How to configure SCCM Phased Deployments

Benoit LecoursSCCM3 Comments

Beginning with SCCM 1802, there’s a new pre-release feature that allows Phased Deployments. This feature allows automating a coordinated, sequenced rollout of a task sequence across multiple collections. For now, you can create phased deployments with two phases but will be extended for multiple phases in the future. This can be helpful to test certain deployment where you want to deploy to a test collection first and then a broader collection. All this happen automatically when using phased deployments. Enabling SCCM Phased deployments Since Phased deployments is a pre-release feature, we need to first enable it before we can use it. Go to Administration … Read More

How to configure SCCM Server Group

Benoit LecoursSCCM15 Comments

Starting with SCCM 1606, a new pre-release feature allows to configure server group settings for a collection. This is a major change that gives much more flexibility to your patch management process as you can coordinate maintenance operation to optimize server up-time. Server groups permit to define specific collection settings for software updates installation : Allow a percentage of machines to be updated at the same time Allow a number of machines to be updated at the same time Specify the maintenance sequence Configure PowerShell scripts to run custom actions before and after your deployments How does SCCM Server Groups works ? The Technet explanation is … Read More