Deploying HP BIOS Updates – a real world example

Not so long ago HP published a customer advisory listing a number of their models that need to be on the latest BIOS release to be upgraded to Windows 10 2004. Since we were getting ready to rollout 20H2 we encountered some affected models in piloting, which prompted me to find that advisory and then … Continue reading Deploying HP BIOS Updates – a real world example

Windows 10 Upgrades – Dealing with Safeguard ID 25178825 (Conexant ISST Driver)

I saw a tweet recently from Madhu Sanke where he had deployed updated Conexant ISST drivers to his environment to release devices from the Safeguard ID 25178825 which at the time of writing still prevents devices trying to upgrade to 2004 or 20H2. You can read more about the issue here, but around September/October 2020 … Continue reading Windows 10 Upgrades – Dealing with Safeguard ID 25178825 (Conexant ISST Driver)

Downloading the Latest Dell Driver Packs with PowerShell

It was a regular Tuesday morning and I hadn't yet had my 'PowerShell fix' for the week, so when I realised I needed to download a new driver pack from Dell for my ConfigMgr OS deployments, I could hear a faint voice calling out to me: 'Dude, I can make your life easier! Work smarter, not harder!' … Continue reading Downloading the Latest Dell Driver Packs with PowerShell

Get the Total Size of All Application Content Files in an SCCM Console Folder

Today I was installing a new ConfigMgr distribution point on a remote site and wanted to start distributing packages to it.  But since the network bandwidth is only 4Mbps to that site, rather than distribute all the required packages in one go I wanted to distribute groups of packages out of working hours when the … Continue reading Get the Total Size of All Application Content Files in an SCCM Console Folder

Installing Drivers with Standalone Media Deployments

Using SCCM standalone media can be a good way to deploy an OS when you have, for example, remote offices with no local distribution point.  However, if you use DVD media it can result in several DVDs if you include all the applications and drivers.  So I prefer to install the drivers and applications separately … Continue reading Installing Drivers with Standalone Media Deployments