Windows 10 Servicing SCCM 1602

New System Center Configuration Manager vNext released in late 2015. As also announced then, it will be updating about the same time with the Windows Client, 3 times in a year. Microsoft released new Configuration Manager 14.3. There are several fixes that wasn’t really working with previous releases but have been fixed now. One of them is Windows 10 Servicing. Starting from this release I could encourage to use also this feature.

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System Center Configuration Manager 1511 – Upgrade

New System Center Configuration Manager was released on 8.12.2015. As Microsoft told before, versions are going hand by hand with Windows 10 major versions. This version is called with version number 1511 (as current branch of Windows 10 is).

In this blog, I’ve got pictures and step by step how to do inplace upgrade from SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 version. Few important links for now here before the text.

  • List of new features can be found from here
  • Upgrade scenarios can be found here

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OMS – Operations Management Suite

Microsoft has published new license suite for monitoring, automation and backup on systems management side. New suite is called Operations Management Suite (OMS). OMS includes four different components and those will be introduced technically in this blog post. Components are:

  • Azure Operational Insights
  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Site Recovery

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Enterprise Mobility Suite AD FS, DirSync, Azure AD Premium – EMS 2/5

In this part we handle connections to Azure and Azure AD Premium feature that is part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite. First step is to establish federated connection between your on-premise Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. After that you should synchronize your users to cloud and enable Azure AD Premium features (per user). Here is described main steps about AD FS implementation and mostly focused on Azure AD Premium features.

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Enterprise Mobility Suite Introduction – EMS 1/5

Enterprise Mobility Suite (later EMS) is Microsoft’s new bundle that includes Azure Active Directory Premium, Windows Intune and Azure Rights Management. EMS is Microsoft’s answer for Mobile Device Management requirements. With EMS you are able to manage BYOD/CYOD devices and provide more secure data management for mobile devices. Continue reading

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SCCM 2012 R2 and User State Migration Tool 5.0 Hard-link migration

One of the most problematic things during creating OSD Task Sequence (and get it working as you want to) is User State Migration Tool (USMT). USMT is part of Windows ADK package that is published for every Windows Client version separately. Most of Task Sequences that I’ve seen, USMT is tried to get working but it’s always disabled, because it didn’t work. Here’s one way to do working USMT 5.0 with hard-link migration.

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