SCCM Software Update Management Guide

Benoit LecoursSCCM, Software Updates27 Comments

SCCM Software Update Management Guide

Software Update management is not the simplest SCCM tasks. Over the years, we trained many SCCM administrator using a simple approach and deployment strategy. We finally decided to create this complete SCCM Software Update Management Guide. This guide is a best-practice guide on how to plan, configure, manage and deploy software updates with SCCM. This guide aims to help SCCM administrator understand the basic concept of each part of the patch management process. This guide does not explain how to setup your Software Update Point. There are other ways of doing software update management in SCCM, this document describes a typical case … Read More

Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1022 Comments

Since Windows 10 is out, there’s been a ton of information coming out from the SCCM product group. Many people gets confused at what’s needed for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. The goal of this post is to centralize all those information so you can reach out when your organisation will be ready for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. [Updated 12/21/2015] – For complete Windows 10 support, upgrade to SCCM 1511 or perform a complete SCCM 1511 installation Requirement for Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 Before you can manage and deploy Windows 10 in your organisation, you need to update your SCCM infrastructure. Your site … Read More

SCCM 2012 R2 Management Point Installation

Benoit LecoursSCCM3 Comments

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

BridgeWays SCOM Management Packs

Benoit LecoursBridgeWays, SCOM3 Comments

BridgeWays, leading developers in monitoring, reporting and analytics software offers a variety of Management Packs for System Center Operation Manager. Using BridgeWays Management Packs, you no longer need to monitor and manage other systems and applications using several disparate tools. Monitor your complete IT environment, bringing end-to-end visibility within a single, pane-of-glass view and reducing your total cost of ownership of Microsoft System Center. BridgeWays offers 3 management pack solutions : Virtual Monitoring Database Monitoring Application and Web Monitoring If you want to monitor an in-house custom applications, they can provide custom management pack solutions. It can be a great solution for companies that are not familiar … Read More