SCCM ConfigMgr technical preview version 1911 is available (in-console and baseline version) – Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

It's Microsoft Ignite this week (Sun, 3 Nov 2019 – Thu, 7 Nov 2019) with tons of announcements . One of the key announcements around ConfigMgr/Intune area is Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) and licensing for intune. Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) is an integrated solution for managing all of your devices. Microsoft brings together Configuration Manager…
How to scale your SCCM infrastructure for third-party patching, remote client operations, and application management via a single plug-in ?

Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) delivers an "umbrella" approach for patch and application management, but when it comes to third-party application management and system management operations the process is still tiresome. SCCM current branch allows you to subscribe to third-party catalogs, publish updates to your software update point (SUP), and then deploy them to…
SCCM ConfigMgr Technical preview 1910 – Client diagnostic actions

Microsoft released the technical preview for Configuration Manager, version 1910. These technical preview introduces new functionality that Microsoft is working on and  It introduces new features that aren't yet included in the current branch . You can Install this version to update and add new features to your technical preview site but not available as…
SCCM Collection–how to identify devices that have old AD system discovery timestamp ?

SCCM has multiple discovery methods help you discover devices on your network, devices and users from Active Directory, or users from Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Read more about the discovery methods in SCCM https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/about-discovery-methods AD system discovery help to discover computer resources that can be used to create collections and queries. You can also…
Check Microsoft office activation status using SCCM Compliance Settings

I did detailed blog post on 'how to get  office 365 proplus activation status' with help of extended MOF file and inventory changes. With this method ,you will get the activation details such as user email address, shared computer activation etc. For more information, please refer http://eskonr.com/2018/10/how-to-get-office-365-proplus-activation-status-and-excluded-apps-etc-using-sccm-configmgr/ . This method requires extension of MOF files…
How to install volume licensed versions of Project 2016 and Visio 2016 on computer that has office 365 proplus (Click-to-Run)

I have worked on couple of office 365 proplus rollout projects. In all projects ,one of the critical task is to manage MSI based deployments for visio/project 2016 on computer that runs office 365 proplus (Click-to-Run). Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 proplus subscription based .Windows Installer technology (MSI) was used to…
How to find custom hardware inventory classes imported (MOF) into ConfigMgr database

Configuration Manager site database contains a large collection of information about the network, computers, users, user groups, and many other components of the computing environment. Being SCCM Admin, you need to understand the different categories of the SQL views, what information is stored in each view, and how the SQL views can be joined to…