How to Enable and Monitor SCCM BranchCache

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In this post, we will cover how to configure BranchCache on your SCCM server SCCM clients. It’s quite straight forward and using BranchCache can significantly optimize network bandwidth during deployment. BranchCache is a bandwidth-optimization feature introduce with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Each client uses a cache and acts as an alternate source for content that devices on its own network request. SCCM can use BranchCache to optimize network bandwidth during deployments. That way you decrease your request on your distribution points since your client act as the source for other clients. We won’t go into detail on … Read More

Deploy Windows 10 feature update using an SCCM Upgrade task sequence

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As an SCCM administrator, when a new Windows 10 Feature Update would come out, you’d have to go to Microsoft website and download the latest ISO file and import it as a new Windows Operating System Upgrade Packages. Starting with SCCM 2103, you can now upgrade your SCCM client to Windows 10 by using feature update synchronized through the software update point. This simplifies the process and the size of downloaded content should also be smaller since an ESD file is smaller than a Wim file. In this post, we’ll show you how to deploy Windows 10 feature update using … Read More

Renew an Expired SCCM CMG Server Certificate

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The SCCM Cloud Management Gateway was one of the most installed system roles in the past months due to the COVID pandemic. Many organizations wanted to continue managing SCCM clients over the internet during this massive work from the home period. We’ve set up a lot of CMG and now we are getting more and more demand to replace an expired Server Certificate. In this post we’ll show you how to monitor an expired certificate and mostly shows you how to replace your server certificate with a valid one on your SCCM CMG Server. How to detect an Expired SCCM … Read More

Quickly Disable SCCM Application Deployment

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Starting in SCCM 2103, you can disable an SCCM application deployment. This can be useful if you make an error when creating a deployment to a large number of users or devices and want to stop it quickly. It can be also useful if you simply want to pause an application deployment temporarily and start it back later. In this post, we’ll describe how to disable an SCCM Application deployment in SCCM v2103 and later. Prior to SCCM 2103, it was not possible to disable an SCCM application deployment but it was possible to disable : Task sequences Software update … Read More

How to fix SCCM Enhanced HTTP prerequisite check during SCCM Site Upgrade

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When you’re doing an SCCM installation you have the choice to select HTTP or HTTPS client communication. Most SCCM Installations are installed with HTTP communication between the clients and the site server. We usually always install first using HTTP and then switch to HTTPS if needed by the organization. In this post, we’ll show you how to fix the Check if HTTPS or Enhanced HTTP is enabled for site during an SCCM Site Upgrade. You can also use this post to switch your site to Enhanced HTTP to stay supported after October 31st, 2022. Microsoft recommends using HTTPS communication for … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2103 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a first SCCM version for 2021. SCCM 2103 has been released on April 5th, 2021. Don’t forget SCCM has a new branding since 1910 – now called Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MEMCM). This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2103 upgrade guide, meaning that if you want to upgrade your existing SCCM/MEMCM installation to the latest SCCM/MEMCM updates, this post is for you. If you’re looking for a comprehensive SCCM installation guide to build a new server, refer to our blog series which covers it all. You won’t be able to install SCCM 2103 if you are running … Read More

Configure SCCM Email Notifications on Alerts and Reports

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In SCCM you can configure email notifications. These notifications can be configured on alerts or reports. This allows better monitoring as you can be notified by email as soon as an event is triggered. In this post, we will show you how to configure SCCM email notifications on both reports and alerts. For this post, we are using an SCCM 2010 site but you can use any Current Branch version. Requirements to configure SCCM Email Notification Before we start to configure the SCCM email notifications, make sure to have the following information : FQDN or IP Address of the SMTP … Read More

SCCM Collections Management Tips, Scripts and Tools

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Creating and managing collections in SCCM is a basic and daily task. Over the years, we’ve seen too much infrastructure with a lack of collection maintenance. It can become a burden when you have hundred or thousand of them and never cleaned them up. In this blog post, we’ll give you SCCM Collections Management Tips along with useful scripts and tools to help you become a collection master. You may wonder why you should care about this? Collections in Configuration Manager is a resources-intensive task, some best practices need to be followed. The SCCM product group has understand that and released many improvements … Read More

Our Top SCCM New Features (Since the first CB version)

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Since the first version of the Current Branch servicing, the release pace of new SCCM Features is astonishing. Every four-month, the product group release a new SCCM Version which contains dozens of new features, improvement and fixes. As an SCCM Administrator, you may find this overwhelming. You can’t just keep the pace or you may miss some great feature just because you lack time to test it all. We decided to make a compilation of our SCCM top new features as a reminder or a wrap up since the 5 last years. (Already !) This blog post is also our … Read More

SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) Troubleshooting tips

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The SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) has been a very popular feature in the past months. With the explosion of work from home, managing devices on the internet has become a must for many organizations. Installing and troubleshooting an SCCM Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) can be challenging. That’s why we released a detailed installation guide a couple of months ago. This post will focus on the CMG troubleshooting steps, on the Server Side and most importantly, on the client-side. We’ll try to guide you through various troubleshooting steps to make sure that your SCCM clients are communicating successfully to your … Read More