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…


System Center Updates Publisher Video Tutorial

We released an update to System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) in March 2018 and we thought now would be a good opportunity to add a video tutorial for SCUP. This video is part a series focusing on software updates in Configuration Manager current branch. This session focuses specifically on System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP).  Steven…


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 23 – Nested Task Sequences

This session is part twenty-three of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. We are posting these a little out of the order that Steven originally recorded them. Don’t worry, the remaining sessions starting with fifteen will continue in our Advanced OSD section. In this tutorial, Steven explains the nested task…

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Speculative Execution Configuration Baseline updated for L1TF CVE-2018-3620

We have updated the Speculative Execution Side-Channel Vulnerabilities Configuration Baseline.  The updated baseline now includes support for verifying the protections for CVE-2018-3620 (L1 Terminal Fault) in addition to the previously supported CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754 and CVE-2018-3639. Download the updated baseline This Compliance Settings configuration baseline is used to confirm whether a system has enabled the mitigations…


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 14 – Pre-staged Media

This session is part fourteen of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. In it, Steven discusses the pre-staged media option for image deployment. The discussion includes a description of pre-staged media, the scenarios solved by pre-staged media and a demonstration of configuring and using pre-staged media. The video linked below was…


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 13 – to be Known or to be Unknown – that is the question

This session is part thirteen of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. Steven discusses the concept of Known and Unknown computer imaging and provides demonstrations and detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer…


OSD Video Tutorial: Part 12 – OSD and the ADK

This session is part twelve of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. We are taking a pause in our more traditional OSD discussion and looping back to the Windows Automated Deployment Kit (ADK).  Topics center around how the ADK is leveraged by OSD with demonstrations of image installation and modification…