Why are old AD records still being discovered

Sometimes SCCM can be sneaky.  For those that have been using Configuration Manager for a while now there are stories about surprises of one kind or another.  I hit upon one of those recently.  In my current role I’m in charge of client health and the issue brought to me was a large amount of…

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Quick tips to improve the accuracy of your metrics for deployments

One of the topics that comes up with a lot of my SCCM customers is how their management is looking at reports of things like updates deployments or software deployments and seeing low success rates.  Getting 100% success is rare in any large deployment but each company should know a reasonable number, say 90% or…

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Active Directory Discovery…, or not

As I am working with customers often times there is a discussion about Active Directory discovery (usually systems, sometimes users).  People often do not want to discover EVERYTHING in AD, only a sub-set.  If they already have a specific OU or two to aim at, that’s great and SCCM can do an LDAP query to…

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