SCCM Express Installation Files for Windows 10 Updates

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1017 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

SCCM Endpoint Protection Management Guide

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SCEP13 Comments

SCCM Endpoint Protection is not the simplest SCCM tasks to put in place. Over the years, we trained many SCCM administrator using a simple approach and deployment strategy. We created this complete SCCM Endpoint Protection Guide based on our knowledge and experience. This e-book is a best-practice guide on how to plan, configure, manage and deploy Endpoint Protection with SCCM. This e-book aims to help SCCM administrator understand the basic concept of each part of the Endpoint Protection management. Many Endpoint Protection settings require customization based on your environment, this document describes a typical case that can be used in any … Read More

How to apply SCCM 1610 Update Rollup 3 (KB4010155)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM32 Comments

The third hotfix for SCCM Current Branch (1610) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1610 Update Rollup 3 (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 at least SCCM 1610. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1610, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, read our New Update and Servicing section of … Read More

Customize Windows 10 Taskbar Configuration Using SCCM Task Sequence

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1033 Comments

With the release of Windows 10 1607, some customization solution were modified. One of them is the ability to modify the Taskbar configuration. In a previous post, we provided many customization scripts and how-to that were made for Windows 10 version 1511. Modifying the Taskbar was one of those customization but it was more of a workaround than a planned how-to. With Windows 10 1607, the Taskbar can be modified similarly to the Start Menu. In this post, we will detail how to modify the Windows 10 Taskbar configuration using a SCCM Task sequence. This could also be done as part of a Group … Read More

Office 365 2016 Activation Problem after Upgrade from Office 365 2013

Jonathan LefebvreOFFICE, SCCM1 Comment

In a previous post, we covered how to upgrade Office 365 2013 to Office 365 2016. We came across an issue after the upgrade is completed. Once you start any Office application, Office 365 2016 ask for activation, which will fail if attempted and then ask for repair. This can be quite confusing for user.   [su_box title=”Error message” style=”glass” title_color=”#F0F0F0″] We’re sorry, but Excel has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly. Excel will need to be closed as a result. Would you like us to repair now? [/su_box]   Following the activation try, an error … Read More

How to upgrade Office 365 2013 to Office 365 2016 Click-to-run

Jonathan LefebvreOFFICE, SCCM2 Comments

With the end of support for Office 365 2013 on Febuary 28 2017, administrators must take action to upgrade Office 365 2013 to Office 365 2016. In previous posts, we covered how to manage updates for Office 365 2016 with SCCM and describe the Office 365 dashboard. Those posts applies to the 2016 version of Office 365. This post will cover everything you need to know to upgrade Office 365 2013 to Office 365 2016 with SCCM. Upgrade Office 365 2013 Prerequisites Latest Office 365 2016 version : Version 16.0.6965.2117 from January 2017 was used for this post We selected the Deferred Channel Latest Office deployment tool SCCM 2012 and later Create … Read More

BIOS UEFI Conversion using SCCM Task Sequence

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM48 Comments

With the release of SCCM Current branch 1610, one of the interesting new feature is the ability to do a BIOS to UEFI conversion in a task sequence. This would also allow to use Secure Boot with Windows 10 for strengthen security. In this blog, we’ll explain how to convert BIOS to UEFI with a task sequence on HP computers. This solution can also be applied for Dell and Lenovo computers. SCCM BIOS UEFI Conversion Prerequisites Before starting, you need 3 things : SCCM Current Branch 1610 or higher [su_box title=”Note” style=”glass” title_color=”#F0F0F0″]If you are not yet on 1610, you can achieve BIOS to UEFI … Read More

Windows 7 Unknown Device TPM 2.0 Compatibility Issue

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM3 Comments

We came across an issue today while adding Windows 7 drivers for a new computer model to be deployed by SCCM. After deployment, the computer was showing an Unknown device warning in Device Manager even after installing all available drivers for the model. (Sorry for french screenshots) Troubleshoot Windows 7 Unknown Device TPM The first step to troubleshoot this issue is to get the Device ID of the unknown device. In the Properties of the faulty device, Details tab, note the Device ID for the device :  ACPI\MSFT0101 When searching for the Device ID on the web, you will find out that … Read More

Windows 10 | Point and Print printer installation prompt UAC

Jonathan LefebvreWINDOWS 1013 Comments

We came across a strange issue today on Windows 10 devices that we haven’t seen since the Windows Vista days. Users have started to get prompts for User Account Control(UAC) when connecting to some printers. The Point and Print feature is responsible for this as it easily allows standard users to install printer drivers from the trusted print server. This post describes how to fix Windows 10 point print UAC problem. The problem appeared right after applying last July monthly updates. (MS16-087) Windows 10 Point Print UAC Prompt Cause Microsoft as tightened the requirement for printer drivers on print servers. If you : Are … Read More