SCCM Office 365 Inventory Report

Benoit LecoursHardware Inventory, OFFICE, REPORT, SCCM98 Comments

This post describes 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 describes 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. SCCM Office 365 inventory report post summary : Office 365 Inventory Data explained How to enable Office 365 Inventory classes Verify Office 365 Inventory data on a client How to upload and use our free Office 365 report SCCM Office 365 Inventory Report – Direct Download link If you don’t want to read the … Read More

How to enable the new SCCM 1511 Software Center

Benoit LecoursSCCM7 Comments

SCCM 1511 contains many new features, one of them is the improved Software Center. After installing or upgrading to SCCM 1511, on an updated client you’ll see that the Software Center hasn’t changed. This is because the new Software Center is not enabled by default. This blog post will describe how to enable the new SCCM 1511 Software Center. Some of the main improvements : Possibility to view Users and Device deployments New visual design Device Compliance is now part of Software Center. Don’t get confused, this is not for Compliance Settings (DCM) it’s for Conditional Access scenarios Silverlight is no longer a requirement Enable the new SCCM 1511 Software Center The new Software Center is enabled through SCCM Client Settings. To enable the function and deploy it to your machines : Open the SCCM Console Go to Administration / Client Settings Create a new Client Settings or modify the one your using. For this post … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM Installation and Configuration Guide

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The new version of SCCM is out ! You may know this version as SCCM Vnext, SCCM 2016 or SCCM 1511. The product group explained on their blog that the new version will be simply called SCCM Current Branch. This blog post is a complete Step-by-step SCCM Installation Guide. SCCM installation has never been an easy process and the product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. With these blog posts, our goal is to bring it a bit further, explaining concepts and best practice rather than just guide the user through the installation process. If you’re not familiar with SCCM 1511 Features, you can visit this Technet article which covers it all. If you’re familiar with SCCM 2012 and plans to migrate, read our blog post about What’s New in SCCM 1511 and stop reading this guide. You do not need to do a complete installation if you’re already running SCCM 2012. See our blog post on how … Read More

How to limit SCCM 2012 Pull Distribution Point Bandwidth

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM5 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 bandwidth. Pull Distribution Point Bandwidth Limitation Differences Rate Limits One of the key feature missing from Pull DP is the ability to use rate limits.  The tab is not even visible for Pull DP properties. To check the Full DP Properties, navigate in your console to Administration / Site Configuration / Servers and Site … 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 1 client settings that applied to all your hierarchy. In SCCM 2012 you can specify clients setting at the collection level. You can have different settings for specific collections, overlapping settings are set using a priority setting. When you modify the Default Client Settings, the settings are applied to all clients in … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 to Inventory RAID Controller Drivers

Nicolas PilonHardware Inventory, SCCM, SQL1 Comment

A RAID controller is a device used to manage hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) in a computer or storage array. It has the ability to access multiple copies of data on multiple physical devices and improve performance with data protection in case of a system failure. We suggest to keep your RAID controller drivers updated to have the latest fixes from the manufacturer. In this post, we will show you how to configure SCCM 2012 to inventory RAID controller drivers to prepare a deployment targeting the affected systems. We will show how to modify SCCM 2012 hardware inventory classes to get this information. RAID Controller Drivers Information You can find RAID controller drivers information in System Information. Launch System Information from msinfo32.exe directly from Run in Start Menu Expand Components / Storage / SCSI In the WMI, the information of RAID controller is in WIN32_SCSIController but it doesn’t include driver version. In this case, you … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide

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  Download and own part 1 to 18 of the SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide in a single PDF file. Use our products page or use the download button below. This blog post won’t be updated, only the document will be. [purchase_link id=”3614″ style=”button” color=”Gray” text=”Guide | SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide | Part 1-18″ direct=”true”]   Performing a SCCM 2012 R2 installation is not a walk in the park. The product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. There’s already tons of SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide available, written by experienced blogger and MVPs but I think that very few gives the whole picture from the start to the last component. Our goal is to bring it a bit further, explaining concepts and best practice rather than just guide the user through the installation process. We was hesitant to post this SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide because SCCM VNext is coming pretty fast (Release date could … Read More

SCCM 2012 Resultant Client Settings

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There’s a new feature that come with the release is SCCM 2012 Resultant Client Settings. If you are familiar with GPO, it does exactly the same thing as GPResult except for the client settings configuration. Very useful when it’s time to troubleshoot client settings or you want to double check one of your change before releasing in production. It is really simple to use, in your console, right click on a device, user or user group in the Asset and Compliance section. Click on Client Settings and Resultant Client Settings. As a side dish, this tool need a minimum requirement in RBAC to use it. Don’t be surprised. Make sure you have enough access.