SCCM Collections Management Tips, Scripts and Tools

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Creating and managing collections in SCCM is a basic and daily task. Over the years, we’ve seen too much SCCM infrastructure with a lack of collection maintenance. It can become a burden when you have a hundred or thousand of them and never clean them up. In this blog post, we’ll give you SCCM Collections Management Tips along with useful scripts and tools to help you become a SCCM collection master. You may wonder why you should care about this? Collections in Configuration Manager is a resource-intensive task, and some best practices need to be followed. The SCCM product group has understood that and released many improvements and features in their latest release to ease collection management. We’ve compiled the latest SCCM collection management changes and tools. This blog post is also available in a video format on our YouTube channel. SCCM Collections Management Tips SCCM 2010 Collection Features SCCM 2010 (November 2020) … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM Custom Report Creation using Report Builder

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One of our favorite tasks when it comes to SCCM management is SCCM Custom Report Creation. Not only does it bring value to an SCCM installation, but it also brings visibility to your hard work toward your management. Without SCCM reports, this huge management tool is running silently on all your devices but you’re not benefiting from all the advantages. It’s like having a sports car and discovering the Autobahn … ok maybe not. But what makes a good SCCM Custom report? In our opinion, the default SCCM Reports are lacking many of those points. Yes, they offer valuable data but they are often not adapted to your environment and are visually… basic. For all those reasons, we started to create our own set of reports and due to their growing popularity, we decided to help you begin your own SCCM report creation process. For this example, we will show the process … Read More

Upgrade Windows 11 22H2 using SCCM

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This blog post will cover all the tasks needed to upgrade Windows 11 22H2 using SCCM. We will cover scenarios for new and existing computers that you may want to upgrade. Microsoft published the Windows 11 22H2 feature update on VLSC on September 2022. Windows 11, version 22H2 is a scoped release focused on quality improvements to the overall Windows experience in existing feature areas such as quality, productivity, and security. Home and Pro editions of the 2022 Update will receive 24 months of servicing, and Enterprise and Education editions will have 30 months of service. You may also need to deploy Windows 11 22H2 to your existing Windows 11 computer to stay supported or to benefit from the new features. There are a couple of important changes in this release. Before deploying a new Windows 11 feature upgrade, you need to have a good plan. Test it in a … Read More

PatchMyPc Third-Party Patching with SCCM and Intune

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Keeping your company computer’s software up to date is essential for optimal performance and security. Luckily, one of our partners has a solution to simplify the process: PatchMyPC! With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features that integrate with the SCCM console and Intune, PatchMyPC offers numerous advantages that can benefit individuals and organizations alike. In this blog post, we’ll explore the advantages of PatchMyPc Third-Party Patching and discover how it can help you manage software updates on your company devices. If you are interested in Patchmypc third-party patching, have a demo, or a product quote, you can reach out to us. We offer an advantageous partner discount to our customers and members. PatchmyPC Advantages and Benefits Trusted by Over 5,330 Enterprises on Over 16.6 Million Endpoints, PatchMyPC is the reference for Third-Party Patch Management in Microsoft SCCM and Intune. It helps by : Patchmypc third-party patching Explanation Video Still unsure … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2303 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released the first SCCM version for 2023. SCCM 2303 has been released on April 11th, 2023. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2303 upgrade guide, meaning that if you want to upgrade your existing SCCM installation to the latest SCCM updates, this post is for you. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide to building a new server, refer to our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install SCCM 2303 if you are running SCCM 2012. Well, that’s an odd phrase! Thank you current branch naming. SCCM 2303 is a baseline version. This means that if you’re downloading the source from Volume Licensing, SCCM 2303 will be the starting version of your new SCCM site. At the time of this writing, SCCM 2303 is available in the Early update ring. You must run the opt-in script to see it appear in … Read More

SCCM Daily Maintenance Tasks

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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a powerful tool for managing large-scale enterprise systems. It is essential for IT administrators to perform regular maintenance tasks in order to ensure that SCCM is functioning optimally and to prevent any potential issues from arising. In this blog post, we will discuss the daily maintenance tasks that should be performed in order to keep SCCM running smoothly. Check overall site server health and hardware performance The first step in SCCM’s daily maintenance tasks is to check the health of the SCCM site server itself. We suggest starting by simply looking at the overall resource consumption in the Task Manager. If your IIS Worker Process is using all CPU, we suggest that you read our post about Software update maintenance best practice Verify all disk-free space and ensure that there’s enough free space left. Here are the main things to check which consume … Read More

Deploy Win32 Apps with Intune

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Since September 2019, it’s possible to distribute Win32 applications using Microsoft Intune. This was a major show-stopper to go full MDM for Windows 10 devices for many companies and would keep using SCCM/MEMCM to fulfill this duty. In this post, we will detail how to deploy Win32 Apps with Microsoft Intune. We’ll deploy Google Chrome with the MSI installer as an example. Understanding the Basics First, let’s define what’s a Win32 application. Win32 applications are traditional desktop applications that run on Windows operating systems. With the increasing trend towards cloud management, organizations are looking for ways to manage Win32 apps from the cloud, which is where Intune comes in. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based device management platform that enables organizations to manage devices, apps, and data. With Intune, IT administrators can manage and distribute Win32 applications to Windows 10/11 devices. There are several benefits to deploying Win32 applications with Intune, … Read More

SCCM Best Practices (Tips and Tricks)

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There’s no such thing as SCCM Best Practice. Every company, every IT department, and every computer configuration is unique. That being said we are doing numerous SCCM assessments these days, looking at various SCCM setups and configurations. Here’s our compiled list of settings, configurations, and tricks we can give you to make your SCCM configuration better. Central Administration Site (CAS) The most obvious SCCM Best Practice: Don’t use a CAS. You’ll see this advice everywhere… and it’s true. Don’t use it. Just don’t. When the Central Administration Site was introduced back in SCCM 2012 SP1 there was no concept of a preferred site system. If you had to manage thousands of clients in a remote site/region and a secondary site was not an option, the installation of numerous Primary sites was needed (so was the CAS). But now that new client management options were introduced in the later SCCM version, … Read More

Getting started with Microsoft Intune

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If you have been following the SCCM community for the past months, you’ve been hearing a lot about comanagement, cloud management gateway, cloud distribution point, and Intune. You may also hear that SCCM is dying and that Intune is your only path in the near future to manage your company devices. The good news is that SCCM is not dead, in fact, it’s been rolling out new features quarterly in the past 3 years thanks to the new servicing model and the product group is not slowing down. The bad news is that… well, there’s no bad news… but as a sysadmin, you have a steep learning curve if you’ve not been following the “sccm intune modern management” storm from past months. . In this blog post, we will go over the basics to start with Microsoft intune. It supports Windows and a variety of devices. You may wonder why would … Read More

Fix SCCM Error 0X87D00324 when deploying applications

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SCCM can be used to deploy packages and applications on multiple computers. But as with any other deployment tools, you can get errors or issues. This blog post will describe the SCCM Error 0X87D00324 which occurs on computers after application deployment. What Causes Error 0X87D00324 During SCCM Deployment? This error code means that the application was installed, but it couldn’t be detected by SCCM. Usually, a faulty or incorrect detection method is set in the application you are deploying. The detection method is SCCM ways to know that the application is installed on a computer. After the installation, SCCM validates the presence of the application using the detection method parameter. The SCCM Error 0X87D00324 tells you that the application is not present on the computer. however, this can be misleading, the application can be installed correctly but SCCM will report it as not installed if the detection method is not … Read More