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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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Hello!  Today I would like to talk about deploying the next generation OneDrive client for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 during an SCCM OS Deployment Task Sequence. What is the next generation OneDrive client? OneDrive and OneDrive for Business started as SkyDrive, followed by SkyDrive for Business. These were the first generation of […]

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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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24
Oct

Reporting on SCCM Application Deployment Progress with Powershell

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This month, I’m going to show you a new approach to getting deployment status out of SCCM. Most of you are familiar with using SCCM Reports, or the SCCM console to get deployment status when asked.  Usually, when asked, I turn to SQL.  However, I was looking at all the cmdlets that come with SCCM […]

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03
Aug

Deploy Windows Management Framework 5 with SCCM

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Hi there, In this post I will be covering how to deploy Windows Management Framework 5.0 (WMF) with SCCM Current Branch (works just as well with 2012).  The tricky (not all that trickey really) part of this application is the detection method.  Given it's not an MSI using a product code is out, however there is [...]

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08
Jul

Detection Methods, Configuration Items, and more – Oh My!

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Setting the Scene With the release of SCCM 2012, Microsoft brought many improvements to the SCCM product. One of them was the introduction of the Application Model. The Application Model allows software to be deployed in a much more intelligent manner than the older Package model. However, despite all the benefits of the Application Model, […]

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