Uninstall Windows Update using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1019 Comments

SCCM Uninstall Windows Update

With the recent problems caused by monthly Windows Update, knowing how to massively uninstall Windows Update with SCCM is a must! This action is not available by default in SCCM. There are 2 ways to uninstall a Windows Update. Both solutions require the command line utility WUSA.exe, that as been around since Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 era. In this post, we will detail both solutions to uninstall a Windows Update with SCCM. If you are looking for how to manage Windows update with SCCM, see our SCCM Software Update Management Guide for complete instructions. Prerequisites SCCM any version Windows 7 … Read More

Update Microsoft Surface Firmware using SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 109 Comments

Usually, when it comes to driver management, for computer already deployed, we say ‘If it ain’t broken don’t fix it’. Once in a while, a driver or firmware could require an update because of a bug reported by multiple users but that would usually be an exception. Microsoft Surface devices have proven over and over that this statement doesn’t apply to them. Microsoft Surface, since the beginning of the brand, tend to work better with latest firmware version. Microsoft often releases new firmware revision along major Windows 10 releases. For home users, the update will be applied with the standard … Read More

How to Update Windows ADK on a SCCM Server

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM42 Comments

With each major release of Windows 10, comes a new release fo the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. This means yet another product 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 here. The following steps can be applied no matter what version of the ADK is already installed or will be installed. Why the Windows ADK must be updated? Stay supported for SCCM and Windows 10 OS deployment … Read More

Windows 10 ADK Version History

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM16 Comments

Every time I’m starting a new Windows 10 deployment project, I need to know which Windows 10 ADK is installed on a server to use with MDT or SCCM. The Windows 10 ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit) has the tools you need to customize Windows images for large-scale deployment, and to test the quality and performance of the system, the added components, and the applications running on the system. At the time of this writing Windows 10 ADK Version History was not easy to find. How to find your Windows 10 ADK Version In Program and Features, all Windows 10 … Read More

SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff on Windows 10 Clients

Benoit LecoursSCCM11 Comments

We encounter an interesting issue at a client today. All Windows 10 1511 clients were failing to install a cumulative update and send their Software Update scan status to the SCCM Software Update Point. We were trying to apply the latest Windows 10 1511 Cumulative Update KB4019473 to ensure protection against WannaCry outbreak. SCCM Software Update Scan Error 0x80240fff Symptoms We started by making some verifications: Software Update Point was healthy Software Updates Group were created with the needed update and deployed to the client collection A required schedule was set on the deployment Clients were pointing to the right … Read More

SCCM Express Installation Files for Windows 10 Updates

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1017 Comments

One of SCCM Current Branch 1702 new feature is to support Express installation files for Windows 10 Cumulative Updates. This new features will enable a Windows 10 client to download only differential files from the previous month Cumulative Update. This should limit the size of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates as they tend to get bigger from months to months. In this post, we will cover how to configure SCCM and Windows 10 in order to benefit from express installation files. Prerequisites for SCCM Express Installation Files SCCM Current Branch 1702 or higher Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607 with April 2017 Cumulative Update which … 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

Customize Windows 10 Taskbar Configuration Using SCCM Task Sequence

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, WINDOWS 1033 Comments

With the release of Windows 10 1607, some customization solution were modified. One of them is the ability to modify the Taskbar configuration. In a previous post, we provided many customization scripts and how-to that were made for Windows 10 version 1511. Modifying the Taskbar was one of those customization but it was more of a workaround than a planned how-to. With Windows 10 1607, the Taskbar can be modified similarly to the Start Menu. In this post, we will detail how to modify the Windows 10 Taskbar configuration using a SCCM Task sequence. This could also be done as part of a Group … Read More

Windows 10 | Point and Print printer installation prompt UAC

Jonathan LefebvreWINDOWS 1013 Comments

We came across a strange issue today on Windows 10 devices that we haven’t seen since the Windows Vista days. Users have started to get prompts for User Account Control(UAC) when connecting to some printers. The Point and Print feature is responsible for this as it easily allows standard users to install printer drivers from the trusted print server. This post describes how to fix Windows 10 point print UAC problem. The problem appeared right after applying last July monthly updates. (MS16-087) Windows 10 Point Print UAC Prompt Cause Microsoft as tightened the requirement for printer drivers on print servers. If you : Are … 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