PXE without WDS

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 Continue reading

CMPivot into SCCM

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. Continue reading

Configure cloud distribution Point

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. Continue reading

Configure Cloud Management Gateway

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

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Update SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM CB

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.

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Data Warehouse service point

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.

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Configure antivirus exceptions for SCCM

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

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CmdLets SCCM

CmdLets SCCM

A SCCM server administration will be generally to add new drivers, images of boot or to installations and applications. This will also be to monitor the State of health of the infrastructure by looking at the logs file.
Using PowerShell with CmdLets SCCM is justified because it is thus possible to script some action and therefore to industrialize the process which some may be “heavy” when there are executed manually.

For this Microsoft provides to people wishing Cmdlets to perform the administration of one or more servers SCCM.

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L’importation des pilotes Windows 10 avec SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 et SCCM 2012 SP2 peut poser des problèmes.

Après avoir effectué l’importation, l’évènement ci-dessous est présent dans le journal DriverCatalog.log

Initializing driver digest from ‘\\server\Windows10-x64\{Windows10-driver}.inf’\\server\Windows10-x64\{Windows10-driver}.inf is not applicable to any supported platforms.Driver is not applicable to any supported platforms. Code 0x80070661

Pour solutionner le problème, il est nécessaire d’installer le CU1 pour SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 et SCCM 2012 SP2. Ce dernier est disponible ici

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3074857

Source : http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2015/08/05/fixed-importing-windows-10-drivers-in-configmgr-2012-fails-with-driver-is-not-applicable-to-any-supported-platforms-code-0x80070661.aspx

Merci à Jean-Sébastien Duchene pour son lien.

Microsoft a modifié il y a quelques semaines, le format de l’URL des applications présentes sur le store. il n’est donc plus possible de créer une application de type Windows Phone App Package.

Le correctif est téléchargeable ici. Il s’applique à SCCM 2012 SP2 et SCCM 2012 R2 SP1