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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 9 – Standalone USMT

First published on TECHNET on Jul 27, 2018 This session is part nine of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session discusses the User State Migration Tool that is used to migrate User State ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 5 – The Logical Task Sequence

First published on TECHNET on Jul 20, 2018 This session is part five of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session covers the flow of the task sequence, the use of 'continue on error', ... continue reading

Configuration Manager Third Party Software Updates Video Tutorial

First published on TECHNET on Jul 16, 2018 Aug 10, 2018 - Steve has updated the video tutorial with the latest from Configuration Manager current branch 1806. Third-party software update integration is one of the most requested features on the ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part I – Introduction and Basics

First published on TECHNET on Jul 09, 2018 This is the first session of a series that will detail the Operating System Deployment feature of ConfigMgr 2012. The session provides base knowledge that answers the questions - what is OSD? ... continue reading

Updated: Speculation Execution Side-Channel Vulnerabilities Configuration Baseline

We have updated the Speculation Execution Side-Channel Vulnerabilities Configuration Baseline. The updated baseline now includes support for verifying the protections for CVE-2018-3639 (Speculative store bypass) in addition to the previously supported CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754. Download the updated baseline This configuration ... continue reading

ConfigMgr – O365 Deployment and Updating Video Tutorial

In January we presented a Software Update Video Tutorial series. This series hosted by Steven Rachui, was focused on the changes to software updates in Configuration Manager current branch. By popular demand we are adding another video tutorial for Office ... continue reading

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Express Updates Video Tutorial

Previous posts in this series have referenced the update approach to delivering Windows updates that was introduced first with Windows 10. One side effect of the cumulative update approach is that the single update released is larger than the individual ... continue reading

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business Video Tutorial

Ensuring software updates are applied across an organization is a key focus area for system administrators. Configuration Manager has been used by thousands of organizations for years to aid in this pursuit. Other organizations have opted to use standalone WSUS ... continue reading
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Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies

Important: Configuration Manager current branch version 1706 is needed for any ConfigMgr environment using WUfB deferral policies. ConfigMgr client version 1702 will periodically delete all WUfB deferral policies, if configured. This could lead to unintended results. As you are probably ... continue reading

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server ... continue reading