The Apajove BlogTechnical nuggets from the Apajove team
We sometimes see this problem when deploying Windows 10 at first log in Under setting we can see that Windows is trying to download and install these features from the internet. Sometimes these features on demand will not download and install and we probably don;t...read more
The number one customer request for Callisto in recent months has been for some visibility of OS deployment. In the ConfigMgr console we get some reasonable stats, but they're not particularly intuitive, you need the console installed and it's not really appropriate...read more
The performance of the software updates process in general, and the Callisto software updates dashboard specifically, depends on the performance of the SQL databases for WSUS and for the Software Update Point tables in the Configuration Manager database. Today, with...read more
In the Configuration Manager Windows 10 Servicing Node there's some top-level dashboard stats to show you a handy breakdown of the Windows 10 versions in your environment. They're handy for a quick glance, but you can't drill into them (at least currently?) and...read more
An interesting request by a customer recently, where they wanted to have Operations Manager alerts of a certain criteria escalated to other teams, should the alert remain unresolved for x number of minutes. You'd probably begin to think that were going to need an...read more
Chances are, your business uses Microsoft System Center. It’s the industry-leading tool, but it has some notable limitations. Although it has vast capabilities and provides a rich source of data with information and telemetry across many areas, it can be difficult to...read more
You can drive yourself mad with this stuff. There's loads of blog posts and StackOverflow questions and answers about this, but I didn't find anything that quite addressed it for me, so as a quick note... If you can't install a role or feature, and your dism...read more
Working with Configuration Manager, I am constantly reminding customers that Configuration Manager is a patient man’s tool. Oftentimes there’s no point in trying to speed the application along, there’s latency built into some of the processes occurring under the...read more
Under SCCM 2007, Native Mode was a bit of a pain. You couldn’t mix and match http and https enabled clients in one site, so even where you didn’t need the HTTPS level security, you had to have it and there was always a client with a certificate issue somewhere. So,...read more
There are quite a few blog posts and articles that provide guidance on how to enable BitLocker during an OSD Task Sequence, however most (if not all) of them omit critical information as to how to correctly handle the detection and disabling of BitLocker during the...read more
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