In case anyone missed the big announcement yesterday.
Helping customers shift to a modern desktop – Microsoft 365 Blog
Windows 10 Enterprise customers will get 30 month support (change from the 18 month). Those on current 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803 will be extended to 30 months as well.
Future releases for Sept will have 30 months (starting with 1809) and spring releases (starting 1903) will still be 18 months for those that was faster cadences.
This is great news for Enterprise customers. For those on Pro version, might want to reconsider to move to Enterprise unless you can do the 18 month.
There are other announcements but this is the biggest as there were many concerns on the 18 month cycles.
Technical Preview for System Center Configuration Manager, version 1511, included the ability to create a collection where all devices in the collection make up a server group. Then, you could configure the server group settings to use when you deploy software updates to the server group, control the percentage of computers that are updated at any given time, and configure pre-deployment and post-deployment PowerShell scripts to run custom actions.
Technical Preview for System Center Configuration Manager, version 1605, adds the ability to update the computers in the server group in a specified order that you define, adds enhanced monitoring to view the status for the computers in the server group, and provides the ability to clear the deployment locks that is useful when clients have failed to install the software updates and are preventing other clients from installing their software updates.
When creating a collection for laptops you have to include the “Chassis Type” numbers. The problem with this is that laptops/portables/pen tops all have different enclosures
select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE on SMS_G_System_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where
SMS_G_System_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE.ChassisTypes in ( “8”, “9”, “10”, “14” )
You may change this as needed here is the complete list from Micrsoft:
4 Low Profile Desktop
5 Pizza Box
6 Mini Tower
11 Hand Held
12 Docking Station
13 All in One
14 Sub Notebook
16 Lunch Box
17 Main System Chassis
18 Expansion Chassis
19 Sub Chassis
20 Bus Expansion Chassis
21 Peripheral Chassis
22 Storage Chassis
23 Rack Mount Chassis
24 Sealed-Case PC