SCCM PXE without WDS
SCCM 1806 brings an interesting new feature for anyone wishing to deploy workstations at a remote site. Before this version, it’s necessary to have a server to perform a PXE boot. Indeed, this type of startup requires to use a WDS (Windows Deployment Service) server. Since version 1806 of SCCM, it is possible to do a PXE boot without a WDS server.However, it is not possible to do a Multicast deployment without WDS. So if you want deploy operating system with SCCM and multicast you must use a WDS server.
In order to set up an operating system deployment, it is necessary to perform the following operations
CMPivot into SCCM
SCCM contains a large amount of data, which can be used to create reports. CMPivot was introduced in SCCM with version 1806 of SCCM. This feature has the advantage of accessing the status of the devices in real time. This feature has the advantage of accessing the status of the devices in real time. A query is executed on a target group (computer), then the result is returned.
Secure your desktop with BitLocker
Today, mobility means securing your workstations. BitLocker functionality has been integrated into operating systems for many years. This functionnalitty permit to ensures data confidentiality in the event of computer is loss or theft.
Configure cloud distribution Point
A cloud Distribution Point allows to own a distribution point in the cloud. With this type of distribution point, it is possible to have the following features :
- manage cloud distribution points individually or as members of distribution point groups
- Use this DP as a fallback content location
Before sending content in Azure, SCCM encrypts it. Note that it is not possible to use the cloud distribution point for deployment.
Configure Cloud Management Gateway
This feature has been introduced in SCCM in order to manage SCCM clients over the Internet. Note that this feature requires an azure subscription to work. Thereafter, the customers have the possibility of reaching the SCCM system sites wherever they are. Client certificates and SSL certificates are required. with this article you can configure the Cloud Management Gateway
Install and configure Windows Server Role
With Windows Server 2012 R2, it is necessary to install the Volume Activation Services role from the Server Manager console
What is Honolulu
Honolulu is a new way to manage servers. He consist in performing operations from a web interface instead of the different MMC consoles.
How Honolulu works
The Honolulu application works through a web browser. It is possible to manage servers Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 and 2012. All of these servers are manage with an Honolulu gateway. It can be installed on a server running Windows Server 2016 or on a Windows 10 workstation. All operation is done through PowerShell and WMI over WinRM. It is possible to retrieve the source from the website below
Update SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM CB
The SCCM 2012 R2 is approaching the end of its lifes, so it is important to upgrade to the new version (SCCM Current Branch). Depending on the ADK and SQL version used, it may be necessary to update them as well.
So we will first update ADK Windows 8.1 to ADK Windows 10. The boot images will then be read-only, it will be necessary to update them. In a second step, we will update SCCM.
Data Warehouse service point
From the version 1702 of SCCM, you can enable and use Data Warehouse service point. This feature allows you to save any desired data and create date with this data. The feature supports up to 2To of data. The timestamp are present for tracking any information. The data is stored with automatic synchronisation between ConfgMgr site database and the database of Data Warehouse. This information has available from the reporting services point. After the installation of the site system role, the configuration of data warehouse database is configured. Furthermore several reports are installed.
Configure antivirus exceptions for SCCM
I installed recently a SCCM 1702. With the agent, the anti-virus was installed on the different servers and workstations. SCCM now uses the Windows servicing model. It is therefore necessary to configure the exceptions to the levels of the anti-virus scans if you want to avoid certain problems