When it comes to deploying the client to domain-joined devices, you’ve got a few choices. Software Updates, Client Push, or custom script. Deploying via software updates is definitely my preference, as any machine joined to the domain will get the SCCM client package pushed via the WSUS server the client device is pointed to via GPO....Read more
I’ve heard some confusion, especially from people who are just starting to implement Configuration Manager in their environment, over the SUP role and how it looks in practice.
Obviously, you’re under no obligation to use the WSUS integration or Software Updates functionality in SCCM....Read more
Rebuilding the SCCMChris lab as time permits, I ran into an issue during installation of tech preview v1703 — the installer would hang during the database setup for many, many hours. It didn’t seem to completely stall, but after a day, installation was still chugging along....Read more
I think my non-DBA background got me on this one today. I renamed my Primary box this morning after doing my SQL 2016 installation last night. Tidied up issues in the Pre-req check for SCCM installation, so I kicked it off and came back to this:
Within the ConfigMgrSetup log, I found:
[code]ERROR: SQL server’s Name ‘[WIN-1NOPPABSENJ]’ in sys.servers...Read more
Many environments I’ve worked in fall into the same habit. They set the same local administrator password on all client systems across the domain and rarely, if ever, reset it. When you consider the number of ex-employees that have that password and knowledge of the fact that all non-servers sometimes use it, coupled with the potential for Pass-The-Hash attacks, you see quickly why Microsoft created the Local Administrator Password Solution....Read more
Note: This post is adapted from my working notes, so I apologize for being a little all over the place. I didn’t find this issue described online, so I thought it was important to get something posted to hopefully save someone else the trouble....Read more
It’s about time, finally ready to roll Windows 10 in a production environment! For me, this process had a simple workflow (but a lot of effort for each step of the process). I’m not going into great detail on the entire process here, but I figured I’d share my project task list as well as the scripts I used in de-bloating the Windows 10 v1607 image!...Read more
I started using PSADT a year or two ago for my commonly updated applications. Flash, Java, Reader, etc.
One of the first issues I encountered was having a single deployment type. Per PSADT documentation, your deployment type should be deployed with “Allow users to view and interact with the program installation” ticked....Read more
I had about 11 applications rolling out this weekend. Tonight, I saw about 200 systems hung up in the “Content Downloaded” status. They were well past the deadline date/time but had not yet enforced. I couldn’t find a common denominator, if I connected to any of them in Client Center and ran the App Deployment Cycle, they installed immediately....Read more
If you didn’t read part one, you can find it at this link.
My original issue was with systems during migration defaulting back to incorrect ccmcache location and size values. Rather than continuing to deploy to specific systems to resolve, I went ahead and created a configuration item to ensure all client systems are set to intended values....Read more