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MS: New Update strategy starts now

Tomorrow Microsoft starts using the same update strategy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as they do for Windows 10.

All updates will be installed as one cumulative update.

Source: https://www.petri.com/microsofts-new-windows-78-rollup-patches-released-starting-tomorrow

SCCM 1511 Prereq upgrade warning: Unsupported Operating System

Hi All,

A couple of days ago I decided to upgrade my SCCM DEMO environment to the newest version of SCCM 1511.

 

When running the prereq checker, I got the “normal” warning about SQL Server process memory allocation, but I also got a new warning that I hadn’t seen before.

Warning: Unsupported site system operating system version for upgrade!

 

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My only server for SCCM was running Windows Server 2012 R2 so I found the warning a bit odd.

Looking into the log file c:\ConfigMgrPrereq.log I found the “issue”

My SCCM DEMO environment has an Intune connector installed and a Cloud DP manage.microsoft.com.

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The prereq checker will also check OS version at manage.microsoft.com and obviously fails Smiley med åben mund

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So without further thinking I clicked “Begin Install” and the upgrade succeeded.

 

Enjoy

Jens Ole

Join me at the What’s new in Windows 10 IT Innovation Series Event

Hi all,
Later this January I will help my colleague Ronni Pedersen at this Microsoft Event. If interested, please use the below links to register.

Hope to see you

 

/Jens Ole

 

What’s new in Windows 10 Enterprise: Increasing Security, Predictability, and Compatibility
Experience the most innovative and reliable Windows yet! Windows 10 brings increased stability and predictability to your organization, while minimizing risk. Attend this free one-day training event to explore new servicing, security, and management features that enable corporate data access across devices and platforms while allowing you to maintain control over those devices.

Join Microsoft MVP Ronni Pedersen and learn to:

  • Help ensure application compatibility with new and legacy LOB apps with Microsoft Edge and IE 11.
  • Implement security and identity capabilities through Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Hello/Passport, Device Guard, Enterprise Data Protection, as well as Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Get hands-on with Windows as a Service by managing Current Branch and Long Branch scenarios.
  • Create and configure deployment and management packages using Microsoft Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Intune.

Join this IT Innovation Series event for first-hand experiences with real-word scenarios around Windows 10.

Option 1: Copenhagen, Denmark:
Date: Jan 11, 2016 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Registration: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x627587537

Option 2: Aarhus, Denmark:
Date: Jan 12, 2016 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Registration: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x628919320

MDT 2013 Update1 – Force Application installation order using UDI

 

Working at a customer who wanted to install Office 2013 instead of Office 2010 using the User Driven Installation (UDI) Wizard, I ran into a little issue.

Normally it’s not a big deal. We added the Office 2013 installation to the UDI Wizard and moved it to the top as other installed software depends of the Office installation.

Then we did a test deployment and Office 2013 was not installed as the first application and as the Outlook Add-In application was depended of Outlook – the deployment failed installing the applications.

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Looking in the UDIWizard_Config.xml.app file located in the MDT Toolkit Files package script folder, you can find the application ID number and do a quick fix Smiley, der blinker

In this case the Outlook Add-In has a lower number than Office, which will result in a failure.

 

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I wanted Office to be the first install so I changed Office 2013 to ID 8. (my lowest App ID)

The application which had ID 8, got ID 9 and finally the Outlook Add-In got ID 25

 

Selected Application list should be changed too according to the new App IDs.

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To assure that you did not make any errors, I always open the UDIWizard_config.xml in the UDI Wizard designer and do a save.

I updated the MDT Toolkit Files Package a the DP and deployed a new machine.

The result worked as expected

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I assume that I could have deleted the Outlook Add-In in the UDI Wizard Designer and added it back in. It should then have had ID 26, but if you want to “arrange” your applications, this must be the way Smiley, der blinker

Mobile Device Management Webinar

Hi all,

Yesterday I did an online presentation about securing your data on Mobile Devices using Microsoft Intune / System Center. Feel free to view the recorded webinar here

NB: It’s danish Smiley, der blinker

 

/Enjoy

Speaking at SCUG.DK

 

Last Friday I had the honor to speak, once again, at the local Danish User Group SCUG.DK.

I shared a session with my colleague and MVP Ronni Pedersen, about Windows as a Service.

When companies are deploying or evaluating Windows, there are a bunch of things you should be aware of.

  • Windows 10 Licensing
  • Group Policies
  • MDOP
  • Windows 10 Activation (KMS vs ADBA)
  • IE11 / Edge
  • Enterprise mode
  • Windows 10 (Windows Defender / Endpoint Protection)
  • Default Build-in Apps
  • Default Apps and File Associations
  • Windows 10 Business Store
  • In-place Upgrade or Reimage
  • Domain joined, Azure joined

I hope the slides will be available at www.scug.dk, if not I’ll attach them here.

Azure AD Connect is GA

Today Microsoft announced the following products:

  1. Announcing the Limited Public Preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  2. Azure AD Connect and Connect Health are generally available
  3. Azure Application Gateway generally available
  4. SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.1 now available
  5. Microsoft Intune Conditional Access and Mobile Application Management for the Outlook app
  6. New Microsoft Power BI Content Pack and connector generally available
  7. Key Vault is now generally available across all regions (except Australia)

Reading more here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stbnewsbytes/archive/2015/06/24/cloud-platform-release-announcements-for-june-24-2015.aspx?linkId=15102330