How to Change SCCM MDM Authority to Intune Standalone

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With the release of SCCM 1710, one of the key new features is the Co-Management possibility with Intune. Going in the direction of the Co-Management would eventually allow to offload some management task to Intune and be more aligned with the concept of Modern Management for Windows 10. One of the main requirement to enable Co-Management is to have Intune as the MDM Authority. This goes against what many SCCM admins have done over the past few years, by enabling the Intune Connector in SCCM to manage mobile devices from the SCCM console. This is called Intune in Hybrid mode. … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM4 Comments

The first Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517) installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch 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 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, … Read More

Powershell Script to Create Collections with Folder Structure

Jonathan LefebvrePowershell, SCCM1 Comment

Following the excellent PowerShell script that Benoit wrote to create operationals collection, I decided to rethink it a bit to help classify collections and ease Role-based administration control implementation when a different group of users accesses SCCM. On top of that, the way folders for collections are designed, it helps implement a naming convention to keep things clear all across the SCCM console. The overall idea is to keep collections on a per needs basis. Having a collection that receives client settings, 1-2 applications, OSD and Windows Updates can lead to unplanned/accidental deployment or misconfiguration. With one collection per need, … Read More

How to setup Telemetry Dashboard for Office 2016

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An area that is hard for IT admins to get feedback is how Office is doing in their environment. Unless users call in for support, there is not much more information easily available. A less known Office feature is available for free as part of the Office suite. The Office Telemetry Dashboard can help assess all kind of compatibility issues that could happen as part of a major upgrade and help to identify the potential risk ahead of an upgrade. The Office Telemetry dashboard was first introduced with Office 2013. It was released to replace the previous solution Office Migration … Read More

How to install SCCM 1706 Update Rollup 1 (KB4042949)

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SCCM 1706 Hotfix Rollup 1

The first Update Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1706) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1706 Update Rollup 1 (KB4042949)  installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch 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 1706 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1706, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing … Read More

Manage Office 365 Update using SCCM 1706

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM12 Comments

Today, we are continuing our posts about SCCM 1706 improvements. One area that has been updated is how to manage Office 365 updates. In this post, we will detail the improvements on Office 365 updates with SCCM 1706 on the server side and client side. If you are looking for how to update Office 365 with SCCM prior to Current Branch 1706, please see our post here, which is still relevant to date. Prerequisites SCCM Current branch v1706 Our upgrade guide here Office client version Same prerequisites as the previous version of SCCM Current Branch as stated in our previous … Read More

In-place OS upgrade for SCCM site server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM11 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

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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

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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 108 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