Automatic Windows 10 PC Enrollment in Microsoft Intune or SCCM

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The process of enrolling your Windows 10 computers in Intune should be as simple as possible for your users. If you’re using Azure Active Directory in your organization, the enrollment process can be made automatically when a user joins it’s device to AAD. It couldn’t be simpler. The process is the same rather for Intune Standalone or Hybrid mode (integrated with SCCM) Windows 10 Intune Automatic Enrollment Prerequisites CNAME DNS Entry created on your domain for automatic name resolution A valid Intune Tenant (Standalone or SCCM Integrated) Azure Active Directory Premium enabled For this post, we’ll be using a Windows 10 1703 device but … Read More

SCCM Windows 10 Inventory – Upgrade vs Fresh Install

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With the next Windows 10 release planned for October 17th, I’m actually working on migrating a bunch of Windows 10 devices. Some are Windows 10 v1511, some v1607. Some have been installed using a fresh image and some have been migrated from a previous version. I thought it would be a good idea to inventory those devices to know their installation source (fresh or upgraded). To achieve this, we’ll need to extend our SCCM inventory to grab a custom registry key and then build a query or report to show this information. For this post, I’m using SCCM 1706 but the … Read More

Enable SCCM Azure Active Directory User Discovery

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SCCM Azure Active Directory

Today, we are continuing our posts about SCCM 1706 new features. One of them is the ability to enable SCCM Azure Active Directory User Discovery. This discovery method enables organizations to import Azure Active Directory user information. With the growing popularity of Azure AD, this discovery method will soon be circumvented. Azure AD Requirements Before configuring the new discovery method, you’ll need to have : A valid Azure Tenant Access to your Azure admin portal SCCM 1706 Configuration The first step is to configure the Azure Services in SCCM. This step will automatically create the web app in your Azure … Read More

SCCM PowerShell Script to Delete Unused Collection

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From all management activities, collections are arguably the most important object to know about. Collection evaluation, if not configured correctly can have a huge impact on your SCCM hierarchy. This Powershell script will detect and delete SCCM Devices Collections that have no members and no deployment assigned to it. This can be useful to delete unused/unneeded collections. We often see lots of these “orphan” collection after years of management. The less collection, the less evaluation task for your server. The script will detect collections that have no members and no deployment assigned to it The script will prompt the user for … Read More

Deploy PowerShell Scripts using SCCM 1706

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SCCM Deploy PowerShell Script

Beginning with SCCM 1706, you can now run and deploy Powershell script from the SCCM console. In addition, all directly from the SCCM console you can: edit your scripts, import existing scripts, approved or deny scripts, run script on specific collections and examine the scripts results. This can be useful to run a script quickly without the burden of creating a package or an application. Unlike standard deployments, when you deploy scripts, they are run almost immediately using Client Operations. This feature is still in pre-release version and needs to be enabled manually before using it. Prerequisites for SCCM Deploy PowerShell Script Before … Read More

How to Configure the SCCM Upgrade Readiness Connector

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Upgrade Readiness (formerly Upgrade Analytics) enables you to assess and analyze device readiness with Windows 10.  You can integrate Upgrade Readiness with SCCM to access client upgrade compatibility data in the SCCM admin console. You are able to target devices for upgrade or remediation from the device list. Support for integrating Upgrade Analytics (now Upgrade Readiness) was introduced in SCCM 1610. With the 1706 release, there’s an improved integration of SCCM and Azure Services. These improvements streamline how you configure the Azure services you use with Configuration Manager. We thought this was a good opportunity to describe how to configure … Read More

How to Configure the SCCM OMS Connector

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The Operations Management Suite is a cloud-based IT management solution that helps IT organizations to manage and protect the on-premises and cloud infrastructure. IT organizations can use the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Connector to import data of collections from SCCM to Operations Management Suite. This makes data from the SCCM environment visible in the Operations Management Suite. For now, only collection membership information can be imported but I wouldn’t be surprised if more features are added in the near future. Microsoft Operation Management Suite (OMS) Connector was introduced as a pre-release feature in SCCM1606. With the 1706 release, there’s … Read More

Upgrade Windows 1607 to Windows 1703 using SCCM Servicing Plans

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Microsoft published the next 1703 feature update (aka Creator Update), as Current Branch Update on 11th April 2017. Four months after the Current Branch for Business will be published (planned for August 2017) and you may need to deploy it to your Windows 10 computer to stay supported or to benefits from the new features. Before deploying a new Windows 10 feature upgrade, you need to have a good plan. Test it in a lab environment, deploy it to a limited group and test all your business applications before broad deployment. Do not treat a feature upgrade as normal monthly software … Read More

How to install an SCCM Cloud Distribution Point

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SCCM Cloud Distribution Point

A  cloud distribution point is an SCCM distribution point that is hosted in Microsoft Azure. The client will access it as a normal distribution point using port 443 (SSL). Some benefits of using cloud distribution point are for clients on internet, fallback scenario or to quickly provision a distribution point if extra bandwidth is needed for a limited time. The whole process should take about an hour, a bit more if you’re not familiar with certificates which are a big part of this guide. Plan If you’re unsure if cloud distribution point is the right choice for your organization, read the following … Read More

How to install and configure SCCM Power BI Dashboard

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Last September, the Power BI solution template for System Center Configuration Manager was released. The SCCM Power BI Dashboard provides detailed information of your SCCM hierarchy including client and server health, malware protection, software updates, and software inventory. Better late than never, we decided to do a blog post on how to link your SCCM server to Power BI and install the SCCM Power BI Dashboard. The SCCM Dashboard will show data as soon as you finish this wizard. You’ll also be able to build your own Power BI reports and publish it if you have a valid Power BI … Read More