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 or IT needs to deploy these applications as partContinue reading “HP UWP | Application and Driver Pack Deployment”

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 your Windows clients. It combines data fromContinue reading “Desktop Analytics | Prepare For Update”

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 was unsuccessful. SetupDiag works by examining Windows SetupContinue reading “Windows 10 Upgrades | Troubleshooting unsuccessful Upgrade”

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”

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 optimise the corporate network, helping to prevent unnecessary bandwidth throttling, poor connectivity, frustrated users and decreased productivity. With the right changes to your infrastructure, youContinue reading “Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Split Tunneling”

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 driver, running Post Install scripts…. Also take a look atContinue 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”