Optimize Windows 10 Update Delivery with Configuration Manager

For many customers, a successful path to getting and staying current with Windows 10 monthly updates starts with a good content distribution strategy using Configuration Manager. The size of the monthly quality updates can be a cause of concern for large organizations. There are a few technologies available that are intended to help reduce bandwidthContinue reading “Optimize Windows 10 Update Delivery with Configuration Manager”

The complete guide to WSUS and Configuration Manager SUP maintenance

Questions are often along the lines of How should I properly run this in a Configuration Manager environment, or How often should I be running this maintenance. It’s not uncommon for conscientious Configuration Manager administrators to be unaware that WSUS maintenance should be run at all. Most of us just set up WSUS servers because it’s aContinue reading “The complete guide to WSUS and Configuration Manager SUP maintenance”

Optimise Network Traffic for Remote Users with Spilt Tunnelling

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Split Tunneling The demand for split tunnelling optimisation has always been there, but in today’s world when remote users and employees make up a high percentage of users, why have optimised the corporate network, helping to prevent unnecessary bandwidth throttling, poor connectivity, frustrated users and decreased productivity. With the right changesContinue reading “Optimise Network Traffic for Remote Users with Spilt Tunnelling”

Show a Detailed Task Sequence Summary Screen with MECM

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Operating System Deployment (OSD) | Summary Screen | Advanced If you are familiar with Operating System Deploment, MDT and Configuration Manager (SCCM) integrated with MDT, then you are likely to have seen the Summary Screen that can be configured to show at the end of the deployment to confirm the deployment is complete  This is great, it gives a clear indication thatContinue reading “Show a Detailed Task Sequence Summary Screen with MECM”

SetupConfig.ini Used to Make Feature Updates Easy

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Windows 10 Servicing | Setupconfig.ini Had trouble in the past using Configuration Manager (SCCM) Windows 10 Servicing to upgrade your Enterprise Clients to the latest Windows 10 Feature Release. Then take a look at https://www.asquaredozen.com/2019/08/25/windows-10-feature-updates-using-setupconfig-ini-to-manage-feature-updates-in-the-enterprise/ By customising the clients SetupConfig.ini you can now take control of the upgrade process, injecting drivers,Continue reading “SetupConfig.ini Used to Make Feature Updates Easy”

Configuration Manager (SCCM) Video Tutorials

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Video Tutorials This guy has you covered (Justin Chalfant), and is fast becoming one of my favorite go-to sites. Not only does he have everything to do with the setup and configuration of Configuration Manager (SCCM), but he also has a plethora of excellent video tutorials, broken down into bite-sized modules, covering all aspects of SCCM automation. With the bonus of the video tutorials backed by TechNet and Microsoft Docs documentationContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) Video Tutorials”

Configuration Manager (SCCM) Home Lab

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Home Lab Want to start building your own Configuration Manager (SCCM) home lab and honing your skills, but don’t know-how Then check out the automated process by Johan Arwidmark https://deploymentresearch.com/hydration-kit-for-windows-server-2019-sql-server-2017-and-configmgr-current-branch/ In his own words This kit builds a complete ConfigMgr Current Branch infrastructure running on Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2017. This kit is tested on both Hyper-V and VMwareContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) Home Lab”

Windows as a Service with Feature Upgrades

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Windows as a Service | Feature Upgrades The most comprehensive article you will find outside of Microsoft for a full detailed end to end Workflow of delivering Windows 10 Feature release across an Enterprise In his own words by Mike Terrill Windows 10 brings several new challenges to the Enterprise –Continue reading “Windows as a Service with Feature Upgrades”

Custum In-place Upgrade Splash Screen

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | In-place Upgrade | Splash Screen Want a professional, modern, clean splash screen, rather than the Task Sequence Progress Bar, with the additional benefits of restricting the user from interacting with the upgrade process? Then a must-read at https://garytown.com/windows-splash-screen-for-the-task-sequence-progress by Gary Town This original concept and author comes from Trevor Jones https://smsagent.blog/2018/08/21/create-a-custom-splash-screen-for-a-windows-10-in-place-upgrade/Continue reading “Custum In-place Upgrade Splash Screen”

How to Handle Multiple Hard Drives Advanced Style

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | OSD | Multiple Hard Drives | Advanced Ever had multiple disks hardware builds and the Operating System is not getting installed on the expected hard drive…..well here are steps to overcome that. The script will identify the total number of Physical Disks by ‘BusType’ technology and ‘Size’. The default configuration setsContinue reading “How to Handle Multiple Hard Drives Advanced Style”