How to install and configure SCCM Power BI Dashboard

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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

SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff on Windows 10 Clients

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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

How to use SCCM to add On-Demand Hotfix in WSUS

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For this post, we will be looking into how to use SCCM to add Microsoft Update Catalog into WSUS Server. Have you ever ran into a software update that wasn’t available in WSUS, but lo and behold, a quick internet search and you are able to manually download it via the Microsoft Update Catalog? I have. Way too often for my own liking. I published a post last week entitled How to add Latest Windows 7 Convenience Update in a SCCM Image. One reader, Dave, had a very good proposition that inspired the idea of doing this post and show you … Read More

How to fix SCCM HTTP Error 503 – The service is unavailable

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Friday morning, the sun is shining, coffee is flowing… You monitor your SCCM site and find out that your WSUS Synchronization is failing when it was working perfectly yesterday. The first error that you encounter is SCCM HTTP Error 503 The service is unavailable in a couple of places: In Wsyncmgr.log:  Sync failed: The request failed with HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable. Source: Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer In Component Status : Monitor / System Status / Component Status SMS_WSUS_SYNC_Manager is in a warning state: WSUS Synchronization failed. Message: The request failed with HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable. Source:Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer If you try to access the … Read More

How to use SCCM Content Library Cleanup Tool

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Starting with SCCM 1702, a new command line tool is available to remove content that is no longer associated with any package or application from a distribution point. The Content Library Cleanup (ContentLibraryCleanup.exe) can help you save up valuable space in a specific distribution point content library. The tool will delete content from the library based on the specified distribution point when the tool is run. SCCM Content Library Cleanup Tool Requirements You can run the content library cleanup tool directly on the computer that hosts the distribution point or remotely from another server You can run the tool from a single … Read More

Enable and Configure SCCM Install Behavior for Applications

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SCCM 1702 introduce a new feature to check and close executable files before application installation. This could be useful if you need to close a certain process before an SCCM application installation. One example would be some Adobe products that need Internet Explorer to be closed before installation. Before 1702 there was no way to do this using a built-in option in SCCM. A popular User Voice item was delivered as a pre-release feature in SCCM 1702 which is called SCCM install behavior for applications. We will show you how to enable and configure the Install Behavior tab in an application deployment type … Read More

How to add Latest Windows 7 Convenience Update in a SCCM Image

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For this post, we will be talking about how to do a SCCM Windows 7 convenience rollup image creation. A lot of companies still use Windows 7 and have not yet migrated to Windows 10. So, in the spirit of still having Windows 7, I thought I would write up a post to help fellow administrators. You may have seen that a few weeks ago, Microsoft released a new convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1. This convenience rollup is meant to make our lives easier when deploying fresh instances of Windows 7. As stated on the Technet article, it contains all … Read More

Configure High-Impact Task Sequence Settings in SCCM 1702

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Starting with SCCM 1702, new options are available in Task Sequences. It’s now possible to give more information about Task Sequence in Software Center (restart required, the download size of the task sequence, and the estimated run time), create a custom notification for high-risk deployments and configure any task sequence as a high-risk deployment. The new options can be found in the properties of any Task Sequence. We will configure those options and shows how it affect the end user. SCCM High-Impact Task Sequence Settings It’s possible to configure any task sequence (including non-operating system task sequences) as a high-risk deployment. This will … Read More

How to enable Android for Work in SCCM and Intune

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Starting with SCCM 1702, mobile device management with SCCM and Microsoft Intune (Hybrid) now supports Android for Work device enrollment and management. You can manage compliance settings, wipe or delete Android devices, deploy apps, and collect software and hardware inventory. Users can download the Android company portal app from Google Play that lets them enroll Android for Work devices. Enable SCCM Android for Work The first step is to create a Google account and configure your Intune subscription to accept Android for Work devices. Refer to our previous blog post, if you don’t already have an active Intune subscription. Create … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 1702 Upgrade Guide

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A new upgrade for SCCM Current Branch is now available. This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 1702 installation 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 features 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 … Read More