How to Use SCCM Applications with AutoInstall

Introduction SCCM is a powerful tool that allows you to install operating systems and SCCM Applications with AutoInstall based on your company’s needs. During Operating System Deployment (OSD) you want the device to install everything the user needs based on their department or role. An useful tool in this scenario is to utilize SCCM's ability to install applications based on variables.In this post, I will show you how to find SCCM applications with autoinstall enabled in your environment. I will also show you how to enable this option in the console and how to use them with computer variables. It…

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How to Get Started With Desktop Analytics Quickly

Getting Started Prerequisites Desktop Analytics has a few requirements that you need to fulfill before you get started.Most of these should be easy, but some might be more difficult, such as the license requirements.In this post, I will show you how to get started with Desktop Analytics. Technical An active Azure subscriptionSystem Center Configuration Manager 1902 with roll-up 4500571 or later (Recommended but not required)Devices running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10You need an Office 365 subscription, but this might change in the future Windows 10 Licenses Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5; or Microsoft 365 F1, E3, or E5Windows 10…

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How to Export Drivers with Powershell

Introduction When you have a new computer model that you want to use with SCCM, there is a step that you always should do. You need to export drivers with PowerShell. I am talking about preparing SCCM with the drivers used for that specific computer model. New models might work with old drivers, but you should always have a package for the specific model. There are multiple sources of drivers, the most common are the manufacturer's website, but they don’t always work. Sometimes we need a specific driver, or the model doesn’t have a prepared package.If that is the case,…

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Top Highlights in SCCM TP 1908

Introduction Microsoft released SCCM TP 1908 this week, and I will highlight the most important features in this post. Most features result from UserVoice feedback which is great for us, so don't forget to use the send feedback button! New Features Run Task Sequence with High Performance Power Plan There is a new option to run a task sequence using the power plan High Performance. This means you no longer have to configure it manually using command-line inside the TS. If the computer restarts this is reapplies the High Performance settings automatically. You can find the new property by choosing the TS and selecting…

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How to Find Delivery Optimization Status In Windows 10

Introduction Have you ever wondered how to find Delivery Optimization status in Windows 10, or if it is enabled at all? It is simple to find out, but let’s start by looking at what Delivery Optimization is and what it does. Where to Find the Delivery Optimization Status Getting updates to your devices can be a challenge, and it is especially true in remote sites with low bandwidth. In the old days, we downloaded updates from a central site, such as Microsoft Update or System Center Configuration Manager, before being installed on your computer. This caused issues with delivery speed, mostly…

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9 Best New Features in SCCM 1902

Introduction Yesterday saw the release of SCCM 1902 and it seems to include a lot of useful features we have been waiting for. I'm mentioning most of the highlights here but you can go to the what's new page for a full list. 1902 will be generally available in about two weeks but If you want to try it out you can use the Enable Fast Ring script to get it today. Download it here. Search for devices using MAC address You can new add MAC Address as a criteria in the Device view. This means you don't have to…

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How to Enable BitLocker on Existing Devices Using SCCM

All businesses want to protect their data to make sure it is safe from unauthorized users. A big part of this is to encrypt the disks of their devices using BitLocker. This can easily be done during OS installation for all new computers but it might be troublesome to enable bitlocker on existing devices. BitLocker can use multiple key information methods but in this case I will focus on TPM. TPM is a hardware component that is installed by the manufacturer and can be used to ensure that the computers has not been tampered with while the computer was powered…

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How to create SCCM collection based on Configuration Baseline compliance

Background I was looking at how to create SCCM collection based on configuration baseline as a validation step before running upgrades on Windows 10 devices. During this process I wanted to automate collection memberships based on the results of the validation. It turns out that you can quite easily create SCCM Collection Based on Configuration Baseline. I'm using this method to verify that our devices fulfill the requirements before assigning the Feature Upgrade. Solution All you need to do is navigate to Configuration Baselines to select the baseline you want to use. Click the Deployments tab and right-click on the deployment…

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