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 version 2107. You need to run at least 2106 and … Read More

Create SCCM Maintenance Windows using Powershell

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Maintenance windows are useful to ensure that important tasks on devices are run at the right moment. Usually you create a Maintenance Window in the SCCM console butyou can manage your SCCM maintenance Windows using PowerShell. This is useful when you have to create many. Here’s a simple example but you can get creative. This example will create a Maintenance Window that occurs each fourth day of every 3 months effective the time you create it at 3:00 AM. We are using the New-CMMaintenanceWindow and New-CMSchedule cmdlet. You have to know that Maintenance windows can be applied to Application and … Read More

Useful SCCM CMTrace tips

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If you’re new to the SCCM world, you have to know that SCCM comes with a log viewer. CMTrace is the tool you need to use to read any SCCM log files. We still meet lots of SCCM admins that don’t know some basic CMTrace features. We’ll show you a couple of SCCM CMTrace tips to improve your skills. In SCCM, client and site server components record process information in individual log files. You can use the information in these log files to help you troubleshoot issues that might occur. By default, SCCM enables logging for client and server components. For … Read More

How to Monitor SCCM Scripts from console and reports

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Since SCCM 1706, you can run and deploy Powershell scripts from the SCCM console basically in real-time. From the SCCM console, you can: edit your scripts, import existing scripts, approved or deny scripts, run scripts on specific collections and examine scripts results. This can be useful to run a script quickly without the burden of creating a package or an application. Unlike standard deployments, when you deploy scripts, they are run almost immediately using Client Operations. Before SCCM 2006, the SCCM Script needs to be enabled in the optional features. If you are running a later version, it’s enabled by default. … Read More

Intune Error 0x801c003: This user is not authorized to enroll

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This blog post will focus on enrollment errors, specifically the Intune error 0x801c003 This user is not authorized to enroll appearing when you try to enroll a Windows device. Before you can manage devices in Intune, you have to enroll them in Intune. You can use Intune to manage both personally owned and corporate-owned devices. You can manually enroll a single device, or automatically enroll multiple devices. If you’re using SCCM to manage domain-joined Corporate devices, you can use SCCM to enroll the devices in Intune as Corporate devices. You can then define workloads in SCCM to identify when Configuration Manager … Read More

Free Readiness MEMCM / SCCM Windows 11 Report

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Windows 11 has been officially announced on June 24th, 2021 and the first ISO was released last week. Windows 11 is coming and as an SCCM administrator, you must get ready to deploy this new OS. We released a complete post on everything you need to know about this major OS release. This blog post will focus on Windows 11 readiness. How can you ensure that your device will be ready to install Windows 11? The best solution as of today is to build an SCCM Windows 11 report to list which device is ready and which needs attention. Windows … Read More

Enable SCCM Implicit Uninstall of Required Applications

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Beginning with SCCM 2107, you can enable a new option in your application deployments to remove the application as soon as the device is removed from a collection. This new option can be set at the deployment level of any device required deployment. The new option is named SCCM Implicit uninstall. This blog post will list the requirements and will describe how to enable the Implicit uninstall feature. We’ve seen tons of organizations use 2 differents collections to install and uninstall applications. Some companies have hundreds of applications resulting in twice as many collections. As you may know, collections are … Read More

SCCM Collections Management Tips, Scripts and Tools

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Creating and managing collections in SCCM is a basic and daily task. Over the years, we’ve seen too much infrastructure with a lack of collection maintenance. It can become a burden when you have hundred or thousand of them and never cleaned them up. In this blog post, we’ll give you SCCM Collections Management Tips along with useful scripts and tools to help you become a collection master. You may wonder why you should care about this? Collections in Configuration Manager is a resources-intensive task, some best practices need to be followed. The SCCM product group has understand that and released many improvements … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2107 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a second SCCM version for 2021. SCCM 2107 has been released on August 2nd, 2021. Don’t forget SCCM has had a new branding since 1910 – now called Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MEMCM). This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2107 upgrade guide, meaning that if you want to upgrade your existing SCCM/MEMCM installation to the latest SCCM/MEMCM updates, this post is for you. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide to build a new server, refer to our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install SCCM 2107 if you are … Read More

MEMCM/SCCM and Windows 11: Everything you need to know

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Windows 11 has been officially announced on June 24th, 2021. Microsoft called Windows 10 ‘the last version of Windows’ for a long time but that time is over. As an SCCM/MEMCM Administrator, you must stay current and ahead of the news to ensure that devices in your organization support Windows 11 when it will be released. This post will gather all the information that you need to know to support Windows 11 with SCCM. The information is really recent so we’ll update this post as new information comes out. Windows 11 Definition Microsoft defines its new Windows 11 OS as … Read More