Schedule a Reboot for Manual installation of Windows 10 Feature Updates

With the various methods of deploying Windows 10 Feature Updates, the Feature Update Rollouts via Application Deployment does not provide restart notifications to the user and as such the device will automatically reboot if the “/noreboot” switch is not added to your batch file or if the switch is added the reboot will not happen … Continue reading Schedule a Reboot for Manual installation of Windows 10 Feature Updates

Upcoming Webinar to Discuss and Detail the On-Prem Security Monitoring for Microsoft Sentinel Solution

Last month, I announced an on-premises solution for gathering and filtering events and alerts prior to sending them to Microsoft Sentinel. As you can imagine the solution is a game-changer for providing immediate cost savings for sending data to the cloud. Since that announcement, the solution, the On-Prem Security Monitoring for Sentinel, has taken on … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar to Discuss and Detail the On-Prem Security Monitoring for Microsoft Sentinel Solution

Announcing the On-Prem Security Monitoring for Sentinel Solution

While we've made connecting things from on-premises to the cloud for Azure Sentinel extremely easy, there's always been a sort of hesitancy for defined reasons. Obviously, no one should ever consider installing the OMS/MMA or AMA agent on literally every Windows device in the organization - though truth told - I have been part of … Continue reading Announcing the On-Prem Security Monitoring for Sentinel Solution

Run a Configuration Manager Package / Program at every logon for a user.

Recently I was working with a customer who requirement to have a Toast Notification pop up every time a user logged into their computer for a pending Windows 10 Feature Update. They decided to leverage the functionality of Toast Notification using Windows 10 Toast Notification Script – imab.dk which allows for everything they needed, customized … Continue reading Run a Configuration Manager Package / Program at every logon for a user.

Configuration Manager – Getting Lenovo Model Information

Using the Model name for devices can be useful when we need to download drivers and create WMI query for our Driver Packs in the Task Sequence. Most manufacturers populate the Model field with the relevant model of the device, but in the case of Lenovo they use a different model number system as such … Continue reading Configuration Manager – Getting Lenovo Model Information

SCCM Software Update Point (SUP) automated install via PowerShell

Automation is always good in large or small organizations to minimize error and remove the tediousness of repetitive tasks. This script will install the Software Update Point (SUP) role on one or multiple site system servers in their assigned site. This script will run the following task Check if the site server and admin domain … Continue reading SCCM Software Update Point (SUP) automated install via PowerShell

SCCM Distribution Point (DP) automated install via PowerShell

Automation is always good in large or small organizations to minimize error and remove the tediousness of repetitive tasks. This script will install the standard Distribution Point (DP) role on one or multiple site system servers in their assigned site. This script will run the following task Check if the site server CM admin domain … Continue reading SCCM Distribution Point (DP) automated install via PowerShell

How to configure Desktop Analytics and more…

The purpose of this article is not only to do a Step by Step guide on how to setup Desktop analytics but also to add extra information that can be used for troubleshooting. Have a look at the Config Confirmation areas that follow each section. Configuration Manager Prerequisites Configuration Manager, version 1902 with update rollup … Continue reading How to configure Desktop Analytics and more…

Configuration Manager Report on Custom Registry Key

The Issue Recently I was at a customer that had a very specific requirement. They deploy Windows 10 via various methods and each method they use custom registry entries to identify the image details. The customer was looking for a way to report on these entries. The image details are identified as follow: 10.1803.1.2 where … Continue reading Configuration Manager Report on Custom Registry Key

Cloud Management Gateway Troubleshooting Deepdive HTTP/1.1 500 CMGConnector_InternalServerError

Before starting into the troubleshooting part, let me just give you an overview of my lab environment: 1 Primary site TP2005 upgraded to TP2006Management Point in HTTPS modePublic SSL Cert on the CMGClient are Hybrid/and AAD joined Scenario: Co-Management over CMG was working fine until I upgraded to TP2006... After the upgrade clients on the … Continue reading Cloud Management Gateway Troubleshooting Deepdive HTTP/1.1 500 CMGConnector_InternalServerError