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Back to Basics – ConfigMgr Distribution Points and Boundaries

By Johan Arwidmark / December 20, 2019

Per request from a fellow tweep, here is crash course in ConfigMgr Distribution Points, Boundaries, and Boundary Groups. Distribution Points In ConfigMgr environments, the Distribution Points, or DPs, are simply there to store packages that client connects to for downloading software like applications, software updates, and OS deployment images etc.. To make sure clients are […]

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Using OSD Builder to Create a Multi-Language Windows 10 Image

By Johan Arwidmark / December 15, 2019

Here is a quick guide on how to use #OSDBuilder from David Segura (@SeguraOSD) to create a Windows 10 v1909 reference image with two language packs (German and Swedish), as well as with .NET Framework enabled. This guide contains of the following steps: Installing OSD Builder Import OS Media, with Language Packs, and run the […]

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A Practical Guide to ConfigMgr Operations

By Johan Arwidmark / December 14, 2019

Here is a operations guide sysadmin or operations team can follow to maintain a ConfigMgr environment. The guide is divided in to daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly operation tasks. In general the tasks described in these documents should be implemented into whatever ticketing system that is being used, such as Service Now, Remedy or Zendesk. […]

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A Holistic Approach to ConfigMgr Client Health

By Johan Arwidmark / December 8, 2019

For ConfigMgr admins and operation teams the struggle for better ConfigMgr client health is very real. The harsh truth is that unless you are managing a small lab with like 50 clients, you are very likely to never reach 100 percent client health (sorry). There will always be machines that simply will not fully cooperate […]

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A Real-World Guide for Upgrading / Servicing ConfigMgr

By Johan Arwidmark / December 1, 2019

Since mid-2015, major ConfigMgr versions are released every for months, with usually a Hotfix Rollup (called HFRU) or two in between each major release. Anew ConfigMgr version is released into the early update ring first, and then after a few weeks, released broadly without you having to opt in for the update. Start upgrading your […]

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Selecting the Right Deployment Settings for Pre-Caching

By Johan Arwidmark / October 14, 2019

When deploying task sequences with the purpose of pre-caching of content – for example before a large application roll-out, or Windows 10 servicing (Inplace upgrade – you better pick the right settings, or you'll find that the clients may download the same content twice. The trick to pre-caching is to make sure the content ends […]

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