How to Ignore SCCM Duplicate Hardware Identifiers

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Prior to SCCM 1610, you may had an issue when trying to image multiple Surface or ultrabook devices using the same USB to Ethernet Adapter.  A USB adapter is needed because the devices lack a built in Ethernet port. This issue could also apply when trying to image Surface devices using the Docking Station. Following a UserVoice idea, it has been fixed in SCCM 1610 and it’s now easier to ignore a particular MAC Addresses from an OS deployment. Cause Before heading to the solution, we’ll explain why this was a problem in previous SCCM releases : SCCM uses SMBIOS to identify computers and fallback … Read More

List and explanation of SCCM 1511 New features

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The wait is finally over. The next version of SCCM is out. You may heard the name SCCM Vnext or SCCM 2016 but the final name is simply SCCM. This is due to the fact that SCCM is now part of the new SaaS platform which means that its update cycle will be much quicker than before. Each new version will be named as SCCM YYMM (Year Month). The first release is 1511 (for November 2015). SCCM 1511 brings a whole new set of features. Don’t get surprised, the jump isn’t as big as 2003 to 2007 or 2007 to 2012. … Read More

Our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 New Features

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Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. This service pack includes tons of new features. We covered the complete installation, now we decided to compile a list of our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 new features and we’ll be describing how to enable them and explain why they made the cut. Preferred Management Points Official description from Technet : Preferred management points enable a client to identify and prefer to communicate with a management point that is associated with its current network location or boundary. When configured, a client attempts to use a preferred management point from its assigned site before using a management point … Read More