Deploy SCCM Wifi Profiles with Password to Windows 10 Devices

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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 you how to deploy Wifi profiles on a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer, including the Wifi password using an Xml file. How to deploy SCCM Wifi Profiles with password to Windows 10 devices Since it’s not possible to enter a password in the SCCM console, we’ll create an XML … 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

Requirements and Recommendations before installing SCCM 2012 R2

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In the first part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will cover SCCM installation prerequisites most specifically hardware requirements, design recommendations and server prerequisites. Hardware Requirements The hardware requirements for a Primary Site server largely depends on the features that are enabled, and how each of the components is utilized. When the number of clients grows and changes, the server hardware requirements change accordingly. For the initial deployment, hardware requirements can be estimated for each server by determining: The overall need for each component (Will you do Operating System Deployment ? How many daily software deployments ? Is Inventory and reporting is important for your organisation ? Will you manage Internet Client ?) The number of clients planned to be installed The load on each of installed SCCM components In general, medium environments (couple thousand clients) should consider the following recommendations when planning hardware: SCCM and SQL Server communicate constantly. We … 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

Configuring SCCM 2012 Intune Integration

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Download and own all parts of the blog series 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=”3885″ style=”button” color=”gray” text=”Add to Cart | Mobile Device Management guide” price=”yes”]   In Part 1 of this series, we prepared the Intune environment for mobile device management. We also make sure we got the Intune subscription account. In Part 2, we configured Active Directory and create users in Intune. In Part 3, we will prepare our Configuration Manager server in order to link it to Intune using the SCCM connector. This will allow Configuration Manager and Intune to sync data. There’s 3 main steps to do so : Create Configuration Manager Collection Create the Windows Intune subscription in the console Add the Windows Intune Connector Site System Role Create SCCM Collection We need to create a new collection that contains users that will be … Read More