Update Microsoft Surface Firmware using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 103 Comments

Usually, when it comes to driver management, for computer already deployed, we say ‘If it ain’t broken don’t fix it’. Once in a while, a driver or firmware could require an update because of a bug reported by multiple users but that would usually be an exception. Microsoft Surface devices have proven over and over that this statement doesn’t apply to them. Microsoft Surface, since the beginning of the brand, tend to work better with latest firmware version. Microsoft often releases new firmware revision along major Windows 10 releases. For home users, the update will be applied with the standard … Read More

How to Strengthen Security for Intune with RBAC in SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Console, Intune, SCCM0 Comments

  The majority of companies use SCCM to manage laptops, computers, servers and some for mobile devices, if they use Microsoft Intune in hybrid mode. In some situations, Intune and SCCM management is done by 2 different teams. Except for the Full Administrator role in SCCM, it’s possible to separate Intune with Configuration Manager infrastructure in the console by using security roles and security groups (RBAC). The goal is to ensure that an Intune administrator does not access Configuration Manager client devices and objects, as you don’t want to end up with people who may wipes or manages mobile devices when they are … Read More

Automatically Uninstall Unused Applications with SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Asset Intelligence, SCCM, SOFTWARE METERING17 Comments

Do organization pay too much for your software licensing? Paying more licences than you use doesn’t make your company really effective, especially when we talk about IT Cost Transparency. Do you know how much money your company spend for software licensing versus their utilization? Using inventory, SCCM detect if an application is installed, it also monitors usage using Software Metering and uninstall application using deployment mechanisms. Combining all, you can deliver a great solution to minimize licences cost to your organisation. Software metering is a great feature that is not always well known by the business. Company must take the advantage … Read More

Referenced Configuration Items Not Available in SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Intune, SCCM0 Comments

Are you importing your applications in SCCM when it’s time to copy applications from one environment to the other? In some company, SCCM is installed twice, one for development and one for production. SCCM in a development environment provides flexibility but it adds additional cost to maintain both environment. Using the import application wizard in SCCM can ease the process and save time to copy applications from one to another environment. In the best of worlds, it is best to keep environment identical much as possible, but it is very difficult to get there. The problem is that you can end up with missing features … Read More

Deploy RSAT for Windows 10 using SCCM 2012

Nicolas PilonApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 103 Comments

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is a Windows Server component for remote management of other devices. RSAT allows administrators to run snap-ins and tools on a remote device to manage features, roles and role services. The software includes tools like Bitlocker Password Recovery, Group Policy management, NIC Teaming and many more. A lot of IT guys use this tool in their day to day basis. Microsoft has released RSAT for Windows 10 so if you are an SCCM admin, instead of manually install via the link, you can create an application in SCCM 2012 and make it available to every Windows 10 computer or to … Read More