Tag: configmgr

Bitlocker, Blog, HP, TPM, UEFI, Windows 10

How To Deploy HP BIOS Settings using SCCM

INTRODUCTION In most organizations, the workstation configuration needs to conform to a specific standard. If you are using HP workstations, you will need a strategy on how to deploy the HP BIOS settings. Enterprise OEMs such as DELL, HP and Lenovo provide solutions for deploying BIOS settings. Below is a list of the solutions for each manufacturer: HP  – HP BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU) DELL –  DELL Command Configure Toolkit (CCTK) Lenovo – Lenovo WMI scripts The DELL and Lenovo solutions…

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Blog, Configuration Manager Current Branch, Software Updates

How To Configure Deadlines for Automatic Deployment Rules in SCCM

INTRODUCTION Upon creating an automatic Software Update strategy in your organization, you will need to configure Automatic Deployment Rules. This blog post describes in short Automatic Deployment Rules and how these are deployed to clients in different phases. As with everything, it is easy once you understand it. AUTOMATIC DEPLOYMENT RULES Automatic Deployment Rules are used to automatically accomplish the following tasks: Filter out Software Updates according to a set amount of criteria from the database. Add the filtered out…

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Blog, Configuration Manager Current Branch, Office 365, Software Updates, Windows 10

Considerations When Deploying Office 365 Client Updates Using ADRs in SCCM

INTRODUCTION A customer contacted me the other day because their Office 365 client updates were not released to clients in a timely fashion. Their configuration was one Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) for all client updates, with the following configuration: Date Released or Revised last 1 day Office 365 client updates enabled Evaluation schedule: Every Second Tuesday at 23:55 This is a fine setup except for the following scenarios: Out of band patches are not included Windows Defender Definitions in Configuration…

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Blog, Configuration Manager Current Branch, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Error with patches stuck in download state when building a Windows 10 1607 image in MDT

INTRODUCTION The other day I was building a Windows 10 1607 image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and I ran in to an issue where patching the included Office 2016 was getting stuck at the downloading phase.     SOLUTION The solution is to apply the latest Windows 10 1607 Cumulative Update during the Windows PE phase. Here is how you accomplish this: Download the latest Windows 10 1607 Cumulative Update. As of writing this post, KB3193494 is the one you…

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Blog, Configuration Manager Current Branch

Error with SCCM 1602 update not visible in the console

INTRODUCTION The other day I was upgrading a customer’s environment to ConfigMgr 1602 when I ran in to an issue. Following the upgrade to ConfigMgr 1511 I went in to the Updates and Servicing node to upgrade to 1602. I received a No items found message, even though the update had been properly synced according to the logs.     SOLUTION The reason why this happens is due to the scope of the object in the ConfigMgr RBA. If the account does…

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Blog, Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager 2012

Guide to Wake on LAN for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012

Muhammad Adil wrote a pretty extensive blog post on TechNet about how Wake on LAN works and how you can implement it using System Center COnfiguration Manager 2007 and 2012. Good read! Link to the blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2014/01/28/a-complete-guide-to-wake-on-lan-for-configmgr-2007-and-configmgr-2012.aspx

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