In-place OS upgrade for SCCM site server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM0 Comments

The latest releases of SCCM Current Branch(1702 and 1706) bring a new round of requirements. With SCCM 1702, it’s required to run site servers on a Windows Server higher than 2008 R2. Now with SCCM 1706, some of the new features like Manage Microsoft Surface driver updates, requires that all Software Update Point (WSUS) runs on Windows Server 2016. We can assume that we’ll see more of those new features requiring Windows Server 2016 in the future. In this post, we will detail how to do an in-place OS upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016, on an SCCM … Read More

How to use Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer 11

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM0 Comments

One of the key feature of Internet Explorer 11, still unknown to many admins, is the Enterprise mode. This allow administrators to set a list of website to open in Enterprise Mode to emulate IE7 or IE8 and avoid compatibility issue that been preventing upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 or even moving on to more recent OS like Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. This feature is also available in Microsoft Edge. In this post, we will detail how to install, use and deploy the Enterprise Mode site list for Internet Explorer 11. Prerequisites Download Enterprise mode Site list manager here … Read More

How to install SCCM Client on Workgroup Computers

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM2 Comments

Recently, at a client site, I was asked to install the SCCM client to manage workgroup servers in the DMZ with SCCM. Following our a recent post on how to install a DP/MP/SUP in untrusted domain, I thought that documenting the process could be helpful. In this post, we will detail how to install the SCCM client on workgroup computers. Prerequisites The client must be able to resolve the FQDN of the management point. Depending on network security, it might not actually ping. The important is that it can associate the FQDN to the IP of the management point. Adding … Read More

Uninstall Windows Update using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 103 Comments

SCCM Uninstall Windows Update

With the recent problems caused by monthly Windows Update, knowing how to massively uninstall Windows Update with SCCM is a must! This action is not available by default in SCCM. There are 2 ways to uninstall a Windows Update. Both solutions require the command line utility WUSA.exe, that as been around since Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 era. In this post, we will detail both solutions to uninstall a Windows Update with SCCM. If you are looking for how to manage Windows update with SCCM, see our SCCM Software Update Management Guide for complete instructions. Prerequisites SCCM any version Windows 7 … Read More

Update Microsoft Surface Firmware using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 102 Comments

Usually, when it comes to driver management, for computer already deployed, we say ‘If it ain’t broken don’t fix it’. Once in a while, a driver or firmware could require an update because of a bug reported by multiple users but that would usually be an exception. Microsoft Surface devices have proven over and over that this statement doesn’t apply to them. Microsoft Surface, since the beginning of the brand, tend to work better with latest firmware version. Microsoft often releases new firmware revision along major Windows 10 releases. For home users, the update will be applied with the standard … Read More

How to apply SCCM 1702 Update Rollup 1 (KB4019926)

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SCCM 1702 Update Rollup 1

The first Update Rollupfor SCCM Current Branch (1702) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1702 Update Rollup 1 (KB4010155)  installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 1511 installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You can’t install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012. You need to be running SCCM 1702 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1702, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, read our … Read More

How to Update Windows ADK on a SCCM Server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM9 Comments

With each major release of Windows 10, comes a new release fo the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. This means yet another product to keep up-to-date in your environment. In this post, we will cover how to update an existing installation of a Windows ADK on an SCCM server. If you are looking for a history of Windows ADK versions, see our post here. The following steps can be applied no matter what version of the ADK is already installed or will be installed. Why the Windows ADK must be updated? Stay supported for SCCM and Windows 10 OS deployment … Read More

List of SCCM Endpoint Protection Agent Versions

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SCEP2 Comments

We have compiled a list of SCCM Endpoint Protection agent versions, build numbers and cumulative updates. Anti-Malware platform updates are cumulative, meaning that the latest one includes the previous one. If you are new to System Center Endpoint Protection, see our complete guide which covers it all. We documented a few years back… since the SCCM 2012 RTM release. If we missed some versions, please let us know and we will update this post. This post will be updated as new releases are made available. **Updated 2017/04/10** How to get your SCCM Endpoint Protection Agent Version Numbers An easy and … Read More

SCCM Express Installation Files for Windows 10 Updates

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1013 Comments

One of SCCM Current Branch 1702 new feature is to support Express installation files for Windows 10 Cumulative Updates. This new features will enable a Windows 10 client to download only differential files from the previous month Cumulative Update. This should limit the size of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates as they tend to get bigger from months to months. In this post, we will cover how to configure SCCM and Windows 10 in order to benefit from express installation files. Prerequisites for SCCM Express Installation Files SCCM Current Branch 1702 or higher Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607 with April 2017 Cumulative Update which … Read More

SCCM Endpoint Protection on Windows 10 Creators Update 1703

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SCEP, WINDOWS 103 Comments

System Center Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender both have a history of changes since they came out years ago. When Windows 10 came out more changes were made to Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender as we covered in a previous post. The latest Windows 10 Creators Update (1703), also bring its share of changes for Windows Defender, which then impact Endpoint Protection on the end-user side. If you are new to System Center Endpoint Protection, see our complete guide which covers it all. In this post, we will look at what changed for Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender in the Windows … Read More