controlled Folder Access

Hi All, Have you heard of Controlled FOlder Access in windows 10? if not, have a look https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-exploit-guard/evaluate-controlled-folder-access. In short, it will block applications that are not whitelisted from making changes to a protected folder. The protected folder is a folder that Windows Defender will monitor. you can add/remove folder you required by the user. Also, you’ll need to specify what apps (based on the executable path) can make changes to the folder… Enable and disable is pretty simple (On Windows 10 1803) Start -> Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Security, click on Open Windows Defender Security Center On Windows Defender Security Center, Virus & threat protection -> Virus & threat protection settings -> Manage Controlled folder access On Controlled folder access, turn it on or off. Once it is turned on, you’ll have options to manage protected folder and application whitelist. and of course, you can enable/disable…

SCCM – SCCM HealthCheck

Hi All, I have been working on a new SCCM HealthCheck solution (that I’m calling “HealthCheck as a Service” or “HAAS”) for a while and now it’s almost ready for a release. Currently, it has over 300 rules (and I’m adding new rules quite often) and different from previous versions that i released, this is a service that I’ll be charging once it is in released state. While this version is not yet finished, I would like to offer you a free check (and we all love free stuff don’t we!?!?) So, how it will work: 1- download and execute the SCCM HealthCheck Tool to collect data from your SCCM environment (CollectData.ps1) 1.1- Depending on the size of the environment, the tool may take couple of hours to run 2- Send an e-mail to me (raphael AT perez DOT net DOT br) with the HealthCheck zip file created by the…

SCCM – Updated E-book SCCM Administration v3

Hi All, my updated SCCM e-book has finally been released. It took some time to write up and test. With 130 pages divided in 37 chapters, you’ll find lots of good info about starting with SCCM. And it is free… In this version, I removed Linux related topics, Updated Windows 10 to 1709, added sections for Cloud Management Gateway (CMG), Windows 10 Express updates, SCCM Data warehouse, Office 365 Installer, Windows 10 Update Readiness, Pending Reboot, updated some other section for SCCM 1710 and updated/added some powershell scripts To download, click here. let me know if you have any feedback

SCCM-HealthCheck toolkit – Beta Testers Wanted!!

Hi All, it has been a while, but for a good thing… We’ve been working hard with our new version of the HealthCheck toolkit (a Commercial version, based on a subscription) and we would like to have some beta testers.. 1- do you have time between 26th and 30th for a Skype for Business call? 2- Do you have an infrastructure with a single SCCM Primary site (with or without secondary sites)? Can be one or multiple computers, but cannot be connected to a CAS environment 3- Will you have some time between Christmas and new year for a remote session? 4- Will you provide feedback while the duration of the project? (from 26th/Dec/2017 until 31st/Jan/2018) if you have answers yes, let me know via e-mail RAPHAEL @ PEREZ.NET.BR I’ll need the following info: 1- Number of Primary Sites 2- Number of Secondary Sites 3- Site Codes (for the primary…

Let’s Talk IT Pro – Episode 05

Hi All, today’s video of the let’s talk IT Pro, i’m talking about Windows 10 v1709 I hope you’ll enjoy… If the video does not appear, click here to watch on YouTube

Let’s Talk IT Pro – Episode 04

Hi All, today’s video of the let’s talk IT Pro, i’m talking about a simplified view of how to make it profitable I hope you’ll enjoy… If the video does not appear, click here to watch on YouTube

Let’s Talk IT Pro – Episode 03

Hi All, today’s video of the let’s talk IT Pro, i’m talking about Project Honolulu… I hope you’ll enjoy… If the video does not appear, click here to watch on YouTube

Let’s Talk IT Pro – Episode 02

Hi All, today’s video of the let’s talk IT Pro, i’m talking about Ignite… I hope you’ll enjoy… If the video does not appear, click here to watch on YouTube