Updating BIOS Firmware with and Without Password with MECM

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Operating System Deployment (OSD) | BIOS Updates | With and Without Password Set With the heightened demand for securing hardware through Firmware and OS Security Updates, it is important to keep your devices up to date from a security breach and provide stability through fixes bundled into Firmware updates provided byContinue reading “Updating BIOS Firmware with and Without Password with MECM”

Adding a Summary Screen to your OSD Deployment with MECM

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Operating System Deployment (OSD) | Summary Screen | Basic You may have seen a previous post describing how to implement an advanced script that is used at the end of an Operating System Deployment within MECM to indicate that the build has been completed The advanced script provided quite a lotContinue reading “Adding a Summary Screen to your OSD Deployment with MECM”

Easily Find Unused Application and Package in MECM

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Application and Package Clean-up Is it that time of year, when you are getting asked to make room on the MECM Distribution Points and perform some housing keeping in the Configuration Manager environment as you edge or reach full capacity and the IT budget just has no money to expand orContinue reading “Easily Find Unused Application and Package in MECM”

Get Task Sequence Feature Upgrade Split Times

Executing a lengthy In-Place-Upgrade Task Sequence within Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and have been asked for a breakdown in timing for each of the Upgrade Steps to complete the Feature Update, then read on Seen a few examples out there where others have been outputting the start and end times of a Task Sequence toContinue reading “Get Task Sequence Feature Upgrade Split Times”

Pre and Post Flight Checks For Feature Updates With MECM

Windows 10 Update | Before and After | Drivers, Packages, Language Packs and FODs So you are upgrading your Windows Clients to a new Windows Feature Release via MECM Servicing or Task Sequence In-Place-Upgrade and you have the fun job of checking that In-Place-Upgrade performed as expected. Some of those tasks may be to checkContinue reading “Pre and Post Flight Checks For Feature Updates With MECM”

Guest Customization of vSphere to Install Applications Post Deployment

VMWare VSphere | Post Install | Guest Customization The scripts have been designed to run Post Deployment to install any Applications, Configurations, Scripts etc that can not be included as part of the core image, before SysPrep, so could be used within VSphere, Hyper-V or any standalone master image you create for the use of mass deployment The below hasContinue reading “Guest Customization of vSphere to Install Applications Post Deployment”

HP UWP Application and Driver Pack Deployment

HP UWP | Application and Driver Pack Deployment With the move to the DCHU driver model, many of the typical tray applications have migrated to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application. These applications are typically installed from the Windows Store into a specific user profile. However, in environments where the Windows Store is blocked orContinue reading “HP UWP Application and Driver Pack Deployment”

Desktop Analytics Prepare For Feature Updates

Desktop Analytics | Prepare For Update Whether it is a Windows 10 Feature Update or Office 365, get the foundations right equals an easy update Desktop Analytics is a cloud-based service that integrates with Configuration Manager. The service provides insight and intelligence for you to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of yourContinue reading “Desktop Analytics Prepare For Feature Updates”

Troubleshooting Unsuccessful Windows 10 Upgrades

Windows 10 Upgrades | Troubleshooting unsuccessful Upgrade Its going to happen, we don’t live in perfect world….you are going to experience devices that unfortunately do not upgrade successfully But here to help is the SetUpDiag SetupDiag is a standalone diagnostic tool that can be used to obtain details about why a Windows 10 upgrade wasContinue reading “Troubleshooting Unsuccessful Windows 10 Upgrades”

Managing Multiple Hard Disks in a Task Sequence with MECM

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | OSD | Multiple Hard Drives | Basic Trying to deploy Windows OS through Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and having the issues with the Operating Systems randomly choosing what hard drive to install on, or you just want to take control and decide what hard disk the Operating System should be installedContinue reading “Managing Multiple Hard Disks in a Task Sequence with MECM”