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

Step-by-Step SCCM 1710 Upgrade Guide

Benoit LecoursSCCM7 Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of SCCM Current Branch. It’s now time to upgrade your environment! This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1710 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012, the minimum required version is at least SCCM 1702. This version is the latest baseline version. It’s very important to keep your infrastructure up to date. You can benefit from the new features and fixes lots of issues, which some of them are important. … Read More

SCCM Error 0xC1900208 deploying Windows 10 1709

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When deploying Windows 10 1709 Feature Update using SCCM, you may encounter errors when running the installation in Software Center. These errors are sent by the Windows setup itself, they are not related to SCCM. In this post, we’ll show you how to troubleshoot these error and how to resolve the error 0xC1900208 – 1047526904. This post assumes that you’ve done the preparation steps to deploy features upgrades with SCCM. Windows 10 1709 Troubleshooting Here are some basic troubleshooting tips that you need to understand before proceeding. This blog post is not about troubleshooting any errors, we’ll focus on the … 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

Windows 10 1709 Complete Upgrade Guide using SCCM

Benoit LecoursSCCM9 Comments

Microsoft published the Windows 10 1709 feature update (aka Fall Creator Update), as Semi-Annual Channel on October 18th, 2017. You may need to deploy it to your Windows 10 computer to stay supported or to benefits from the new features. Before deploying a new Windows 10 feature upgrade, you need to have a good plan. Test it in a lab environment, deploy it to a limited group and test all your business applications before broad deployment. Do not treat a feature upgrade as normal monthly software updates. Treat it as a new operating system as if you were upgrading Windows … Read More

Automatic Windows 10 PC Enrollment in Microsoft Intune or SCCM

Benoit LecoursIntune, SCCM, WINDOWS 100 Comments

The process of enrolling your Windows 10 computers in Intune should be as simple as possible for your users. If you’re using Azure Active Directory in your organization, the enrollment process can be made automatically when a user joins it’s device to AAD. It couldn’t be simpler. The process is the same rather for Intune Standalone or Hybrid mode (integrated with SCCM) Windows 10 Intune Automatic Enrollment Prerequisites CNAME DNS Entry created on your domain for automatic name resolution A valid Intune Tenant (Standalone or SCCM Integrated) Azure Active Directory Premium enabled For this post, we’ll be using a Windows 10 1703 device but … Read More

SCCM Windows 10 Inventory – Upgrade vs Fresh Install

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With the next Windows 10 release planned for October 17th, I’m actually working on migrating a bunch of Windows 10 devices. Some are Windows 10 v1511, some v1607. Some have been installed using a fresh image and some have been migrated from a previous version. I thought it would be a good idea to inventory those devices to know their installation source (fresh or upgraded). To achieve this, we’ll need to extend our SCCM inventory to grab a custom registry key and then build a query or report to show this information. For this post, I’m using SCCM 1706 but the … Read More

Manage Office 365 Update using SCCM 1706

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM10 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

Enable SCCM Azure Active Directory User Discovery

Benoit LecoursActive Directory, Azure, Cloud, SCCM0 Comments

SCCM Azure Active Directory

Today, we are continuing our posts about SCCM 1706 new features. One of them is the ability to enable SCCM Azure Active Directory User Discovery. This discovery method enables organizations to import Azure Active Directory user information. With the growing popularity of Azure AD, this discovery method will soon be circumvented. Azure AD Requirements Before configuring the new discovery method, you’ll need to have : A valid Azure Tenant Access to your Azure admin portal SCCM 1706 Configuration The first step is to configure the Azure Services in SCCM. This step will automatically create the web app in your Azure … Read More

In-place OS upgrade for SCCM site server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM8 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