Early update ring available for Configuration Manager version 2002 (KB4553501)

Microsoft released the first early update ring (hotfix) for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager current branch 2002. This is available and applicable to those who have downloaded and installed build 2002 via fast ring (opt-in) method between March 23, 2020, and May 11, 2020. For those who have downloaded the build version 2002 from the console…
Use SCCM compliance settings to detect the ESU activation for windows 7 and server 2008

As you already know that, Windows 7 and windows server 2008/R2 has reached their end of support lifecycle on January 14, 2020, however you can purchase the extended security updates (ESU) for windows 7 and server 2008/R2 through volume licensing to make sure these devices are protected. For more information about how to purchase the…
Configuration Manager report for a list of clients missing boundaries

I did a few blog posts on the client's boundary and boundary groups for configuration manager build versions lower than 2002. In one of the blog posts, I talked about, how to identify the clients that are missing boundaries/boundary groups. For more information, please refer http://eskonr.com/2018/01/sccm-report-for-missing-boundaries-and-troubleshooting/ In all these blog posts, you would need to…
How to create a collection based on boundary group for client assignment and content troubleshooting

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 2002 production build is out today. It is now available as in-console (for now only fast-ring) and baseline (will be available in the next couple of weeks). It has a bunch of new and updated features. For full list of features and installation, please refer http://eskonr.com/2020/04/sccm-configmgr-current-branch-2002-is-available-as-in-console-and-baseline-version/ One of the features that…
How to find software update deployments enabled with download content from Microsoft update for clients from VPN CMG internet connected

  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the situation is constantly changing around the world, the organization's started moving the workforce either from remote or work from home. Considering the number of users working remotely, it is very important to make sure that the devices are protected in all possible ways starting from windows security…
Desktop Analytics client troubleshooting – Notes from the field

Desktop Analytics is a cloud-based service that integrates with Configuration Manager (#MEMCM). Desktop Analytics provides insights and intelligence for you to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows clients. It combines data from your organization with data aggregated from millions of devices connected to Microsoft cloud services. For more information and…