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Tag: Windows Updates

SCCM
Thomas Kurth

Build better pilot rings for Updates with MEM Intune

A few weeks back I wrote about creating better pilot rings within a MEMCM environment. Because of the feedback and some projects I transferred the solution for Intune only environments.  Key Features Scope to specific device Azure AD groups (Only Apps and HW models of devices in this collection are

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SCCM
Thomas Kurth

Build better pilot rings for Updates with MEMCM

When implementing a update concept there is always one important question open: How do I select devices for the pilot/test phase? My customers most often answer this with one of the following solutions: Manually selecting the devices and check from time to time if there are still enough devices in

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Intune
Thomas Kurth

Windows Update for Business simplifies your environment

There are two types of methodologies to deploy Windows Updates. One is based on ConfigMgr or WSUS. This method brings high level of control regarding which updates are deployed and when they are installed. The other is based on Windows Update for business where customers can work with deployment rings

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Update: Multireboot issue with Windows Updates is solved

One and a half year ago I posted an article about a problem which every OSD Enginer should know. Some Windows Updates make multiple reboots and this behaviour breaks a ConfigMgr Task Sequence as described in KB2894518. Until now we had to use some workarounds to block these updates from

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Windows Update Issue which every SCCM OSD/OSI Engineer should know! (KB2894518)

Often I see the following issue, updates are installed during a Task Sequence, then the Task Sequence doesn’t continue after a reboot. In the smsts.log are errors like these: !sVolumeID.empty(), HRESULT=80004005 !sTSMDataPath.empty(), HRESULT=80070002 TS::Utility::GetTSMDataPath( sDataDir ), HRESULT=80070002 Failed to set log directory. Some execution history may be lost. The system

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