How to Manage SCCM IIS Log Files

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We get this question a lot : C:\ drive gets full after a couple of week running SCCM, what are the best practices to save disk space on a SCCM server ? The first thing we propose is to delete SCCM IIS logs files. It’s an absolute must to implement a solution to delete SCCM IIS logs files from your primary server. The SCCM IIS logs files are usually in C:\Inetpub\Logs\LogFiles and are increasing at a rapid pace. In my lab environment with 50 clients, it’s growing at about 1MB per day. Not much… but in a site i’m actually managing with … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1610 Upgrade Guide

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The third upgrade for SCCM Current Branch is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1610 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 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 at least at SCCM 1511. Installing SCCM upgrades is very important to your infrastructure. It adds new feature and fixes lots of issues, 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 … Read More

Upgrade Windows 10 using SCCM Task Sequence

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  With the introduction of new Windows 10 service branches, you will need to upgrade your Windows 10 devices at a much faster pace. Hopefully, SCCM Current Branch (1511 and higher) has built-in features to help you fulfill this task. You can choose between Upgrade Task Sequence or the new Windows Servicing feature. This post will describe how to upgrade Windows 10 using SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence. If you are running SCCM 1511 we recommend to use the Upgrade Task Sequence over the new servicing features. There is an issue in SCCM 1511 that make all Windows 10 languages and editions … Read More

Windows 10 Deployment | SCCM Task Sequence Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10

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In the fourth post of this blog series about Windows 10 Deployment using SCCM, we will show you how to upgrade a Windows 7 to Windows computer 10 using SCCM task sequence upgrade. The goal of an upgrade task sequence is to upgrade an existing operating system to Windows 10 without loosing any data and installed software. This post assumes that you are running SCCM 1511 or SCCM 1602 and that you completed the preparation of your environment for Windows 10. If you are running SCCM 2012 R2 SP1, the product team has release important information about SCCM task sequence upgrade that you can find … Read More

How to limit SCCM 2012 Pull Distribution Point Bandwidth

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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 … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 Installation Guide

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Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 and SCCM 2012 SP2 is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 Installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 2012 installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. Microsoft recommends installing Cumulative Updates if you are affected by a resolved issues. If you are not on SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 or SCCM 2012 SP2, the latest CU is Cumulative Update 5. As this is … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 Installation Guide

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Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 and SCCM 2012 SP2 is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU1 Installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 2012 installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is the first post-R2 SP1 cumulative update, the important requirement for the installation is that SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 is installed. The latest non-R2 SP1 cumulative update is CU5. Don’t get confused, this CU could have been named … Read More

SCCM 2012 R2 Management Point Installation

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install a SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 Management Point (MP). Role Description Every SCCM hierarchy must have a Management Point to enable client communication. The Management Point is the primary point of contact between Configuration Manager clients and the site server. Management Points can provide clients with installation prerequisites, configuration details, advertisements and software distribution package source file locations. Additionally, Management Points receive inventory data, software metering information and state messages from clients. Multiple Management Points are used for load-balancing traffic and for clients to continue receiving their policy after Management … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation Guide

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Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is a cumulative update, you don’t have to install prior CU(1,2,3,4) before installing CU5. CU5 contains all the fixes included in previous CU. Improvements/Fixes There’s no new major functionality in CU5. It mostly applies the latest KB and fixes known bugs. Follow this Microsoft Support page to see a full list of issues that are fixed. PowerShell changes are no longer included in CU as described in our previous post. You won’t … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 R2 Fallback Status Point

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 Fallback Status Point (FSP). Role Description The FSP helps monitor client installation and identify unmanaged clients that cannot communicate with their management point. This is not a mandatory Site System but we recommend to install a FSP for better client management and monitoring. This is the Site System that receive State Message related to client installation, client site assignment, and clients unable to communicate with their HTTPS Management Point. If the FSP is not configured properly you’ll end up having  A fallback status point … Read More