Deploy RSAT for Windows 10 using SCCM 2012

Nicolas PilonApplication, SCCM, WINDOWS 104 Comments

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is a Windows Server component for remote management of other devices. RSAT allows administrators to run snap-ins and tools on a remote device to manage features, roles and role services. The software includes tools like Bitlocker Password Recovery, Group Policy management, NIC Teaming and many more. A lot of IT guys use this tool in their day to day basis. Microsoft has released RSAT for Windows 10 so if you are an SCCM admin, instead of manually install via the link, you can create an application in SCCM 2012 and make it available to every Windows 10 computer or to … Read More

Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1022 Comments

Since Windows 10 is out, there’s been a ton of information coming out from the SCCM product group. Many people gets confused at what’s needed for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. The goal of this post is to centralize all those information so you can reach out when your organisation will be ready for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. [Updated 12/21/2015] – For complete Windows 10 support, upgrade to SCCM 1511 or perform a complete SCCM 1511 installation Requirement for Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 Before you can manage and deploy Windows 10 in your organisation, you need to update your SCCM infrastructure. Your site … Read More

Managing Windows 10 Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SCEP, WINDOWS 1013 Comments

Windows 10 is out since July 29th, now you want to manage Windows 10 Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2012. You have probably noticed that Windows 10 comes natively with Windows Defender. Instead of Endpoint Protection, it is now the default anti-malware managed by SCCM 2012. Actually, the Endpoint Protection agent is installed locally in Programs & Features but it’s using the Windows Defender UI with a thin layer of Endpoint Protection to manage policies and malware definitions. If you have already deployed Windows 10 in your environment, you might have encountered an issue where your Endpoint Protection policies are applied but the malware definitions are not updated. … Read More

Windows 10 Error Code 80240020

Benoit LecoursWINDOWS 104 Comments

Windows 10 has just been released, Microsoft is calling it the biggest software update in history. With massive installations at the same time, many users has been reporting errors when upgrading. The most common error is Windows 10 error code 80240020.  Microsoft explains this error in the following statement: This is an expected message indicating that when installation begins it may require user interaction.  This is the largest software upgrade event ever and we’re managing it so everyone has a great experience. We recommend waiting until your PC receives a notification to upgrade, and then following the instructions provided.  Please note that there … Read More

Change Windows Edition from Enterprise to Professional

Benoit LecoursSCCM38 Comments

Windows 10 is coming out tomorrow. You want to install the latest Windows version to have the new OS features but you found out that one of your computer is running Windows 8 Enterprise edition which is not covered by the free Windows 10 upgrade. If you don’t need the Enterprise features, you can decided to downgrade your Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition to Windows 8.1 Pro to have the free upgrade to Windows 10. This post will show you how to downgrade / change Windows edition from Enterprise to Professional in a couple of steps. This procedure works for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and you won’t need to reinstall your … Read More

3 Reasons to use Adaptiva OneSite for Windows 10 Deployment

Nicolas PilonAdaptiva, OSD, SCCMLeave a Comment

Adaptiva OneSite is a software solution that can improve SCCM delivery of software, updates, and Windows (OSD) between your SCCM site and other locations, even ones without distribution points.  Adaptiva OneSite doesn’t require a huge infrastructure. It can run a thousand locations with just a single SCCM server and no distribution points. PXE servers, or SMPs. The content delivery is fast and, more important, it does not impact other traffic on the WAN. The peer-to-peer storage of content doesn’t affect free space on clients because it operates in unused clusters so the users retain all their disk space. With these capabilities, Adaptiva … Read More