SCCM Windows Store for Business Integration

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1018 Comments

  A few month ago, Microsoft released Windows Store for Business to help IT administrators to buy, manage and distribute Windows Store Apps on Windows 10 devices. At that time, the solution was useful but not fully operational from an administration perspective. Windows Store for Business integration with SCCM is a new feature of SCCM 1606 and it’s a great addition. This new feature offers the possibility for an enterprise to distribute and manage apps for Windows 10 devices while using similar methods for standard 32-bits applications. Key Features Manage Volume-Purchased apps Synchronize the list of purchased apps Apps that are synchronized appear in SCCM Console Easy creation of apps … Read More

Windows 10 | Inject Language Pack with DISM

Jonathan LefebvreOSD, SCCM, WINDOWS 1016 Comments

  Injecting language pack into Windows 10 WIM images can be achieved in many different ways. MDT has a module to easily import image. SCCM can do it within a task sequence while the image is offline/online. You will also be able to do it by using DISM from the Windows ADK. In this post, we will detail the process of injecting language packs into a Windows 10 WIM images using DISM. Injecting a language pack with DISM provides a modified Install.wim that can later be used as a standalone solution to deploy Windows 10 from a media (DVD, USB) or as  a Windows OS source for  MDT or SCCM. … Read More

Managing Office 365 Updates with SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreOFFICE, SCCM59 Comments

SCCM Office 365 updates management is finally integrated to the standard software update process (since the release of SCCM 1602). Prior to this release it was announced as a new features, but it was not completely managed. It was necessary to add Office 365 updates to WSUS manually in order to manage them trough SCCM software update afterward. It’s now manageable natively with the release of SCCM 1602. The integration of Office 365 Updates to SCCM will ease overall management of updates with these key features : Centralized management Standard Software Update Ability to use Automatic Deployment Rules Easier distribution to branch offices with Software Update … Read More

Pull DP Upgrade Consideration in Large Environment

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM8 Comments

Many challenges come with managing and maintaining  System Center Configuration Manager in large environment. In previous posts, we covered how to limit Pull DP bandwidth and How to manage Pull DP with collections to ease management in large environment. Probably the biggest challenge with large environment,  is to keep SCCM up to date. In this post, we will provide in depth details, considerations and useful tips on Pull DP upgrade for large SCCM environment. The goal is to provide ways to prevent upgrades of SCCM to become a nightmare by taking more time than planned and/or heavy hit on the network. We will cover theses … Read More

Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 with SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM32 Comments

Last week, Microsoft announced the end of support for older version of Internet Explorer . Many organisations will need to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 soon. This post will describe how to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 with SCCM. There’s multiple ways to upgrade your Internet Explorer : Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Software Update with SCCM Standard Package with SCCM Task sequence with SCCM All of theses options were tested and the fastest installation is by using Task sequence because of the ability to manage restart and multiple consecutive steps to get everything installed in one … Read More

Step-by-step SCCM 1511 Migration to New Hardware

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM133 Comments

Update 2018-04-05 : See our new guide that covers this topic and gives all up-to-date scenario With the latest version of SCCM 1511, many admins will be tempted to move to latest operating system and SQL versions. Considering Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL 2008 R2 are already on extended support and the way SCCM 1511 is designed for future upgrades, it can be good time to do a SCCM 1511 migration with the latest OS and SQL. As of now, all system roles of SCCM 1511 are supported on Windows Server 2008 R2, but if you are planning to use Windows 10 Servicing, you must … Read More

How to limit SCCM 2012 Pull Distribution Point Bandwidth

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM4 Comments

Pull Distribution point can help reduce the processing load on the site server and can help to speed the transfer of the content to each distribution point. One other need to use Pull Distribution Point could be because you require more than 250 Distribution point from a single Primary site. Using Pull DPs comes with certain limits compared to using a standard DP. In previous post we covered How to manage your Distribution Points with Collections in large environment. Based on those collections, it’s possible to manage network impact while distributing content to Pull DP. This post will explain how limit SCCM 2012 Pull Distribution Point … Read More

How to manage your Distribution Points with Collections

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Do you have a high number of distribution point in your SCCM environment? Managing large SCCM environment with many Distribution Point or Pull Distribution Point is not an easy task. We’ve done a great post on 8 ways to monitor your Distribution Point, it was most related to the console monitoring and reports. We also provided a report to manage content on your Distribution Point. Additionally, you can use collections to regroup Distribution Point based on specific information. The advantage of using collections is that an action that can be taken based on the membership. (compliance settings, applications, etc.) This post will explain … Read More