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

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

Windows 10 Compatibility Check using SCCM and Report

Benoit LecoursREPORT, Reports, SCCM, SSRS21 Comments

When planning for a Windows 10 migration, understanding your environment is the key. Luckily, Windows 10 setup comes with command line options which one of them is an excellent compatibility check (/Compat ScanOnly). This command can be used on a Windows 7,8 or 10 devices before a migration in order to see if those devices are Windows 10 compatible. Using SCCM, we will run this Windows 10 compatibility check, return the results in the SCCM database and use this data to build a comprehensive report. This report can be used to detect and fix migration errors before the actual Windows 10 … Read More

SCCM Report 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 an SCCM Report Manager using Powershell 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 — … 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 Monitor Spectre / Meltdown Workstation Vulnerability using SCCM

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This new year brings a new challenge for us SCCM administrator. The Speculation Control vulnerability (aka Spectre and Meltdown) affects many modern processors and operating systems and is considered critical to patch. The first challenge is to monitor who is vulnerable in your organization. The second one is to understand this beast and to remediates it. The important thing to know here is that a machine needs more than only a Windows OS patch to be compliant. There’s also a hardware level firmware updates to apply. This blog post will focus on the monitoring part to be able to show your management … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1710 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a new version of SCCM Current Branch. It’s now time to upgrade your environment! This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1710 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012, the minimum required version is at least SCCM 1702. This version is the latest baseline version. It’s very important to keep your infrastructure up to date. You can benefit from the new features and fixes lots of issues, which some of them are important. … Read More

SCCM Error 0xC1900208 deploying Windows 10 1709

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When deploying Windows 10 1709 Feature Update using SCCM, you may encounter errors when running the installation in Software Center. These errors are sent by the Windows setup itself, they are not related to SCCM. In this post, we’ll show you how to troubleshoot these error and how to resolve the error 0xC1900208 – 1047526904. This post assumes that you’ve done the preparation steps to deploy features upgrades with SCCM. Windows 10 1709 Troubleshooting Here are some basic troubleshooting tips that you need to understand before proceeding. This blog post is not about troubleshooting any errors, we’ll focus on the … Read More

Windows 10 1709 Complete Upgrade Guide using SCCM

Benoit LecoursSCCM24 Comments

Microsoft published the Windows 10 1709 feature update (aka Fall Creator Update), as Semi-Annual Channel on October 18th, 2017. 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 … Read More

SCCM Windows 10 Inventory – Upgrade vs Fresh Install

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 103 Comments

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