Monitor SCCM Task Sequence Progress

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 104 Comments

When deploying Windows 10 operating system using SCCM (OSD), you will need to monitor SCCM task sequence progress. This allows us to track task sequence start, end time and most importantly errors (if any). Our post will show 4 different ways to monitor SCCM task sequences. Each of them has its own benefits and drawbacks. Monitor SCCM Task Sequence Using the Console You can view the progress of a task sequence using the SCCM console. This method is simple and easy but permit to see the status of only one machine at the time. If your deployment staff don’t have access … Read More

How to use Windows Update for Business with Intune

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Windows Update for Business is one of the new things Microsoft proposed along with Windows 10. It has come a long way since it’s release. Even if it isn’t perfect yet, or give all the flexibility that ConfigMgr (MEMCM) offer when managing monthly update or feature release, for many small/medium business, this brings a more simple approach to patching and maintaining Windows 10 up to date. In this post, we will detail how to configure Intune Windows Update for Business to patch Windows 10 devices managed by Intune Pre-requisites Windows 10 must be managed by Intune If Windows 10 is … Read More

How to configure Delivery Optimization with Intune

Jonathan LefebvreIntune, WINDOWS 10Leave a Comment

Microsoft has been hard at work to optimize content delivery since the release of Windows 10 and Office 365. While not perfect at the beginning, the offer is now really great and offer many supported methods to ease the huge content that needs to be distributed month after month. Delivery Optimization is a key component included in Windows 10 since the beginning and recently added to Office 365. Combining Delivery Optimization Intune with Windows update for business will greatly help content download from the Internet. In this post, we will provide details to configure Delivery Optimization for Windows 10 and … Read More

How to configure Windows Analytics with Log Analytics

Jonathan LefebvreAzure4 Comments

Windows Analytics is the suite name following the original release of Upgrade readiness. The suite adds Device Health and Update Compliance under the same roof. Depending on the environment each sub-product will provide key information for end-user computer admins. Windows Analytics and Log Analytics is better together! Upgrade readiness can help assess applications and drivers compatibility prior to migrate from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, or even from one Windows 10 build to another. Device Health provides extra information for admins to review various crash within their environment. Update compliance provides a way to track how updates and upgrades are … Read More

Windows 10 Intune and Autopilot Customization

Jonathan LefebvreIntune7 Comments

windows 10 intune autopilot customization

With the latest updates Microsoft released to Intune and Autopilot, it is becoming more realistic to leave the task sequence behind in favour of using Autopilot with Intune to deliver the computer standards required by an enterprise. While it will not be possible for all scenarios, a standard PC used for administrative tasks can be delivered with many, if not all, of the required windows 10 intune autopilot customization. While many of our previous Windows 10 Customization tricks are still gonna be useful, the delivery will be different from simply running various scripts from a Task Sequence. In this post, … Read More

Deploy Feature on Demand using SCCM

Benoit LecoursSCCM16 Comments

Beginning with Windows 10 1709, you can’t use WSUS to host Features on Demand and language packs for Windows 10 clients. Instead, you need to download them directly from Windows Update. This is the official Microsoft Statement… at the time of this writing, it’s still possible to download FoD on VLSC or MSDN. We are in a transition method but clearly sees where Microsoft is going. This blog post will show one method to install FoD using SCCM but there are alternative methods also when you download the file from VLSC or MSDN (hint : Use Dism). Features on Demand (FODs) … Read More

Automatic Windows 10 PC Enrollment in Microsoft Intune or SCCM

Benoit LecoursIntune, SCCM, WINDOWS 1073 Comments

The process of enrolling your Windows 10 computers in Intune should be as simple as possible for your users. If you’re using Azure Active Directory in your organization, the enrollment process can be made automatically when a user joins it’s device to AAD. It couldn’t be simpler. The process is the same rather for Intune Standalone or Hybrid mode (integrated with SCCM) Windows 10 Intune Automatic Enrollment Prerequisites CNAME DNS Entry created on your domain for automatic name resolution A valid Intune Tenant (Standalone or SCCM Integrated) Azure Active Directory Premium enabled For this post, we’ll be using a Windows 10 1703 device but … Read More

Configure Start Menu Windows 10 1703 and above

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM17 Comments

Sometimes Microsoft makes small changes under the hood and can hardly be tracked unless an issue comes up to flag that changes. The configuration of the Start Menu and Taskbar for Windows 10 has been since the beginning a great challenge for administrators and it doesn’t look that this will change anytime soon. Microsoft added the following note to the start menu layout modification documentation A simple note, with great implication! Following our previous posts on Windows 10 Customization and how to modify the taskbar configuration, we will detail how to configure the start menu and taskbar with that latest … Read More

Import Windows Devices for AutoPilot using Microsoft Intune

Benoit LecoursIntune12 Comments

Windows Autopilot is a new and emerging solution designed that allows to setup and pre-configure Windows devices for your environment using Azure and Intune. The goal of Autopilot is to reduce the Os deployment complexity. If done correctly, a user logs to an out-of-box computer, logs on his computers with his ADD user account and applications and configurations gets deployed. All that with minimum infrastructure requirements. When announced a couple of months ago, Autopilot has its flaws but it’s improving very fast. One of those flaws was that device importation was made from the Windows Store for Business or the Microsoft … Read More

Complete SCCM Windows 10 Deployment Guide

Benoit LecoursSCCM6 Comments

This blog post is a complete SCCM Windows 10 Deployment Guide. It contains all you need to know for a successful Windows 10 Deployment. The race to update Windows 7 computers from your environment is entering its home stretch. Microsoft has ended Windows 7 support on January 14th, 2020. If you still have Windows 7 computers in your company, it’s time to seriously plan your migration. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you may have seen a couple of posts regarding Windows 10 migration. We thought that regrouping all posts in a single one would save you time … Read More