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Microsoft Provides a Workaround for WSUS Synch Problems, But Can’t Tell Us Why Problems Exist

You’re not going crazy. Customers are experiencing intermittent failures when synching WSUS. When running standalone WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager integrated with WSUS, software update synchronizations may fail on an intermittent basis, while subsequent synchronizations may be successful. Details: Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) to Microsoft Update sync fails According to the newly created article, Microsoft knows the problem, knows it exists, and can even suggest a temporary workaround, which is… Synchronization/import of previously failed definition updates should be successful with subsequent software update synchronizations. However, the cause is still To be determined.

Building Bridges: Co-Management with Intune and Configuration Manager

On Monday, Microsoft finally announced the rollout of the capability to manage a Windows 10 device with Intune MDM and the Configuration Manager agent. This long-sought-after capability has been requested by many of my Enterprise customers after they’ve embarked on the journey to modern management with Windows 10. If you want to unlock this superpower, read on. https://kkaminsk.blogspot.ca/2017/09/building-bridges-co-management-with.html

Asset Intelligence Dashboard versus SSRS Stats Dashboard

The report choices in September 2017’s poll are: Asset Intelligence Dashboard OR SSRS Stats Dashboard. The winning report in September’s poll will become October’s free Configuration Manager (SCCM) report! All of our dashboard and report giveaways are found within the Enhanced Web Reporting product. To learn more about Enhanced Web Reporting, please visit the product page. VOTE HERE! SSRS Stats Dashboard Have you ever wanted to know which SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reports are running the most or if they have ever been run before? Do you want to know which reports take the most time to run (execute)? This report will tell you those stats for your SSRS server. This report will also help to identify reports that generate significant data or take significant SQL Server CPU time. Kno...

System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Dashboard is the Free Report

Thank you to everyone who voted in last month’s poll! The winner is: System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Dashboard. This report won the poll, ending up with 57% of the vote! Request your copy of September 2017’s free System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) report by CLICKING HERE today! System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Dashboard Ever since December 2015, when System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Dashboard was last the free report we’ve received several requests for it, so we thought we’d put it in last month’s poll. Guess what? It ended up winning, so it is now September 2017’s free report. In the System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Dashboard report, you’ll see that the main details about your SCEP environment are displayed in three easy to read tables, Anti-V...

Last Chance to Get Your Copy of Patch Compliance Progression by Collection

Today’s the last day to request a copy of August 2017’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) report, Patch Compliance Progression by Collection, by using your business address and emailing Info AT Enhansoft today! This report is ONLY available in August 2017. Patch Compliance Progression by Collection The Patch Compliance Progression by Collection report will provide you with a count of missing software updates (patches) and the last hardware inventory date for each PC within a collection. The deployed state report parameter allows you to select the deployed state of the software update. The deployed states are: -Yes: The effected software update is deployed within your environment. -No: The effected software update is NOT deployed within your environment. -Both The classificati...

Last Reminder to Help Choose Enhansoft’s Next Free Configuration Manager Report

The report choices in August’s poll are: Error Message Lookup Dashboard OR System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Dashboard. The winning report will become our next free Configuration Manager report in September! Currently the SCEP Dashboard is ahead with 55% of the vote. Next Free Configuration Manager Report There’s still time, so make sure to VOTE HERE! Check back often to see how your favorite report is doing! We’ll announce the winning report on Friday. Error Message Lookup Dashboard a) The Error Message Lookup Dashboard is a report that the Enhansoft team created for internal use about a year ago. We recently gave it out to one of our partners who wanted a quick way for service desk team members to lookup error messages using hex error codes. This dashboard gives them exactly that!...

5 Must-See Microsoft Ignite 2017 Sessions!

By Garth Jones With Microsoft Ignite 2017 just around the corner, I’ve compiled a list of 5 must-see Microsoft Ignite 2017 sessions! Session Catalog First, though, there are a TON of sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2017. Your first stop should be this web page because here you will find a list of all of the sessions. As I write this post, there are already 1129 sessions! The best part of this list is that you can search for anything! SCCM/Intune Sessions If you are a SCCM or Intune Administrator, you should narrow your must-see Microsoft Ignite 2017 sessions down to the following products: A. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) 58 Sessions B. Microsoft Intune 39 Sessions C. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 9 Sessions In my humble opinion, I think some of the EMS and In...

Secure Your SCCM Environment by Keeping an Eye on Third-Party Application Patching

Sponsored Cyber attacks are on the rise, with many security breaches hitting enterprises through vulnerabilities in unpatched applications. When it comes to patching Windows OS and Microsoft applications, a great System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) infrastructure allows administrators to quickly secure their network against attacks. However, patching third-party applications in SCCM is a different story. Patching third-party applications through the SCUP catalog or via packaging is tedious and time-consuming. This difficulty makes many admins lenient about patching third-party applications, causing a major loophole in SCCM. It’s important to note that patches for third-party applications can be just as crucial as those for Windows. Even though third-party patches aren’t ...

A ConfigMgr Geek’s Guide to the MBR2GPT.exe Tool

If you have started a Windows 10 migration in your corporate environment, you’ve probably heard about MBR2GPT.exe, the tool that helps convert the disk layout on a PC from the legacy Master Boot Record (MBR) to GUID Partition Table (GPT). While the tool was introduced in the Insider Preview versions, it is officially supported in Windows 10 1703 (also known as the Creators Update). MBR2GPT.exe is the only Microsoft-supported way to convert a production disk (one with data already on it) from MBR to GPT without data loss. The tool can be run from an administrative command prompt after an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 1703, or in the Windows PE (WinPE) environment. Furthermore, older versions of Windows 10 (v1511 and v1607) can be converted using the tool if booted into WinPE. If a drive is...

Why Can’t I Access My SSRS Site Remotely?

By Garth Jones While I was troubleshooting a Software Updates (SU) issue (there’s a long story here that I will skip!) I ran into an access issue with my SQL Server Reporting Services’ (SSRS) site. This blog post will talk about how I solved this problem. In my lab, I have both a CAS (central administration site) and a primary site. I do all of my administrative work from the CAS, including all reporting functions, so I don’t use the primary site at all for reporting. By the way, unless you have over 150,000 computers in your environment you really shouldn’t have a CAS, but that is a topic for another day… On my workstation, I connected to the Reporting Point (RP) on the CAS, but I wasn’t getting the results I expected, so I tried connecting to the RP on my primary site. Instead of connect...

Make SCCM the Universal Enforcer of Endpoint Health, Security and Compliance

If you are an IT professional responsible for maintaining thousands or millions of Windows endpoints, questions like this may be keeping you up at night: Are you sure all your applications—security, in-house and third-party—are current, configured correctly and running successfully? Do you know if all your Windows endpoints are operating within company policies for privacy, security and regulatory compliance? If you discover a security breach or vulnerability, do you a have the ability to quickly find out which machines are affected, and automatically remediate them across a global enterprise? When you combine SCCM with Adaptiva Client Health™, you can rest easy.  Adaptiva Client Health lets SCCM handle those things quickly, easily and automatically. Some of the largest companies in the wo...

Transform SCCM to Speed and Simplify Software Deployments

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) reliably helps companies keep their endpoints current, properly configured and secure. The Adaptiva OneSite content distribution engine is commonly known as the fastest way to distribute Windows 10 across the SCCM enterprise. However, OneSite also brings stunning enhancements in the areas of infrastructure reduction, speed and automation. Adaptiva’s SCCM-transforming technology has been delivering significant ROI to the Fortune 500 for years. Its peer-to-peer content sharing technology speeds and simplifies software deployments and dramatically reduces the costs of SCCM ownership. In this blog, we provide a side by side comparison to show you at a glance just how much power OneSite’s peer-to-peer technology adds to SCCM. It accelerates a...

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