Category: Tips

July 5, 2018
Problems Posting Pictures and Images or URLs to the TechNet Forums?

I’m one of the moderators of the TechNet System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) forums and I often ask people to post a picture of the problem they’re encountering. Sometimes I’ll…

June 27, 2018
How to Start Editing SCCM Reports with Report Builder

Did you know that you need a Role-Based Administration (RBA) security role when you want to edit System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch or 2012 R2 reports with Report…

June 20, 2018
How Big Should My Dashboard Be?

Is there a standard dashboard size? Is there a maximum or a minimum width or length? These may seem like simple questions, but there are no easy answers. I often…

June 13, 2018
How to Create an Anti-Malware Policy for Endpoint Protection

I documented the steps I took on how to create an anti-malware policy for Endpoint Protection because I was certain that I wasn’t the only one who was going to…

June 6, 2018
Updated-How to Create a SQL Server Computer Account Login

This blog post was originally published in early 2017, but since then newer versions of SQL Server were released, so I thought that it was time for an update. Here…

May 29, 2018
Configuration Baseline Remediation – How to Create the Baseline

In this post I’ll show you how to create the baseline when using Configuration Baseline Remediation. In my last post, Configuration Baseline Remediation – Configuration Item, I showed you how…

May 23, 2018
Configuration Baseline Remediation – Configuration Item

In this blog post I will show you how to create a Configuration Item. This comes in handy when you’re dealing with a specific update for hundreds or thousands of…

May 22, 2018
Upgrade to the Latest Altaro VM Backup

Similar to most Microsoft MVPs and other senior IT consultants, I have a Hyper-V lab to simulate client environments. This is also where I test out the latest versions of…

May 16, 2018
How to Grant Permission to a Single SCCM SSRS Report

In System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 it is possible to grant permission to a single SCCM SSRS report by simply updating the permissions in the web interface. However, in…

May 15, 2018
Free Getting Started with Power BI and SCCM eBook

As a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) administrator, I’m sure that you get asked hardware and software inventory questions all the time. Then after you review the built-in SCCM reports…