The SCCM Dos and Donts – 2020 Edition

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We’ve been in the consulting world since SMS 2003 and we’ve seen so much stuff over the years! From the famous task sequence deployed to All system to the “fuck it let’s set our collections to be all incremental to make SCCM faster!”, we’ve seen it all… or have we? This blog post is an informative post on some of the SCCM Dos and Donts that you need to follow when using SCCM/MEMCM. This post is intended to be informative, use it to refresh your skill or simply if you’re starting your SCCM journey and you’re looking to learn something … Read More

How to use SCCM Delivery Optimization

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SCCM Delivery Optimization

The amount of data that transfers daily on a corporate network is quite important. Once a month, Windows Update has quite an impact on that amount. SCCM along Delivery Optimization can help better manage that crazy amount of GB or even TB of content required to patch all computers. In an earlier post, we covered the topic to use with Intune and Windows Update for business In this post, we will detail how to use SCCM Delivery Optimization to deliver Windows Updates. Requirements Clients must be running Windows 10 ConfigMgr 1910 or higher to get all Network ports 7680 inbound … Read More

How to configure SCCM Software Update point in SSL

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While the requirements of running SCCM/MEMCM in full SSL may be less required theses days with the Cloud Management Gateway being so effective with remote computers management, running the WSUS – Software Update point in SSL is likely to show up as a requirement whenever doing a security audit of your environment. In this post, we will detail the required steps, from the certificate template creation to the client validation on enabling SSL for WSUS and the SCCM Software Update Point. Requirements Any SCCM version Communication on port 8531 must be open on your Firewall Certificate template Creation The first … Read More

SCCM Powershell collection boundary groups

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With SCCM 2002 that was just released, a small but extremely useful feature is now available in console. It is now possible to view what boundary group a device is connected to! This offers a new opportunity with collections based on Boundary groups, which could mean physical sites or any other meaningful needs in your environment. I’ve created a PowerShell script that automatically creates collections based on all the available boundary groups. Requirements SCCM must be at least version 2002. See our Step-by-step guide upgrade guide here SCCM Powershell collection boundary groups The script can be downloaded on GitHub, since … Read More

SCCM PowerBi Report Server Integration

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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. This post will describe the complete SCCM PowerBi Report Server Integration process. More specifically, how to Integrate SCCM/MEMCM Reporting point with Power BI Report Server on an SCCM 2002 … Read More

Step-by-step SCCM 2002 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a first SCCM version for 2020. SCCM 2002 has been released on April 1st 2020 ! (SCCM has a new branding since 1910 – now called Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MEMCM)). This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2002 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 2002 if you are running SCCM … Read More

Deploy Microsoft Authenticator app using Microsoft Intune

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With the increasing number of mobile users requesting access to external resources many organizations are configuring two-factor authentification to increase their security. There’s various software token solution on the market like RSA Secure Token, Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator. This post will describe how to deploy Microsoft Authenticator app to your Intune devices. We’ll be describing how to deploy it on iOS and Android. This app provides an extra layer of protection when you sign in, often referred to as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication. This new app replaces the Azure Authenticator, Microsoft account, and Multi-Factor Authentication apps. If you … Read More

Create your first SCCM Dashboard with Power BI Desktop

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You may already use many SSRS reports to monitor and visualize your SCCM data. Microsoft has released PowerBI 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 The latest SCCM Technical Preview 2001 included the integration of a PowerBi server. A feature that we may see soon in a production version. System Center Dudes team has decided to develop a series of Powerbi dashboard. We think that the visualization of your SCCM data should … Read More

Enable and Manage Windows Defender Firewall using Intune

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If you’re managing your device using Microsoft Intune, you may want to control your Windows Defender Firewall policy. This can be useful to make sure that every device has the Windows Firewall enabled and that you’re controlling the inbound and outbound connections. The Microsoft Intune interface makes this configuration pretty easy to do. The key is to create a configuration profile to target your Windows 10 devices. In this article, we’ll describe each step needed to manage the Windows Defender firewall using Intune. Windows Defender Firewall Intune Requirements The only requirement to manage your Windows Firewall with Intune is that … Read More

Complete SCCM Installation Guide and Configuration

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This blog post is a complete revised Step-by-step SCCM Installation Guide. It covers every aspect of the SCCM Installation. From the server prerequisites to the SQL installation, the Sccm installation itself and all configuration and site server installation. Following this guide, you should have a functional SCCM server in a couple of hours. We already did a guide in the past when SCCM 1511 was released but it’s was time for a 2020 refresh. Since our first guide, more than 12 SCCM version has been released… and the product even changed its name to Microsoft Endpoint Manager. (MEM or MEMCM). … Read More