Step-by-step SCCM 2002 Upgrade Guide

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Microsoft has released a first SCCM version for 2020. SCCM 2002 has been released on April 1st 2020 ! (SCCM has a new branding since 1910 – now called Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MEMCM)). This post is a complete step-by-step SCCM 2002 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 2002 if you are running SCCM … Read More

Deploy Microsoft Authenticator app using Microsoft Intune

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With the increasing number of mobile users requesting access to external resources many organizations are configuring two-factor authentification to increase their security. There’s various software token solution on the market like RSA Secure Token, Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator. This post will describe how to deploy Microsoft Authenticator app to your Intune devices. We’ll be describing how to deploy it on iOS and Android. This app provides an extra layer of protection when you sign in, often referred to as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication. This new app replaces the Azure Authenticator, Microsoft account, and Multi-Factor Authentication apps. If you … Read More

Create your first SCCM Dashboard with Power BI Desktop

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You may already use many SSRS reports to monitor and visualize your SCCM data. Microsoft has released PowerBI a couple of years ago and has its advantage over SSRS A large amount of data can be processed Rich visuals Less engineering resources to use It can be embedded into your own custom apps The latest SCCM Technical Preview 2001 included the integration of a PowerBi server. A feature that we may see soon in a production version. System Center Dudes team has decided to develop a series of Powerbi dashboard. We think that the visualization of your SCCM data should … Read More

Enable and Manage Windows Defender Firewall using Intune

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If you’re managing your device using Microsoft Intune, you may want to control your Windows Defender Firewall policy. This can be useful to make sure that every device has the Windows Firewall enabled and that you’re controlling the inbound and outbound connections. The Microsoft Intune interface makes this configuration pretty easy to do. The key is to create a configuration profile to target your Windows 10 devices. In this article, we’ll describe each step needed to manage the Windows Defender firewall using Intune. Windows Defender Firewall Intune Requirements The only requirement to manage your Windows Firewall with Intune is that … Read More

Complete SCCM Installation Guide and Configuration

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This blog post is a complete revised Step-by-step SCCM Installation Guide. It covers every aspect of the SCCM Installation. From the server prerequisites to the SQL installation, the Sccm installation itself and all configuration and site server installation. Following this guide, you should have a functional SCCM server in a couple of hours. We already did a guide in the past when SCCM 1511 was released but it’s was time for a 2020 refresh. Since our first guide, more than 12 SCCM version has been released… and the product even changed its name to Microsoft Endpoint Manager. (MEM or MEMCM). … Read More

How to detect Office bitness with MEMCM global condition

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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

Complete SCCM Current Branch Installation Guide

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SCCM Current Branch Installation – Prerequisite Check Before launching the SCCM installation, we recommend launching the Prereqchk tool in order to verify if all components are configured correctly. The SCCM installation wizard will also run this check but if you’re missing a requirement, you’ll have to go through the whole installation wizard again after fixing it. We prefer to use the standalone tool before running the setup. To start the prerequisite check tool : Open an Administrator command prompt Browse to .\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 Run the following command: Prereqchk.exe /AdminUI If you follow the prerequisite guide correctly you’ll have this result : Refer to this Technet article to … Read More

SCCM 1910 New Features – Operating System Deployment

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SCCM 1910 contains many new operating system deployments new features that make administrator life easier. Instead of doing multiple posts about each feature, we decided to gather them all together and make a single post. Each one of the SCCM 1910 new features is fairly simple but some will ease some tasks that SCCM admin were used doing in their day to day administration. These Operating System Deployment new features are enough to make you want to move to SCCM 1910 faster. Search the task sequence editor You can now search in the SCCM task sequence editor. This allows finding … Read More

How to upgrade SCCM SQL version

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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

Deploy Edge Chromium using SCCM 1910+ or Intune

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Microsoft announced that the general availability of the new Microsoft Edge Chromium on January 15, 2020. SCCM and Intune are already ready for this launch as both products include a feature to deploy and manage the new browser. This blog post will describe how to deploy the new browser to your computer using both SCCM and Intune. You can download and install Edge Chromium from the Microsoft website. It’s available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. If you need to manage this in Enterprise, continue to read our post. SCCM Intune Edge Chromium Requirements The first step to deploy Edge … Read More