Boundary Management using SCCM Boundary Report

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Boundaries and boundary groups in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager play an important role in site assignment, policies , content download etc. The client is unusable unless site assignment, boundaries and boundary groups are configured. It’s the basis you need to understand in an SCCM implementation. Configured incorrectly, your clients may get content from the wrong site system. We created a set of reports to ease your SCCM boundary management. If you’re used to SCCM boundary and their definitions, you can skip the article and jump to the SCCM Boundary Report section. You can create boundaries with different types as listed below: … Read More

Create a Windows 10 Single-App kiosk device using Intune and AutoPilot

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In this blog post, we’ll configure a Windows 10 Kiosk Mode in Single-App using Intune and Autopilot as the deployment method. We’ll also make sure that the user doesn’t have to log using the AutoLogin function. Our kiosk will be displaying a webpage to be used in a public area. Some desktop such a public device can be “locked down” to show specifics applications only. Windows 10 Kiosk mode offers 2 different kiosk experiences : Single-app kiosk: Runs a single app (UWP) in fullscreen on top of the lock screen. Users using the kiosk can see only that app. If … Read More

SCCM SQL 2017 Install Guide

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In the first part of this SCCM Current Branch blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, We will go through the complete SCCM SQL 2017 Install Guide to install and configure SQL before installing SCCM Current Branch 1806 or higher. Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, we will install SQL 2017 locally on the same server where the Primary Site will be installed. SCCM SQL 2017 Install Guide Execute Setup.exe from the SQL installation media, select New SQL server stand-alone installation Provide the product key and click … Read More

List of SCCM Must Have Tools and blog – 2019 Edition

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Based on the popularity of my previous post published in 2018, I decided to do a 2019 refresh of the SCCM Must have Tools and blog list since there were many changes since then. In this edition, I also added must-have blog posts that you should have already read. The tools are listed in no particular order. The list could have been longer but I needed to choose from my top personal list. If you feel that I’ve forgotten your awesome contribution to the SCCM community, please use the comment section to promote it. SCCM must have tools blog list … Read More

Create an Intune Device Profile for User Login Restriction

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I was asked to restrict domain user access on a Windows 10 device managed by Intune. The computer was configured as a Single-App Kiosk mode so we needed to prevent a user to use CTRL-ALT-DEL and log on the computer using his domain credentials. After searching through the Intune Device restrictions available for Windows 10, I couldn’t find any UI settings for that. I had to use a Custom Profile type for that. (Custom Profiles are also called OMA-URI Settings) This blog post will describe how to Create an Intune Device Profile Restriction User Login to restrict login rights This … Read More

How to manage Servicing Stack updates with SCCM

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For the past few months, the monthly Windows Updates proved to be a bit more difficult to handle, thanks to Microsoft’s Servicing Stack updates. Servicing Stack updates are basically updating the components that process Windows Update among other management components. This means that pretty much each time a servicing stack update is released, it must be applied prior to being able to install the various cumulative updates required. In this post, we will demonstrate how to manage servicing stack updates with SCCM using Automatic deployment rules (ADR) Those updates are not necessarily being released each month, and if they are, … Read More

Connect SCCM with Desktop Analytics

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This post will describe how to connect your SCCM infrastructure to the Desktop Analytics cloud-based service. We will show how to create your workspace and connect it to an SCCM 1906 server. In the latest SCCM 1906 version, some new features were added to Desktop Analytics : From Microsoft : You can now get more detailed insights for your desktop applications including line-of-business apps. Use the DesktopAnalyticsLogsCollector.ps1 tool from the Configuration Manager install directory to help troubleshoot Desktop Analytics. It runs some basic troubleshooting steps and collects the relevant logs into a single working directory. Why use SCCM Desktop Analytics … Read More

Identify Office Products with its architecture using SCCM report

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I did blog post year ago on Microsoft office product versions with its architecture type and count. But lately, my blog readers have requested to add Office 365 ProPlus product into the report. The Original Office Product report was created to include all Microsoft Office products from Office 2007 to Office 2016 but it doesn’t have any click-to-run (C2R) products which are Office 365. So we started looking around and developed the report for you. This free report will have all Microsoft Office products information with its architecture type (x86 or x64) and the count. The report can be run … Read More

How to identify Users and Primary Devices using SCCM Report

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Assigning your users to their primary machines in SCCM is a common task. It permits to identify the primary machine of a specific user and opens the possibility to install software only on primary machines. Once your associations are created, there are multiple ways to see the associations. This blog post will detail the various way to identify your user and primary machines and we also provide a free SCCM primary device report that you could use to easily find an association. Identifying using User Collection The most simple way to identify a primary machine for a user is to … Read More

How to Send custom notifications using Intune

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Since late July 2019, it’s now possible to Send custom notifications using Intune. This feature is interesting as you can send a message to a custom group or all your users in a couple of minutes. You can trigger an important notification or an important message. The notification will be displayed in the Company Portal application and it’s currently available on iOS device and Android only. The Company portal must allow push notification to display the message. The messages have a limitation of 50 characters for titles and 500 characters for messages. You can see all limitation on the Technet … Read More