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Introduction Many organizations use maintenance windows in SCCM as part of their Software Update deployment strategy. The most common usage of maintenance windows is to control how servers are allowed to be patched using software updates. As of SCCM 1802, it is possible to configure Automatic Deployment Rules' deployment with a defined day offset...
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...
Create new Virtual Machine Powershell Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Introduction As with most of Microsoft's products nowadays, you can either use the GUI or use Powershell. When you wish to create a new virtual machine in Hyper-V, you can either use the virtual machine wizard in the Hyper-V Manager or create the Hyper-V virtual machines using Powershell. Using Powershell allows you...
cmtrace
Introduction Reading log files is most likely the most crucial activity carried out by a MEMCM (SCCM) administrator as a day-to-day activity. There have been several SCCM log viewers, over the years, including Trace32, CMTrace, and OneTrace. To troubleshoot issues effectively, Microsoft has developed a series of log viewers capable of...
Introduction There might be many reasons you would want to mount an ISO disk image file in Windows 10: Verify the contents of an ISO file before creating bootable media.Install a piece of software, including applications and games Before the functionality of mounting an ISO image file was built into Windows, Daemon...
Introduction In this blog post, I cover a simple command that you can use in Powershell to open File Explorer in the current directory. What is the current directory in Powershell? The current directory in Powershell can be called ".". You can see this, for example when opening files. If you want...