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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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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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10
Feb

SCCM Current Branch and pre-production clients

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Hello, world! A quick blog to review the steps required to implement Pre-Production SCCM client upgrades. You will need a Device Collection with members used for testing upgrades. Verify the Hierarchy Settings – In the Configuration Manager console open Administration > Site Configuration > Sites, and choose Hierarchy Settings. On the Client Upgrade tab of the […]

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26
Jan

Use PowerShell to find unmanaged computers

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Greetings fellow IT geeks.  Today’s post is centered around PowerShell and a recent request we had from a client. The Issue So like many companies out there, there can be many computers in your SCCM database and Active Directory that are one or more of the following: Stale AD Object Non standard computer name (likely meaning […]

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13
Jan

UNDERSTANDING SOFTWARE UPDATE DEPLOYMENT STATUS

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Summary   We’ve all been there before… The monthly software updates are released and you diligently deploy them to your environment. At some point your manager, IT Security or Auditor asks why certain systems are not compliant. Depending on your environment, it can be hard to find answers for all of their questions.   In […]

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14
Dec

App-V in Windows 10 1607!

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Greetings everyone.  As promised, Microsoft incorporated the Application Virtualization (App-v) client into the Windows 10 1607 Operating System!  This is exciting news (well at least for me).  I absolutely love App-V. Virtual applications don’t physically install onto the OS like a traditional script or MSI based application install, rather they are contained in a very […]

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04
Nov

Next Gen OneDrive deployment during SCCM OSD

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Looking for tips on how to deploy the next generation OneDrive client for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 during an SCCM OS Deployment Task Sequence? You're in the right place. What is the next generation OneDrive client? OneDrive and OneDrive for Business started as SkyDrive, followed by SkyDrive for Business. These were the [...]

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03
Nov

Configuration Manager Current Branch: Non-Trusted Domains

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Howdy! I’m going to make this blog short and to the point because this topic can be cumbersome and intimidating to approach. It was difficult finding a concise blog giving me all the answers I needed. The scenario is a customer was wanting to manage SCCM agents across non-trusted domains, potentially across firewalls, while using System Discovery, […]

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