Notes from the Top 10 Enterprise client management frustrations and how to avoid them session @ ITDevconnections in Las Vegas, October 2016

Thanks to all who attended Peter Daalmans and my session earlier today @ITDevconnections in Vegas.

10 – Dealing with ConfigMgr clients

http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ – Jason Sandys Startup script

9 – User friendly OS deployments

http://blog.configmgrftw.com/uiplusplus/ – Jasons Sandys UI++ OSD Frontend

8 – Stay current

Get a test environment to test SCCM upgrades. For SQL 2016 check this deck from Brian Mason ttps://www.mnscug.org/images/stories/MNSCUGSQL2016.zip

7 – The beginning

Think about what you include in your queries and collections – http://mrbodean.net/2016/10/06/why-you-should-not-like-like/

https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/ – Steve Thompson blog on SQL and Performance issues

— WITH ROLLUP
SELECT
            CASE RefreshType
                        WHEN 1 THEN ‘No Scheduled Update’
                        WHEN 2 THEN ‘Full Scheduled Update’
                        WHEN 4 THEN ‘Incremental Update (only)’
                        WHEN 6 THEN ‘Incremental and Full Update Scheduled’
                        ELSE ‘Total’
            END AS RefreshType,
            COUNT(*) AS Total
FROM  dbo.v_Collection
GROUP BY refreshtype, refreshtype WITH ROLLUP

 

– SQL script to display number of collections using incremental updates

6 – Windows 10 servicing

Use the upgrade task sequence to upgrade your windows 10 environment

5 – The infrastructure

Keep it simple, check out the new boundary group features in ConfigMgr TP1609

4 – Tomorrow is here

Make sure you evaluate Modern Device Management using Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite not to replace ConfigMgr but to extend the reach of devices that you manage.

3 – Handling Drivers

Look into using traditional packages and dism to inject drivers. Mr. Oppelfans has a blog post on the topic http://oscc1-public.sharepoint.com/Blog/Post/15/The-holy-grail-of-ConfigMgr-diver-management,-or-whatever-you%E2%80%99d-like-to-call-it

2 – Software updates

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/01/06/navigating-the-windows-10-servicing-options/ understand the servicing models

automate the software update process – http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/the-coretech-software-update-management-tool/

1 – Account and Security

Never use a combined account for multiple purposes in ConfigMgr. Lock down the Network Access account http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2015/05/11/network-access-accounts-are-evil/ and –https://oscc1-public.sharepoint.com/Blog/Post/11/Protecting-the-Network-Access-Account-using-Configuration-Items-Quest-%E2%80%93-Part1

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About the Author:

Kent Agerlund

Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009.

Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more.

Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.

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