How to configure SCCM Phased Deployments

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Beginning with SCCM 1802, there’s a new pre-release feature that allows Phased Deployments. This feature allows automating a coordinated, sequenced rollout of a task sequence across multiple collections. For now, you can create phased deployments with two phases but will be extended for multiple phases in the future. This can be helpful to test certain deployment where you want to deploy to a test collection first and then a broader collection. All this happen automatically when using phased deployments. Enabling SCCM Phased deployments Since Phased deployments is a pre-release feature, we need to first enable it before we can use it. Go to Administration … 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

Configure Delivery Optimization in SCCM Task Sequence

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Windows 10 brings a new feature to optimize network performance when it comes to Windows Update. This feature is called Delivery Optimization. Delivery Optimization is a cloud-based service that allows computers on the same network to share updates files to prevent reaching out to Windows Update directly or to a remote WSUS.  Windows 10 clients must have access to the internet to be able to leverage Delivery Optimization to establish a peer-to-peer connection to another Windows 10 computer. With that said, Delivery Optimization as the potential of doing the opposite of what it was designed for. By default, the Download mode is … Read More

SCCM Reports 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 a Powershell script 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 — Useful if you … Read More

New Product – SCCM Migration to new operating system Guide

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With the release rhythm of SCCM and latest requirements on the OS and SQL side, sometimes, it’s inevitable to migrate to a newer operating system to remain under support and also gain new features as part of the latest SCCM Current Branch release. Over the years, we’ve done many migrations of all kinds, depending on the environment and needs. We created this complete SCCM Migration to new operating system guide based on our knowledge and experience. This guide is a refreshed version of our previous post about Side-by-Side Migration to new Hardware. It also includes answers and how-to to the … Read More

How to use the Windows 10 Security baseline

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Microsoft has been releasing Security baseline since the Windows XP days. Windows 10 is no exception to this, except now there’s a new release of security baseline following each major build of Windows 10. The concept of the Security Baseline is to provide Microsoft guidance for IT administrators on how to secure the operating system, by using GPOs, in the following areas : Computer security User security Internet Explorer BitLocker Credential Guard Windows Defender Antivirus Domain Security Implementing the security baseline in GPOs is not a complex or long task. The challenge that the security baseline provide is that it … 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

Updating your Mobile Devices against Meltdown and Spectre with Intune

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Everyone has heard of Meltdown, and Spectre vulnerabilities in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data. In case you don’t, the most important thing to remember is to update all devices that mainly have an Intel processor, including mobile devices. If you are using Microsoft Intune to manage mobile devices in your organization, you can configure compliant rules to force the users to update their operating system version. For those who want to keep their old OS version, will lose their access to Office 365 at one point. It’s essential that employees know the importance of updating their devices more often, … Read More

How to help Intune users Using Intune Troubleshooting Portal

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The Intune troubleshooting portal can be used by Intune administrators to view information about a specific Intune user. It can be used to troubleshoot many problems for example, licensing problem, the devices assigned to a user, details about enrollment issues, compliance issues, app installation failure and much more. The Intune Troubleshooting portal can also give suggested remediation steps to resolve issues. You need at least the  HelpDesk Operator role (RBAC) to use the troubleshooting portal. How to use the Intune Troubleshooting Portal Go to your Azure portal Select Microsoft Intune On the Intune pane, in the Help and Support section, select Troubleshoot On the left, click Select to select a user to troubleshoot … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143)

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SCCM 1710 Update Rollup 2

The second Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143) 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 … Read More