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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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18
May

How to Verify Systems Are Patched for WannaCrypt Using SCCM

Posted by | · · · | SCCM · Uncategorized

In response to the WannaCry ransomware, we’ve created a SQL query that provides detailed per-system status of the update process via SCCM against a specific Microsoft update. We also review the new Windows 10 update model.

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30
Mar

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

Posted by | · · · · | SCCM · Uncategorized

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

Posted by | · · · · | SCCM · Uncategorized

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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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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23
May

Reporting on Percent of Monthly Server Uptime with SCCM

Posted by | · · · · · | PowerShell · SCCM · Uncategorized

Introduction One of the things I like the most about SCCM is that it is very flexible and extensible.  I am constantly amazed at all the things it can be used for in an environment. Recently, I was asked by a client to create an SCCM web report that would display the Percent of uptime […]

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28
Mar

Troubleshooting Slow Collection Evaluation in SCCM 2012, Part 3 (AKA When Collections Loiter)

Posted by | · · · · | PowerShell · SCCM · Uncategorized

Collections are a critical part of SCCM 2012. They factor into almost everything from deployments to client settings, to… everything! It just so happens that collections are a unique breed of things that are easy to understand but difficult to master.   In part 1 of this series, Troubleshooting Slow Collection Evaluation in SCCM 2012 […]

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10
Mar

Remove KB3139929 From SCCM Software Update Groups

Posted by | · · · · | PowerShell · SCCM · Windows 10

NOTE: This is in response to a client complaint as well as the article referenced in the body of this post. I have not seen this with my own eyes. However, this script can be used for any KB Article you wish to remove from a Software Update Group, so I figured I’d post regardless! […]

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02
Mar

Intune – The Joy of Migrating Your Subscription

Posted by | · · · | Microsoft Intune · SCCM

Here is a quick bit of advice: take your time when moving your CM-integrated Intune subscription to another CM site. With that said, there are very viable situations as to why you may want to migrate from a CM 2012 R2 site to another CM site. For example, I was tasked with upgrading the OS of […]

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04
Feb

Troubleshooting Slow Collection Evaluation in SCCM 2012, Part 2 (AKA Rooting out issues with collections)

Posted by | · · · · · · · | SCCM · Uncategorized

Collections are a critical part of SCCM 2012. They factor into almost everything from deployments to client settings, to… everything! It just so happens that collections are a unique breed of things that are easy to understand but difficult to master.   In part 1 of this series, Troubleshooting Slow Collection Evaluation in SCCM 2012 […]

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