SCCM 1602 available now!

Hi SCCM experts, As you might have seen, SCCM 1602 has been released on March 11th 2016. You will find the official announcement here: SCCM Official Blog Annoucement You will find details about what’s new in SCCM 1602 here: What’s new in SCCM 1602 To install the 1602, the prerequisite is to have SCCM 1511…


Windows Update for Business explained

* UPDATE * For more details, please visit the official Technet page about Windows Update for Business. Hi Windows lovers and IT pros! Today I want to make a quick jump of what a lot of us was waiting for: Windows Update for Business (WUfB). To be clear, WUfB is not a WSUS in the cloud….

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Add a provisioning package in an offline image using DISM

Hi Windows 10 folks! Another article about provisioning package (and you will see more on my blog in the future) to help you understand better how to use provisioning package. In my previous article, I showed you how to create a provisioning package (PPKG) and how to apply it manually. When you apply manually a…

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How to switch to Windows 10 ADK on ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1

This article explains how to replace the Windows 8.1 ADK by the newly release Windows 10 ADK on a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 server. Prerequisites: Having upgraded ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to SP1 (or SP2) Having download the Windows 10 ADK for the following site   Uninstalling Windows 8.1 ADK First thing you have to do…

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ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 Query Collection for Windows 10 computers

Hi guys! Windows 10 will be officially available at the end of the month and since Windows 10 is also officially supported from ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1, let me quickly share you the query to create a collection containing all the Windows 10 computers. select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.OperatingSystemNameandVersion = "Microsoft Windows NT Workstation…

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Intel® SCS Add-on 2.1 and SC2012 R2 ConfigMgr Integration (RCS Database mode) – Part 6

Intel AMT Deployment This part will cover the procedure to provision Intel AMT computers. As a prerequisite, we strongly recommend executing the following 3 tasks on each client computer. To obtain these modules, please contact vendor of client computers. Update BIOS Intel Management Engine Interface (Intel MEI) installation Local Manageability Service (LMS.exe) installation For more…


Intel® SCS Add-on 2.1 and SC2012 R2 ConfigMgr Integration (RCS Database mode) – Part 5

Intel SCS Add-on Installation This paragraph will cover Intel SCS Add-on installation procedure. For details about installing Intel SCS Add-on, please refer to Intel(R)_SCS_Addon_SCCM_2012.pdf document included in the Intel SCS Add-on for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager package. 1. From the Intel SCS Add-on package, run SCCMAddon.exe. 2. Click [Next] 3. Select [I accept the…


Intel® SCS Add-on 2.1 and SC2012 R2 ConfigMgr Integration (RCS Database mode) – Part 4

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 configuration This section covers the procedure to configure the Configuration Manager server in order to use Out of Band management. This procedure is covering steps 4 to 6 from the following TechNet link but also integrates the Intel SCS integration, which is not described on the TechNet. How to Provision and Configure…


Intel® SCS Add-on 2.1 and SC2012 R2 ConfigMgr Integration (RCS Database mode) – Part 3

Intel AMT Profile Creation For details about creating an Intel AMT profile, please refer to Intel(R)_SCS_Addon_SCCM_2012.pdf document included in the Intel SCS Add-on for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager package. 1. Run [Intel SCS Console] and click on [Profiles]. 2. Click on the “+” button. 3. Type as the following and click [OK].    [Profile…


Intel® SCS Add-on 2.1 and SC2012 R2 ConfigMgr Integration (RCS Database mode) – Part 2

RCS Server Installation As a prerequisite, download Intel SCS package and Intel SCS Add-on package from the following links. Copy these packages on the Configuration Manager server where Out of band management will be configured. Intel Setup and Configuration Software (Intel SCS) https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20921&ProdId=3051&lang=eng Intel SCS Add-on 2.1 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24010 Prerequisites…

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