SCCM on Windows Server 2016: The Defender Gotcha

Hello! My name is Todd Linke, and I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft where I specialize in System Center Configuration Manager. For those of you that may not be aware, SCCM generates a lot of disk activity, on its site servers.  It is not unusual for SCCM to write a file, perform a…

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New Year…. New Plans

As 2018 wraps up we are starting to set our sights on what the future of our System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM) infrastructure could bring.  Our move to Azure was focused on learning and proving what could be done.  Now our thoughts turn toward cost reduction.  Here are a few things on our wish list…


Using the Fully Qualified Domain Name for Remote Control in System Center Configuration Manager

Hello everyone, Jonathan Warnken here. I am a Premiere Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft. I primarily support Configuration Manager and today I want to talk about creating a custom console extension to allow the use of a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) when starting a remote-control session. If you work in a multi domain environment…

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Configuration Manager Peer Cache – Custom Reporting Examples

Hello all, my name is Seth Price and I am a Configuration Manager PFE. I recently had a customer with a large network environment and they wanted to enable Configuration Manager Peer Cache to help with network bandwidth optimization. They were looking for some reporting options to help determine where peer cache could benefit network…

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What was old is new again

The time has come for me to change blog platforms.  I have tried to clone over many of my more popular or relevant posts to keep for future reference.  I don’t plan to do any more blog posting on this site.  If you don’t see your favorite but want to make sure it doesn’t get…


オフライン 用途の SCCM CB 環境からソフトウェア更新プログラムのカタログとコンテンツをダウンロードする方法について

みなさん、こんにちは。 日本マイクロソフト System Center Configuration Manager サポートの日下です。   今回は、System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (以下、SCCM CB) を、非インターネット接続環境の、オフライン環境で SCCM CB を運用される場合に、ソフトウェア更新プログラムのカタログ情報とコンテンツを上位 WSUS サーバーから取得する方法をご紹介致します。   <はじめに> ソフトウェア更新プログラムはカタログ情報とコンテンツ情報の 2 つがございます。 オフライン環境で更新プログラムの情報を入手する場合には、カタログ情報を同期してから、ソフトウェア更新プログラムの展開時に、コンテンツ情報をダウンロードする必要がございます。 今回は前提条件を基にシナリオ ベースで手順をご紹介致します。   <目次> (1) 前提条件の確認 (2) カタログのインポート (HTTP or HTTPS 通信) (3) コンテンツのダウンロード (SMB 通信)   ====================================== (1) 前提条件の確認 ======================================   ・構成イメージ   ※ 下位 WSUS…


CMG with just One Cert

You read it correct! Cloud Management Gateway has evolved and its now easier than ever to deploy one. All you need is a single Web Server Authentication Certificate from a public CA. What changed? Primarily the introduction of a new feature in ConfigMgr 1806 called Enhanced HTTP Site System which replaces the requirement of an…


Don’t forget the provider!!!

I have seen across the internet where folks have been frustrated, unable to remove a site system that used to perform some role in SCCM.  The prior role (DP, MP, etc.) was removed and now it only has two roles listed, “Component Server” and “Site System”.  When attempting to delete it  you can’t, because of…


(SCCM) Tip of the Day: System Center Updates Publisher adds support for new OSes

Today’s tip… SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher) enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to manage custom updates. Using SCUP, you can: Import updates from external catalogs (non-Microsoft update catalogs). Modify update definitions including applicability, and deployment metadata. Export updates to external catalogs. Publish updates to an update server. An updated version of System…


Our journey to peer content distribution

The lead up               Here within Microsoft we pride ourselves as being the “first and best” consumer of ConfigMgr features.  With that comes early learning and a little bit of pain as we try features early in the development cycle, and with code that is sometimes not fully tested or implemented as full as envisioned. …

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