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 – 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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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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