WSUS in Azure

Recently I assisted in brining a new person into my team, Matt Garton.  He comes from the world of phone queues here at Microsoft, which is where I had my roots and a lot of my foundational knowledge.  He impressed me with his product knowledge and we brought him on.  Once on-board I worked with…

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Search through everything!!!!!

With Configuration Manager 2012 came a new UI.  It took some getting used to but I, for one, have come to like it over the old MMC interface.  There is one frustration with it that I hear from customers or see them attempting to workaround all the time.  ConfigMgr admins everywhere like to organize their applications,…

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KB2775511 deployment for the SCCM Admin

This week Microsoft rolled out a BIG hotfix (90 hotfixes) rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  To better understand all the goodness it gives you check out the AskPFEPlat blog or go to the source of one of the guys who helped put it together, my fellow PFE Jeff Stokes. …

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WUA can’t contact WSUS

I had an interesting case a few weeks back.  I was on-site going over various aspects of SCCM with a customer and we wanted to do some patch deployments in their test lab, which they previously setup.  I quickly became aware that many of their clients were not communicating with the WSUS machine to scan…

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An alternative way to handle Forefront updates

I was with a customer recently who found management of their Forefront updates to be problematic and they were looking for an alternative method to the general recommendation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd185652.aspx).  They had actually come to this idea on their own then asked my input, but if they had asked me first this is the same solution…

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All Requested Software Updates

Something that I recently learned from a colleague of mine was how to create a search folder in SCCM to show all the software updates required by client machines.  It is non-intuitive, but in my testing it does seem to work. Under Software Updates –> Update Repository –> Search Folders you should create a new…

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