Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Operating System Deployment (OSD) | Summary Screen

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 that the deployment has completed. But….what if you are using Configuration Manager (SCCM) DeploymentContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Operating System Deployment (OSD) | Summary Screen”

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, language packs and running Post Install scripts…. Also takeContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Windows 10 Servicing | Setupconfig.ini”

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 documentation Justin Chalfant’s SCCM Guides – JustContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Video Tutorials”

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Home Lab

Want to start building you own Configuration Manager (SCCM) home lab and honing your skills, but don’t know-how Then check out the 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 VMware virtual platforms, but should reallyContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Home Lab”

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 and Enterprise In his own words by Mike Terrill Windows 10 brings several new challenges to the Enterprise – one of the major challenges is deploying Windows 10 and thenContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Windows as a Service | Feature Upgrades”

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/ ……so check them both out Excellent article

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 sets the ‘latest’ BusType technology and ‘smallest’ sized hard drive as theContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | OSD | Multiple Hard Drives | Advanced”

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | OSD | Task Sequence Pause

Sometimes, you may wish to Pause a Task Sequence, especially when using a Boot Image with the Option ‘Enable command support (testing only)‘ enabled This can be easily achieved by running a simple PowerShell script Better still if you are using Configuration Manger 1906 (SCCM) or later then check at the Microsoft Debug a taskContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | OSD | Task Sequence Pause”

Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Latest Release Notes

It helps to keep up-to-date with the latest feature and fixes that have been made available in the Configuration Manager (SCCM) release you are using and knowing what is coming next , helps you stay ahead of the game This gives you the advantage of being able to plan and continue to enhance, develop yourContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Latest Release Notes”