The Apajove BlogTechnical nuggets from the Apajove team
Here at Apajove we've been delivering Configuration Manager consultancy and support for the past eight years, our consultancy team have experience going back to SMS 1.2 and we are huge fans of ConfigMgr. One thing that we all agree on is that the data that ConfigMgr...read more
As ConfigMgr admins we all want to keep on top of the health and performance of OS Deployment and we want to make sure that everything is working as we expect it to. This can be a job in itself, but if we want to provide data to non-admins in the environment then...read more
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
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