How to manage Servicing Stack updates with SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM16 Comments

For the past few months, the monthly Windows Updates proved to be a bit more difficult to handle, thanks to Microsoft’s Servicing Stack updates. Servicing Stack updates are basically updating the components that process Windows Update among other management components. This means that pretty much each time a servicing stack update is released, it must be applied prior to being able to install the various cumulative updates required. In this post, we will demonstrate how to manage servicing stack updates with SCCM using Automatic deployment rules (ADR) Those updates are not necessarily being released each month, and if they are, … Read More

Connect SCCM with Desktop Analytics

Benoit LecoursSCCM3 Comments

This post will describe how to connect your SCCM infrastructure to the Desktop Analytics cloud-based service. We will show how to create your workspace and connect it to an SCCM 1906 server. In the latest SCCM 1906 version, some new features were added to Desktop Analytics : From Microsoft : You can now get more detailed insights for your desktop applications including line-of-business apps. Use the DesktopAnalyticsLogsCollector.ps1 tool from the Configuration Manager install directory to help troubleshoot Desktop Analytics. It runs some basic troubleshooting steps and collects the relevant logs into a single working directory. Why use SCCM Desktop Analytics … Read More

Identify Office Products with its architecture using SCCM report

Eswar KonetiConfiguration Manager, OFFICE, REPORT, Reports, SCCM, SSRS8 Comments

I did blog post year ago on Microsoft office product versions with its architecture type and count. But lately, my blog readers have requested to add Office 365 ProPlus product into the report. The Original Office Product report was created to include all Microsoft Office products from Office 2007 to Office 2016 but it doesn’t have any click-to-run (C2R) products which are Office 365. So we started looking around and developed the report for you. This free report will have all Microsoft Office products information with its architecture type (x86 or x64) and the count. The report can be run … Read More

How to identify Users and Primary Devices using SCCM Report

Benoit LecoursSCCM4 Comments

Assigning your users to their primary machines in SCCM is a common task. It permits to identify the primary machine of a specific user and opens the possibility to install software only on primary machines. Once your associations are created, there are multiple ways to see the associations. This blog post will detail the various way to identify your user and primary machines and we also provide a free SCCM primary device report that you could use to easily find an association. Identifying using User Collection The most simple way to identify a primary machine for a user is to … Read More

How to Send custom notifications using Intune

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Since late July 2019, it’s now possible to Send custom notifications using Intune. This feature is interesting as you can send a message to a custom group or all your users in a couple of minutes. You can trigger an important notification or an important message. The notification will be displayed in the Company Portal application and it’s currently available on iOS device and Android only. The Company portal must allow push notification to display the message. The messages have a limitation of 50 characters for titles and 500 characters for messages. You can see all limitation on the Technet … Read More

How to use SCCM Task Sequence Debugger

Benoit LecoursSCCM5 Comments

Since SCCM 1906, SCCM Administrator has a new tool to debug a task sequence deployed to a computer. This feature is kind of special for me since I was part of the team that worked on an Hackaton project at the 2017 MVP Summit with Kerwin Medina. We won the first prize with this project, it was a bit different but it’s a huge step to see as a pre-release feature in SCCM 1906. This blog post will describe how to use SCCM Task Sequence Debugger. Prerequisite Before you can use the feature, you need to enable the optional feature … Read More

Install applications to a device in real-time using SCCM 1906

Benoit LecoursSCCM11 Comments

Starting with SCCM 1906 you can install applications to a device in real-time. This feature can help reduce the need for separate collections for every application which is a common scenario in many enterprises. Using this method, a client receives no policy. The app won’t appear in Software Center and a user can’t install the app when you create the deployment. After you initiate the action to install the app, the user now sees it in Software Center can install it and see its installation status. Prerequisites Before you can use the feature, you need to enable the optional feature … Read More

SCCM 1906 Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a second SCCM version for 2019. Microsoft still uses the same standard naming versions. You can begin upgrading your SCCM Current Branch environment to the latest SCCM 1906 release. If you want to install the latest updates, this post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1906 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install SCCM 1906 if you are running SCCM 2012, 1902 is the latest baseline version. This means that if you’re downloading the source from Volume Licensing, 1902 will be … Read More

How to enable Co-Management in SCCM 1902

Adam GrossSCCM7 Comments

It’s been over a year since our initial post about enabling Co-Management. Several improvements have been made so it’s worth revisiting the Co-Management SCCM 1902 topic. Co-Management SCCM 1902 Prerequisites Azure Subscription Azure Active Directory Premium Microsoft Intune subscription OR Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) subscription Client computer using Hybrid Azure AD Joined (domain + AAD joined) using Azure AD Connect. Enable SCCM 1902 Co-Management Navigate to Administration / Cloud Services / Co-Management and select Configure Co-Management Click Sign In to enter your Intune credentials. After signing in, click Next. Configure Automatic enrollment in Intune. Select None or Pilot at this time. You can … Read More

How to Install and Configure Azure AD Connect

Adam GrossSCCM2 Comments

If you have an existing on-premises Active Directory infrastructure and plan to use SCCM Co-Management, you will need Azure AD Connect. This post will cover installing Azure AD Connect and configuring Hybrid Azure AD Join and Seamless Single Sign-On using Password Hash Sync. There are many additional options that are covered in the Microsoft Docs. This post assumes you already have an Azure Active Directory tenant and have added your custom domain to Azure AD. Where to Get Azure AD Connect Log into your Azure AD Tenant by going to Click Azure Active Directory Select Azure AD Connect Click … Read More