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SCCM Windows Updates Relevant to Specific Computers.

I have installed and configured WSUS in SCCM.
Now I can see Windows Updates on SCCM console.  I would like to know which Updates are needed for each computer. For instance , when I select a specific Computer in the Collection, I should see which Updates are needed for that computer  then deploy them to that computer.

I used different Patch Management Software.   Where You can select a specific computer, it will show you all relevant Updates for that computer, then you can select the updates you want to push to that computer and proceed...

I know SCCM will push only to Collection of Devices instead of a single computer. I found a work around that , as I can create an Empty collection then go to a Device and add it to that Empty Collection. Now for Windows Updates relevant to a specific computer. there is not an option.. the only option I found, you can add Criteria , for instance  Product: Windows 2012, Severity: Critical , then you can deploy to a collection whatever updates you have filtered.  There might be Computers in the Collection that do not need the updates you are deploying to them.

Any Clean way in SCCM to visualize Updates Needed by a computer then deploy the Updates to that computer ?

Thank you
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How Does SCCM match correct drivers with correct computers

For instance if there are many drivers imported to SCCM for different manufacturers and models DELL, HP,LENOVO , and each has different models of the drivers.
when the target computer (for instance Dell Optplexe 7010) boots up (for instance off the USB drive) , how does it get the correct drivers ?

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Hi experts,

since the sccm server was turned off unexpectedly due a failure on the cluster, the sccm console cannot connect to the site. The console is running on the sccm server.

sccm-failure.png
What i've already tested:
SQL
-Restart SQL Instance
-ODBC connection to the sccm database -> successfully
Check permissions
- DCOM Permissions for Configuration Manager Console Connections
- Verify WMI Permissions
- Verfify "System" Group in ACL on "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs"

Restart SCCM Server


Log in Eventlog:
Logname: Application
Source: Critical
ID: 1

Transport error; failed to connect, message: 'The SMS Provider reported an error.'\r\nMicrosoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlQueryException\r\nThe SMS Provider reported an error.\r\n   at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlQueryResultsObject.<GetEnumerator>d__74.MoveNext()
   at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlConnectionManager.Connect(String configMgrServerPath)
   at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.SmsSiteConnectionNode.GetConnectionManagerInstance(String connectionManagerInstance)\r\nConfigMgr Error Object:
instance of __ExtendedStatus
{
      Operation = "ExecQuery";
      ParameterInfo = "SELECT * FROM SMS_Site WHERE SiteCode = '<**SITENAME***>'";
      ProviderName = "WinMgmt";
};

Error Code:
ProviderLoadFailure
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Make OS install available to specific computer in SCCM

I would like to know how to make  OS install available to specific computer in SCCM.
for instance I have windows 7 computer , I want SCCM to push WIndows 10 install to Windows 7 PC..
User will have to go configuration manager applet in windows 7 and find the Windows 10 install available. and will proceed with the Install

Thank you
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We have many HP 840 G3 EliteBook laptops that are failing SCCM with a red screen. These have been reimaged several times each and still fail.
Our sccm guys say to reimage it and it should work. 4 times? Maybe someone can advise as to what log files I should be looking at.

I am not the sccm admin but we do have access to most of the logs. Thanks in advance.
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SCCM for Windows 7 Deployment on Vmware Workstation LAB

I have SCCM 2012 installed on a Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation.
I have Windows 7  VM (That I will use as Reference Computer) , I also have  Windows 7 iso

I would like an Expert to guide me through :
Creating an Image of the Existing Windows 7 VM (Reference Computer).
Creating a bootable window 7 USB drive

for instance, if I plug USB drive in Windows 2012 VM and boot the VM , it should format it and  install Windows 7 similar to the Reference Computer.

Thank you
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Using SCCM with USB Bootable drive to deploy windows 10

Any Expert in SCCM to lay out the steps that need to be taken to deploy windows 10  using USB drive to boot the target computer?.

I have read articles and watched youtube videos, but it seems like it is hard to follow.

for instance you have Reference Computer where you install you Apps and Updates and Drivers,etc... then you create an image  of the Reference computer then you copy the image to a folder in the network , and you create Task Media in SCCM , you point to the location of the image created, then proceed creating bootable USB drive.
Assuming I am correct so far...

then when rebooting target computer off USB , how does it know where to get the image ?

Well, this is just a summary of things that I am thinking should be included in Image deployment.. this is just brain storming..I could be wrong
So, I need an Expert to lay out the steps to be taken , to deploy windows 10  using USB as the bootable drive.


Thank you
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Strategy to re-image Windows 7 to Windows 10 using SCCM

I would like to know about the best Strategy to re-image Users computer that have windows 7 to windows 10, at the same time keeping users settings the same as they were when in windows 7

I have read about SCCM State Migration Point, but I am not sure if this can be done on the same computer, I mean re-image windows 7 to windows 10 and keep users settings the same.

Any idea, will be very much appreciated ..

Thank you
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Strategy to Update computers using SCCM

We have Windows computers , workstation and Servers that we patch at different times of the Day.. as we have 24 hours (3 shifts) they updates the computers all at different shifst and different times

for instance on Shift 1 12:am to 8 am  you may have servers that need to be updated at 1 am some others at 2am etc.... and the same pattern applies during Shift 2 and Shift 3
With the current product that we have,  you can select a specific computer and update it at the time specified...as far as I know SCCM does not have that option to select specific computer and patch it at a specified time...SCCM uses the concept of a collection of devices, then you can update computers in the collection at a scheduled time or right away..

if we go with the concept of collections, then there will be so many collections to create for different computers that need to be updated at different times.

I would like to know if there is a factual and efficient strategy that can work around that.. I mean to accomplish something similar to what our current patching product can accomplish

Thank you
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Configuring SCCM to use USB Boot

I would like to know what needs to be  set  up before configuring SCCM to use USB boot to install Windows OS. For instance :
 - Do we need WDS to be set up ? or we just  need add a base image to SCCM ?
- What BIOS settings do we need to consider before booting off the USB ?
- When Booting off the USB , the new computer will still be able to get an IP address from DHCP ?
- Can we boot the new machine while it is connected to the network or can be done offline ( I believe it needs to be connected to the network so that it will make contact with SCCM and DHCP )


Thank you
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Hi Experts,

Is anyone aware of any method aside from 3rd party tools, SCCM, etc., to monitor Office 2016/365 applications on a workstations?

Example, I have a Windows 10 workstation, I'm looking to see if any of the office apps, word, excel, outlook have been launched in the past 30 days.

I'm running Click to run and shared activation mode for licensing.

Thanks!
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Deploy Patches for specific computers in SCCM

In SCCM you can deploy patches to a collection of computers.
Sometime, we need to manually deploy specific patches to specific computers. Is there a way to select a specific computer and select the relevant  MS Updates and deploy them to that selected computer ?

Thank you
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One Stop Shop  SCCM Install package

I have been trying to install an Evaluation Copy of SCCM in the LAB.
Well, I get the prerequisite and run the Checker and there was no Failures, I thought the install of SCCM will go fine now, however I ended up with SQL server version not supported though it was SQL server 2012, I have installed  SQL server 2016 and it came up with different error..

I would like to know if there is a location online where they have all the install files in one place that might make it  easier to install SCCM (whatever version)


Thank you
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SCCM Site Boundary

In the Scenario where We have only one Active Directory SIte, even though we have several physical site, will that be OK to create only one SCCM Boundry SIte ?

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I would like to know about MS SCCM security patching process and technical document. Please suggest.
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SCCM Console for Help Desk

We have SCCM in the Environment, I would like Help Desk to have access to it , but not to change configuration or any settings, just to be able to deploy windows Updates and  deploy Software to end Users.

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For Security reasons I would like to know if it's possible to remove admins from the high risk security groups on AD such as domain admin group for users which are assigned to services such as SCCM, SCOM, SQL, Exchange, Skype fb..etc

I have tried to remove SCCM user from domain admin for instance but SCCM ended up having issues with Active directories not being able to copy data to users. For SCCM I found the following link but I would appreciate if someone has already been through this and came to a summary of placing all required permissions into a single account to manage computers/users in all sites.

For Example:

For Exchange the only required groups for an admin user is Organization Management and Remote desktop (In case of RDP login to Exchange Server).
For Skype (CSAdministrators and Remote Desktop) ..etc

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/accounts#active-directory-forest-account
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Using SCCM to patch windows servers.  We are way behind in patching.  My apps teams wants to know how many times a server will need a reboot.  Is there an easy way to check to see which windows update will cause a server to reboot.  In control panel > windows update it always says 'You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect'.  Is there a website that can tell me for certain if an update will require a reboot?
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We use SCCM 1806 to roll out  Windows 10 1803 to a handful of different models of desktops and notebooks, all one manufacturer.
Drivers get applied via a "Apply Driver Package" step using a package where all required drivers for one model are included.
Until recently we didn't have problems. A new model was introduced, matching drivers were downloaded and get applied fine during the OS task sequence (no unknown devices).

After a user logs in, the system tries to automatically download and install an "Intels Graphics Control Panel" and a "Realtek Audio Control"  app.
Since access to Microsoft store is blocked, they sit there in start menu with a grey progress bar forever …

Any idea how to prevent Windows 10 from doing this?
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Hi,

Getting vendor, application and version information out of an exe like f.e. Firefox.exe is t straight forward. For some exe the info is there, others it is not or not complete or simply wrong.
Is there an automated (preferrably powershell) way (database) to map an exe (or msi) to correct vendor/application name and version, f.e. Mozilla Firefox 10.0.1 instead of Mozilla Org, FirefoxBrowser, Release 10.0,1?
Another example Microsoft Corp, MicrosoftSilverlight, 15 should be Microsoft, Silverlight, 15

Note: this blog shows the query of a software Tag (with their tool), maybe that's a solution?
http://www.oscc.be/sccm/configmgr/powershell/posh/Powershell-App-deployment-toolkit-GUI/

Goal is to get/read as much info on an application (exe/msi) as possible for automation of software handling (f.e. Import in sccm. fill in vendor, Name, version, but also description etc).

Thanks,
J
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Hello,
I'm receiving the following error message on Site status - MP every one hours:

MP Control Manager detected management point is not responding to HTTP requests.  The HTTP status code and text is 500, Internal Server Error.
I remove MP with IIS, BITS and SCCM agent on SCCM primary site - Restart - Reinstall IIS, BITS, MP and SCCM agent without any luck

I reset the site system with no configuration change without any luck.

Some clients agent installed successfully but not showing component tab and it showing in actions tab only:
- Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation cycle
- User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation cycle

I have stand-alone site system 1902 with SQL server on the same server, in additions I have SUP role installed on another server.

any other suggestions or recommendations?
Thanks
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Hi Experts,

we use SCCM and PXE.
The boot process works and the wim file is loading.
But later on we stop here at this screen:
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Hi Experts,

how to activate PXE-Boot on a SCCM-Distribution Point Server ?
The server already exists but PXE Boot is not enabled.
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The option to remotely control a computer via Microsoft's SCCM console is not available.
My proposal is to re-install the SCCM client on the computer
Go to control panel and open Configuration Manager, and execute all the actions such as running software discovery: let the SCCM client search for new software.

Any ideas?
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SCCM

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Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, formerly known as Systems Management Server) is Microsoft’s system software for managing large groups of not only Microsoft computers, but those running other operating systems, such as Linux, OS-X, and various mobile technologies.