Refreshing a Windows 7 Computer to Windows 10 using USMT and SCCM

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1066 Comments

Since SCCM 1511, you can use the new upgrade task sequence to easily upgrade a Windows 7 computer to Windows 10. But what if you want to upgrade a computer from a 32-bits operating system to Windows 10 64-bits ? You can’t use the upgrade task sequence for this specific scenario. Another reason would be that your company decided to use the wipe and reload option in your Windows 10 migration project. In those cases you will need to use USMT to capture data and settings from the users profiles before applying the new operating system. This post will describe how to upgrade a 32-bits computer to Windows 10 64-bits using USMT and SCCM. This post will be using hard-links without using a State Migration Point. Continue reading if you are not familiar with those terms, we will explain it later. Since you’re at the step of deploying Windows 10, we assume that you already … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 Client Settings

Benoit LecoursSCCM8 Comments

This blog article will explain how to create a custom SCCM 2012 client settings and how to deploy it. In the first parts of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we covered the complete SCCM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511 installation. In the final parts, we will cover the basic SCCM configuration starting with client settings. Client settings are used to configure your deployed agents. This is where you decide any configuration like : Enabling hardware inventory agent Enabling power settings options Set scan schedules BITS throttling Ect.. In previous versions of SCCM, client settings were specific to the site. You had 1 client settings that applied to all your hierarchy. In SCCM 2012 you can specify clients setting at the collection level. You can have different settings for specific collections, overlapping settings are set using a priority setting. When you modify the Default Client Settings, the settings are applied to all clients in … Read More