Troubleshoot Windows 10 Update hard block

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 10Leave a Comment

Windows 10 Feature Updates can be tricky to troubleshoot. The trick is to find relevant information about what’s causing the Windows 10 Feature Update to fail. In a previous post, we covered the Windows 10 Feature update error 0XC1900208. This is still accurate and possible that it happens for a Feature Update to Windows 10 20h2. We followed the instruction in the blog post to find what’s preventing the Feature Update to run. We start to test the Feature Updates from Windows 10 1809 to 20h2 at a client site. Our previous post was not helping, since running Setup.exe manually … Read More

SCCM SQL 2019 Install Guide

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In the first part of this SCCM Current Branch┬áblog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, we will install SQL 2019 locally on the same server where the Primary Site will be installed. SCCM SQL 2019 Install Guide Execute Setup.exe from the SQL installation media, select New SQL server stand-alone installation Provide the product key and click Next Review and Click Next Check Use Microsoft Update to check for updates and click Next Select SQL Server Feature Installation Select the Database Engine feature and … Read More

Collect Windows10 Events in log analytic Workspace

Jonathan LefebvreAzure, IntuneLeave a Comment

Windows 10, Azure, and Endpoint Manager offer many different tools to gather and know more about what is going on in your environment. One of those is Log Analytics Workspace. Log Analytics workspace has the ability to collect data from Windows devices such as Events and performance data through the Microsoft monitoring agent. This can centralize Windows events to be analyzed and crunched to identify potential impacts happening to many computers. While the Monitoring agent is free, the data hosted in Log Analytics Workspaces will cost a little per month for great insight. Based on past experience, you can expect … Read More

How to use Windows Update for Business with Intune

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Windows Update for Business is one of the new things Microsoft proposed along with Windows 10. It has come a long way since it’s release. Even if it isn’t perfect yet, or give all the flexibility that ConfigMgr (MEMCM) offer when managing monthly update or feature release, for many small/medium business, this brings a more simple approach to patching and maintaining Windows 10 up to date. In this post, we will detail how to configure Intune Windows Update for Business to patch Windows 10 devices managed by Intune Pre-requisites Windows 10 must be managed by Intune If Windows 10 is … Read More

How to use SCCM Delivery Optimization

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SCCM Delivery Optimization

The amount of data that transfers daily on a corporate network is quite important. Once a month, Windows Update has quite an impact on that amount. SCCM along Delivery Optimization can help better manage that crazy amount of GB or even TB of content required to patch all computers. In an earlier post, we covered the topic to use with Intune and Windows Update for business In this post, we will detail how to use SCCM Delivery Optimization to deliver Windows Updates. Requirements Clients must be running Windows 10 ConfigMgr 1910 or higher to get all Network ports 7680 inbound … Read More

How to configure SCCM Software Update point in SSL

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM2 Comments

While the requirements of running SCCM/MEMCM in full SSL may be less required theses days with the Cloud Management Gateway being so effective with remote computers management, running the WSUS – Software Update point in SSL is likely to show up as a requirement whenever doing a security audit of your environment. In this post, we will detail the required steps, from the certificate template creation to the client validation on enabling SSL for WSUS and the SCCM Software Update Point. Requirements Any SCCM version Communication on port 8531 must be open on your Firewall Certificate template Creation The first … Read More

SCCM Powershell collection boundary groups

Jonathan LefebvrePowershell, SCCM1 Comment

With SCCM 2002 that was just released, a small but extremely useful feature is now available in console. It is now possible to view what boundary group a device is connected to! This offers a new opportunity with collections based on Boundary groups, which could mean physical sites or any other meaningful needs in your environment. I’ve created a PowerShell script that automatically creates collections based on all the available boundary groups. Requirements SCCM must be at least version 2002. See our Step-by-step guide upgrade guide here SCCM Powershell collection boundary groups The script can be downloaded on GitHub, since … Read More

How to detect Office bitness with MEMCM global condition

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM5 Comments

I recently came across an issue where a MEMCM) Global condition was detecting the Office bitness (architecture), but only to one specific version(example below). This lead to a requirement issue where the computer was running another version of Office that wasn’t covered by the global condition. With that said, we still needed a requirement only for the architecture of Office, while the version was not that important for now. I’ve uploaded a new script to Technet Gallery that returns the Office Bitness no matter what version is installed (from Office XP to the latest). In this post, I’ll describe how … Read More

How to configure Delivery Optimization with Intune

Jonathan LefebvreIntune, WINDOWS 10Leave a Comment

Microsoft has been hard at work to optimize content delivery since the release of Windows 10 and Office 365. While not perfect at the beginning, the offer is now really great and offer many supported methods to ease the huge content that needs to be distributed month after month. Delivery Optimization is a key component included in Windows 10 since the beginning and recently added to Office 365. Combining Delivery Optimization Intune with Windows update for business will greatly help content download from the Internet. In this post, we will provide details to configure Delivery Optimization for Windows 10 and … Read More

How to upgrade SCCM SQL version

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SQL5 Comments

SQL Server is obviously a key component to take care of, for a healthy SCCM infrastructure. While SCCM supports a wide variety of SQL Server versions, keeping it up to date may be a good idea to avoid getting out of support. In this post, we will detail how to upgrade SCCM SQL 2014 to SQL 2017. SQL 2019 is available for a couple of weeks, but it’s still not listed as supported in the SCCM documentation. If you’re looking to install SQL 2017 from scratch, jump to our post on this topic. Upgrade SCCM SQL version Requirements Current SQL … Read More