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SCCM Lab Pre-Req Checklist for Server 2019 and SQL 2017

I decided to rebuild one of my LABs for SCCM 1902 Technical Preview. During the build, someone posed a question on Twitter for examples of scripts/material to get a LAB up and running. @ncbrady has a great post that goes into great detail for building out SCCM servers at:- https://www.windows-noob.com/forums/topic/16114-how-can-i-install-system-center-configuration-manager-current-branch-version-1802-on-windows-server-2016-with-sql-server-2017-part-1/ […]

Converting legacy packages into applications with SCCM 1810 Package Conversion Manager

Background Since SCCM 2012 Microsoft have been steering us towards using “applications” to install apps over the traditional “packages” method. Applications give us additional benefits over packages like detection methods, dependencies and requirement rules . An example might be:- Install APP-B if the folder “C:\Program Files\APP-B_FOLDER” doesn’t exist (detection), only […]

Create an Intune App Protection Policy to force an app “Pin Reset” after x days

The Intune Team announced a nifty app protection policy addition for the “Week of January 7, 2019” edition > https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/whats-new You can now change the number of days before the app PIN must be changed. This new policy works for both IOS and Android devices. Create an Intune App Protection […]

Using PowerShell with Microsoft Graph to query Intune Devices

What is Microsoft Graph? Microsoft Graph connects resources across Office 365 services. Using https://graph.microsoft.com you can connect to these services and access a wealth of resources, relationships and intelligence. You can read more on Microsoft Graph at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/overview How do I use Microsoft Graph? If you have a requirement to […]

Identifying and Installing SCCM Client Software Updates Remotely with PowerShell and trigger a VMware Snapshot before Remediation – Part 1 of 3

Try saying that title again without taking a breath, phew. We have been playing with ADRs (Automatic Deployment Rules) for a while now. The teams are slowly coming around to the idea that we are now delivering server updates in a more controlled fashion than WSUS could ever provide with […]

Identifying and Updating SCCM Collection Evaluations with PowerShell

I’ve seen this subject discussed and explained very well in other blogs. The following post is my approach and understanding on managing Collection Evaluations using a bit of PowerShell (ok so there is some SQL stuff in here too).  Collection Evaluations A Collection Evaluation occurs on a defined schedule, event […]