How to fix SCCM Bitlocker prompt for fixed drives

Eswar KonetiSCCMLeave a Comment

This blog post describes how to fix SCCM Bitlocker prompt for fixed drives when integrated the MBAM features with Configuration Manager. Introduction Starting with Configuration Manager 1910 onwards, Bitlocker features that were available in MBAM are now fully integrated into ConfigMgr and allows you to manage the Bitlocker drive encryption (BDE) for your windows clients without requiring any additional tools. From Configuration Manager 2002 onwards, the Bitlocker management feature is no more a pre-release feature. The Bitlocker functionalities that exist in Configuration Manager 1910 onwards, only supports the clients that are on-prem and joined to Active Directory ONLY. You will not be able to use the Bitlocker features for clients that are Azure Active Directory-joined, workgroup clients, or clients in untrusted domains. The clients that are not on-prem domain joined, will not be able to authenticate with the recovery service to escrow keys. For more information on how to set … Read More

Identify Office Products with its architecture using SCCM report

Benoit LecoursConfiguration Manager, OFFICE, REPORT, Reports, SCCM, SSRS17 Comments

I did blog post year ago on Microsoft office product versions with its architecture type and count. But lately, my blog readers have requested to add Office 365 ProPlus product into the report. The Original Office Product report was created to include all Microsoft Office products from Office 2007 to Office 2016 but it doesn’t have any click-to-run (C2R) products which are Office 365. So we started looking around and developed the report for you. This free report will have all Microsoft Office products information with its architecture type (x86 or x64) and the count. The report can be run on a specific collection which is useful to scope specific group of machines. This can be used as all-in-one SCCM report for Microsoft Office product versions with architecture type. This report comes with a drill-down feature to see the list of all devices with the selected product. You’ll need our … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1810 Upgrade Guide

Nicolas PilonSCCM21 Comments

Microsoft has released the final SCCM version for 2018. Microsoft still uses the same standard naming versions. You can begin upgrading your SCCM Current Branch environment to the latest 1810 release. If you want to install the latest updates, this post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1810 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 1810 if you are running SCCM 2012, the baseline version is 1802. To install SCCM 1810 as an update, you must have installed at least SCCM 1710, SCCM 1802 or SCCM 1806. Keeping your infrastructure up to date is essential. You will benefit from the new features and fixes, which some of them can apply to your environment. It’s easier than ever to upgrade since Microsoft has implemented the new servicing model which is done directly from the console. SCCM 1810 New … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM15 Comments

SCCM 1710 Update Rollup 2

The second Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143) 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 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, read our New Update and Servicing section of the 1602 upgrade post which explain it all. You may wonder what’s the difference between a Cumulative Update (CU) and an Update Rollup (UR)/Hotfix RollUp (HR) : A CU is a new servicing baseline. A post-CU1 hotfix requires CU1 first, whereas a post-UR1 … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM6 Comments

The first Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517) 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 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, read our New Update and Servicing section of the 1602 upgrade post which explain it all. You may wonder what’s the difference between a Cumulative Update (CU) and an Update Rollup (UR)/Hotfix RollUp (HR) : A CU is a new servicing baseline. A post-CU1 hotfix requires CU1 first, whereas a post-UR1 hotfix … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 State Migration Point

Benoit LecoursSCCM11 Comments

In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 State Migration Point (SMP). Role Description The State Migration Point stores user state data when a computer is migrated to a new operating system. This is not a mandatory Site System but you need a State Migration Point if you plan to use the User State steps in your Task Sequence. These steps integrates with User State Migration Tools (USMT) to backup your user data before applying a new operating system to a computer. Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy The State Migration Point is a site-wide option. It’s supported to install this role on a child Primary Site, stand-alone Primary Site or Seconday Site. It’s not supported to install it on a Central Administration site. Beginning with SCCM 2012 R2, the State Migration Point can be installed on the site server computer or on a remote … Read More

SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

Benoit LecoursSCCM3 Comments

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 deployments. Education Here’s some links to learn about SCCM. Microsoft Virtual Lab | Installing a demo SCCM environment can be a pain if you don’t have experience. Virutal Labs is THE place to start with SCCM . It allows to run an SCCM virtual machine in your web browser for 2 hours … Read More