SCCM Java Inventory and Metering

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After January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products. This means that if you’re using Java in your environment, chances are that your management will need to know how many licenses to buy and how many PC has Java installed but don’t use it. The bad news is that SCCM Software Metering cannot do a reliable job to track Java Usage since the executable file always runs on computers. The good news is that there’s a way to track Java usage using Oracle tools… but it’s not straightforward. After searching, I found an awesome script made … Read More

SCCM Windows 10 1709 to 1803 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft published the Windows 10 1803 feature update (aka April 2018 Update), in the Semi-Annual Channel on April 30th, 2018. 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 updates. Treat it as a new operating system as if you were upgrading Windows 7 … Read More

How to use SCCM Management Insights in SCCM 1802+

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Starting with SCCM 1802, a new SCCM feature provides information about the current state of your environment. SCCM Management Insights analyze data from your site and help you understand your environment and take action based on the insight. This feature is quite… basic… for now but we understand where the PG team is heading with that and it will be a valuable feature in the upcoming releases. SCCM Management Insights Basics For now, there are 6 available rules: Application without deployment, Cloud Services, Collections, Simplified Management, Software Center and Windows 10. Each rule is evaluated weekly. You can re-evaluate a rule … Read More

List of Windows 10 1803 Resources for SCCM Administrators

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Each new Windows releases brings its daily tweet-storm. Yesterday, we saw multiple tweets about the new Windows 1803 (April Update) release and what’s coming with it (ADK, Baseline, ADMX…). All this new information may be difficult to assimilate and follow. This post will describe all the information you need to know if you’re planning to deploy Windows 1803 in your organization as an SCCM administrator. We will update this post as new information is released. Windows 10 1803 New Features First, we like to check What’s new in Windows 1803. This article aims IT professionals so you can see if … Read More

How to configure SCCM Phased Deployments

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Beginning with SCCM 1802, there’s a new pre-release feature that allows Phased Deployments. This feature allows automating a coordinated, sequenced rollout of a task sequence across multiple collections. For now, you can create phased deployments with two phases but will be extended for multiple phases in the future. This can be helpful to test certain deployment where you want to deploy to a test collection first and then a broader collection. All this happen automatically when using phased deployments. Enabling SCCM Phased deployments Since Phased deployments is a pre-release feature, we need to first enable it before we can use it. Go to Administration … Read More

SCCM Windows 10 Deployment Guide

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The race to update Windows 7 computers from your environment is entering its home stretch. Microsoft will end Windows 7 support on January 14th, 2020. If you still have Windows 7 computers in your company, it’s time to seriously plan your migration. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you may have seen a couple (!) of post regarding Windows 10 migration. We thought that regrouping all posts in a single one would save you time finding all needed SCCM Windows 10 deployments resources to start. If you are still running SCCM 2012 and have plans to deploy Windows 10, … Read More

SCCM Reports Manager Tool

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SQL Reporting Services can be time-consuming when you need to download, upload or change data source on multiples reports. If you purchase one of our reports or our Complete Report Bundle, you had to upload every report and change their data source one-by-one. We developed a Powershell script to manage your reports on an SCCM Reporting Point. Based on your SCCM Reporting Point and SCCM site code, the tool allows to : Upload multiple reports from a specific folder — Useful if you have multiple RDL files to upload at once. Download all report from a specific SSRS folder — Useful if you … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1802 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a new version of SCCM Current Branch. It’s now time to stay current and upgrade your environment! This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1802 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You will be able to install 1802 if you are running SCCM 2012, this new version is a new baseline version. To install SCCM 1802 as an update, you must have SCCM 1702 installed. Keeping your infrastructure up to date is essential. You can benefit from the new features and fixes issues, which some of … Read More

How to help Intune users Using Intune Troubleshooting Portal

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The Intune troubleshooting portal can be used by Intune administrators to view information about a specific Intune user. It can be used to troubleshoot many problems for example, licensing problem, the devices assigned to a user, details about enrollment issues, compliance issues, app installation failure and much more. The Intune Troubleshooting portal can also give suggested remediation steps to resolve issues. You need at least the  HelpDesk Operator role (RBAC) to use the troubleshooting portal. How to use the Intune Troubleshooting Portal Go to your Azure portal Select Microsoft Intune On the Intune pane, in the Help and Support section, select Troubleshoot On the left, click Select to select a user to troubleshoot … Read More

Import Windows Devices for AutoPilot using Microsoft Intune

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Windows Autopilot is a new and emerging solution designed that allows to setup and pre-configure Windows devices for your environment using Azure and Intune. The goal of Autopilot is to reduce the Os deployment complexity. If done correctly, a user logs to an out-of-box computer, logs on his computers with his ADD user account and applications and configurations gets deployed. All that with minimum infrastructure requirements. When announced a couple of months ago, Autopilot has its flaws but it’s improving very fast. One of those flaws was that device importation was made from the Windows Store for Business or the Microsoft … Read More