SCCM PowerShell Script to Delete Unused Collection

Benoit LecoursSCCM1 Comment

From all management activities, collections are arguably the most important object to know about. Collection evaluation, if not configured correctly can have a huge impact on your SCCM hierarchy. This Powershell script will detect and delete SCCM Devices Collections that have no members and no deployment assigned to it. This can be useful to delete unused/unneeded collections. We often see lots of these “orphan” collection after years of management. The less collection, the less evaluation task for your server. The script will detect collections that have no members and no deployment assigned to it The script will prompt the user for … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1706 Upgrade Guide

Nicolas PilonSCCM41 Comments

Microsoft has released a new version of SCCM Current Branch. It’s now time to upgrade your environment! This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1706 upgrade guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012, the minimum required version is at least SCCM 1702. This version is the latest baseline version. It’s very important to keep your infrastructure up to date. You can benefit from the new features and fixes lots of issues, which some of them are important. … Read More

How to install SCCM Client on Workgroup Computers

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM5 Comments

Recently, at a client site, I was asked to install the SCCM client to manage workgroup servers in the DMZ with SCCM. Following our a recent post on how to install a DP/MP/SUP in untrusted domain, I thought that documenting the process could be helpful. In this post, we will detail how to install the SCCM client on workgroup computers. Prerequisites The client must be able to resolve the FQDN of the management point. Depending on network security, it might not actually ping. The important is that it can associate the FQDN to the IP of the management point. Adding … Read More

Uninstall Windows Update using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1017 Comments

SCCM Uninstall Windows Update

With the recent problems caused by monthly Windows Update, knowing how to massively uninstall Windows Update with SCCM is a must! This action is not available by default in SCCM. There are 2 ways to uninstall a Windows Update. Both solutions require the command line utility WUSA.exe, that as been around since Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 era. In this post, we will detail both solutions to uninstall a Windows Update with SCCM. If you are looking for how to manage Windows update with SCCM, see our SCCM Software Update Management Guide for complete instructions. Prerequisites SCCM any version Windows 7 … Read More

Update Microsoft Surface Firmware using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 108 Comments

Usually, when it comes to driver management, for computer already deployed, we say ‘If it ain’t broken don’t fix it’. Once in a while, a driver or firmware could require an update because of a bug reported by multiple users but that would usually be an exception. Microsoft Surface devices have proven over and over that this statement doesn’t apply to them. Microsoft Surface, since the beginning of the brand, tend to work better with latest firmware version. Microsoft often releases new firmware revision along major Windows 10 releases. For home users, the update will be applied with the standard … Read More

How to apply SCCM 1702 Update Rollup 1 (KB4019926)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM18 Comments

SCCM 1702 Update Rollup 1

The first Update Rollupfor SCCM Current Branch (1702) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1702 Update Rollup 1 (KB4010155)  installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM 1511 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 1702 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1702, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, read our … Read More

How to Update Windows ADK on a SCCM Server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM33 Comments

With each major release of Windows 10, comes a new release fo the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. This means yet another product to keep up-to-date in your environment. In this post, we will cover how to update an existing installation of a Windows ADK on an SCCM server. If you are looking for a history of Windows ADK versions, see our post here. The following steps can be applied no matter what version of the ADK is already installed or will be installed. Why the Windows ADK must be updated? Stay supported for SCCM and Windows 10 OS deployment … Read More

SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff on Windows 10 Clients

Benoit LecoursSCCM10 Comments

We encounter an interesting issue at a client today. All Windows 10 1511 clients were failing to install a cumulative update and send their Software Update scan status to the SCCM Software Update Point. We were trying to apply the latest Windows 10 1511 Cumulative Update KB4019473 to ensure protection against WannaCry outbreak. SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff Symptoms We started by making some verifications: Software Update Point was healthy Software Updates Group were created with the needed update and deployed to the client collection A required schedule was set on the deployment Clients were pointing to the right … Read More

List of SCCM Endpoint Protection Agent Versions

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SCEP4 Comments

We have compiled a list of SCCM Endpoint Protection agent versions, build numbers and cumulative updates. Anti-Malware platform updates are cumulative, meaning that the latest one includes the previous one. If you are new to System Center Endpoint Protection, see our complete guide which covers it all. We documented a few years back… since the SCCM 2012 RTM release. If we missed some versions, please let us know and we will update this post. This post will be updated as new releases are made available. **Updated 2017/04/10** How to get your SCCM Endpoint Protection Agent Version Numbers An easy and … Read More

SCCM Express Installation Files for Windows 10 Updates

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1017 Comments

One of SCCM Current Branch 1702 new feature is to support Express installation files for Windows 10 Cumulative Updates. This new features will enable a Windows 10 client to download only differential files from the previous month Cumulative Update. This should limit the size of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates as they tend to get bigger from months to months. In this post, we will cover how to configure SCCM and Windows 10 in order to benefit from express installation files. Prerequisites for SCCM Express Installation Files SCCM Current Branch 1702 or higher Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607 with April 2017 Cumulative Update which … Read More