Create Compatibility Collections in ConfigMgr for Windows 11 22H2

When Windows 11 was first released I published some resources for creating collections in ConfigMgr containing workstations in their various "update readiness" states, such as whether they are capable for upgrade, if they are blocked by the common blockers like CPU family or by a safeguard hold, for example. Here I am publishing the same … Continue reading Create Compatibility Collections in ConfigMgr for Windows 11 22H2

Why you may want to add a full synchronization schedule on ConfigMgr collections synced with AAD groups

Let me start with a little story behind the reason for this post 🙂 This morning I was happily working away when my VPN connection dropped. I noticed the icon of the VPN software disappear from the notification area and I immediately recognised the behaviour - the VPN client was getting an upgrade. As it … Continue reading Why you may want to add a full synchronization schedule on ConfigMgr collections synced with AAD groups

Update MEMCM Configuration Item Supported Platform conditions for Windows 11 with PowerShell

Ok, so I'm late to the party but I recently updated MEM Configuration Manager to 2107 and checking the release notes the supported platform conditions for configuration items don't automatically get updated to include Windows 11 where they've been targeted to Windows 10. I've got lots of CIs and I didn't want to manually update … Continue reading Update MEMCM Configuration Item Supported Platform conditions for Windows 11 with PowerShell

Creating Compatibility Collections for Windows 11 in MEMCM

The other day I tweeted a screenshot of collections I had created in MEMCM for Windows 11 based off custom inventoried data - this post is just to explain how they were created and provide scripts and files for you to do the same if you wish. https://twitter.com/SMSagentTrevor/status/1446523800246489089 The data is inventoried from Windows 10 … Continue reading Creating Compatibility Collections for Windows 11 in MEMCM

MEMCM Client Content Downloads Report for Power BI

!Update 2022-03-08! Fixed an issue with the Power BI template where the following SQL error may be returned for large boundary group strings: STRING_AGG aggregation result exceeded the limit of 8000 bytes. Use LOB types to avoid result truncation. I was checking out some reports recently for client data sources (DP, BranchCache etc) for MEMCM … Continue reading MEMCM Client Content Downloads Report for Power BI

Report on Overlapping Boundaries in MEMCM

Having boundaries that overlap with other boundaries can be a royal pain in MEMCM if those boundaries are in different locations - unless identified and sorted out you can potentially have clients getting content from undesired sources - across the continent or even across the world in some cases! I prepared the following script that … Continue reading Report on Overlapping Boundaries in MEMCM

MEMCM Compliance Item Scripts to Secure PointAndPrint Registry Keys

Microsoft published some updated guidance yesterday for the Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability (CVE-2021-3457) and recommend securing a couple of Point and Print registry keys if they exist, in addition to deploying the security update: After applying the security update, review the registry settings documented in the CVE-2021-34527 advisoryIf the registry keys documented do not exist, … Continue reading MEMCM Compliance Item Scripts to Secure PointAndPrint Registry Keys

Create custom Intune reports with Microsoft Graph, Azure Automation and Power BI

Microsoft Endpoint Manager aka Intune has been around for a while now and has evolved quite significantly since its early days and the old Silverlight portal (remember that?). Historically Intune hasn't been particularly good with its reporting capability, but since end 2019 and the announcement of the new reporting framework, things are starting to improve … Continue reading Create custom Intune reports with Microsoft Graph, Azure Automation and Power BI

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