How to upgrade SCCM 1610

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How to upgrade SCCM 1610 Microsoft have recently released the much anticipated upgrade to their System Centre Configuration Manager to version SCCM 1610. SCCM 1610 includes new features and enhancements in Office 365 management. Windows 10, application management, client management, end user experience and new functionality for customers using Intune with SCCM. A quick overview of these enhancements are; Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics integration…

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Configuration Manager 1606 Hotfix KB3180992

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Configuration Manager 1606 Hotfix KB3180992 A new update for your System Centre Configuration Manager has been released, which will bring your SCCM environment to build 5.00.8412.1204. This update fixes the following issues identified with SCCM; When you select the Update all clients in the hierarchy using production client option on the Client Upgrade tab of Hierarchy Settings Properties, an exception occurs. The exception details…

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MICROSOFT’S October 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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MICROSOFT’S October 2016 PATCH RELEASES Microsoft have released 10 new Patch Tuesday releases for deployment this month. Are you ready to remove the risk of patch deployment by adding SnaPatch to your SCCM patching infrastructure? MS16-118 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3192887) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if…

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MICROSOFT’S August 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following nine Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the August 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-095 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3177356) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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How to upgrade to SCCM 1606

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SCCM 1606 Update New features of SCCM 1606 So what was the most exciting thing released this month? Well if you said Pokemon GO, you are on the wrong blog. It was in fact the release of a well received update to System Centre Configuration Manager, known as update SCCM 1606. SCCM 1606 (released on the 22nd of July 2016) introduces some great new features…

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Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft SCCM 2012

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Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft’s SCCM 2012  Zero Day Exploit Overview So what exactly is a Zero Day Exploit you ask? To be exact, a Zero Day Exploit is a vulnerability that is found that a possible Hacker can use to exploit and use for malicious or personal intent. The Vendor (software or hardware) has Zero Days to plan, mitigate…

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Create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule for SCEP definition updates

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SCEP Definition Automatic Deployment Rule in SCCM 2012 R2 If you have setup your SCCM environment with the Microsoft product, System Centre Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and have deployed the SCEP agent to your client computers the next task you need to complete is the creation of an Automatic Deployment Rule for the antivirus updates.  Automatic Deployment Rules as the name suggests, automate the deployment…

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Create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule

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SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule Automatic Deployment Rule Overview In this blog post, I will show you how to create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule.  ADR (abbreviation for Automatic Deployment Rule) have been a great feature that was released by Microsoft with SCCM 2012. They allow and Administrator to control update download and deployments like no previous version of SCCM. With ADRs, the Administrator can…

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How to create a Patch Management Process

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Patch Management Process Overview One of the most tedious things an Administrator can ever be given as a task, is to manage Patch Deployment and having a suitable Patch Management Process in place. From monitoring various blogs, emails, rss feeds and forums to keep abreast of the latest vulnerabilities that have been discovered and the patches that remediate these issues, to gaining approval to…

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues?

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues A good place to start troubleshooting Update Deployment within SCCM is to look in to the many logs that it has available. Determining which log to look at can be quite harrowing, so here is the a list of logs that can help identify any issues when deploying Updates from SCCM 2012.   Server Side Software Update Logs: SUPsetup.log –…

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Configuration Manager did not find a site to manage this client.

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In our Lab we had an issue where during Windows Update deployments as it seemed some clients were not getting their updates. Looking through various logs, we eventually checked the Configuration Manager applet on each of the clients and found they didnt belong to a client site. First thing that came to mind, was that there is an issue with a boundary. As this…

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices

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Deploying updates with SCCM can always be tricky. Here are some of the Best Practices that Microsoft suggest when deploying Microsoft Updates from SCCM 2012. Limit software updates to 1000 in a single software update deployment​ You must limit the number of software updates to 1000 for each software update deployment. When you create an automatic deployment rule, verify that the criteria that you…

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SCCM 2012 Installation Prerequisites Tool

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SCCM Installation Prerequisites tool A great tool has been released by Microsoft to aid administrators with the installation of System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM). The idea of this tool, is that you run it prior to installing SCCM and it will check if you have the correct prerequisites in place and also install them if required. You can install all the prerequisites for a Central…

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SCCM build numbers

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System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) by Microsoft versions System Center Configuration Manager 2016 Build Number Release Date Description 5.0.8299.1000 2015, September 22 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 3 (Update 1509) 5.0.8315.1000 2015, October 14 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 3 (Update 1510) 5.0.8325.1000 2015, November 12 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 4 (Update 1511) 5.0.8336.1000 2015, December 18 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 4 (Update 1512) 5.0.8347.1000 2016,…

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Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager 1602 – KB3155482

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KB3155482 for SCCM 1602 Microsoft released a new patch for System Centre Configuration Manager today (KB3155482) which fixes the following issues in SCCM version 1602. Remote Control The SCCMRDPSYSTEM.EXE process stops running on Windows Embedded clients after your try and start a remote control session. Site Systems The DBSchemaChangeHistory table in the site database grows exponentially. Microsoft Intune and Mobile Device Management The Service…

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SCCM 1602 Upgrade

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SCCM 1602 Upgrade Microsoft released an update to SCCM from version 1511 to version 1602 a few months back. Updating from SCCM 1511 to 1602 is a fairly easy process, you just need to follow the steps; Go to your SCCM console, and then to Administration, Cloud Services, then Updates and Servicing. Right click the update and choose to run the prerequisite check. This…

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MICROSOFT’S APRIL 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following thirteen Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the April 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-037 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3148531) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution…

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Manually download updates with SCCM

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Manually download updates with SCCM If you ever have the need to Manually Download Updates with SCCM (like with a zero day exploit deployment) I will show you how to below. This helps even if updates haven’t been downloaded automatically by the Auto Deployment Rule. To kick off a manual download of updates with SCCM, follow these steps. Open your SCCM console and go to Software Library, then…

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CU3 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

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An update version 3 has been released for Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager 2012. SCCM 2012 CU3 This update released by Microsoft fixes the following issues; Administrator Console The Administrator Console may take longer than expected to expand different nodes, such as the All Users or All Devices nodes. This occurs when the console is installed on a touch-screen enabled computer. The Create Task…

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SCCM Log files for Software Updates

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SCCM Log files for Software Updates A great place to start with any issues with your SCCM environment, is to start looking at the many SCCM log files. Using the following logs can help identify any issues when deploying Windows Updates from within SCCM 2012. Server Side Software Update Logs: SUPsetup.log – Installation of SUP Site Role. WCM.log, WSUSCtrl.log – Configuration of WSUS Server/SUP….

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SCCM Version 1511 – New Features

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SCCM – version 1511 New Features The latest version of Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager has been released. (SCCM 1511). While we all expected this to be called SCCM 2016, it is in fact now called SCCM 1511. The new versioning is due to the fact that SCCM update cycle will be frequent. Every new version will be named as SCCM YYMM (Year and Month)….

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Microsoft’s January 2016 Patch Releases

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Microsoft’s January 2016 Patch Releases The following nine Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the January 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-001 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3124903) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow…

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Patch Management Pain?

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Patch Management Pain? Creating a great patch management strategy shouldn’t be a daunting task. While updating and patching servers can be quite tedious, having a strategy in place that is workable can remove some of this pain. The first step is having the correct infrastructure in place to keep your servers and workstations up to date. You can use any of the fantastic tools…

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SCCM – version 1511 New Features

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SCCM – version 1511 New Features The latest version of Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager has been released. While we all expected this to be called SCCM 2016, it is in fact now called SCCM 1511. The new versioning is due to the fact that SCCM update cycle will be more frequent. Every new version will be named as SCCM YYMM (Year and Month)….

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SCCM Clients re-evaluate software updates

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SCCM – Change the time for a client to re-evaluate software updates By default, within SCCM, the client evaluation settings for available software updates is set to 7 days. If machines have issues with an update deployment, they wont check again for available updates until the next 7 days has passed. To change this setting to become more frequent and have your client machines check in…

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