MNSCUG October 2016 Meeting Notes

Next month: A Taste of MMS – all day OpsMgr

Agenda:

Vote for President and Vice President. Winners to be ratified by board before the end of the year. Winners to start in January. Special thanks to Fred Bainbridge for 2 outstanding years of his presidency. Thanks to Joe Kaster for his year as VP. And special mention to Matthew Teegarden who has been extremely helpful this year

2017 President – Ryan Ephgrave

2017 Vice President – Umm….that guy right behind me. No...the other one. Yeah, that's him.

Sponsor Session:

Adaptiva is our new gold sponsor. Gold is our highest offering which says Adaptiva is interested in helping our group as much as possible. Their funds will help us to fly in great speakers this year.

Session: Ignite Roundup & Win 10 OSD

Had some very nice things to say about our user group. This has been a common theme from the sponsors and guest speakers that we get!!

Spoke about Microsoft Upgrade Analytics: 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/upgrade-analytics-get-started

http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/551/Setup-Upgrade-Analytics-for-your-Windows-10-migration-projects-By-Ami-Casto

Spoke about Peer Cache: Research both BranchCache and Peer Cache. NOTE: Peer Cache is new and not really ready for prime time.

Spoke about their Peer-To-Peer product. There is an agent that gets deployed to all the clients that takes over request for content for SCCM.

Has a product that uses P2P PXE. No need for PXE servers.

Has a product that Migrate User Data through P2P

BIOS to UEFI: http://www.adaptiva.com/sccm-academy/

Free download of their Task Sequence that includes BIOS to UEFI. Looks like they have a process for DELL, HP, and DELL

Side note: This is what Matthew Teegarden uses in his production environment: http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2016/06/14/switch-from-bios-to-uefi-on-dell-systems-during-windows-10-deployment-with-configmgr/

Session: Fred Bainbridge: UEFI

Download PPT

Extend SCCM Hardware Inventory to gather BIOS\Firmware data. NOTE: You will need to extend Hardware Inventory to collect this information.

Another option is the new Server 2016 Feature – Device Health Attestation.

If you are using UEFI and Secure Boot then you should be using a password

Check out this post: http://ccmexec.com/2016/07/switch-from-bios-to-uefi-seamless-using-configuration-manager-ts-in-6-simple-steps/