How to install and configure SCCM Power BI Dashboard

Benoit LecoursPowerBI, SCCM26 Comments

Last September, the Power BI solution template for System Center Configuration Manager was released. The SCCM Power BI Dashboard provides detailed information of your SCCM hierarchy including client and server health, malware protection, software updates, and software inventory. Better late than never, we decided to do a blog post on how to link your SCCM server to Power BI and install the SCCM Power BI Dashboard. The SCCM Dashboard will show data as soon as you finish this wizard. You’ll also be able to build your own Power BI reports and publish it if you have a valid Power BI … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 to Inventory RAID Controller Drivers

Nicolas PilonHardware Inventory, SCCM, SQL1 Comment

A RAID controller is a device used to manage hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) in a computer or storage array. It has the ability to access multiple copies of data on multiple physical devices and improve performance with data protection in case of a system failure. We suggest to keep your RAID controller drivers updated to have the latest fixes from the manufacturer. In this post, we will show you how to configure SCCM 2012 to inventory RAID controller drivers to prepare a deployment targeting the affected systems. We will show how to modify SCCM 2012 hardware inventory classes to get this information. … Read More

How to install Endpoint Protection Point in SCCM 2012 R2

Benoit LecoursSCCM6 Comments

In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 Endpoint Protection Point (EPP). Role Description The Endpoint Protection Point provides the default settings for all antimalware policies and installs the Endpoint Protection client on the Site System server to provide a data source from which the SCCM database resolves malware IDs to names. When you install this Site System Role, you must accept the license terms for System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection. This is not a mandatory Site System but you need to install a EPP if you’re planning to use SCCM … Read More

SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

Benoit LecoursSCCM1 Comment

I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. SCCM 2012 Books To start learning or to deepen your knowledge, theses are my books recommendation. You can’t go wrong with these authors. They have been working, talking, blogging  about SMS/SCCM since forever. The first 3 are about SCCM in general and the last 3 are more oriented toward system … Read More

Install SCCM 2012 Reporting Services Point

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SQL, SSRS21 Comments

In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install a SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 reporting services point. This role can be installed on a remote machine, the process is the same but the logs location is different. Requirements Before you can install the reporting services point role you must configure SQL correctly. We’ll be using SQL 2012 on this post. We are assuming that SQL is already installed and that your SCCM site is up and healthy. During the initial SQL installation, you must select Reporting Services. If you have installed SQL … Read More

SCCM 2012 Reports not Running from the Console

Benoit LecoursSCCM2 Comments

SCCM reports are great way of getting information from SCCM 2012. Any users who has access to run reports can see them locally  from SCCM Console on their computer. They can also use the reporting web portal to see them (Usually : http://SccmServerName/reports) Problem Your SCCM Reporting Point is running fine, you can see all reports in the console but SCCM 2012 Reports not running when you : Browse to the Monitoring / Reporting / Reports Right-click any SCCM 2012 report and select Run                                Running the same report from the web portal is working … Read More