OSD Video Tutorial: Part 17 – OSD and Custom Boot Images – Process and Strategy

This is part seventeen of a series discussing the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager. This session focuses on boot images in the imaging process. Demonstrations show how Configuration Manager uses and customizes the boot image and how boot images are embedded in boot media. The discussion also details scenarios and support for down level boot…


Updates for Configuration Manager current branch 1806 now available

There are two updates available now for Configuration Manager current branch version 1806. You will see only the update applicable to your site. Administrators who opted-in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1806, and downloaded it before August 10, 2018, have an update available in the Updates…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 16 – BIOS or UEFI

This is part sixteen of a series discussing the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session is a discussion of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) systems and how Configuration Manager OSD can deliver images to systems running in UEFI mode.  The discussion also includes the challenges of using Pre-staged media with UEFI systems….


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 15 – Advanced Concepts

Still with us? We’ve journeyed through OSD Introductory Sessions and OSD – A Deeper Dive and now we are pulling it together with the tutorials in the Advanced OSD section. Today’s tutorial is part fifteen of a series discussing the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager. In it, Steven covers a variety of advanced topics…


Управление обновлениями через ConfigMgr – часть 1

Введение По моему опыту инженера поддержки в даже больших и зрелых компаниях администраторы пользуются WSUS для доставки обновлений ПО Microsoft при имеющейся инфраструктуре Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). Причин этому много, но чаще всего называется простота управления WSUS. Это, разумеется, правда, однако ConfigMgr позволяет выстроить процесс развертывания обновлений более правильно с точки зрения ITIL/MOF, а также имеет…


Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Hey everybody!  My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service based model since December 2015 with the release of version 1511.  You may have noticed that with the continuous improvements, your antivirus exclusions also need to be kept up to…


Enabling BranchCache for Configuration Manager using Client Settings

Since Configuration Manager current branch, version 1606 it has been possible to enable BranchCache on clients using Client Settings. Previously, to enable BranchCache an administrator would need to configure BranchCache for clients using command line tools or Group Policy. To use BranchCache with Configuration Manager, the following prerequisites must be met: Distribution Point; Cloud Distribution…


Setting up Wi-Fi Profiles with Certificate-based Authentication on Android via Intune Hybrid and the Case of the Missing Wi-Fi Certificate

I was recently at a customer that was having trouble getting their user certificate to be used for the corporate Wi-Fi profile on Android devices. When checking the user certificates in settings the user certificate only showed up under “user” while “Wi-Fi” was empty. After a device is enrolled, it begins to download policy. Once…


ConfigMgrDogs top 5 posts of 2016

Configuration Manager 1511, 1602, 1606 (Current Branch) Supported Configurations Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates Windows Update Error 80072ee2 (WSUS) Microsoft Intune Co-existence with MDM for Office 365 Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins


Update to Supersedence Behaviour for Security Only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates

Further to my recent post about Changes to Software Updates on Down Level Operating Systems for ConfigMgr Admins there has been some changes to how the updates are superseded based on feedback for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The official update is explained here…