Step-by-Step SCCM 2111 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a third SCCM version for 2021. SCCM 2111 has been released on August 2nd, 2021. Don’t forget SCCM has had a new branding since 1910 – now called Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MEMCM). This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2111 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 2111 if you are … Read More

Create Operational SCCM collection using PowerShell script

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Using Powershell you can do many things in SCCM. Over the years, in many SCCM consulting projects that we got involved in, we get the same question: “Can you create SCCM collections for Servers, Laptops, Workstations, Windows 10…”. Back in 2015, I started to build an SCCM collection PowerShell script to create these operational collections that I create right after we do an SCCM installation. With time, I added more and more collections to the script. Today, the script contains more than 130 collections and has been downloaded more than 60 000 times making this my most downloaded contribution to the community. … Read More

SCCM Client Version and Cumulative Update List

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SCCM Client Version Report

We compile a list of SCCM client version, build numbers and cumulative updates since the 2012 RTM release. SCCM Upgrades are released 3-4 times a year. After an SCCM Upgrade, it’s important to upgrade your SCCM Client version to the latest version. Cumulative updates are cumulative, meaning that the latest one includes the previous one. (Ex: You don’t need to apply CU1 if you plan to install CU2) Once you apply a cumulative update, your SCCM version on the site server itself will not change. The site server will show the latest major SCCM release (RTM,SP1,R2). However, the new SCCM version … Read More

Deploy Windows 10 21H2 using SCCM / MEMCM

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This blog post will cover all the tasks needed to deploy the new SCCM Windows 10 21H2 Upgrade. We will cover scenarios for new and existing computers that you may want to upgrade. Microsoft published the Windows 10 21H2 feature update on VLSC on November 16th 2021. You may also need to deploy Windows 10 21H2 to your existing Windows 10 computer to stay supported or to benefit from the new features. There’s a couple of important change in this release. Here are the main support and deployment features : If you have devices running Windows 10, version 2004 or … Read More

SCCM Must Have Tools and blog – 2021 Edition

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Based on the popularity of my previous post published in 2018 , 2019 and 2020, I decided to do a 2021 refresh of the SCCM Must have Tools and blog list since there’s always new stuff coming out. To the list of SCCM Must have Tools, I added must-have read blog posts that you could have missed this year. 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 … Read More

Creating an SCCM report viewer role

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In many SCCM environments, we see administrators that want to give access to the SCCM reporting node only. Unfortunately, there’s no SCCM Report Viewer role when you browse to the Security role of the console. So … What if you want to give a user the right to only run reports? This blog post will show how to create an SCCM report viewer role in the console. A simple way to do this is to grant access to the Read-only Analyst role which will be enough to run a report but maybe you don’t want them to see all nodes … Read More

Use SCCM External Notification to trigger Microsoft Teams message

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Following a blog post on receiving an email after an operating system deployment completes, I received a friendly tip to try replicating the behavior using the new External notifications feature available since SCCM 2107. Challenge accepted! Beginning with SCCM 2107, you can enable the site to send notifications to an external system. You can use Azure Logic Apps to configure subscriptions to send these notifications. These notifications can be based on SCCM events like status message filter rules. In the previous post, we were using status message filter rules to trigger a Powershell script. In this blog post, we’ll be using the … Read More

Send an Email when SCCM OSD Completes a Deployment

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When deploying an operating system with SCCM / MEMCM, monitoring your deployment is crucial. You can use reports in a more dynamic way. Imagine receiving an email saying “Hey your deployment is complete. The computer can be delivered to the client”. SCCM can send an email based on a specific status message generated by the site server. And this is exactly what will be done in this blog post. SCCM records everything action in Status Messages. You are probably familiar with the tons server logs files but SCCM also records everything on the site server itself. A quick look at … Read More

Upgrade to Windows 11 using Intune (Endpoint Manager)

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You can upgrade an existing Windows 10 device to Windows 11 using Endpoint Manager (Intune) feature update deployment. In Intune, to achieve this task you need to create and deploy a feature update deployment policy. One important piece of information is that you can target the policy to any Windows 10 device and only devices that meet the Windows 11 minimum requirements will upgrade. If the device doesn’t meet the minimum requirement, it will stay on Windows 10. Intune Windows 11 Upgrade Requirements Before deploying a feature updates there’s some obvious requirement : A valid Intune Subscription and enabled Endpoint Manager … Read More

Deploy Windows 11 using SCCM / MEMCM

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Windows 11 has been released by Microsoft on October 5th, 2021. If you are planning to deploy and manage Windows 11 using SCCM or Configuration Manager, this post has you covered. Like any other Windows version, you need to do a couple of tasks before you can do an SCCM Windows 11 Deployment. In a previous blog post, we listed everything you need to know about SCCM and Windows 11. You can read the whole post but here’s the important part: SCCM is ready to support Windows 11 starting with version 2107. You need to run at least 2106 and … Read More