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Deploy Service Announcement Toast Notifications in Windows 10 with MEMCM

You may have seen that many apps these days use “Toast Notifications” to inform the user of an event or to ask them to do something. If you have moved your workload to Intune for Windows Update Policies you would have encountered them for sure. UWP and Desktop Apps can leverage the ToastNotification and ToastNotificationManager …

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How to Deploy Fonts with MEMCM

I have been releasing a lot of “Quick Tips” on Twitter recently. This post falls into that category. It isn’t necessarily a deep dive but something that has been requested a few times. In this post I will show you how to deploy SYSTEM Fonts using MEMCM (ConfigMgr) Background Prerequisites Scripts MEMCM Application Observe the …

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Enable IE Mode and use a Site List in Edge Chromium with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

In this two part mini series we will look at enabling IE Mode in Edge Chromium using both Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Configuration Manager. I won’t be deep diving how IE Mode works in this post (although I was tempted) but I have posted links to the Microsoft Docs throughout if you want to dig …

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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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