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

Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Azure Automation

In my last blog I provided an Intune Proactive remediations script that can be used to gather additional Windows Update information from your managed Windows devices and send the data to an Azure Log Analytics workspace to enhance your Windows Update reporting together with Microsoft's Update Compliance solution. In this blog, I will provide an … Continue reading Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Azure Automation

Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

If you're using Windows Update for Business in Microsoft Endpoint Manager you're probably also using Microsoft's Update Compliance solution for reporting. Update Compliance contains some useful data and I know the team are working on additional improvements. A while back I created my own "Update Compliance" solution in part because I wasn't happy with the … Continue reading Enhance Update Compliance Reporting with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Resolve Windows Update Error Codes with PowerShell

I needed a way to resolve Windows Update error codes for a solution I am working on and I remembered there are a couple of web pages on the Microsoft Docs site that document Windows Update error codes, eg this and this. So I decided to create a PowerShell function that scrapes these pages and … Continue reading Resolve Windows Update Error Codes 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

Use Proactive remediations to report on or install the Microsoft Update Health tools

Microsoft recently made a download available for their Update Health tools - if you're using Microsoft Endpoint Manager and enrolling or co-managing Windows devices these tools need to be installed to make use of the capability for expediting quality updates. For devices connected to Windows Update or Windows Update for Business these tools should already … Continue reading Use Proactive remediations to report on or install the Microsoft Update Health tools

Querying Windows Build Version History with the Intune Data Warehouse and PowerShell

I had an interesting requirement recently which was to review the OS build numbers of a group of computers over time. This would reveal not only when they got patched, but which patches they installed and when they installed a feature update, for example. Since we aren't using the Data warehouse in MEMCM and our … Continue reading Querying Windows Build Version History with the Intune Data Warehouse and PowerShell

Get the current patch level for Windows 10 with PowerShell

I was working on some updates to our unified reporting solution for Windows Updates (ie WUfB + MEMCM) and I wanted to figure out simply from the OS build number whether a Windows 10 workstation has the latest cumulative update installed. The only reliable and useable static list I could find for Windows 10 build … Continue reading Get the current patch level for Windows 10 with PowerShell

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

Calculating the Offline Time for a Windows 10 Upgrade

For my Windows 10 feature update installation process, I like to gather lots of statistics around the upgrade itself as well as the devices they are running on so we can later report on these. These stats can be useful for identifying areas of potential improvement in the upgrade process. One stat I gather is … Continue reading Calculating the Offline Time for a Windows 10 Upgrade