SCCM

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SCCM Site Server In-Place Upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2019

I am rationalizing and updating my lab on a grey, Saturday afternoon and decided to blog the update process for getting my Server 2012 R2 Primary Site Server up to Server 2019. SQL Server is not installed on the same VM in my lab. You should make other considerations if […]

Co-management Intune MDM enrollment failure 0x80180026

I will be posting a new blog series for co-management in the coming months. This post will highlight the undesirable effect some Group Policies will have on a successful co-management Intune enrollment. Co-management will allow you to automatically enroll your SCCM clients into Intune, if they are in scope. Recently […]

Deploy Windows 10 Desktop Shortcuts and Icons with SCCM Configuration Baselines

It started with a Tweet… I promised on Twitter that I would write this post if I had 20 peoples interest… Background We had a requirement to deploy Desktop Shortcuts, to the Windows 10 Public Desktop, for a new application. The shortcut was deployed using Group Policy Preferences (GPP). Below […]

Windows 10 – Hybrid Azure Active Directory Join for Federated Domains

What is ADFS? Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) provides a secure mechanism to authenticate users, accessing applications (often in the cloud), using Active Directory credentials when Windows Integrated Authentication (WIA) is not possible. Not so long ago ADFS was considered the go-to option when needing to authenticate Domain users accessing […]

Deploy RSAT for Windows 10 1809 using SCCM

Starting Windows 10 1809 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is now included as a set of “Features on Demand”. In the following post we will show you how to deploy individual features with SCCM. The RSAT tools are added using the “Add-WindowsCapability” cmdlet https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/dism/add-windowscapability?view=win10-psBecause we are deploying each feature with […]

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 […]

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 […]