SCCM Configmgr Technical Preview update 1611 Available

A week after the release of SCCM Configmgr current branch 1610 ,Microsoft released another update but that is for Configmgr technical preview with build version 1611 as part as part of ongoing commitment to quality and innovation. These technical preview updates will help to test in lab environment and report feedback to Microsoft before they…
SCCM Configmgr Powershell script to install software updates on remote clients

Problem: Few weeks ago ,colleague of mine was trying to perform patch management on bulk number of clients (servers) as monthly patching ,as part of it he made sure the maintenance window was in place,deployment was set rightly for software updates deployment. Maintenance window started ,patches started installing and after a while ,he logged in…
Powershell script to delete computer records from SCCM

Recently I had a requirement to create a PowerShell script to read text file/CSV for list of clients (servers mainly) and check if they appear in SCCM if so delete them ,track the information into log file for reference. There could be various reasons why do you want to delete computer record from SCCM and…
Microsoft Deployment toolkit (MDT) build version 8443 is now available

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is a free tool for automating Windows and Windows Server operating system deployment, leveraging the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10. Microsoft released new build version 8443 for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with some quality updates. This build update requires Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows…
SCCM Configmgr the source directory doesn’t exist or the SMS service cannot access it, Win32 last error = 5

Setting up new SCCM Configmgr Current Branch 1606 in production environment .As part of it ,have created source folder (repository for content store) and placed couple of packages/applications for testing . while trying to distribute the packages, all failed with same error code. The source directory \\servername\sources$\Applications\Microsoft\SCUPCert doesn't exist or the SMS service cannot access…
SCCM Configmgr check if allow clients to use fallback source location for content is selected or not

  Have seen couple of times on SCCM Configmgr forums asking for ‘How to get applications /deployment types that has allow clients to use fallback source location for content ’ is checked or not. Allow fallback source location for content: This feature is designed to allow client to gain access (fallback) to content that is…
How to find who initiated restart of SCCM Configmgr Client

  Colleague of mine has received request to check why did the SCCM client (server OS) rebooted during office hours and more details about the reboot (who initiated etc.). I started looking at this request to find out whether the client was rebooted due to windows patching or any applications pushed by SCCM. During my…
SCCM Configmgr Technical Preview update 1610 Available

Microsoft released SCCM Configmgr Technical Preview branch update 1610 (YYMM) for October 2016 with some new client features. This Technical Preview 1610 is available as both an in-console update for the Configuration Manager Technical Preview, and as a new baseline version that is available from the TechNet Evaluation Center website. If you are planning to…