ConfigMgr Current Branch – Express Updates Video Tutorial

Previous posts in this series have referenced the update approach to delivering Windows updates that was introduced first with Windows 10. One side effect of the cumulative update approach is that the single update released is larger than the individual updates of days past. Further, at each release of an update, size increases as additional… Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business Video Tutorial

Ensuring software updates are applied across an organization is a key focus area for system administrators. Configuration Manager has been used by thousands of organizations for years to aid in this pursuit.  Other organizations have opted to use standalone WSUS for their software updates needs while still others may rely solely on the built-in engine to… Read more

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative.  Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the remainder of supported operating systems.  While this approach has significant advantages there still remains some confusion about what… Read more

Software Update Video Tutorial Series

I’m pleased to announce that over the next few days, Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability technologies will be sharing a video tutorial series here about software updates.  His topics will be: ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business ConfigMgr Current Branch –… Read more

Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies

Important: Configuration Manager current branch version 1706 is needed for any ConfigMgr environment using WUfB deferral policies. ConfigMgr client version 1702 will periodically delete all WUfB deferral policies, if configured. This could lead to unintended results.  As you are probably aware, Windows 10 version 1607 introduced new Dual Scan behavior for enterprises that wanted Windows… Read more

Recently Published KB articles and Support Content 9-15-2017

We have recently published or updated the following support content for Configuration Manager. How-To or Troubleshooting 10082 Troubleshooting PXE boot issues in Configuration Manager Online Troubleshooting Guide that helps administrators diagnose and resolve PXE boot failures in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) and later versions. Read More 4040243… Read more

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server. This process involves several steps Adding the new server as a secondary replica. Stopping the… Read more

Recently Published KB Articles for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello Everyone, we have recently published the following Knowledge Base (KB) articles. KB 4034393 Getting network captures from a task sequence in ConfigMgr This is a how-to article about capturing a network trace in a Windows PE environment. For the step by step see KB 4035047 Configuration Manager 2007 client operations fail after you… Read more

e2e: Configuring a simple HTTP Reporting Services Point in Configuration Manager

Previously I posted a blog for configuring reporting service point for “HTTPS” in ConfigMgr, but I have seen sometime people getting confused due to Certificates and URLs configuration when they are trying to configure it for HTTP (Simple) Reporting Service Point. The goal of this blog is to provide a step-by-step guide for configuring a… Read more