How to configure SCCM Usage Data Settings

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One of the new features in SCCM 1511 that you may have notice during your SCCM 1511 upgrade or new installation is Usage Data. Usage Data is a new component that Microsoft use to collect information about your SCCM environment. This data provides Microsoft nearly immediate feedback on how the product is working (or not working), and is used to adjust future updates. They can see configuration data that helps engineer and test the configurations that are in production. This is a hierarchy wide option. Don’t panic ! Microsoft makes it clear that they don’t collect site codes or sites names, IP addresses, user or computer … Read More

Complete SCCM 1511 Installation Guide

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In the first post of this SCCM 1511 Installation Guide blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to perform SCCM 1511 installation. In part 3, we will run the prerequisite checker and proceed to the complete SCCM 1511 installation. We will install a stand-alone Primary site. If you’re already running SCCM 2012 and want an upgrade to SCCM 1511, do not follow this guide. This guide is for a new SCCM 1511 installation only. See our upgrade guide instead. Prerequisite Check Before launching the SCCM 1511 installation, we recommend to launch the Prereqchk tool in … 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 … Read More

SCCM 2012 Secondary Site Installation

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Determining if you need a Primary Site, Secondary Site or only a Site System Role (MP,SUP) in your SCCM hierarchy can lead to confusion. This post will focus on the Secondary Site installation. What is exactly his role ? A Secondary Site controls content distribution for clients in remote locations across links that have limited network bandwidth. It’s always child site of the Primary Site and it’s managed though the SCCM console. To determine if you should install one, read the Technet documentation or follow Kent Agerlund (Enterprise Client Management MVP) rules of thumb : Install a Secondary Site only if one of the following … Read More