How to use SCCM Cloud Management Gateway bulk registration token

Jonathan LefebvreSCCMLeave a Comment

One of the less-known benefits of the SCCM Cloud Management Gateway is the ability to install the Configuration Manager client to devices that are not connected locally and manage those devices without ever being on the internal network. For example DMZ servers. To do so, the client must be installed by a command line with an SCCM CMG Bulk Registration Token. In this post, we will show how to use the Bulk Registration Token to enroll DMZ servers to the Cloud Management Gateway. Requirements Configuration Manager version 2002 or higher Supported OS for Config Manager Cloud Management Gateway configured See … Read More

How to use Desktop Analytics for Windows 10 Feature Update

Jonathan LefebvreIntune, SCCM1 Comment

Desktop Analytics is still a recent product and a small beast that require a bit of time and trial and error to get going. The goal of Desktop analytics is to give data to understand your environment prior to mass roll out a new Windows 10 Feature Update. Desktop Analytics isn’t a product to deploy a Windows 10 Feature Update. ConfigMgr remains the master of the actual deployment. In this blog post, we’ll detail real-world scenarios on how to use Desktop Analytics information to help during a Windows 10 Feature update deployment. Desktop Analytics Windows 10 Update Requirements See our … Read More

Setup SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (SCCM CMG 1806+)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM38 Comments

The ConfigMgr team is working really hard to make SCCM admins job easier for some of the key components of Modern Management. Starting with SCCM 1806 release, they ease a bit the setup of the SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG). If you are new to the concept of SCCM Cloud Management Gateway, the main advantage is that it doesn’t expose your SCCM servers to the internet. The downside is that it requires an Azure subscription which brings recurring monthly costs. If you’re still unsure which method to use, you can read the Microsoft documentation and see our blog post about internet … Read More

How to send SetupDiag Result in your SCCM Inventory during a Windows 10 Feature Update

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 106 Comments

Windows 10 Feature updates can be tricky for many reasons. Fellow SC Dudes, Adam Gross, created a free and easy-to-implement solution to help debug and track down Feature Update logs. This solution will describe how to send SetupDiag Result in your SCCM Inventory during a Windows 10 Feature Update. Along with our previous post to track down Windows 10 Feature Update hard blocks, will greatly ease Windows 10 Servicing. Windows 10 SetupDiag SCCM Inventory Benefits Centralized log for any on-prem Feature Update attempt SetupDiag details stored in Hardware Inventory, which can be monitored by SQL query/reports and PowerBI While we … Read More

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 blog 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

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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