SCCM Windows 10 Deployment Guide

Benoit LecoursSCCM5 Comments

The race to update Windows 7 computers from your environment is entering its home stretch. Microsoft will end Windows 7 support on January 14th, 2020. If you still have Windows 7 computers in your company, it’s time to seriously plan your migration. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you may have seen a couple (!) of post regarding Windows 10 migration. We thought that regrouping all posts in a single one would save you time finding all needed SCCM Windows 10 deployments resources to start. If you are still running SCCM 2012 and have plans to deploy Windows 10, … Read More

Windows 10 Compatibility Check using SCCM and Report

Benoit LecoursREPORT, Reports, SCCM, SSRS24 Comments

When planning for a Windows 10 migration, understanding your environment is the key. Luckily, Windows 10 setup comes with command line options which one of them is an excellent compatibility check (/Compat ScanOnly). This command can be used on a Windows 7,8 or 10 devices before a migration in order to see if those devices are Windows 10 compatible. Using SCCM, we will run this Windows 10 compatibility check, return the results in the SCCM database and use this data to build a comprehensive report. This report can be used to detect and fix migration errors before the actual Windows 10 … Read More

SCCM Report Manager Tool for managing SCCM Reports

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We developed an SCCM Report Manager tool using Powershell to manage your reports on an SCCM Reporting Point. SQL Reporting Services can be time-consuming when you need to download, upload or change data source on multiples reports. If you purchase one of our reports or our Complete Report Bundle, you had to upload every report and change their data source one-by-one. This tool is then a must if you need to manage multiple reports. Based on your SCCM Reporting Point and SCCM site code, the tool allows to : Upload multiple reports from a specific folder — Useful if you have multiple … Read More

New Product – SCCM Migration to new operating system Guide

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With the release rhythm of SCCM and latest requirements on the OS and SQL side, sometimes, it’s inevitable to migrate to a newer operating system to remain under support and also gain new features as part of the latest SCCM Current Branch release.This product is a complete SCCM Migration Guide. Over the years, we’ve done many migrations of all kinds, depending on the environment and needs. We created this complete SCCM Migration to new operating system guide based on our knowledge and experience. This guide is a refreshed version of our previous post about Side-by-Side Migration to new Hardware. It … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143)

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SCCM 1710 Update Rollup 2

The second Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143) installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch 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 running SCCM 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM6 Comments

The first Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517) installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch 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 running SCCM 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, … Read More

Powershell Script to Create Collections with Folder Structure

Jonathan LefebvrePowershell, SCCM2 Comments

Following the excellent PowerShell script that Benoit wrote to create operationals collection, I decided to rethink it a bit to help classify collections and ease Role-based administration control implementation when a different group of users accesses SCCM. On top of that, the way folders for collections are designed, it helps implement a naming convention to keep things clear all across the SCCM console. The overall idea is to keep collections on a per needs basis. Having a collection that receives client settings, 1-2 applications, OSD and Windows Updates can lead to unplanned/accidental deployment or misconfiguration. With one collection per need, … Read More

How to Monitor Spectre / Meltdown Workstation Vulnerability using SCCM

Benoit LecoursSCCM35 Comments

This new year brings a new challenge for us SCCM administrator. The Speculation Control vulnerability (aka Spectre and Meltdown) affects many modern processors and operating systems and is considered critical to patch. The first challenge is to monitor who is vulnerable in your organization. The second one is to understand this beast and to remediates it. The important thing to know here is that a machine needs more than only a Windows OS patch to be compliant. There’s also a hardware level firmware updates to apply. This blog post will focus on the monitoring part to be able to show your management … Read More

How to install SCCM 1706 Update Rollup 1 (KB4042949)

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SCCM 1706 Hotfix Rollup 1

The first Update Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1706) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1706 Update Rollup 1 (KB4042949)  installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch 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 running SCCM 1706 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1706, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing … Read More

In-place OS upgrade for SCCM site server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM27 Comments

The latest releases of SCCM Current Branch(1702 and 1706) bring a new round of requirements. With SCCM 1702, it’s required to run site servers on a Windows Server higher than 2008 R2. Now with SCCM 1706, some of the new features like Manage Microsoft Surface driver updates, requires that all Software Update Point (WSUS) runs on Windows Server 2016. We can assume that we’ll see more of those new features requiring Windows Server 2016 in the future. In this post, we will detail how to do an in-place OS upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016, on an SCCM … Read More