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Introduction Before starting any operating system deployment via SCCM, you will need to verify that all the Task Sequences' dependencies have been fully distributed to your Distribution Points. In this blog post, I provide an SCCM Task Sequence Powershell script, which you can use to export all the dependencies of a...
Introduction Multicast has been around for a long time. If you don't do any unique configurations to SCCM, it sends all packages as Unicast. Unicast is fine if you are installing a few computers at a time. However, for every computer you add, the network and disk burden grows. For...
SCCM Powershell Detection Method
Introduction This blog post explains how you can use a Powershell script in an SCCM detection method to detect file content. My detection method scenario I came across a customer scenario where configuration files were replaced in the installation directory during application installation using a script. Since a configuration line was...
Introduction A common reason for a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment to become slow is misconfigured collection updates. A few of the reasons for this might be: The IT administrator does not know how collections updates work.LazinessThe organization migrated from SCCM 2007, where Delta updates did not work. This is something...
Introduction When moving to a new version of Windows 10, you need to ensure that they are compliant with the upgrade. This is part of any successful Windows as a Service strategy. In this blog post, I provide a Windows 10 Readiness SCCM Baseline that you can use to make sure...
Introduction When creating an Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) in SCCM for a software update deployment to machines, you most likely are making at least two different deployments: one for Pilot and one for Production. If you wanted to automate this process prior to SCCM 1511 completely, you were required to create...
Introduction I'm guessing that the first question you're asking is: "Why should I downgrade from TPM version 2.0 to 1.2?". In this blog post, I will cover how to downgrade your TPM from 2.0 to 1.2 using the HP TPM Configuration Utility if you are in any of the scenarios...
Software Update Group in SCCM
Introduction As part of a cleanup task for a customer, I had to create a script that would move Software Updates from the latest built Software Update Group (SUG) to a yearly, consolidated one. In this blog post, I cover my recommendations for Software Update Groups and provide a script for...
Introduction When starting an SCCM client upgrade, you must upgrade your SCCM clients. Before SCCM Current Branch, upgrading SCCM clients was accomplished by deploying a configuration manager client upgrade package to the clients, which were included as part of the upgrade. This is still possible, and I know of many organizations...
Introduction Many organizations are upgrading from previous versions of Microsoft Office to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus. My favorite way to deploy Office 365 ProPlus is by leveraging the excellent Powershell App Deployment Toolkit. Many of these organizations have locations all around the world, with requirements of local language support. I have seen...