ConfigMgr Endpoint Protection Point Failure–0x80070643 or -2147023293

Just a quick workaround post here. I was working with a customer recently who had a newly provisioned Configuration Manager with all GPOs and their standard server products installed. As part of the install, the Endpoint Protection Point was required so that they could use and manage System Center Endpoint Protection/Windows Defender. After picking up…

Improved support for CNG certificates in SCCM–Tech Preview 1802

In Configuration Manager Current Branch 1710, Microsoft introduced client support for Cryptography: Next Generation (CNG) certificates. Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 adds further support to this to cover HTTPS enabled management points, distribution points and software update points. If you are reading this and have no idea what CNG certificates are then check out these…

Security hardening for your servers

It’s been a little while since I added a new post so I thought I would add some details of what’s current for me. Working for a retail based company with several websites, we have to comply to PCI-DSS requirements. This essentially means we have to structure our network and servers in a ‘secure’ manner,…