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. A few important notes on the information available here first : If a device is in more than one boundary group, the value is a comma-separated list of … 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. At the time of writing, the latest … Read More

SCCM SQL 2017 Install Guide

Jonathan LefebvreSCCMLeave a Comment

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. This post is our updated version of our SQL install guide for version 2017 and higher. If you are planning on installing an older version of SQL, please follow our previous post here Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, we will install SQL 2017 locally on … Read More

How to configure Windows Analytics with Log Analytics

Jonathan LefebvreAzure4 Comments

Windows Analytics is the suite name following the original release of Upgrade readiness. The suite adds Device Health and Update Compliance under the same roof. Depending on the environment each sub-product will provide key information for end-user computer admins. Windows Analytics and Log Analytics is better together! Upgrade readiness can help assess applications and drivers compatibility prior to migrate from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, or even from one Windows 10 build to another. Device Health provides extra information for admins to review various crash within their environment. Update compliance provides a way to track how updates and upgrades are … Read More

How to deploy Office 365 with Intune

Jonathan LefebvreIntune5 Comments

As part of a move away from standard OS deployment with SCCM toward Windows Autopilot with Intune, one of the usual key component is managing the installation of Office 365. Intune provides a built-in way of creating the application. While the end result will remain the same as other methods of installing Office 365, one of the great benefits of using this method is that it can automatically install the latest build available for the chosen channel, without a need for administrative modifications. In this post, we will detail how to prepare Office 365 application with Intune. This post is … Read More

How to join Autopilot devices to Hybrid AD

Jonathan LefebvreIntune8 Comments

In our previous post, we covered how to set up computers using Windows Autopilot. While the main scenario is to join computers to Azure AD, leaving the on-prem domain aside is for sure not realist in many cases. Microsoft has added the ability to join the On-prem domain as part of the Autopilot setup. This feature is still currently in Preview, but worth testing and checking it out. In this post, we will detail the requirements and how to configure Azure and on-prem AD to allow Hybrid AD to join computers. Intune Autopilot Hybrid AD joined computers allows seamless integration. … Read More

Windows 10 Intune and Autopilot Customization

Jonathan LefebvreIntune7 Comments

windows 10 intune autopilot customization

With the latest updates Microsoft released to Intune and Autopilot, it is becoming more realistic to leave the task sequence behind in favour of using Autopilot with Intune to deliver the computer standards required by an enterprise. While it will not be possible for all scenarios, a standard PC used for administrative tasks can be delivered with many, if not all, of the required windows 10 intune autopilot customization. While many of our previous Windows 10 Customization tricks are still gonna be useful, the delivery will be different from simply running various scripts from a Task Sequence. In this post, … Read More

Getting Started with Microsoft Autopilot and Windows 10| Step-by-Step Guide

Jonathan LefebvreIntune11 Comments

Since the announcement of Windows Autopilot there has been a lot of interest and questions about how it actually works, will it blend easily in our environment, etc. While at the beginning there was some major drawback compared to what a Task sequence’s configured computer can deliver, with the latest updates to the service, it is now a good time to start your journey with it. In this post, we will detail all the requirements and how to set up an environment for Microsoft AutoPilot and Windows 10 devices. This post is part of a series on Windows Autopilot that … Read More