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 – 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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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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SCCM – You can now easily identify devices with pending reboot

UPDATE additional information and screenshots after Patch Tuesday This has always been a nightmare for sysadmins, identifying devices with pending reboot. Now with SCCM, it becomes easier. The latest update for SCCM Current Branch (build 1710) has a new column to use in the Console\Devices to identify such devices with pending reboot To get this information, access the Assets and compliance workspace from the SCCM console and go to Overview\Devices.…

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SCCM – Update – Create Azure AD Joined device collection

You may have already read my post on how to create an SCCM device collection to get Azure AD Joined devices (https://t.co/uJ5eBAtutT). This post is an update, so you can now forget the first one. With one of the latest SCCM update (sorry did not notice earlier – but at least the last update 1710) you can update your device collection membership rule to use the Out of the Box…

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SCCM – Customize options available in Software Center

With the latest update of SCCM Current Branch (1710) you can define which options (Applications, Updates, Operating Systems, Installation Status, Device Compliance or Options tabs) are displayed in the SCCM Software Center. To configure it, open your SCCM console and access the Administration workspace. Then access the Client Settings and edit the client setting (either the default one or the custom one) to enable/disable the various options available in the…

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SCCM – Nested Task Sequence is now available

It has been a long awaited feature but now this is it; with the latest SCCM Current Branch (1710) update, you can now run nested task sequences. To do so, you obviously need at least 2 tasks sequence. You need to keep in mind the following when using nested task sequence (also known as child task sequence): Both parent and child task sequences are combined into a single policy; this…

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SCCM – Co-management is now available in SCCM Current Branch (1710)

The latest update for SCCM Current Branch is now available and includes the announced co-management feature. The co-management feature allows you to manage your devices with Intune and SCCM without having to setup an Intune subscription on SCCM. Especially in scenarios where Windows 10 Azure AD Joined device needs to use the SCCM agent. Once you have installed the SCCM update (as usual you can force it by using the…

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SCCM – Integrate SCCM with OMS Update Management

If you are using SCCM and Azure OMS, you already know that you can integrate SCCM with OMS. But do you know you can leverage the OMS capabilities to manage updates with SCCM?   Prerequisites This is possible if you match the following requirements and apply the below configuration You must have an OMS workspace and have deployed the OMS Update Management Solution Windows clients managed by SCCM (workstations and/or…

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Windows 10 – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a security functionality built in Windows 10 to help detecting, investigating and protecting against threats, introduced with Windows 10 build 1607 (or known as Anniversary Build). In this post, I’m going to implement ATP integrated with SCCM Current Branch (you can request a trial for ATP here http://aka.ms/register-wdatp) Once you have requested the trial and get approved, you will receive an email to…

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SCCM – Identify Azure AD Joined device

UPDATE this post has an updated version here https://t.co/W3AUonuSR9 Following my post to create an SCCM device collection for Windows Core (https://t.co/ZGdL91Vkht), I wanted to do the same to identify all Azure AD Joined device. So the first thing was to find how to identify an Azure AD Joined device; and the answer is with the following registry key which only exist if the device is joined to Azure AD:…

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