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
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'
END AS RefreshType,
COUNT(*) AS Total
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 - https://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