SCCM

07
Nov

SCCM and MDT OSD with BitLocker OH MY!

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While working with a client on an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 utilizing an SCCM task sequence integrated with MDT, I ran into some unexpected issues. First let’s look at the Disable BitLocker step in the SCCM MDT task sequence.   “Enable BitLocker” step is nothing more than an execution of a [...]

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13
Oct

Friends at Last? (SCCM Current Branch and TLS 1.2)

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The Scenario While on a recent project, one of my colleagues and I came across an issue when trying to install a new SCCM Current Branch site using Server 2012 R2 and SQL 2016.   The setup wizard would start just fine, and all prerequisites passed.  However when we got to the point where we […]

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08
Sep

CM Tech Preview 1708 – Make Scripts work for you!

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Greetings everyone, If you haven’t heard by now, the newest branch of SCCM 1706 brought the concept of managing PowerShell scripts within the Administrators console that can be executed against Devices or Device Collections.  This a an awesome feature that has tons of possibilities.  You may have quickly noticed that you cannot pass parameters to […]

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24
Aug

What modern management of Windows 10 looks like with Windows AutoPilot, Azure AD, SCCM, and Intune

Posted by | No Tags | Azure · Microsoft Intune · SCCM · Windows 10 | No Comments on What modern management of Windows 10 looks like with Windows AutoPilot, Azure AD, SCCM, and Intune

Your organization can support various operating systems across a wide range of device types, and manage them through a common set of tools such as SCCM, Microsoft Intune, or other third-party products. This “managed diversity” enables you to empower your employees to benefit from the productivity enhancements available on their new Windows 10 computers, while […]

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08
Aug

The Value of Managed Services

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Today we are going to tell you a little story and see if it rings true for your organization.  This is a story of a fictitious company named Contoso.  Although Contoso is the popular make believe company Microsoft has been so kind to share with us over the years, the parallels to your organization might be […]

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03
Jul

SCCM Current Branch 1702 Hotfix – Stuck Download

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UPDATE 8/02/17: With the release of Current Branch 1706, a new tool has been added to address this issue.  Read all about here: Configuration Manager Current Branch upgrade stuck in downloading

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27
Jun

Patch or Petya: There Are Only Two Choices When It Comes to Security

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Well, here we go again.   Another massive ransomware attack is spreading around the globe as we speak, just a month after the WannaCry ransomware attack. Initial reports of businesses being impacted by the Petya malware came from Russia and Ukraine, but within hours the attack had gone global.   As John Carlin, chairman of [...]

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18
May

How to Verify Systems Are Patched for WannaCrypt Using SCCM

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  Note:   I have updated the code on this page by request to allow limiting the machines returned by a collection.     Due to the emergence of the WannaCrypt ransomware last week, SCCM admins worldwide were tasked to discover how many of their organization's devices were at risk for becoming infected. Unfortunately, many organizations [...]

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30
Mar

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 3: Viewing Compliance in the SCCM Console

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SUMMARY This is part 3 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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22
Feb

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 2: Client and Scan Issues

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Summary This is part 2 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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