OSD Video Tutorial: Part 3 – Task Sequencing

This is session three of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on the task sequence.   A detailed discussion of a basic image deployment task sequence is provided along with a review of all default task sequence steps. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui,…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 2 – Obtain and Import the Image

This is session two of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on the process of image capture and reviews the tools available in the ADK, MDT and ConfigMgr 2012 to accomplish image capture. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part I – Introduction and Basics

This is the first session of a series that will detail the Operating System Deployment feature of ConfigMgr 2012. The session provides base knowledge that answers the questions – what is OSD?  Why OSD? The session also provides a quick look at the ConfigMgr 2012 console showing and describing the various elements relevant to OSD. The video…


OSD with Configuration Manager Video Tutorial Series Overview

Over the next few weeks we will be publishing another video tutorial series on our YouTube channel focused on Operating System Deployment (OSD) with Configuration Manager. These videos have been prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability technologies. This series will be divided into 4 main sections, each consisting of…


Upgrade Readiness has been re-enabled on Windows 7 EU devices

Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness customers, including Configuration Manager users, may have noticed data from some devices not being updated. The Upgrade Readiness team have now re-enabled a limited subset of the diagnostic data for Windows 7 devices, enough to use Upgrade Readiness.  You will find more information including instructions for how to resume diagnostic data…


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…

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ConfigMgr – O365 Deployment and Updating Video Tutorial

In January we presented a Software Update Video Tutorial series. This series hosted by Steven Rachui, was focused on the changes to software updates in Configuration Manager current branch. By popular demand we are adding another video tutorial for Office 365 updates. In this latest video Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer demonstrates configuring…


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

Administrators who opted-in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1802, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on May 4, 2018, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for version…


Configuration Manager 2007 approaching end of support: What you need to know

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has a support and servicing lifecycle during which we provide new features, software updates, security fixes, etc. This lifecycle lasts for a minimum of 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release. The end of the lifecycle is known as the product’s end of support. Configuration Manager 2007 reaches…


Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager is now available

Version 1802 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager has been released.  To read about all of the great new features and enhancements that have been made, plus how to get the update today, check out this post by the Configuration Manager product team.  

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