Archive: New Hotfix: Fix for Slow SCCM Patching and Windows 10 Upgrades on Win7/2008 Clients

KB3102810 has been published by Microsoft to address two issues that are affecting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 clients. First issue: Windows Updates run slower than usual when using SCCM for patch management. Second issue: When trying to deploy an in-place Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7, svchost.exe takes 100% CPU utilization and the upgrade might …

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Two Commands to Repair Your Windows Installation

Here are two simple troubleshooting steps to try if your Windows installation has been corrupted or is not functioning properly. These commands work in Windows 8 and Windows 10. %windir%\system32\sfc.exe /scannow This command used with SFC.exe is a tool that will scan your system files for corruption and replace them with a cached version if necessary. …

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Automate Windows 10 In-Place Upgrades From the Command Line

I recently had a scenario with a client that had no Configuration Manager infrastructure, used Intune to manage workstations, had trouble configuring MDT to support Windows 10 upgrades (there are still several known issues with MDT & Windows 10), but still needed to automate deployment of Windows 10 to end users. Since the Windows 10 …

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How to Import Additional Reports in SCCM

I’d say that the reports that come bundled with Configuration Manager are adequate. Useful, sure, but not as fancy as some other tools that are out there. They provide a great starting point on a robust platform (SQL Server Reporting Services) that is completely customizable, but they can leave a bit to be desired if you’re looking for …

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Archive: SCCM Driver Import Issue Fixed With New Hotfix – KB3084586

As you may know, there’s a pretty big issue with importing drivers in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 after applying Service Pack 1. Importing drivers inexplicably increased the size of driver packages to the point of task sequences being unusable. There were some workarounds posted where you could import the drivers with PowerShell and avoid the issue, but …

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