SCCM/MDT – The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is available

After few months of waiting, the latest version (8456) of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is now available for download. This version provides support for Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019. You can get it from https://aka.ms/mdtdownload As always, you will have to update your existing MDT share and/or the SCCM integration.

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Intune – You can now check the compliance from SCCM

As you may already know, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune can work together, delivering a co-managed device management solution. Well, you can now use the compliance state from SCCM with Intune. This setting will only apply to co-managed devices, if the devices are managed by Intune only, this will not be applicable. To enable the ‘co-management compliance state’ go to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach out the…

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SCCM – An update for SCCM Current Branch is available and solves the incorrect available updates for Windows Server 2019

An update for System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (SCCM 1810) has been made available and solves the issue with the incorrect Windows version displayed when updating Windows Server 2019 image (as explained here https://t.co/AoTjH1q0pS Additional fixes are also available: see https://support.microsoft.com/help/4486457

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SCCM – Offline servicing for Windows Server 2019 is not working

If you use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage updates deployment, OS deployment and additionally keeping up to date your OS image (WIM), you need to know that SCCM offline servicing is incorrectly detecting Windows Server 2019 WIM image as Windows Server 2016. This has been confirmed as a bug in SCCM and should be fixed with the next SCCM update. In the interim you can either continue to…

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SCCM – You can request a client restart from the SCCM console

With the latest System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch update (build 1810), you can now request a client restart using the SCCM console. To do so, open your SCCM console and reach out the Devices section from the Assets and Compliance workspace to select the device you want to restart Right click on the device and choose Client Notification\Restart If a user is currently logged on the client, he…

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SCCM – It is now possible to repair installed application from the Software Center

With the latest update of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1810), it is now possible to repair installed application from the Software Center. The option ‘Allow end-users to attempt to repair this application’ need to be enabled when you deploy the application Once your new application is created and available in the SCCM console you need to edit it and reach the Deployment Type tab to add…

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SCCM – Use Autopilot when deploying OS

Following the availability of the new SCCM Current Branch build (1810), it is now possible to use the built-in SCCM task sequence to use Autopilot when deploying OS. To use it, you need to create an SCCM package which will contains the Autopilot settings and use the SCCM tasks sequence (this is not available for MDT integrated task sequence) and choose the Deploy Windows Autopilot for existing devices To create…

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SCCM/Intune – Hybrid mobile device management is deprecated

It seems it has not been widely and properly communicated As you may know with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) you were able to setup an hybrid mobile device management with Intune, meaning you were able to use Intune to register your device and use SCCM to manage them. So, since August 14th 2018, this hybrid mobile device management is deprecated. If you are using this hybrid MDM feature, you…

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SCCM – You can now deploy updates without package

With the latest update of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can deploy updates without creating a package to be deployed. When you choose to deploy the updates without a package, the client will download the updates from Windows Update servers. The option is available when you create (or edit) an automatic deployment rule

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SCCM – You can now use Azure ARM when deploying Cloud Management Gateway and Distribution Point

With the latest update for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now select and use Azure Resource Manager (ARM) when deploying Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) and/or Cloud Distribution Point (CDP); this should now be your preferred option for such deployment. Using the SCCM Console, go to the Administration workspace and reach the Cloud Services\Cloud Distribution Points or Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway section to create the…

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SCCM – You can now use your cloud management gateway for content distribution

With the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now use your cloud management gateway to distribute content. Previously you had to deploy 2 separate cloud roles: the cloud management gateway AND the cloud distribution point. To enable this option, go to the Administration workspace and reach out the Cloud Services\Cloud Management Gateway section Then edit (or create if you do not have…

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SCCM – Improvements for Azure AD Joined devices managed by SCCM

You may already be aware that the introduction of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integration with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) starts reducing the certificate requirements. Well, this integration has been updated (with the current release – build 1806 – this is still a preview) to allow Azure AD Joined devices managed by SCCM to communicate using HTTP with the SCCM environment through the cloud management gateway To implement this…

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SCCM – You can exclude OU’s from the System Discovery

With the latest release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (build 1806), you can now exclude organizational units from the Active Directory System Discovery. To configure such exclusion(s), go to the Administration workspace of your SCCM console and reach out the Hierarchy Configuration\Discovery Methods to edit the Active Directory System Discovery Then edit your Active Directory containers settings from the General tab; you will then be able to…

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SCCM – You can now view currently logged user on a device

With the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (1806), you can now view who is currently logged on a managed device from the SCCM Console (this includes opened and disconnected session) From your Assets and Compliance workspace, select the Devices branch and right click on the list header to select Currently Logged on User

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