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…

Updating Windows Server 2016 Defender with SCCM

Recently I had to create a VMware deployment template for Windows Server 2016. I started with a vanilla installation but I also had to include a SCCM client. Using the installation guidelines from a collegue for Windows Server 2012 R2 I installed the SCCM client with ccmsetup.exe and then waited…

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…