ConfigMgr / MEMCM / SCCM

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/ My post doesn’t go into …

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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 if APP-A is already installed …

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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 useful reports icing the top …

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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 trigger or user initiation and …

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SCCM Software Compliance Report Filtered by Update Classification and Update Age

This SSRS Report has been sitting in the side lines for a while now. After spending a bit more time on it over the weekend I feel it is now at a point where it is serving me rather than the other way around. Our teams wanted to know how many updates were outstanding for …

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Windows 10 1809 – Basic WIM Optimization and Offline Servicing with SCCM

My good friend Leon over at http://leonashtonleatherland.blogspot.com/ posed a topic over chat re: Offline Servicing a WIM with SCCM. Not having looked at this before, I thought I would take the time to consider it for the new Windows 10 1809 WIM used in our OSD Task Sequences.  This post covered the basics for modifying …

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Signing PowerShell Scripts for an SCCM App Detection Method

In this blog post we will look at signing the PowerShell scripts we use in the “App Detection Method” when distributing apps with ConfigMgr. The PowerShell Execution Policy can be modified in Client Settings to allow ConfigMgr to execute unsigned scripts. If your environment needs to be a bit tighter with script execution and you …

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SCCM Report to group number of outstanding updates, for a collection, in 30 day intervals

I wasn’t getting what i needed from the built in SCCM SSRS Reports. Admins were asking for it to be made easier to understand how bad the number of outstanding updates were for the systems they have ownership of. For example, how many of the outstanding updates are 0-30 days old or 60+ days old. …

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