October 2017 Delta patch problem – WSUS/SCCM

A quick off the cuff post this one. There has been a lot of talk today on the twittersphere about a rogue patch affecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. It basically stems from the delta updates detailed in this article. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-server-update-services/deploy/monthly-delta-update-isv-support-without-wsus Specifically there is a section at the bottom which says… Prevent deployment of…

Experts Live Europe 2017 – Speaker

Last week was one of those enjoyable yet busy weeks as I made my debut speaking appearance at Experts Live Europe in Berlin. Here I presented three sessions during the 3 day conference: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager:Current Branch Special Journey to the new approach to hybrid patching with SCCM and OMS (joint session with Sam Erskine)…

Cloud Management Gateway in Azure CSP **UPDATED 21/04/17**

In Configuration Manager Current Branch v1610 Microsoft released one specific feature (previously available in tech preview) called the Cloud Management Gateway. To summarise, this offers an alternative solution to internet based client management utilising Azure therefore removing the need for any internal infrastructure, port openings, network routes etc which can often be complicated and cumbersome…

All change!

They say the only constant in IT is change. It’s fair to say it’s been a little while since I last did any significant writing or presenting and a lot has changed in my world since then but here I am alive and kicking and getting back into the swing of the IT community again.…

Update 1606 for Configuration Manager Tech Preview

Update 1606 for Configuration Manager Tech Preview is now available through the Updates and Servicing node of your Configuration Manager Technical Preview installation. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/06/20/update-1606-for-configuration-manager-technical-preview-available-now ConfigMgr as a managed installer with Device Guard(https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/06/20/configmgr-as-a-managed-installer-with-win10/) Cloud Proxy Service Grace period for application and software update deployments Multiple device management points for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition devices There is…

**UPDATED** Configuration Manager Patch – KB3155482

On the 27th May 2016 Microsoft released an update rollup for Configuration Manager Current Branch related to knowledgebase article KB3155482. This is a significant update in that it is the first update rollup to be released through the current branch in-console servicing facility, previous releases have been Configuration Manager build releases. The update rollup includes fixes…