SCCM Run Script – Gather SCCM Log files for PowerShell v4 and earlier

I previously wrote a short post and did a demonstration video of the Run Scripts feature in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager – https://morethanpatches.com/2018/02/12/sccm-run-scripts-pre-release-feature/ In that demo I used an example script created by Jörgen Nilsson which ran on the client, zipped up the SCCM log files folder and copied to back to a central…

WMUG Reactor #1

I’m pleased to confirm that as part of my work with the Windows Management User Group we have now confirmed our latest event on April 4th at Microsoft Reactor in London. I will be speaking alongside my friend and WMUG colleague Paul Winstanley covering all things Cloud Management Gateway which is becoming a vital SCCM…

SCCM support for Windows 10 ARM64 devices–Tech Preview 1802

Starting with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802, the Configuration Manager client us supported on ARM64 devices. These devices are typically small portable devices such as phones and tablets and often have varying operating systems. So in this ‘cloud-first, mobile-first’ world perhaps we can take this as an indication of where Microsoft could be going with…

Improved support for CNG certificates in SCCM–Tech Preview 1802

In Configuration Manager Current Branch 1710, Microsoft introduced client support for Cryptography: Next Generation (CNG) certificates. Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 adds further support to this to cover HTTPS enabled management points, distribution points and software update points. If you are reading this and have no idea what CNG certificates are then check out these…

Changes to SCCM phased deployments–Tech Preview 1802

In Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 there were some small addition to phased task sequence deployments which were introduced in technical preview 1801. If you want to learn about those then check out my previous post on this – https://morethanpatches.com/2018/01/25/configuration-manager-technical-preview-1801-whats-new/ In 1801 those phased deployment were just about whetting the appetite and it actually didn’t…

Product lifecycle dashboard in SCCM–Tech Preview 1802

Another of the small but useful additions to Configuration Manager in tech preview 1802 is the product life cycle dashboard. This dashboard sits under Asset Intelligence which is in the Assets and Compliance workspace in the SCCM console. The products listed in Asset Intelligence are based on the hardware inventory which inventories the relevant reporting…

Improvements to SCCM Win10 in-place upgrade task sequence–Tech Preview 1802

Another of the enhancements delivered with Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1802 are extra groups added to the in-place upgrade task sequence. This includes groups in preparation for upgrade and also post-processing groups.   The official documentation for this can be found here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1802#improvements-to-windows-10-in-place-upgrade-task-sequence I’m not going to rewrite everything in this blog post as…