Understanding and using the Pending Restart Feature in SCCM Current Branch

I get queried a lot on new features in System Center Configuration Management and how they can be used to simplify life for customers, on a daily basis. Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, so how can ConfigMgr help with that?   With the release … Continue reading Understanding and using the Pending Restart Feature in SCCM Current Branch

Automating the clean-up of Configuration Manager Maintenance Collections

Background Most organizations using System Center Configuration Manager implement collections configured for maintenance tasks. Administrators generally monitor these collections on a weekly/monthly schedule and in some instances are required to delete the machines within these collections, for example: collections containing Obsolete Clients. Scenario My customer was looking for a method to streamline their weekly/monthly maintenance … Continue reading Automating the clean-up of Configuration Manager Maintenance Collections

Monitoring Application Deployment Failures in Configuration Manager

Background One of the key features of System Center Configuration Manager is Application deployment. Most of our enterprise customers have invested heavily in their administrative time and skills in managing the deployment of applications to thousands of machines within their environment.   The Scenario With numerous applications deployed to collections, my enterprise customer found difficulty … Continue reading Monitoring Application Deployment Failures in Configuration Manager