New Product – SCCM Migration to new operating system Guide

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM10 Comments

With the release rhythm of SCCM and latest requirements on the OS and SQL side, sometimes, it’s inevitable to migrate to a newer operating system to remain under support and also gain new features as part of the latest SCCM Current Branch release.This product is a complete SCCM Migration Guide. Over the years, we’ve done many migrations of all kinds, depending on the environment and needs. We created this complete SCCM Migration to new operating system guide based on our knowledge and experience. This guide is a refreshed version of our previous post about Side-by-Side Migration to new Hardware. It … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM15 Comments

SCCM 1710 Update Rollup 2

The second Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup 2 (KB4086143) 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 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing … Read More

How to install SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517)

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM6 Comments

The first Hotfix Rollup for SCCM Current Branch (1710) is now available. This post is a complete SCCM 1710 Hotfix Rollup (KB4057517) 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 1710 to apply this update. Installing SCCM upgrades is important for your infrastructure. It fixes a lot of issues from SCCM 1710, which some of them are important. New Update and Servicing Model If you’re not familiar with the new SCCM servicing model, … Read More

How to use SCCM to add On-Demand Hotfix in WSUS

Benoit LecoursSCCM11 Comments

For this post, we will be looking into how to use SCCM to add Microsoft Update Catalog into WSUS Server. Have you ever ran into a software update that wasn’t available in WSUS, but lo and behold, a quick internet search and you are able to manually download it via the Microsoft Update Catalog? I have. Way too often for my own liking. I published a post last week entitled How to add Latest Windows 7 Convenience Update in a SCCM Image. One reader, Dave, had a very good proposition that inspired the idea of doing this post and show you … Read More

SCCM Endpoint Protection on Windows 10 Creators Update 1703

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SCEP, WINDOWS 103 Comments

System Center Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender both have a history of changes since they came out years ago. When Windows 10 came out more changes were made to Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender as we covered in a previous post. The latest Windows 10 Creators Update (1703), also bring its share of changes for Windows Defender, which then impact Endpoint Protection on the end-user side. If you are new to System Center Endpoint Protection, see our complete guide which covers it all. In this post, we will look at what changed for Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender in the Windows … Read More

SCCM Endpoint Protection Management Guide

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SCEP13 Comments

SCCM Endpoint Protection is not the simplest SCCM tasks to put in place. Over the years, we trained many SCCM administrator using a simple approach and deployment strategy. We created this complete SCCM Endpoint Protection Guide based on our knowledge and experience. This e-book is a best-practice guide on how to plan, configure, manage and deploy Endpoint Protection with SCCM. This e-book aims to help SCCM administrator understand the basic concept of each part of the Endpoint Protection management. Many Endpoint Protection settings require customization based on your environment, this document describes a typical case that can be used in any … Read More

Windows 10 Resources and Links for SCCM Administrators

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 101 Comment

Before starting a Windows 10 migration project, it’s always a good idea to be informed. There was so much information about Windows 10 in the past year : the OS itself has a couple of new features that you need to first understand. Your infrastructure needs various updates before you can start managing Windows 10 devices. The Windows 10 servicing options are also a huge chunk to understand. This can be overwhelming at first so we decided to compile a list of documentation that we found helpful during our multiple deployment projects. Come back often as this list will continue … Read More

How to install Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Jonathan LefebvreActive Directory, SCCM, WINDOWS 107 Comments

One of the challenges faced by workstation administrators, is to manage the local administrator account in large environment. One of the options was to use Group Policy Preferences, but that was before KB2962486 removed the possibility to set password using Group Policy Preferences. Since then, Microsoft as come up with a solution : Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). Here’s the benefits of using LAPS : Unique password for local administrator per computer Password available from Active Directory, if needed to use local administrator account Remotly change the local administrator password Ability to use a custom administrator account Limitation : Only … Read More

SCCM Windows Store for Business Integration

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1019 Comments

A few month ago, Microsoft released Windows Store for Business to help IT administrators to buy, manage and distribute Windows Store Apps on Windows 10 devices. At that time, the solution was useful but not fully operational from an administration perspective. Windows Store for Business integration with SCCM is a new feature of SCCM 1606 and it’s a great addition. This new feature offers the possibility for an enterprise to distribute and manage apps for Windows 10 devices while using similar methods for standard 32-bits applications. Key Features Manage Volume-Purchased apps Synchronize the list of purchased apps Apps that are synchronized appear in SCCM Console Easy creation of apps from … Read More