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Support Center for Configuration Manager the vNext from the SCCM Toolkit option

Starting in version 1810, use Support Center for client troubleshooting, real-time log viewing, or capturing the state of a Configuration Manager client computer for troubleshooting purposes. Real-time diagnostic of inventory (replaces ContentSpy), policy (replaces PolicySpy), and client cache. Support Center includes Support Center Viewer, a tool that support personnel use to open the bundle of [. . .]

The New ConfigMgr Report “Lifecycle 05A – Product Lifecycle dashboard” that Microsoft just released is now…

As some of you know, “and that would be the people that read the what’s new for the recent current branch release” or “the people that discover it later down the way“. that Microsoft released a new default report titled “Lifecycle 05A – Product Lifecycle dashboard“. This report shows the state of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy [. . .]

What’s new in ConfigMgr 1810 – Compressed Highlights

To take advantage of new Configuration Manager features, first, update clients to the latest version. While new functionality appears in the Configuration Manager console when you update the site and console, the complete scenario isn’t functional until the client version is also the latest. Site system on Windows cluster node: The Configuration Manager setup process [. . .]

Deprecated SCCM Features

Feature Deprecation first announced Support removed Classic service deployment to Azure for cloud management gateway and cloud distribution point. November 2018 The first version released after July 1, 2019 System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac and Linux October 2018 December 31, 2018 Hybrid mobile device management. August 14, 2018 September 1, 2019 The Silverlight user experience for the [. . .]

SCCM Toolkit vNext = Support Center for Configuration Manager

Starting in version 1810, use Support Center for client troubleshooting, real-time log viewing, or capturing the state of a Configuration Manager client computer for troubleshooting purposes. Support Center aims to reduce the challenges and frustration when troubleshooting Configuration Manager client computers. Create a troubleshooting bundle (.zip file) that contains the Configuration Manager client log files. [. . .]

RicherReports 2.0 Portal Setup and Configuration

Since this is a custom solution it requires a custom installation. The following steps will guide you thru setup and publishing of the customized reports to a SQL Reporting Services ConfigMgr Reporting point. We are going to be using the ReportSync app. This is also a good to the have for capturing backups of your reports [. . .]

SSRS Error: Cannot create a connection to data source AutoGen…

Have you ever gotten the following error when attempting to run a SQL Reporting Services ConfigMgr report? An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Cannot create a connection to data source ‘AutoGen__5C6358F2_4BB6_4a1b_A16E_8D96795D8602_’. (rsErrorOpeningConnection) For more information about this error navigate to the report server on the local server machine, or enable remote errors Resolution [. . .]

Management Insights–Current Branch 1802

Management insights in System Center Configuration Manager provide information about the current state of your environment. The information is based on analysis of data from the site database. Insights help you to better understand your environment and take action based on the insight. For details see, Management Insights. Read More…

Deprecation announcement for Linux and Unix client support–Current Branch 1802

Microsoft intends to deprecate the Linux and UNIX client support in System Center Configuration Manager roughly one year from now, such that the clients will not be included in the SCCM 1902 release in early calendar 2019. The Configuration Manager 1810 release, in late calendar 2018, will be the last release to include the Linux [. . .]

Cloud distribution point site affinity – Current Branch 1802

This feature benefits customers with a multi-site, geographically dispersed hierarchy using cloud distribution points. When an internet-based client searches for content, previously there was no order to the list of cloud distribution points received by the client. This behavior could result in internet-based clients receiving content from geographically distant cloud distribution points. Downloading content from [. . .]