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Today I got a call from a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM/ConfigMgr) customer that wanted to automate the creation of device collections for each SCCM client version, that was in their environment. I guess summer time means “time to cleanup/fix all the broken clients” :-)A couple of years ago I create another similar script for CU updates: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCCM-Creating-Collections-f334c7f0 but this time I wanted to make the script simpler, fully automated and only create the collections that was needed by the customer.This script will pull a list of all the client versions from the SCCM site server, and create a collection…

Just like David James announced at the System Center User Group Meeting in Copenhagen last week, Microsoft has now announced the availability of the the next release of System Center Configuration Manager ( Update 1702). This update is available as an in-console update for previously installed sites that run version 1511, 1602, 1606, or 1610 which includes some great new features and product enhancements. For more information, check the “What’s new in version 1702 of System Center Configuration Manager”: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702. If you want to see a complete list of all the SCCM /ConfigMgr builds/versions, check out this updated blog post: https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2014/07/25/configmgr-2012-versionbuild-numbers/…

Last week I was teaching the MOC 20696 Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune class. Here is a list some of the links I used at part of my training/presentation. Thanks to all the students for a really great week! Links ConfigMgr Prerequisites Tool 2.0.0 https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ConfigMgr-2012-R2-e52919cd Power BI SCCM Templates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sccm-solution-template/ SQL Report Builder; Unable to connect to data source https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2014/12/sql-report-builder-unable-to-connect-to-data-source/ SQL Server Backup, Integrity Check, and Index and Statistics Maintenance https://ola.hallengren.com/ Jason Sandys Startup script http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ Intune Feedback (Uservoice): https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/ System Center Configuration Manager Feedback (Uservoice): https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/ SCCM 2012: Standard Requirement Rules vs. Global Expressions https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2013/05/sccm-2012-standard-requirement-rules-vs-global-expressions/ Microsoft Intune…

Overview Technical Preview 1701 for System Center Configuration Manager has just been released, and a new hardware inventory class (SMS_Firmware) and property (UEFI) are now available to help customers determine whether a computer is configured to UEFI mode. When a computer is running in UEFI mode, the UEFI property is set to TRUE (1). Computers that are not started in UEFI mode will have a value of 0. This is enabled in hardware inventory by default. Windows 10 Security features Most enterprise customers want to move to Windows 10 to benefit from some of the great security improvements like Device…

Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions earlier today @ MS TechTalks in Helsinki. Here are the links that we used during the presentation. Recordings should be available on Microsoft Channel 9 (I don’t know when). Managing Updates in the Enterprise PowerShell Script: Add-CMUsersPrimaryDevicesToCollection.ps1:k https://github.com/NickolajA/PowerShell/blob/master/ConfigMgr/Users/Add-CMUsersPrimaryDevicesToCollection.ps1 Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrdogs/2016/10/11/changes-to-software-updates-on-down-level-operating-systems-for-configmgr-admins/ Configuration Manager and Simplified Windows Servicing on Down Level Operating Systems: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/10/07/configuration-manager-and-simplified-windows-servicing-on-down-level-operating-systems/ Windows 10 and UEFI Inventory Secure Boot State and UEFI with ConfigMgr: https://miketerrill.net/2015/10/11/inventory-secure-boot-state-and-uefi-with-configmgr/ Power BI SCCM Templates: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sccm-solution-template/ Switch from Bios to UEFI seamless using Configuration Manager TS in 6…

Friday Microsoft released the 1602 update to System Center Configuration Manager, and Monday morning I had a scheduled a new SCCM/Intune hybrid project starting at one of my customers. Perfect timing! The customer was already on 1511 and they provided me with a newly created admin account. I got “Full Admin” rights to SCCM and even Domain Admin. To get the new build you might have to run a PowerShell script on the CAS or the Primary Server. More info here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2016/03/11/now-available-update-1602-for-system-center-configuration-manager/ The update was downloaded, but the update didn’t show up in the console. At lest not for my user account.…

Today, Microsoft has released the first update for the current branch of System Center Configuration Manager! The latest version of Configuration Manager is now 1602. Lots of cool new features and improvements: Client Online Status Support for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Windows 10 Device Health Attestation Reporting Office 365 Update Management New Antimalware Policy Settings Conditional Access for PCs Managed by Configuration Manager Windows 10 Conditional Access Enhancements Microsoft Edge Configuration Settings Windows 10 Team Support Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) Support iOS App Configuration iOS Activation Lock Management Kiosk Mode for Samsung KNOX Devices User Acceptance of Terms…

This week Microsoft are kicking off the Cloud Roadshow event in Copenhagen, where you have the opportunity to meet me and many of my co-workers. So if you plan to attend the event, don’t miss the chance to visit our booth and talk to our experts about how we have helped our customers through the transition to the cloud. You also have the chance to attend my session about Windows 10 deployment features where Kim Kaae from Microsoft and myself, will tell you all about the new tools that can help customers migrate to Windows 10. Kim will do all…

Thanks to all attending the Microsoft IT Camps on Windows 10 Enterprise features and management. Here are some pictures and notes/links that we used during the workshop. Additional Resources: Here is a list of resources that was used during the IT Camps: Innovation Series Training for Windows 10: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Innovation-Series-Training-for-Windows-10/ TechNet Evaluation Center: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ Active Directory Based Activation: https://www.ronnipedersen.com/2015/11/active-directory-based-activation-in-an-multi-domain-environment/ Office 365 Deployment Guide: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Office 2016 Deployment Guide: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-dc4e6d04 Johan’s Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/149/The-Hydration-Kit-for-System-Center-2012-R2-is-available-for-download.aspx Blocking built-in apps in Windows 10 using Applocker: http://ccmexec.com/2015/08/blocking-built-in-apps-in-windows-10-using-applocker/ Manage Office mobile apps without MDM with Microsoft Intune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YPIGdAj8hc Enhancing managed mobile productivity:…

Per request I’ve updated the Deployment Guide for Office 2013 in 3 new versions. We now have deployment guides that covers the following scenarios: Deploying Office 2013 (MSI) using SCCM 2012 (Application Model) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-0f954e7f Deploying Office 2016 (MSI) using SCCM 2012 (Application Model) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-dc4e6d04 Deploying Office 365 (2016) using SCCM 2012 (Software Packages) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Deploying Office 365 (2016) using SCCM 2012 (Applications) https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb Deploying Office 365 (2016) using Microsoft Intune https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-Deploying-Office-e9f296fb /Enjoy

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