Using Scripts to trigger software updates remotely from the SCCM console

A quick blogpost to trigger the installation of software updates (missing/failed/available in software Center) remotely from the console using built-in scripts feature. If you have deployed software updates to your clients and during the windows update compliance check, you found that, the clients are still reporting as non-compliance (required). There could be several reasons why…
Audit messages for software update deployments in Configuration Manager

In Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, To monitor infrastructure and operations, we use the Monitoring workspace in the Configuration Manager console. One of the common ask in many forums is that how to find who created or modified or deployed certain tasks to users or devices that caused an issue. when someone deploys something, they would…
System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Installation Error code 0x8004FF91

I had provisioned a windows server 2012 R2 (Yes, it is 2012 R2) and while installing the SCEP client (System Center Endpoint Protection client installation files are picked from current branch 2010), it failed with the following error code. Setup - Cannot complete the System Center Endpoint Protection installation. An error has prevented the System…
Using Configuration Manager to perform Network Connectivity Tests for Microsoft Teams

Introduction: I was recently working on project performing the network assessment for teams call quality issues. The network assessment is being done using the free tool provided by Microsoft which is Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool (can be downloaded from Microsoft site). The Microsoft Network Assessment Tool provides the ability to perform a simple…
What is new in Configuration Manager 2006 for custom reports

Microsoft has released Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager build 2006 (MEMCM) via the opt-in method (fast-ring) on 8th of August, followed by slow-ring (GA) on 31st Aug. If you want to install a new Configuration Manager site (fresh build), you can download the baseline version which is 2003 from the volume licensing portal, and then do an…