Deploy SCCM Wifi Profiles with Password to Windows 10 Devices

Benoit LecoursSCCM9 Comments

Introduced since SCCM 2012 R2, SCCM Wifi profiles are used to send Wifi configuration to clients. It can be useful if your company is not using certificates or any automated authentication methods. Smaller organisation that uses a simple WPA2 setup can use SCCM Wifi profiles to send Wifi SSID and password so that the computers connects automatically to that network. You can also use Wifi profile to manage mobile devices with Intune but we won’t cover this scenario in this post. The major drawback of the SCCM Wifi Profile is that it’s impossible to enter the Wifi password using the console UI. We will show … Read More

Step-by-step SCCM 1511 Migration to New Hardware

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM132 Comments

Update 2018-04-05 : See our new guide that covers this topic and gives all up-to-date scenario With the latest version of SCCM 1511, many admins will be tempted to move to latest operating system and SQL versions. Considering Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL 2008 R2 are already on extended support and the way SCCM 1511 is designed for future upgrades, it can be good time to do a SCCM 1511 migration with the latest OS and SQL. As of now, all system roles of SCCM 1511 are supported on Windows Server 2008 R2, but if you are planning to use Windows 10 Servicing, you must … Read More

How to configure and enable SCCM Discovery Methods

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After you completed your SCCM installation, you certainly want to start managing some systems. The effective way to add them in SCCM is to configure SCCM discovery methods. This blog article will explain the various discovery methods and will describe how to configure it. In the first parts of these SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we covered the complete SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511 installation. In the final parts, we will cover the basic SCCM configurations. What is SCCM Discovery Methods Here’s the official discovery methods definition from Technet : SCCM discovery methods identifies computer and user resources that you can manage by … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1511 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has just announced the release of SCCM 1511. Before performing your SCCM 1511 upgrade, we recommend that you read all the available resources and carefully plan the upgrade process throughout your SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 hierarchy. The good news is that our SCCM 1511 Upgrade Guide will list everything you need to know before applying this major upgrade to your existing SCCM 2012 installation. We’ve got you covered ! In this blog post, we will guide you through the whole upgrade process to bring your existing SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 to SCCM 1511. See our complete installation guide if your starting from scratch. New Features SCCM … Read More

How to resolve Dataldr.log SQL Error in SCCM 2012

Nicolas PilonHardware Inventory, SCCM2 Comments

Are you having inventory issue in SCCM where machines information from the hardware inventory were not updated on the site server? This problem can affect your various systems that use data, such as license management or reports. You can read more about the basics of client inventory and hardware inventory process. This post explains how to resolve the message dataldr.log SQL Error in SCCM 2012. Log file dataldr.log on the site server manages inventory received from clients. If the log file inventoryagent.log on the client shows no evidence of failure and you have this error, your hardware inventory won’t be updated in the SQL database. The … Read More

How to limit SCCM 2012 Pull Distribution Point Bandwidth

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM4 Comments

Pull Distribution point can help reduce the processing load on the site server and can help to speed the transfer of the content to each distribution point. One other need to use Pull Distribution Point could be because you require more than 250 Distribution point from a single Primary site. Using Pull DPs comes with certain limits compared to using a standard DP. In previous post we covered How to manage your Distribution Points with Collections in large environment. Based on those collections, it’s possible to manage network impact while distributing content to Pull DP. This post will explain how limit SCCM 2012 Pull Distribution Point … 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 … Read More

How to manage your Distribution Points with Collections

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Do you have a high number of distribution point in your SCCM environment? Managing large SCCM environment with many Distribution Point or Pull Distribution Point is not an easy task. We’ve done a great post on 8 ways to monitor your Distribution Point, it was most related to the console monitoring and reports. We also provided a report to manage content on your Distribution Point. Additionally, you can use collections to regroup Distribution Point based on specific information. The advantage of using collections is that an action that can be taken based on the membership. (compliance settings, applications, etc.) This post will explain … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 Boundaries

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In this part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will configure SCCM boundaries. First, let’s define what a boundary in SCCM is : From Technet : In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, a boundary is a network location on the intranet that can contain one or more devices that you want to manage. Boundaries can be an IP subnet, Active Directory site name, IPv6 Prefix, or an IP address range, and the hierarchy can include any combination of these boundary types. To use a boundary, you must add the boundary to one or more boundary groups. Boundary groups … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 Client Settings

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This blog article will explain how to create a custom SCCM 2012 client settings and how to deploy it. In the first parts of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we covered the complete SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511 installation. In the final parts, we will cover the basic SCCM configuration starting with client settings. Client settings are used to configure your deployed agents. This is where you decide any configuration like : Enabling hardware inventory agent Enabling power settings options Set scan schedules BITS throttling Ect.. In previous versions of SCCM, client settings were specific to the site. You had … Read More