SCCM Windows 10 Deployment | Create SCCM Windows 10 Task Sequence

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1011 Comments

In the second post of this blog series about Windows 10 Deployment using SCCM, we will show you how to create a SCCM Windows 10 Task Sequence and deploy it. Complete the preparation of your environment before reading this post. This task sequence will help you deploy what we call a “vanilla” Windows 10 using the default Install.wim from the Windows 10 media. This means that you’ll end up with a basic Windows 10 with the SCCM client and nothing else. You will be able to edit this task sequence later to customize it to your environment. Create SCCM Windows 10 Task Sequence Open the SCCM Console Go to Software Library \ Operating Systems \ Task Sequences Right-click Task Sequences and select Create Task Sequence On the Task Sequence wizard, select Install an existing image package On the Task Sequence Information pane, enter the desired Name, Description and Boot Image On the Install … Read More

Deploying Windows 10 TH2 (1511) using SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 103 Comments

[Added 12/21/2015] – For complete Windows 10 support, upgrade to SCCM 1511 or perform a complete SCCM 1511 installation The latest build of Windows 10 is available since this week. Windows 10 TH2 or Windows 10 1511 build is the first important release of Windows 10 since it’s launch in July. If you are managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 in your organisation you may wish to deploy this latest build using SCCM 2012. The bad news is that you can’t achieve that with SCCM 2012. You will need to wait for the next version of SCCM to deploy this update to your Windows 10 computers. The good news is that the wait is almost over, the next version SCCM should be shipped before the end of the year. The product group official statement is : ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 or SP2 and lower versions do not support Windows 10 servicing via Software Update Management … Read More

Deploy RSAT for Windows 10 using SCCM 2012

Nicolas PilonApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 104 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 users who have the right to use RSAT. This post will show you how to create this application in SCCM 2012. Step 1 | Create RSAT Application Click on this link, download and save the source files needed in your content directory. These files will be used as the source of the application. … Read More

Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1022 Comments

Since Windows 10 is out, there’s been a ton of information coming out from the SCCM product group. Many people gets confused at what’s needed for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. The goal of this post is to centralize all those information so you can reach out when your organisation will be ready for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. [Updated 12/21/2015] – For complete Windows 10 support, upgrade to SCCM 1511 or perform a complete SCCM 1511 installation Requirement for Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 Before you can manage and deploy Windows 10 in your organisation, you need to update your SCCM infrastructure. Your site servers needs to be updated to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 or SCCM 2012 SP2. Refer to our installation guide if it’s not the case. You need to apply R2 SP1 Cumulative Update 1. Refer to our installation guide if it’s not the case. You need to update your boot images to Win PE version 10. Refer to the Deployment section of … Read More

Managing Windows 10 Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SCEP, WINDOWS 1013 Comments

Windows 10 is out since July 29th, now you want to manage Windows 10 Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2012. You have probably noticed that Windows 10 comes natively with Windows Defender. Instead of Endpoint Protection, it is now the default anti-malware managed by SCCM 2012. Actually, the Endpoint Protection agent is installed locally in Programs & Features but it’s using the Windows Defender UI with a thin layer of Endpoint Protection to manage policies and malware definitions. If you have already deployed Windows 10 in your environment, you might have encountered an issue where your Endpoint Protection policies are applied but the malware definitions are not updated. Some have found a way to work around this problem by extracting the Endpoint Protection installer and make Endpoint Protection malware definitions automatically update. Unfortunately, this TechNet article is the only official documentation but it’s mentioning only Windows 10 Technical Preview, no word about Windows 10 RTM. Might only be a matter of updating their documentation. For … Read More

Windows 10 Error Code 80240020

Benoit LecoursWINDOWS 104 Comments

Windows 10 has just been released, Microsoft is calling it the biggest software update in history. With massive installations at the same time, many users has been reporting errors when upgrading. The most common error is Windows 10 error code 80240020.  Microsoft explains this error in the following statement: This is an expected message indicating that when installation begins it may require user interaction.  This is the largest software upgrade event ever and we’re managing it so everyone has a great experience. We recommend waiting until your PC receives a notification to upgrade, and then following the instructions provided.  Please note that there is no problem with your reservation or upgrade download. The upgrade download is not corrupt as some have stated, and you will be notified in the coming days or weeks when your device is ready to upgrade. How to fix Windows 10 error code 80240020 Method 1 – Download folder Go … Read More