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Co-management Series “Merging the Perimeter” – Part 8: Monitoring Co-management

In the final part of the series we will look at the different ways of monitoring Co-management. Part 1: What is Co-management? Part 2: Paths to Co-management Part 3: Co-management Prerequisites Part 4: Configuring Hybrid Azure AD Part 5: Enabling Co-management Part 6: Switching Workloads to Intune Part 7: Co-management Capabilities Part 8: Monitoring Co-management …

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Co-management Series “Merging the Perimeter” – Part 3: Co-management Prerequisites

In this part of the series we will look at the prerequisites to get our clients into a Co-managed state. Part 1: What is Co-management? Part 2: Paths to Co-management Part 3: Co-management Prerequisites Part 4: Configuring Hybrid Azure AD Part 5: Enabling Co-management Part 6: Switching Workloads to Intune Part 7: Co-management Capabilities Part …

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Co-management Series “Merging the Perimeter” – Part 2: Paths to Co-management

In the previous post for this series, we looked at “What is Co-management?”. In this part of the series we will look at the different paths to co-management. Part 1: What is Co-management? Part 2: Paths to Co-management Part 3: Co-management Prerequisites Part 4: Configuring Hybrid Azure AD Part 5: Enabling Co-management Part 6: Switching …

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SCCM 1906 Co-management Capabilities Matrix

I am putting together a Co-management deep dive series in the coming weeks (**UPDATE** Here it is). One of the things that has intrigued me is the “Capabilities” value when looking at Co-management workloads. The values have changed in 1906 and can be found below Capability Workload 1 No Workloads – Co-management enabled 2 Compliance …

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“The site database has a backlog of SQL change tracking data”

One of the more common prerequisite warnings I see when updating SCCM in my lab is:- [Completed with warning]:The site database has a backlog of SQL change tracking data. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2027576 SCCM Update Pack Installation Status We can see the same warning in ConfigMgrPreReq.log What does this warning mean? Starting in 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 SQL is installed on your …

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Windows 10 – Servicing Stack Cadence

What are Servicing Stack Updates? Servicing Stack Updates (SSU’s) are Critical, Security Updates. They are shipped separately to the monthly Latest Cumulative Updates (LCU’s) because they modify the component that installs Windows updates. Microsoft strongly recommend that you install the latest SSU before the LCU. More information on SSU’s can be found at:- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/servicing-stack-updates#why-should-servicing-stack-updates-be-installed-and-kept-up-to-date Microsoft …

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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 an appliction, we are going …

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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/ My post doesn’t go into …

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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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