SCCM – You can now deploy updates without package

With the latest update of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can deploy updates without creating a package to be deployed. When you choose to deploy the updates without a package, the client will download the updates from Windows Update servers. The option is available when you create (or edit) an automatic deployment rule

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SCCM – You can now use Azure ARM when deploying Cloud Management Gateway and Distribution Point

With the latest update for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now select and use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) when deploying Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) and/or Cloud Distribution Point (CDP); this should now be your preferred option for such deployment. Using the SCCM Console, go to the Administration workspace and reach the Cloud Services\Cloud Distribution Points or Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway section to create the…

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SCCM – You can now use your cloud management gateway for content distribution

With the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now use your cloud management gateway to distribute content. Previously you had to deploy 2 separate cloud roles: the cloud management gateway AND the cloud distribution point. To enable this option, go to the Administration workspace and reach out the Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway section Then edit (or create if you do not have…

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SCCM – Improvements for Azure AD Joined devices managed by SCCM

You may already be aware that the introduction of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integration with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) starts reducing the certificate requirements. Well, this integration has been updated (with the current release – build 1806 – this is still a preview) to allow Azure AD Joined devices managed by SCCM to communicate using HTTP with the SCCM environment through the cloud management gateway To implement this…

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SCCM – You can exclude OU’s from the System Discovery

With the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now exclude organizational units from the Active Directory System Discovery. To configure such exclusion(s), go to the Administration workspace of your SCCM console and reach out the Hierarchy Configuration\Discovery Methods to edit the Active Directory System Discovery Then edit your Active Directory containers settings from the General tab; you will then be able to…

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SCCM – You can now view currently logged user on a device

With the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (1806), you can now view who is currently logged on a managed device from the SCCM Console (this includes opened and disconnected session) From your Assets and Compliance workspace, select the Devices branch and right click on the list header to select Currently Logged on User

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SCCM – New co-management options

With the latest version of SCCM Current Branch (1806), new options are available for the co-management capability: Mobile apps, to use Intune for mobile applications deployment while keeping your Windows client managed by SCCM Office Click-To-Run, to use your Intune for Office 365 Click to Run deployment

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SCCM – A new version of SCCM Current Branch is now available

The update 1806 for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch has been released and is now available for production customers. As usual the update is being delivered with the ‘in-console update’ (Administration workspace\Updates and Servicing) If the update is not yet available and you do not want to wait, a PowerShell script is available to force the detection here https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-1806-Enable-3eb4b46c As part of the new capabilities, you can: add…

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SCCM – In Console update stuck installing or incorrect status

I got my System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch with an In Console update stuck installing and/or with incorrect status reported. The latest update for SCCM Current Branch (KB4339794) was incorrectly reporting an installed status on both Update and Servicing workspace and on Update and Servicing Status while it was in fact stuck installing (as shown in the screenshots below) If you search on the Internet for solution for…

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Office 365 – Threat Intelligence trackers

A new Office 365 Threat Intelligence feature is making his way to your Office 365 tenant if you are using Advanced Threat Management. This new feature, called Threat Intelligence Tracker, which is going to help you getting insights about security threats you may face. You can access the trackers from your Security & Compliance portal (https://protection.office.com/) within the Threat Management section

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Teams – MSI packages are now available to deploy Teams

Since Microsoft has released Microsoft Teams, there has been a need for MSI package to deploy it in enterprise environment using software deployment solution (such as SCCM). Until then, there has been lot of workarounds available on the internet to manage such corporate deployment needs. Now, Microsoft has released MSI packages (both 32 and 64 bits). However, there few tricks to keep in mind, like you can not use this…

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SCCM – Updated client customization interface

With the latest update for SCCM Current Branch, the customization of the Software Center has been updated to provide a better administrator customization experience. With this update, when you customize your Software Center you have an immediate preview of the change – you are not obliged anymore to deploy the customization to test it You can also showing/hiding unapproved application and/or installed applications in the Software Center. By default, installed…

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SCCM – You can now install multiple application at once from the Software Center

With the latest SCCM Current Branch update, end-user can now install multiple applications at once from the Software Center. To do so, just ensure you have deployed the latest SCCM client (5.00.8634.1007) and launch the Software Center. Then just enable the multi-select mode, check the box before all the applications you want to install and finally hit Install selected NOTE if the Software Center is showing the applications in Tile…

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SCCM – You can now choose to automatically upgrade superseded application

The latest update for SCCM Current Branch (updated version 5.00.8634.1000) is now available. As usual, if you want to force the detection and deploy it earlier you can use the script available here https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-1802-Enable-4c8c0003. But that’s not what I want to announce. As part of this update, you have the choice to automatically upgrade any superseded application or not By default, the option to automatically upgrade the application is unchecked.…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 8450 is now available

The latest and new release of Deployment Toolkit (MDT) for Windows is now available for download at ​https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54259 This version supports Windows 10 build 1709 (Fall Creator Update) and SCCM current branch (1710), as well as includes some fixes like: Win10 Sideloaded App dependencies and license not installed CaptureOnly task sequence doesn’t allow capturing an image Error received when starting an MDT task sequence: Invalid DeploymentType value "" specified. The…

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