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

How to configure SCCM Software Update point in SSL

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While the requirements of running SCCM/MEMCM in full SSL may be less required theses days with the Cloud Management Gateway being so effective with remote computers management, running the WSUS – Software Update point in SSL is likely to show up as a requirement whenever doing a security audit of your environment. In this post, we will detail the required steps, from the certificate template creation to the client validation on enabling SSL for WSUS and the SCCM Software Update Point. Enabling SSL on WSUS isn’t required when implementing a Cloud Management Gateway. Using Internet-based client management would require such … Read More

How to enable SCCM Wake on LAN Client Notification (1810+)

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When I first read the SCCM 1810 New features list, the features that I found the most interesting was the new SCCM Wake on LANClient Notification addition. By reading the feature description it looks too good to be true. Finally an easy way to do Wake on LAN on an enterprise network : [alert type=”info”]New client notification action to wake up devices You can now wake up clients from the Configuration Manager console, even if the client isn’t on the same subnet as the site server. If you need to do maintenance or query devices, you’re not limited by remote … Read More

How to move SCCM Distribution Point content folders

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One of the common mistakes we still see is having SCCM distribution point content folders on many different drives, most of the time not on purpose. Usually, this will lead to C drive being full, or the drive where the SQL database sit. This will then cascade into a series of errors all over SCCM. In this post, we will show how to use Content Library Transfer tool to move distribution content folders Prerequisites If you are running SCCM latest build, the tool is now build-in the install folder If you are running a version older than Current Branch 1802, download … Read More

How to Update Windows ADK 1809 on a SCCM Server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM15 Comments

Microsoft has changed the way the release of Windows ADK works with version 1809 of Windows 10. The Windows ADK comes now in two parts. One for Windows ADK tools and the other one for WinPE. With each major release of Windows 10, comes a new release fo the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. This means yet another product (now two!)to keep up-to-date in your environment. In this post, we will cover how to update an existing installation of a Windows ADK on an SCCM server. If you are looking for a history of Windows ADK versions, see our post … Read More

How to configure SCCM Cloud Distribution Point on Cloud Management Gateway

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One of the new capabilities of SCCM Current Branch 1806, is to merge the Cloud Distribution Point along the Cloud Management Gateway. This provides an easier deployment method and also reduces the required certificates and cost of Azure VMs. Before SCCM 1806, a standalone Cloud Distribution point requires 2 Standard A0 VMs but with the new SCCM 1806 capabilities, only the requirements for the Cloud Management Gateway remains, which is one Standard A2V2 VM. The storage cost remains the same as before. Microsoft provides a calculator to help plan ahead. While our blog post is still accurate to install a Cloud … Read More

How to use SCCM CMPivot

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SCCM Current Branch 1806 is loaded with amazing features. In this post, we will cover the latest addition in the reporting space: CMPivot. SCCM has always been good with reporting and inventory of it’s managed devices but SCCM data is up-to-date at the last time the inventory has been run. SCCM CMPivot allows SCCM administrators to initiate a live query on selected computers on a specific topic. The result of that query can then be used to mitigate and fix potential issues. How many time were you asked “what is the current state as of NOW?” well, you’ll finally be able to answer … Read More

How to install SCCM 1802 Update Rollup 1 (KB4163547)

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The first Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1802) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1802 Hotfix Rollup 1 (KB4163547) installation guide. If you’re looking for a complete SCCM Current Branch installation guide, see our blog series which covers it all. You can’t install this upgrade if you are running SCCM 2012. You need to be running SCCM 1802 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1802, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing … Read More

Create Office 365 Installer using SCCM

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There have been many different posts about deploying Office 365 with SCCM. The majority of them used the Office Configuration tool in a more or less creative way. An easier method has been available for awhile to help SCCM admins to create the “perfect” Office 365 package. The SCCM Office 365 Installer is a new feature released in SCCM 1702. SCCM Office 365 Installer provides an easy-to-use wizard to define every related item for an Office 365 application. Whether you are new to creating Office 365 package or simply want to refresh an older package, this solution will ease every step of … Read More

How to Change SCCM MDM Authority to Intune Standalone

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With the release of SCCM 1710, one of the key new features is the Co-Management possibility with Intune. Going in the direction of the Co-Management would eventually allow to offload some management task to Intune and be more aligned with the concept of Modern Management for Windows 10. One of the main requirement to enable Co-Management is to have Intune as the MDM Authority. This goes against what many SCCM admins have done over the past few years, by enabling the Intune Connector in SCCM to manage mobile devices from the SCCM console. This is called Intune in Hybrid mode. … Read More