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SCCM – What’s new on 1806

Hi All, SCCM 1806 has been released this week (announcement at here) and has loads of features as you can see all of them here In this post, i’ll talk about some of the features.. 1- Current Logged user. Now we can see who is actually using the machine…i’ve done some tests and the console gets updated in just 2 minutes once a user logs on to a machine, and takes about 5 minutes once logs off. its is pretty amazing, and it is using the BGB (Client Notification) channel. 2- CMTrace CMTrace is finally part of the client installation, you can use it from c:\Windows\CCM\CMTrace.exe, and if you want to know how to register it as the default log viewer, i have a powershell example on my gibhub 3- CMPivot you can now get realtime information from a collection. CMPivot uses a subset of the Azure Log Analytics language,…

Github & Youtube

Hi All, after long overdue, i’m now moving all my public “stuff” to github (https://github.com/dotraphael). All tools that i use will be under the tools repository (https://github.com/dotraphael/Tools) where you can find powershell, vbs and c# stuff. Most of the tools will be something i’ve created, but some will be from another author where i add information about where the source comes from… Everything about the SCCM e-Book Administration v3 is under https://github.com/dotraphael/SCCMAdminEbookv3. I’m also already preparing the v4 of the e-book that is available under the SCCMAdminEbookv4 repository https://github.com/dotraphael/SCCMAdminEbookv4 and if you want to help me write, there is a template word file that you can download froom https://github.com/dotraphael/SCCMAdminEbookv4/blob/master/chapter/xx.%20Template.docx. Scripts will also be available there. the repository EMS-with-Microsoft-Intune-E-Book (https://github.com/dotraphael/EMS-with-Microsoft-Intune-E-book) will have all the content that for my new e-book about Intune (once i have finished with the v4 SCCM e-book :)) and of course, you’re free to help out if…

SCCM, new features to test!

System Center Configuration Manager has got a new load of new functionality on the latest Technical Preview Branch function. Changes to the platform’s infrastructure include the ability to exclude sub-containers marked as “Active Directory” if you find that searching often ends with too many objects being served, while it’s also now possible to test the movement of an entire content repository from one location on your website’s standard server to a remote or cloud-based location. New test features available in the Software Center, include the ability to have the client automatically uninstall an application in the event that the application’s permissions get retracted. In addition, you can now also stipulate whether or not they want a link to the Application Catalog to be visible. The update also gives you the ability to experiment with the display of primary user information when browsing a collection. To access this feature, users can…

SCCM – SCCM HealthCheck

Hi All, I have been working on a new SCCM HealthCheck solution (that I’m calling “HealthCheck as a Service” or “HAAS”) for a while and now it’s almost ready for a release. Currently, it has over 300 rules (and I’m adding new rules quite often) and different from previous versions that i released, this is a service that I’ll be charging once it is in released state. While this version is not yet finished, I would like to offer you a free check (and we all love free stuff don’t we!?!?) So, how it will work: 1- download and execute the SCCM HealthCheck Tool to collect data from your SCCM environment (CollectData.ps1) 1.1- Depending on the size of the environment, the tool may take couple of hours to run 2- Send an e-mail to me (raphael AT perez DOT net DOT br) with the HealthCheck zip file created by the…

The London 2018 – Global Azure Bootcamp event review

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to organist the 2018 London Global Azure Bootcamp. We had a great turnout of 52 outstanding IT Professionals! We hired the wonderful conference rooms at Microsoft Paddington. We had 5 wonderful session from great speakers! First, we had the typical short keynote where I shared my views on the growing importance of the Cloud and the ever-expanding Azure offerings. The first morning session was presented buy Will Rowe, who talked about how “The rules for your career have changed” and a little bit about his book “Evolved or Die” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evolve-Die-Rules-Your-Career/dp/1549623249 The second morning session was presented by our very own Raphael Perez, who talked about Azure Information Protection, including how to use APIs to develop apps using its capabilities. Microsoft Corp sponsored the lunch with wonderful Subway boxes. The afternoon sessions kicked off with Mitesh Chauhan talking about How to build and manage…

SCCM – Updated E-book SCCM Administration v3

Hi All, my updated SCCM e-book has finally been released. It took some time to write up and test. With 130 pages divided in 37 chapters, you’ll find lots of good info about starting with SCCM. And it is free… In this version, I removed Linux related topics, Updated Windows 10 to 1709, added sections for Cloud Management Gateway (CMG), Windows 10 Express updates, SCCM Data warehouse, Office 365 Installer, Windows 10 Update Readiness, Pending Reboot, updated some other section for SCCM 1710 and updated/added some powershell scripts To download, click here. let me know if you have any feedback

SCCM-HealthCheck toolkit – Beta Testers Wanted!!

Hi All, it has been a while, but for a good thing… We’ve been working hard with our new version of the HealthCheck toolkit (a Commercial version, based on a subscription) and we would like to have some beta testers.. 1- do you have time between 26th and 30th for a Skype for Business call? 2- Do you have an infrastructure with a single SCCM Primary site (with or without secondary sites)? Can be one or multiple computers, but cannot be connected to a CAS environment 3- Will you have some time between Christmas and new year for a remote session? 4- Will you provide feedback while the duration of the project? (from 26th/Dec/2017 until 31st/Jan/2018) if you have answers yes, let me know via e-mail RAPHAEL @ PEREZ.NET.BR I’ll need the following info: 1- Number of Primary Sites 2- Number of Secondary Sites 3- Site Codes (for the primary…

SCCM – New E-book EMS with SCCM & Intune

Hi All, my new SCCM e-book has finally been released. It took some time to write up and test. With 53 pages divided in 13 chapters, you’ll find lots of good info about starting with EMS. And it is free. To download, access https://goo.gl/1MRuq7, fill up the form and download the PDF. let me know if you have any feedback

TucanData DataExplorer

The TucanData DataExplorer was initially developed by RFL Systems (company acquired by TucanData in September 2016 – more info about at http://thedesktopteam.com/raphael/tucandata-acquires-rfl-systems/). The solution provides extensions to enterprise applications, enhancing reports and data visualisation capabilities. TucanData’s DataExplorer is a cutting-edge data visualisation platform which helps enterprises to consume and distribute strategic business information. The solution was created to help System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) administrators to analyse and monitor SCCM data as well as provide an easy way to allow a non-technical person to understand the SCCM Data. The solution has expanded since its conception and today it also has Active Directory, Office 365, System Center Service Manager (SCSM) and Hyper-V modules. It provides the following benefits: – Straightforward and easy to use. Visualisation of what you want is just a drag and drop click away; – Ready to use. There is no need to spend time creating queries and…

SCCM-SCCM Validate Installation via PowerShell

Hi All, the 5th post of this series of SCCM via PowerShell, we’ll be looking at the validating the SCCM Installation… before we start, i’m assuming the site code is 001, if its not, you should change it 1st, we’ll check if the SMS_DATABASE_NOTIFICATION_MONITOR has any messageID 2420. this messageid is normal during the SCCM installation nbsp;

  2nd, check for the SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP, messageID 4959. If exist, check SPN nbsp;

  3rd, check for SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER, messageID 1027. nbsp;

  4th, check for SMS_HIERARCHY_MANAGER messageID 3306 (everything is ok), 3323 (site is HTTP/HTTPS) and 4911 (system management container permissions correct) and 4913 (system management permissions issue, check it). nbsp;

  5th, check SMS_REPLICATION_CONFIGURATION_MONITOR messageID 4629 (working OK) and 620 (If found check performance on SQL Server) nbsp;

  6th, check SMS_DPM_DOWNLOADER messageID 4629 (ok), 9700 (check network) nbsp;

  finally, check SMS_WINNT_SERVER_DISCOVERY_AGENT messageID 4202 and…