How to use SCCM CMPivot

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM2 Comments

SCCM Current Branch 1806 is loaded with amazing features. In this post, we will cover the latest addition in the reporting space: CMPivot. SCCM has always been good with reporting and inventory of it’s managed devices but SCCM data is up-to-date at the last time the inventory has been run. SCCM CMPivot allows SCCM administrators to initiate a live query on selected computers on a specific topic. The result of that query can then be used to mitigate and fix potential issues. How many time were you asked “what is the current state as of NOW?” well, you’ll finally be able to answer … Read More

Enable SCCM PXE Without WDS on a Windows 10 computer

Benoit LecoursSCCM14 Comments

SCCM 1806 bring a new exciting feature that will change the design and planning of SCCM sites. Before 1806, if you had a remote site with only 1 distribution point and wanted to do PXE boot and imaging, you’d have to use a server OS because Windows Deployment Service (WDS) was required. You could also use third party solution with additional cost. Now you can use a client OS (Windows 7,8,10) to respond to PXE request without WDS. This is a game changer as you could basically remove any server OS from remote sites if they were just acting as a distribution … Read More

How to start your Modern Management journey as an SCCM Administrator

Benoit LecoursIntune, SCCM2 Comments

If you have been following the SCCM community for the past months, you’ve been hearing a lot about comanagement, cloud management gateway, cloud distribution point and Intune. You may also hear that SCCM is dying and that Intune is your only path in the near future to manage your company devices. The good news is that SCCM is not dead, in fact, it’s been rolling out new features quarterly in the past 3 years thanks to the new servicing model and the product group is not slowing down. The bad news is that… well, there’s no bad news… but as a … Read More

SCCM Office 365 Inventory Report

Benoit LecoursHardware Inventory, OFFICE, REPORT, SCCM70 Comments

This post describe how to inventory Office 365 using SCCM 1606. We will also provide a free report at the end of the post that you could use on your Reporting Point to easily display Office 365 inventory data. SCCM 1606 introduces new hardware inventory classes for Office 365 configurations. You no longer need to edit your MOF files to gather Office 365 inventory. If you are using SCCM 1602 or below, follow Jason Sandys post which describe Office 365 inventory process using a MOF customization. If your goal is to deploy Office 365 updates, refer to our post on how to manage Office 365 updates using SCCM. … Read More

SCCM Software Center Customization to fit your company branding

Benoit LecoursSCCM7 Comments

Beginning with SCCM 1710, you can customize the SCCM Software Center to set a specific company name, colour theme and company logo. SCCM 1806 bring the customization further with the possibility to add a custom web page to the Software Center. You may find this feature useless but we see this as an opportunity to add valuable information to your users, and for multiple uses. Here are some ideas we thought : Add your ticketing system for your users to open a support ticket Add your company intranet Add a Sharepoint library which contains your application’s documentation Add a useful blog for your IT … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1806 Upgrade Guide

Nicolas PilonSCCM25 Comments

It is now time to plan the migration of your SCCM Current Branch environment since Microsoft releases a new version of SCCM Current Branch. If you want to receive the latest updates, this post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1806 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 1806 if you are running SCCM 2012, the baseline version is 1802. To install SCCM 1806 as an update, you must have installed at least SCCM 1706, SCCM 1710 or SCCM 1802. Keeping your infrastructure up to … Read More

SCCM Java Inventory and Metering

Benoit LecoursSCCM30 Comments

After January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products. This means that if you’re using Java in your environment, chances are that your management will need to know how many licenses to buy and how many PC has Java installed but don’t use it. The bad news is that SCCM Software Metering cannot do a reliable job to track Java Usage since the executable file always runs on computers. The good news is that there’s a way to track Java usage using Oracle tools… but it’s not straightforward. After searching, I found an awesome script made … Read More

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

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On some occasion, you need a lab with VMware or Hyper-V that allows you to create a snapshot to return in time to test (packages, updates, OS updates, etc.). And when you create your snapshots and you go back in time you can be confronted by the “The trust relationship” problem. To avoid the“The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error, there’s a registry key that needs to be changed. 1. Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters Create a DWORD (32-bit) key named: DisablePasswordChange and set it’s value to 1 By default, Windows automatically change the password on the local computer account … Read More

How to install SCCM 1802 Update Rollup 1 (KB4163547)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM3 Comments

The first Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1802) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1802 Hotfix Rollup 1 (KB4163547) installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You can’t install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012. You need to be running SCCM 1802 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1802, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing … Read More

Create Office 365 Installer using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreApplication, OFFICE, SCCM14 Comments

There have been many different posts about deploying Office 365 with SCCM. The majority of them used the Office Configuration tool in a more or less creative way. An easier method has been available for awhile to help SCCM admins to create the “perfect” Office 365 package. The SCCM Office 365 Installer is a new feature released in SCCM 1702. SCCM Office 365 Installer provides an easy-to-use wizard to define every related item for an Office 365 application. Whether you are new to creating Office 365 package or simply want to refresh an older package, this solution will ease every step of … Read More