Update scan failed due to Group policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority

Few years ago, I have blogged about the client update scan failure due to GPO’s. https://eskonr.com/2014/10/sccm-configmgr-2012-software-update-scan-error-group-policy-settings-were-overwritten-by-a-higher-authority-error-code-0x87d00692/ Introduction: When the software update point is configured for a site, client computers receive a machine policy that provides the active software update point server name (WSUS) and configures the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location local policy on…
Download ConfigMgr builds from the eval center

Update: Eval site is now restored with improved user experience and is accessible via  Microsoft Evaluation Center  .The new improved eval center does not require any sign-in to download the media files. This is quick post on the recent inquiry on various forums such as Twitter, reddit and Microsoft forums about the download of configuration manager…
SCCM Software Update installation failed with error code 0x87D00664

I was approached by a customer who had issues deploying the March 2022 windows 10 cumulative updates. The error code and the screenshot is provided below. The software updates are failed with error code 0x87D00664 (-2016410012). The error code 0x87D00664 translates to ‘Updates handler job was cancelled’. There could be several reasons why the updates…
SCCM Collections for devices with pending reboot

Long ago, I wrote a blog post on a report for finding the devices with pending reboot, more information is available on https://eskonr.com/2019/01/sccm-report-get-list-of-devices-with-pending-reboot-in-a-collection-with-different-states/ I was recently working on checking the compliance of the devices in SCCM for windows patching and I could see that the software update compliance is not that great due to various…
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…
SCCM Right click tools–find missing updates of a client

Managing software updates and creation of custom reports in ConfigMgr is OCEAN. You have so much data to visualize based on your needs. One of the very common requirements or reports is, find out the missing/required updates of a device that is managed by SCCM. If you have not moved the device management solution to…
Troubleshooting co-management eligibility devices using scripts feature in SCCM

Intune has a Co-management eligibility report (currently in preview) which provides an eligibility evaluation for devices that can be co-managed. For devices to become co-managed, they must be running on windows 10 and enroll to Azure Active Directory. For a full set of intune reports, please refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/reports The other day, I was looking…
What is new in Configuration Manager 2111 Reporting

Microsoft has released the version 2111 for Configuration Manager (Current Branch) which is now available as in-console update and is currently via opt-in script. You can apply this update on sites that run version 2006 or later. If you are running older versions of the configuration manager, you will need to update the site to…