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

Windows 10 ADK Version History

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Every time I’m starting a new Windows 10 deployment project, I need to know which Windows 10 ADK is installed on a server to use with MDT or SCCM. The Windows 10 ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit) has the tools you need to customize Windows images for large-scale deployment, and to test the quality and performance of the system, the added components, and the applications running on the system. How to find your Windows 10 ADK Version In Program and Features, all Windows 10 ADK are referred as Windows Assessment and Deployment Kits – Windows 10. The only element that defers is the build … Read More

SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff on Windows 10 Clients

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We encounter an interesting issue at a client today. All Windows 10 1511 clients were failing to install a cumulative update and send their Software Update scan status to the SCCM Software Update Point. We were trying to apply the latest Windows 10 1511 Cumulative Update KB4019473 to ensure protection against WannaCry outbreak. SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff Symptoms We started by making some verifications: Software Update Point was healthy Software Updates Group were created with the needed update and deployed to the client collection A required schedule was set on the deployment Clients were pointing to the right … Read More

How to fix SCCM HTTP Error 503 – The service is unavailable

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Friday morning, the sun is shining, coffee is flowing… You monitor your SCCM site and find out that your WSUS Synchronization is failing when it was working perfectly yesterday. The first error that you encounter is SCCM HTTP Error 503 The service is unavailable in a couple of places: In Wsyncmgr.log:  Sync failed: The request failed with HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable. Source: Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer In Component Status : Monitor / System Status / Component Status SMS_WSUS_SYNC_Manager is in a warning state: WSUS Synchronization failed. Message: The request failed with HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable. Source:Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer If you try to access the … Read More

How to use SCCM Content Library Cleanup Tool

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Starting with SCCM 1702, a new command line tool is available to remove content that is no longer associated with any package or application from a distribution point. The Content Library Cleanup (ContentLibraryCleanup.exe) can help you save up valuable space in a specific distribution point content library. The tool will delete content from the library based on the specified distribution point when the tool is run. SCCM Content Library Cleanup Tool Requirements You can run the content library cleanup tool directly on the computer that hosts the distribution point or remotely from another server You can run the tool from a single … Read More

Enable and Configure SCCM Install Behavior for Applications

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SCCM 1702 introduce a new feature to check and close executable files before application installation. This could be useful if you need to close a certain process before an SCCM application installation. One example would be some Adobe products that need Internet Explorer to be closed before installation. Before 1702 there was no way to do this using a built-in option in SCCM. A popular User Voice item was delivered as a pre-release feature in SCCM 1702 which is called SCCM install behavior for applications. We will show you how to enable and configure the Install Behavior tab in an application deployment type … Read More

Configure High-Impact Task Sequence Settings in SCCM 1702

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Starting with SCCM 1702, new options are available in Task Sequences. It’s now possible to give more information about Task Sequence in Software Center (restart required, the download size of the task sequence, and the estimated run time), create a custom notification for high-risk deployments and configure any task sequence as a high-risk deployment. The new options can be found in the properties of any Task Sequence. We will configure those options and shows how it affect the end user. SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings It’s possible to configure any task sequence (including non-operating system task sequences) as a high-risk deployment. This will … Read More