ConfigMgr 1802 TP – Improvements to Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence

In 1802 TP, when you create a upgrade Task Sequence, now there will be additional groups created that is based on recommendations what Microsoft and others have seen done in the field. These groups are just recommendations and the actual tasks/scripts to do the checks, installs, etc. will need to be done by you. Several example scripts are out on the next that can help you get started.

Some examples and additional recommendations are available here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1802

-Jay

ConfigMgr 1802 TP – Microsoft Edge Browser Profiles

In the updated 1802 TP, we now have an option to create Edge policies.

In Assets and Compliance, under Compliance Settings, there is an option for Microsoft Edge Browser Profiles

Highlight that and choose from the Menu (or right click) to Create Microsoft Edge profile

In the Create Microsoft Edge Browser Policy wizard, name your profile/policy just as an example below. You can create multiple profiles to target different collections like any other deployment.

In the next screen, choose the configuration needed based on your corporate policies.

Once done, select next and choose the OS which will always be Windows 10 but you can target between x32 and x64.

Once all done, from the menu bar or right click to deploy the policy to a collection.

ConfigMgr 1802 TP – Deployment Template for Task Sequences

One of the new features of the CM 1802 TP is the ability to create deployment templates for Task Sequences and then use that to apply to existing task sequences to create new deployments.

To create a template, during the deployment of a TS, in the Summary screen, there is a new button in the upper righthand corner “Save As Template…”.

Once you select that, you have a new popup box to select what you want included in the template and name the template.

In this case, I chose all of it and named it Win 10 Deployment.

Now to apply the template in a new deployment, in the first dialog, you have the Select Deployment Template button (above the Comments area).

Once clicked, you can select the template of your choice.

 

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Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 (Coming in Creators Update)

We always see computers left unattended and unlocked at the workplace and even worse, public places like coffee shops. In Windows Creators update, Microsoft has introduced Dynamic Lock. When you pair your phone (Bluetooth) with Windows 10, now the option to lock the computer automatically when you walk away will be available.

If you have the Insiders Preview today, you can test this by enabling Dynamic Lock by going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options and toggle Dynamic lock to “on”. Make sure you phone is paired to your computer first.

For the Enterprise, Dynamic Lock can also be enforced via Group Policy.

Windows Defender ATP – Onboarding Endpoint with Configuration Manager 1606 or higher

To be able to review Windows 10 endpoints (Anniversary Update or higher) into Windows Defender ATP, you will need to onboard first. There are several ways to do so including scripts, Group Policy, Intune, Configuration Manager 2012 through current branch 1602. With the release of Configuration Manager branch update 1606, it now includes integrated Windows Defender ATP to be able to monitor and deploy the policies.

  1. To get started, login to the Windows Defender ATP site to download the policies https://securitycenter.windows.com/download
  2. Choose the drop down Select your deployment tool, and select the System Center Configuration Manager (current branch) version 1606

  3. This will download a ZIP file with the onboarding package. Unzip it to where you can access it with ConfigMgr.
  4. Under Assets and Compliance, expand Endpoint Protection where you will see Windows Defender ATP Policies. Select Windows Defender ATP Policies , and click Create Windows Defender ATP Policy from the toolbar or right click.
  5. Follow the wizard to import the onboarding file you downloaded from the site. (NOTE: SCREENSHOT SHOWS OFFBOARDING, BUT SHOULD BE ONBOARDING)

  6. Once done, you will see the policies in the console. Right client or from the toolbar, click Deploy.

  7. You can do this for off-boarding as well. From the same site, you can select to download the off-boarding package and then follow the steps above to import into ConfigMgr.