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How does the PXE boot process work?

How does the PXE boot process work?

Within the IT department imaging devices for end users is something that we’ve probably all had to do at some point, either manually or with an automation product such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or System ... continue reading
Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

Extended Security Updates and Configuration Manager

Support for Windows 7 comes to an end on January 14, 2020, and to remain current and supported, customers need to make the shift to Windows 10. For help planning and deploying Windows 10, Microsoft offers guidance and other resources ... continue reading
Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

Enhanced Audit Status Message Queries

First published on TECHNET on Mar 18, 2019Authored by Brandon McMillanHello everyone! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE. I have found that Status Message Queries can be one of the more ... continue reading
Configuration Manager Support Articles

Configuration Manager Support Articles

First published on TECHNET on Apr 09, 2018Authored by Brandon McMillanHello everyone! I often find myself providing support and troubleshooting articles to many customers and thought it would be beneficial to have a central location of links to reference. The ... continue reading
Configuration Manager Support Articles

Configuration Manager Support Articles

First published on TECHNET on Apr 09, 2018Authored by Brandon McMillanHello everyone! I often find myself providing support and troubleshooting articles to many customers and thought it would be beneficial to have a central location of links to reference. The ... continue reading
Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 3 (1702 Upgrade)

Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 3 (1702 Upgrade)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuilloryAlmost Done So, we have finished the SQL In-Place Upgrade as well as the Backup & Restore to a new Site Server with Windows Server 2012 R2 & SQL Server ... continue reading
Lift and Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 2 (The Backup & Restore)

Lift and Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 2 (The Backup & Restore)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuilloryThe Backup and Restore Now that we have gotten Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to a point where we can restore the backup to supported version of a higher Operating System ... continue reading
Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 1 (The Upgrade)

Lift & Shift – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 1702 Current Branch – Part 1 (The Upgrade)

First published on TECHNET on Aug 16, 2017Authored by Danny GuillorySo, all too often lately I have been getting the call to assist upgrading ConfigMgr 2012 to the new Current Branch (ConfigMgr 1702/6). As excited as I am to get ... continue reading
Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

First published on TECHNET on May 24, 2017Authored by Brandon McMillanHey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) PFE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service based model since ... continue reading
Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

Disable SMBv1 in your environments with Configuration Manager Compliance Settings

First published on TECHNET on May 22, 2017Authored by Cameron CoxNOTE: I have updated this blog to remove SMB1 LanmanServer from 2012/8+.There has been lots of buzz over the recent ransomware attacks. One of the mitigations to keep the attack ... continue reading