Create Office 365 Installer using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreApplication, OFFICE, SCCM13 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

Automatically Uninstall Unused Applications with SCCM

Nicolas PilonApplication, Asset Intelligence, SCCM, SOFTWARE METERING18 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

Deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012 – Click-to-Run Version

Benoit LecoursSCCM49 Comments

This blog post will describe how to Deploy Office 2016 using SCCM 2012. This procedure is for the Office 2016 Click-to-Run version (Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus) not for the complete Office 2016 Professional Plus version. It will guide you in every steps required to deploy Office 2016 to your users. The mains steps are : Preparing the installation Create the SCCM application Create the deployment type Deploy the application Step 1 | Preparing Office 2016 installation The first step is to create a Download.xml file that we’ll use to download the latest version of Office 365 Pro Plus (2016). Read the Reference for … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 Application Catalog

Benoit LecoursSCCM4 Comments

In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our SCCM Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone SCCM Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous site systems roles available in SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511. Role installation order is not important, you can install roles independently of others. This part will describe how to install SCCM 2012 Application Catalog web service point and the Application Catalog website point. Role … Read More

SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

Benoit LecoursSCCM1 Comment

I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. SCCM 2012 Books To start learning or to deepen your knowledge, theses are my books recommendation. You can’t go wrong with these authors. They have been working, talking, blogging  about SMS/SCCM since forever. The first 3 are about SCCM in general and the last 3 are more oriented toward system … Read More