Inventory Installed Updates missing from QFE Class

In ConfigMgr we have the capability to inventory the QFE [Win32_Quick Fix Engineering] class to query the installed Hotfixes. The challenge here is not all updates are reported in this Class like the Quality Rollups. So how do we capture the missing updates? Here’s a PowerShell query to gather the desired information – For reporting…


Update for Configuration Manager current branch, version 1802 is now available

An update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1802 is now available. This update is available for installation in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. Please note that if the Service Connection Point is in offline mode, you must re-import the update so that it is listed in…


‘Update Now’ gone from Office backstage after build 1708 when configured to update through SCCM.

Starting on Version 1708 the ‘Update Now’ from the Office 365 Application backstage is no longer visible if the Office installation is also configured to receive updates through SCCM. This change was implemented so that Users cannot bypass administrative configuration settings around updating Office. Prior to Version 1708: At Version 1708 and greater you will…


MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available!

MAP Toolkit 9.9 Now Available! This release of the MAP Toolkit supports latest version of ESXI, SCCM and Skype for Business . MAP 9.9 is updated with Usage tracking of Skype for Business and SCCM, Support latest version of Oracle , VMWare ESXI. We have also included few minor bug fixes which will improve user…


Windows Autopilot – check those logs…

Windows Autopilot is a Windows 10 feature that enables organizations to pre-register devices either through an OEM or manually.  When users receive a Windows 10 device that is registered with Autopilot and turn it on, they’ll walk through a streamlined and customized out of box experience (OOBE).  In summary, Autopilot helps to reduce the costs…


Where are those files going?

When working with System Center Configuration Manager (a.k.a. SCCM or ConfigMgr) you see a lot of folders on primary sites where all kinds of files pass through.  Most of these are text files and you can open with notepad.  The hard part is knowing what the file does, and where it goes next.  Most see…

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WaaS (Windows as a Service) FAQ

I put together this comprehensive WaaS FAQ. These are the questions that I have come across in the field that are either scattered in more than one place or may not be documented explicitly. My main goal for this FAQ is to help you get comfortable with the idea of WaaS, which hopefully in turn…


Add Windows Defender Browser Protection to Chrome with Intune

I recently read a really great post by Martin Bengtsson about utilizing Configuration Manager (SCCM) to force installation of the Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Chrome. So I decided to take a different approach and deploy the extension utilizing a PowerShell script deployed through Microsoft Intune. To learn more about the Windows Defender Browser…


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…


Step-By-Step: Cloud Management Gateway

Introduction ConfigMgr 1610 introduced the Cloud Management Gateway, an Azure based solution to manage clients on internet. The benefit is that you don’t expose your infrastructure on the internet. The Azure VM(s) running behind the Cloud Management Gateway (Azure web service) are managed by Microsoft. At a high level, the clients communicate to an Azure…