Configure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, ConfigMgr, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMS2 Comments

The 1606 release of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes with a whole slew of new features, including a pre-release Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Connector feature. Learn about ConfigMgr 1606 here. The OMS connector will enable you to sync data such as your collections from ConfigMgr to OMS. Once the collection information is synced to OMS you can then subject any OMS agent-managed endpoint to some action, such as patching, by virtue of its membership in a collection. When you combine this capability with existing system update and other update information that exists in OMS, the practical and other applications are rather evident. Note that because this is a pre-release feature it is meant for early pre-production testing, and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaConfigure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step

Adding DaRT 10 from MDOP 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM5 Comments

This is the third article in a series of articles in which I write about my experiences managing Windows 10 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. In the first article, I reviewed steps for installing Windows 10 ADK and creating new boot images in ConfigMgr. In the second article, I reviewed the steps for upgrading MDT 2013 integrated with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to MDT 2013 Update 2. In this article, I will show you how to add DaRT 10, which is available in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2. The same steps will apply to ConfigMgr current branch. There are many benefits to integrating MDT with ConfigMgr. One of many such benefits is using the Diagnostics and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaAdding DaRT 10 from MDOP 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Upgrade MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 Update 2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM2 Comments

This is the second article in a series of articles in which I write about my experiences managing Windows 10 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. In the first article, I reviewed steps for installing Windows 10 ADK and creating new boot images in ConfigMgr. In this article, I’ll review the steps for upgrading MDT 2013 integrated with ConfigMgr to MDT 2013 Update 2. Note that while MDT 2013 Update 1 is required for managing Windows 10, MDT 2013 update 2 is NOT required. Also Update 2 includes no major features over update 1, but I’m interested in user experience enhancements  for Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequences.   Download and Install MDT 2013 Update 2 You can get this from the … Read More

Chiyo OdikaUpgrade MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 Update 2

Managing Windows 10 Deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Windows 10 ADK and MDT 2013 Update 2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM2 Comments

In a previous post, I lamented the many frustrations that the Windows 10 ADK was causing me and many others, but also promised to post some updates if and when I got it to work for my specific use cases. I actually got this working some time ago, but I’m only now able to blog about this. So without further fuss, in this series of articles, I’ll review the steps I’ve taken to successfully manage Windows 10 in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. These steps also apply to later ConfigMgr releases. This series  will cover steps for: Switching to Windows 10 ADK (1511 version). Download here. Updating Boot Images to Win PE version 10 Upgrading MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 … Read More

Chiyo OdikaManaging Windows 10 Deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Windows 10 ADK and MDT 2013 Update 2

Windows 10 ADK Errors and Issues

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM4 Comments

Have you been banging your head against the poor fence, trying to determine why your WinPE v10.0.10586 boot images are crushing your will to take on Windows 10 OS deployments,  trying to understand the Windows 10 ADK errors and issues, and looking for guidance on when we’ll actually get OS Deployments for Windows 10 working properly?  Well you are in good company. There are known issues with the existing versions of the ADK, and in this article, I seek to explore these issues, and explore some options on how to proceed. Based on this article from Microsoft, which explains this issue in great detail, the recommendation is to stick to the RTM release of the Windows 10 ADK, in spite … Read More

Chiyo OdikaWindows 10 ADK Errors and Issues