Deploy SCCM Wifi Profiles with Password to Windows 10 Devices

Benoit LecoursSCCM10 Comments

Introduced since SCCM 2012 R2, SCCM Wifi profiles are used to send Wifi configurations to clients. It can be useful if your company is not using certificates or any automated authentication methods. A smaller organization that uses a simple WPA2 setup can use SCCM Wifi profiles to send Wifi SSID and password so that the computers connect automatically to that network. You can also use Wifi profile to manage mobile devices with Intune but we won’t cover this scenario in this post. The major drawback of the SCCM Wifi Profile is that it’s impossible to enter the Wifi password using the console UI. (Even in the newest versions). We will show you how to deploy Wifi profiles on a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer, including the Wifi password using an XML file. How to deploy SCCM Wifi Profiles with password to Windows 10 devices Since it’s not possible to enter a password in … Read More

Deploy Windows 11 using SCCM / MEMCM

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Windows 11 has been released by Microsoft on October 5th, 2021. If you are planning to deploy and manage Windows 11 using SCCM or Configuration Manager, this post has you covered. Like any other Windows version, you need to do a couple of tasks before you can do an SCCM Windows 11 Deployment. In a previous blog post, we listed everything you need to know about SCCM and Windows 11. You can read the whole post but here’s the important part: SCCM is ready to support Windows 11 starting with SCCM version 2107. You need to run at least SCCM 2107 and your device needs specific requirements. Let’s get started to Deploy Windows 11 using SCCM / MEMCM ! Table of Content Prerequisites Check if you have an SCCM Supported version Upgrade your Windows ADK Download Windows 11 ISO Mount and extract the ISO file Import the Windows 11 WIM … Read More

How to use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint antivirus security with Intune

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Microsoft Defender has come a long way since the first few releases to become a leader in all all-things security-related. What was originally a standard antivirus solution has evolved into a full product suite. If you are looking to configure Microsoft Defender(Endpoint protection) with Configuration Manager, see our guide that is available in our shop This post will focus on configuring Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Security Antivirus by using Intune. Prerequisites Windows 10 or Windows 11 Aside from the Intune various licensing option you’ll need to manage your devices, there are no other requirements to use this feature. Create Microsoft Defender for Endpoint antivirus security profiles Connect to the Endpoint portal Browse to Endpoint Security/ Antivirus Click Create Policy. At this point, the Antivirus policies are split into 3 distinct sections. Microsoft Defender Antivirus This will essentially manage the core features. Microsoft Defender Antivirus Exclusions This will be the various … Read More

SCCM Report Builder Error – The Certificate Chain was issued by an Authority that is not Trusted

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SSRS13 Comments

If you’re like us and love to create and build awesome reports, you may get an error when running report builder on a remote computer. When editing an SCCM report in Report Builder you may receive the following error: A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: SSL Provider, error: 0 – The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted.) SCCM Report Builder error – Cause This error occurs because you don’t have the required SCCM SQL certificate on the computer running Report Builder. Follow the following steps in order to resolve the issue. Export the certificate from your SQL server On the SQL Server Click the Start menu, click Run, and then type mmc. Click Enter. This starts the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) In the console, click the File menu and then click Add/Remove Snap-in On the … Read More

Extend your inventory with SCCM Active Directory Attributes

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SCCM Active Directory System Discovery is a discovery method to bring discovered devices into your SCCM server. It’s one of the most used discovery methods for its simplicity. Many organization extends their Active directory to include custom attributes to their records. By default, SCCM brings a couple of default Active Directory attributes but it’s also possible to bring any custom attribute that you may have. The good news is that it’s quite simple to add these custom Active Directory Attributes to your SCCM Discovery methods. What is more complicated is how to fetch this data once it’s discovered. Over the years, we’ve seen much different information stored in AD Attributes. For this post, we’ll add the Description attribute from a computer account to SCCM and describe how to query this information to create collections or reports. SCCM Custom Active Directory attributes Configuration The first step is to find the name of … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM Report Creation using Report Builder

Benoit LecoursREPORT, SCCM, SSRS8 Comments

One of our favorite tasks when it comes to ConfigMgr management is SCCM Report Creation. Not only it bring value to an SCCM installation, but it also brings visibility to your hard work toward your management. Without SCCM reports, this huge management tool is running silently on all your devices but you’re not benefiting from all the advantages. It’s like having a sports car and discovering the Autobahn … ok maybe not. But what makes a good SCCM report? Data, data, data This is the more important part of your reports. You need to query the right SQL views in the SCCM database. If you’re showing incorrect information, your report will be useless Building an efficient SQL query is the hard part of report creation. Without any SQL skills, it will be hard to achieve what you want… but, everything can be learned. Two years ago I’ve never done an … Read More

Create your first SCCM Dashboard with Power BI Desktop

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Beginning with SCCM/MEMCM 2002, it’s possible to Integrate Power BI Report Server to an existing Reporting Point or to a site that doesn’t have a reporting point installed. Doing so will give you the ability to manage your Power BI Dashboard the same way you manage your SSRS report. All done directly from the console makes it easier to deploy and edit your existing dashboard and to create a new one. You may already use many SSRS reports to monitor and visualize your SCCM data. Microsoft has released Power BI a couple of years ago and has its advantage over SSRS A large amount of data can be processed Rich visuals Less engineering resources to use It can be embedded into your own custom apps System Center Dudes team has decided to develop a series of Power BI dashboard. We think that, if you have the skills, the visualization of your SCCM data should be … Read More

Customize Software Center with SCCM Task Sequence/Package Icons

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Beginning in SCCM 2203, you can now set a custom icon for Task Sequence and packages in the Sofware Center. In the past, it was possible to add an icon to Applications but not to task sequences and packages. Prior to 2203, task sequences and packages were showing a generic icon which decrease the user experience to identify the needed software. In this blog post, describe the limitations and we’ll show you how to add SCCM Task Sequence and Package Icons to the Software Center. This 2203 new feature is another great addition making SCCM better from an end-user experience perspective. The default SCCM package and task sequence icon can now reflect your purpose instead of this : Display this, to your users : SCCM Task Sequence and Package Icons Requirements Before seeing Task Sequence and package icons, make sure that your site is running SCCM 2203 and that your … Read More

SCCM Upload RDL File to Report Server

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SCCM Reporting is a great way to see insight of your inventory and data. There’s many custom reports out there on the internet. If you download a custom report, you’ll have a RDL file. This RDL then need to be uploaded on your report server. You can do it manually using the web portal or use a script. This post will show all the ways you can upload an RDL file on an SCCM Reporting Point. An RDL file is simply an XML application and a standard proposed by Microsoft for defining reports. SCCM Upload RDL file Requirements SSRS installed and all running components. If you don’t have a reporting server, you can refer to our post on how to install SCCM 2012 Reporting Services Point. A healthy RDL file. A user account with enough access to upload a report. Please read predefined roles on MSDN for more detailed information. Upload the RDL … Read More

How to fix Azure Update Compliance missing devices

Jonathan LefebvreIntune, WINDOWS 10, Windows 11Leave a Comment

Azure Update Compliance has been around for a few years already. Originally part of Windows Analytics, it’s the only component that lived through the years. It has become more popular with the growing number of devices managed with Windows Update for Business. It is also useful for an environment that manages updates and feature updates with Configuration Manager. In this post, we’ll cover how to make the required change so devices report back to Azure Update Compliance. I recently did a check for a few clients and noticed that the number of devices in Update Compliance was drastically low or even almost empty in some environments. This is because of a change from Microsoft, that was enforced back in January 2022. Since devices were managed prior to May 2021, we need to adjust the configurations to fix Azure Update Compliance missing devices. If you are looking for how to use … Read More