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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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Create Multiple Deployments per Automatic Deployment Rule in SCCM

INTRODUCTION When you are creating a plan for deploying software updates to machines using SCCM, you most likely are creating at least two different deployments: one for Pilot and one for Production. If you wanted to completely automate this process prior to SCCM 1511, you were required to create one Automatic Deployment Rule for Pilot and one for Production. Starting with SCCM 1511, it is possible to create several deployments for one Automatic Deployment Rule, which means you can minimize…

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SCCM OSD issue: Kernel-Mode Driver Framework

Have you seen this error when trying to deploy a new machine model? “Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation.” It is most likely due to the fact that the base image is not updated with the latest Kernel Mode Driver a Framework, which currently is 1.11. You can download the hot fix separately here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811 This patch is also included in the latest Windows Update patches,…

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Work Smart Guides for Windows 8

Microsoft has a series of guides called the “Work Smart Guides”, which cover some of their products such as: – Forefront Identity Manager – Office – Sharepoint – System Center Configuration Manager – Windows Vista – Windows 7 – Windows Phone They have now added guides for Windows 8 as well. Check them out! Work Smart: Backing Up Your Data and Settings This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows…

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