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Fixing WSUS - When the Best Defense is a Good Offense

Apr 12 2018
This week started pretty harsh, a ton of customers reaching out to our team having WSUS issues. Everything from the “traditional” CPU and Memory spikes, to severe network traffic over port 8530 to the WSUS/SUP server. Basically Clients downloading massive amount of info, some customers reporting up to 700 MB per endpoint.

Cloud OS Deployment, Part 1 - Running MDT Task Sequences from Microsoft Intune

Jan 23 2018
In this post you learn how to run MDT Task sequences, for either Computer refresh or Inplace-upgrades, from Microsoft Intune. Using task sequences gives you much better control of the Windows 10 servicing compared to regular features updates. And, as you probably figured out from the title already, there are more posts coming…:)

Create a Maintenance Window in ConfigMgr with an offset from patch Tuesday

Jan 11 2018
So its that time of year again where it is time to create all those Maintenance Windows for your patch groups. If you are like me and don’t want to do them on actual patch Tuesday (not that Microsoft ever had any issues with their patches, right? ) you might miss an option in ConfigMgr to create the MW’s with an offset based on patch Tuesday. The reason you might want this is that sometimes the second Wednesday comes before the second Tuesday of the month.

ConfigMgr Current Branch Setup fails due to TLS 1.2 configuration

Jan 04 2018
I recently (well yesterday) stumbled across a ConfigMgr Current Branch setup of a new site server failing due to TLS configuration. Turned out that the ConfigMgr 1702 setup (latest baseline as of today) couldn’t install when TLS 1.0 and SSL 3.0 had been removed due to server hardening. The server was Windows Server 2016, and the database SQL was SQL Server 2016 Standard with SP1.

A Geeks Guide for upgrading to MDT 8450

Dec 23 2017
In this post you learn to upgrade an existing MDT 8443 environment, with or without ConfigMgr integration, to MDT 8450. The guide is divided in two parts:

Introducing Peer PXE in ConfigMgr Technical Preview 1712

Dec 17 2017
Back in ConfigMgr Technical Preview 1706, Microsoft introduced IPv6 PXE, a feature you could enable not only on distribution points running on Windows Server OS, but also on Windows Client OS. Effectively having a Windows client configured as a DP also acting as a PXE server. Microsoft MVP Ronni Pedersen (@ronnipedersen), have a blog post on that:

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