Enhancing SCCM Software Update Deployments for Better Compliance and Efficiency

Microsoft Configuration Manager (SCCM) remains a cornerstone for IT administrators aiming to streamline patch management and software updates. However, as many sysadmins experience, ensuring high compliance in software update deployments can be challenging, particularly in large environments. Here, we explore strategies to enhance SCCM's capabilities, leveraging advanced tools and automation to address common hurdles. Identifying…
Troubleshooting unexpected reboots caused by software center computer maintenance setting

In a recent transition from Citrix VDI to AVD (single and multi-session), the AVD devices are being efficiently managed by SCCM and Intune (co-management). As part of routine maintenance, we have implemented a weekly reboot schedule for our AVD devices to ensure optimal performance and security. To achieve this, I created a simple package with…
Enhancing Troubleshooting with Verbose Logging in SCCM

Verbose logging is a powerful tool that provides a detailed record of events, actions, and errors, making it invaluable for troubleshooting, diagnosing issues, and monitoring activities. When enabled, verbose logging offers an enhanced view of what's happening within client, offering deeper insights that can prove essential for IT administrators and support person. By default, SCCM…
Addressing SCCM Software Update Deployment Challenges with PowerShell – Remote install

Blog post updated on 23 Oct, 2023 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…
SCCM Right Click Tool Managed workloads of co-managed device

Co-management (cloud attach) enables you to manage Windows 10 or later devices simultaneously by using both Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. For more information about co-management, please refer here. For a device to be co-managed, one of the pre-requisite is Windows devices must be connected to Azure AD using Hybrid Azure AD joined or Azure…
How to migrate standalone MBAM to SCCM for bitlocker

We all know that Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) is an administrative tool for managing BitLocker Drive Encryption for windows devices that are on-prem domain joined. MBAM mainstream support ended on July 2019 and is currently in extended support until April 2026. To know more about mainstream support and extended support, please read the…