Resetting expired Software Updates to normal

I was experimenting with WSUS settings related to MDT and tried to use the underlying WSUS server that was used within SCCM. Not a good idea!!! The main reason is that when you decline an update in the WSUS console the update becomes expired in the SCCM console. How that…

Everyday is Patch Tuesday

With the release of Configuration Manager 1802 you can choose your own day as Patch Tuesday. In some countries Patch Tuesday actually falls on Wednesday because of the time difference. Configuring this in an Automatic Deployment Rule was almost impossible. In some environments I choose to run the ADR on the…

SCCM – Duplicate Device Records

A few days back I was investigating duplicate device records in SCCM. Basically, there are two major reasons for duplicate device records: Reinstalling a device Active Directory delta discovery For the first reason SCCM has some built-in solutions. In the Hierarchy Settings there’s an option for conflicting client records. This…

SCCM – Windows Update settings and errors

The last two weeks I was very busy deploying a specific update to several hundred servers. Besides the deployment I also spent some time answering questions about the process because some collegues didn’t understand why it took longer than expected. Because I didn’t find the answers all in one place I…