Create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule for SCEP definition updates

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SCEP Definition Automatic Deployment Rule in SCCM 2012 R2 If you have setup your SCCM environment with the Microsoft product, System Centre Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and have deployed the SCEP agent to your client computers the next task you need to complete is the creation of an Automatic Deployment Rule for the antivirus updates.  Automatic Deployment Rules as the name suggests, automate the deployment…

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Create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule

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SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule Automatic Deployment Rule Overview In this blog post, I will show you how to create a SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule.  ADR (abbreviation for Automatic Deployment Rule) have been a great feature that was released by Microsoft with SCCM 2012. They allow and Administrator to control update download and deployments like no previous version of SCCM. With ADRs, the Administrator can…

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How to create a Patch Management Process

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Patch Management Process Overview One of the most tedious things an Administrator can ever be given as a task, is to manage Patch Deployment and having a suitable Patch Management Process in place. From monitoring various blogs, emails, rss feeds and forums to keep abreast of the latest vulnerabilities that have been discovered and the patches that remediate these issues, to gaining approval to…

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues?

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SCCM Update Deployment Issues A good place to start troubleshooting Update Deployment within SCCM is to look in to the many logs that it has available. Determining which log to look at can be quite harrowing, so here is the a list of logs that can help identify any issues when deploying Updates from SCCM 2012.   Server Side Software Update Logs: SUPsetup.log –…

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Configuration Manager did not find a site to manage this client.

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In our Lab we had an issue where during Windows Update deployments as it seemed some clients were not getting their updates. Looking through various logs, we eventually checked the Configuration Manager applet on each of the clients and found they didnt belong to a client site. First thing that came to mind, was that there is an issue with a boundary. As this…

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Manually download updates with SCCM

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How to download updates manually with Microsoft’s System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) If you ever need to manually download and deploy updates with SCCM, or even when using SnaPatch, and you dont know how to download updates that havent been downloaded automatically by the Auto Deployment Rule, this post will show you how. To kick off a manual download of updates using SCCM, follow these steps….

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices

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Deploying updates with SCCM can always be tricky. Here are some of the Best Practices that Microsoft suggest when deploying Microsoft Updates from SCCM 2012. Limit software updates to 1000 in a single software update deployment​ You must limit the number of software updates to 1000 for each software update deployment. When you create an automatic deployment rule, verify that the criteria that you…

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SCCM 2012 Installation Prerequisites Tool

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SCCM Installation Prerequisites tool A great tool has been released by Microsoft to aid administrators with the installation of System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM). The idea of this tool, is that you run it prior to installing SCCM and it will check if you have the correct prerequisites in place and also install them if required. You can install all the prerequisites for a Central…

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SCCM build numbers

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System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) by Microsoft versions System Center Configuration Manager 2016 Build Number Release Date Description 5.0.8299.1000 2015, September 22 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 3 (Update 1509) 5.0.8315.1000 2015, October 14 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 3 (Update 1510) 5.0.8325.1000 2015, November 12 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 4 (Update 1511) 5.0.8336.1000 2015, December 18 SCCM 2016 Technical Preview 4 (Update 1512) 5.0.8347.1000 2016,…

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MICROSOFT’S JUNE 2016 PATCH RELEASES

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The following seventeen Patch Tuesday updates / patches have been released by Microsoft for the June 2016 Update deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch Patch Management Software? MS16-063 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3163649) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a…

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Assess your Security Risk.

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I came across a great page from Microsoft that will help you assess your security risk. Fill out the form with a dollar value for each of the options you choose and it will help you see how each of these breaches of security cost your company lost revenue. (If your not sure of the $ value, Microsoft has some examples for each of…

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Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager 1602 – KB3155482

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KB3155482 for SCCM 1602 Microsoft released a new patch for System Centre Configuration Manager today (KB3155482) which fixes the following issues in SCCM version 1602. Remote Control The SCCMRDPSYSTEM.EXE process stops running on Windows Embedded clients after your try and start a remote control session. Site Systems The DBSchemaChangeHistory table in the site database grows exponentially. Microsoft Intune and Mobile Device Management The Service…

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