December 18 2012

Decline / exclude an update in SCCM 2012

Recently I needed to decline an update in SCCM 2012 so it wouldn’t install or get approved again via an Automated Deployment Rule.

Remove / Decline Update

  1. Go to All Software Updates
  2. Find the Update you want to decline
  3. Highlight and right-click, then select Edit Membership
  4. Uptick all of the Software Update Groups and click OK

Stop automatic approval via Automated Deployment Rule

  1. Set the Custom Severity for the update you want to exclude to Low
  2. In the ADR(s),  add the Custom Severity field and set it to None. This will exclude any update(s) that are set to Low.

 

 

 



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April 17 2012

SCCM 2012 Active Directory Schema changes

I’ve previously blogged about the AD schema changes made by SCCM 2007 (http://blog.danovich.com.au/2010/11/03/sccm-active-directory-schema-changes/).

Recently I prepared an environment for SCCM 2012 – the schema extension is exactly the same for SCCM 2012 so if you have already extended it for SCCM 2007, there’s no need to extend it for SCCM 2012.

As before, it creates 4 new classes and 18 associated attributes as follows:


attribute cn=MS-SMS-Site-Code
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Assignment-Site-Code.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Site-Boundaries.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Roaming-Boundaries.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Default-MP.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Device-Management-Point.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-MP-Name.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-MP-Address.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Health-State.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Source-Forest.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Ranged-IP-Low.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Ranged-IP-High.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Version.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Capabilities.
class cn=MS-SMS-Management-Point.
class cn=MS-SMS-Server-Locator-Point.
class cn=MS-SMS-Site.
class cn=MS-SMS-Roaming-Boundary-Range.

 
 

November 3 2010

SCCM Active Directory Schema changes

You’ll often need to detail what changes are being made during an Active Directory Schema modification / update / upgrade / extension / whatever you want to call it.

The SCCM 2007 schema extension does not change any existing classes or attributes, it creates 4 new classes and 18 associated attributes as follows:

attribute cn=mS-SMS-Assignment-Site-Code.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Site-Boundaries.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Roaming-Boundaries.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Default-MP.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Device-Management-Point.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-MP-Name.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-MP-Address.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Health-State.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Source-Forest.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Ranged-IP-Low.
attribute cn=MS-SMS-Ranged-IP-High.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Version.
attribute cn=mS-SMS-Capabilities.
class cn=MS-SMS-Management-Point.
class cn=MS-SMS-Server-Locator-Point.
class cn=MS-SMS-Site.
class cn=MS-SMS-Roaming-Boundary-Range.