Updated Modern Driver/BIOS Management with CMG Support

CharlesEndpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, Task Sequence7 Comments

Hello, This is a long and overdue update on a solution I started working on last year to allow my organization to use the modern driver management solution without the need of the custom webservice. I also wanted the solution to use the built-in task sequence steps as much as possible to allow other administrators to customize the solution to … Read More

Create a new WinPE boot image

Adam CookEndpoint Management, How-To, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM4 Comments

Introduction In this post I’ll show you how you can create a new boot image in ConfigMgr. There’s plenty of good content out there already on this, but I was interested to write this because I didn’t see many PowerShell examples out there until I came across Michael Niehaus’ post on Build your own Windows PE image. A fantastic post, … Read More

Keeping Up with Distribution Points

Brett AndersonEndpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, Scripting3 Comments

Distribution Points are great, but they can often be a huge annoyance. Getting content distributed is one thing, but then making sure it STAYS distributed, and old things are getting cleaned up, and making sure all the content hashes are correct, etc. It’s easy to feel like you’re constantly drowning in a sea of DP warnings and errors. Luckily, there’s … Read More

Collecting Logs with Log Analytics for Intune devices

Jake ShackelfordAzure, Documentation, Endpoint Management, General, How-To, Intune, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Microsoft, Windows7 Comments

Why do I need logs? The purpose of this guide is to configure the collection of Logs in an Intune environment. By default the log analytics you enable in Intune does not give you much information beyond auditing basic things. With this approach we can record any desired log for all of our machines. There is a companion video for … Read More

Finding Azure Virtual Machines in Configuration Manager

Nic WendlowskyAzure, Endpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, WindowsLeave a Comment

A request came in from my System Admin group to push certain policies only to VMs hosted in Azure. Currently, they had a naming convention being used (well, supposed to be used) to simply prefix the hostname with AZ-, but they came across a couple Domain Controllers that hadn’t installed Updates in 7+ months, and of course the names didn’t … Read More

Give your ADR a little boost with Status Filter Rules and PowerShell

Michael De BonaMECM/MEMCM/SCCM, PowershellLeave a Comment

Introduction MEMCM already offers a lot of features to help SysAdmins automate many processes and save them a lot of time to drink more coffee☕ work on less mundane and more interesting tasks. Among them, there are Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR) that let you automate patch management for your Windows devices. There are also Status Filter Rules that allow you … Read More

ConfigMgr and The Case of the Mysterious {3DA228BE-34DA-49f4-A081-66465B077429} Folder

Adam GrossEndpoint Management, How-To, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM3 Comments

Over the weekend I ran into a weird issue that I hadn’t seen before. I was upgrading half of the Distribution Points for a client who’s ConfigMgr was in need of some TLC. I’ve been working on getting their overall infrastructure healthy and that includes upgrading their DPs from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016 (and eventually 2019). Once … Read More

Use the Task Sequence deployment type to deploy an application with sensitive information

Michael De BonaMECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Task Sequence5 Comments

Introduction Introduced with ConfigMgr 2002, the “Task Sequence as an application deployment type” feature is available in pre-release. That means it is still in active development and can contains bugs. Using a Task Sequence (TS) as a deployment type allows for more complex installation process that can even contains reboot. And as it is a Task Sequence, you can also … Read More