Finally, here in Part III, I’ll cover Client Settings, Maintenance Windows, Group Policy, Multiple SUP’s, HTTPS, ADR\Baseline Maintenance, and the big scary WSUS Maintenance.
Windows 10 Upgrade GUI is designed to provide administrators the ability to give users the power to run upgrades in their own time, being a welcoming user friendly experience. This is designed to run prior and subsequently start a ConfigMgr\SCCM Upgrade Task Sequence.
Here in Part II i’ll show you how to properly manage the future with ADR’s, whilst catering for the past with Baselines.
Handling Windows Updates can be tricky at the best of times. Timing, testing and the sheer resource to complete that can be a headache. However by utilising SCCM’s ADR’s (Automatic Deployment Rule) and ensuring we are testing on Dev machines first can really take the strain off.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything spread like the WannaCry/EnternalBlue exploit has over the past 24 hours. And I like many other admins around the world have been pulling together reports and ensuring our estate is fully patched with Microsoft MS17-010, so to ensure the devastating damage done to the likes of the NHS has doesn’t spread further.
There have been some great guides through the years on configuring WSUS with SCCM from the ground up, but i felt it was time for me to add to the library with an updated version to cover Server 2016, and particularly my personal recommendations for a successful A-Z setup.
In Part I i’ll take you through configuring the required Server Roles & Features, WSUS Installation and Configuration, IIS settings, Folder Permissions and linking it all up into SCCM.
I’ve created dozens of State Migration Points over the last few years, and 99% of the time, i’ve had to alter the permissions in 1 place or another to get it to work properly.
Having researched this alot, I note there is no 1 place to say, Set these permissions…Until now..
How do we make OSD failure obvious? How do we make it so it’s impossible to miss even to the most basic of user that the machine they are looking at has not been deployed correctly, and needs attention..