Tag: SCCM

Simplify removing of distributed content with the help of Powershell

Begin TLDR; Go to the Process block. Ever since I first got introduced to Powershell, I have always tried to come up with ways to include, facilitate and apply it to my my everyday tasks. But for me, using Powershell in combination with SCCM has never been the ultimate combination, the built in cmdlets doesn’t…



SCCM 1806 – News and features

Once more it was time to upgrade our SCCM environment to the newest release that is 1806. As it was not released for everyone yet, I had to run the Fast-Ring script to allow the update to present itself. I found this update very interesting as it comes with some exciting new features, and there…



Upgrade Task Sequence (1803) with BitLocker active

With the new 1803 feature update for Windows 10 we got some new and exciting commands for the Windows Setup that we can use in a upgrade task sequence in SCCM to be able to upgrade without suspending BitLocker. For more information about the 1803 feature update, please see this blogpost. With these new Setup…



Use PowerShell & Windows Update to force drivers to be downloaded from the Internet in a Task Sequence

Working with client driver packages for me is related to a never-ending story. Drivers are frequently being updated and results in manually handling updates of Driver Packages in Configuration Manager. But since some computer manufacturers are releasing updates through Windows Update, so we thought; What if you can use a Task Sequence to force Windows…



Reducing the network impact of Windows 10 Feature and Quality Updates

During Microsoft Ignite I got some great tips of how you can reduce the network impact of Windows 10 Feature and Quality Updates. I would like to share them with you in this blog post. Since Microsoft changed their strategy to Windows as a service concept with continuously Feature Updates instead of releasing new versions…



Whats new in Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1708

Microsoft recently released Technical Preview 1708 and with it came some new cool features. SOFTWARE CENTER CUSTOMIZATION Add a custom logo, change color in software center and hide tabs. Its all done through the Client Settings for Software Center. In my example i added a logotype changed the color scheme and disabled the operating system,…



SCCM – Shrink the SQL Server Reporting Services log and change the maxsize

The default maxsize value of the ReportServer logfile (ReportServer_log.ldf) is 2 TB. If you haven’t changed that value and your disk size is lower then 2 TB (which is very common) you will eventually fill up that entire disk space. When that happens you need to shrink the logfile before you are able to reduce…



SCCM – Application installation summary report

This post will describe how to create an application installation summary report in SCCM. This is a great tool to have when you’re for example doing a health check of your applications and different versions of them. The report is built in Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder and you can see the final result on…



OS deployment using same MAC address for multiple clients

OS deployment using the same staging dock for multiple clients is a bit of an issue, and there are many different solutions to the problem but all have their downsides. I did a quick search and found two probable candidates to tackle. UUID staging The idea is to exclude staging docks using a registry value…



Convert SCCM schedule to readable format

Reading SCCM Maintenance Windows is not an easy thing to do from WMI as they are stored as 16 char hex values To get the schedule hex values simply run the below line, but the result might not be easy to understand

A server might return the following values.

Now, how do we read…