SCCM and SCEP Agent License are different .so we have to buy additionally if we like to implement SCEP.
Here we have 2 separate behavior based on OS
For Windows 7 Machines:— You will be able to see as SCEP (System Center Endpoint Protection) as separate agent along with SCCM Client. For installing the SCEP.. You don’t required to push any mechanism.. When you install the SCCM Client, SCEP agent will get auto installed ( Of course assuming you have enabled SCEP) ..For Frequent SCEP client upgrade you have to Deploy with normal patching mechanism or S/W
For Windows 10:—- You won’t be see separate SCEP agent. In windows 10 you can able to see windows Defender (which is comes default with OS). When you install the SCCM Client SCEP will take your Windows Defender with customized policy. For Frequent SCEP client upgrade you have to Deploy with normal patching mechanism or S/W.
As recommends Microsoft, Please create ADR for Definition updates for deploying with Custom policy.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts the files and locks device, such a
a computer, tablet or smartphone and then demands a ransom to unlock it. Recently, a
dangerous ransomware named ‘Wannacry’ has been affecting the computers worldwide
creating the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen.
What is WannaCry Ransomware?
WannaCry ransomware attacks windows based machines. It also goes by the name
WannaCrypt, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WCrypt, WCRY.It leverages SMB exploit in
Windows machines called EternalBlue to attack and inject the malware. All versions of
windows before Windows 10 are vulnerable to this attack if not patched for MS-17-010.
After a system is affected, it encrypts the files and shows a pop up with a countdown and
instructions on how to pay the 300$ in bitcoins to decrypt and get back the original files. If
the ransom is not paid in 3 days, the ransom amount increases to 600$ and threatens the
user to wipe off all the data. It also installs DOUBLEPULSAR backdoor in the machine.
What can you do to prevent infection?
Microsoft has released a Windows security patch MS17-010 for Winodws machines.
This needs to be applied immediately and urgently.
Remove Windows NT4, Windows 2000 and Windows XP-2003 from production
Block ports 139, 445 and 3389 in firewall.
Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don’t
know or companies you don’t do business with.
SMB is enabled by default on Windows. Disable smb service on the machine by
going to Settings > uncheck the settings > OK
Make sure your software is up-to-date.
Have a pop-up blocker running on your web browser.
Regularly backup your files.
Install a good antivirus and a good antiransomware product for better security.
Change the File name .HTA
If you encounter an error during the imaging process, please note the error code generated by the Tssk Sequence Wizard. Please reboot the system and boot into the task sequence wizard using an available boot media or PXE function.
Once within the Task Sequence Wizard, select F8 to initiate the command prompt. Within the command prompt, please run the following commands depending on the error listed below:
For Microsoft Surfaces ONLY
For Everything Else:
If you are not imaging a Surface Pro and receive a 0x8004005or 0x80070570 error, please use the Diskpart Steps that arebolded and listed below:
Disk ### Status Size Free DynGpt
——– ————- ——- ——- — —
Disk 0 Online 238 GB 0 B *(select the OS disk)
Disk 1 Online 28 GB 0 B
For an “0x8007005 or 0x80070070 error or an image where the primary drive isn’t imaged as C:”, please run the following diskpart steps:
System Center Suite is combination of below Tools. By Using System Center Suite we can manage a Company end to end , like Process,Hardware,Security,Backup,Configuration,Monitoring,etc
|System Center Operations Manager||Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.|
|System Center Configuration Manager & Endpoint Protection Manager||Configuration Manager provides a comprehensive solution for change and configuration management. Configuration Manager lets you perform tasks such as like Deploy operating systems, software applications,software updates,Software Inventory,Monitor and remediate computers for compliance settings and more other.Endpoint Protection Manager allows you to manage antimalware policies and Windows Firewall security for client computers in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.|
|System Center Virtual Machine Manager||Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized data center. You can use it to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.|
|System Center Data Protection Manager||Data Protection Manager (DPM) to back up servers, computers, Microsoft workloads, system state, and bare metal recovery (BMR)|
|System Center Orchestrator||Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. Orchestrator lets you automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment.|
|System Center App Controller||App Controller provides a common self-service experience that can help you easily configure, deploy, and manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds.|
|System Center Service Manager||Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization’s IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset lifecycle management.|
|System Center Advisor||Is an online service that analyzes installations of Microsoft server software. Advisor collects data from your installations, analyzes it, and generates alerts that identify potential issues (such as missing security patches) or deviations from identified best practices with regard to configuration and usage. Advisor also provides both current and historical views of the configuration of servers in your environment.|
|In short below are the step to Upgrade SCCM CB/CBB(1511/1607)|
|Backup ConfigMGR DB|
|Upgrade SCCM 2012(* version )– >> Confimgr * Version(1511/1607/)|
|Update Boot Images|
|Upgrade SQL to 2016|
|Export SUSDB using WSUSUTIL.EXE|
|Upgrade OS to 2016|
|Fix IIS Issues (if upgrading from 2008 R2 and App Pools are having issues_|
|Restart Windows Process activation and WWW|
|Validate Functionality and trobleshoot issues as they come up( Insepct monitoring node and Ensure compnents are Functional and not having issues|
netsh wlan export profile name=”starbucks” folder=”C:\path\” key=clear
Above command line you have run on a reference machine.You will get the profile XML.
EX:- under C:\Path\Starbucks.XML
Below 2 lines create as a batchfile called “Wifi.cmd”
xcopy starbucks.xml C:\TEMP\ /Q /Y
netsh wlan add profile filename=”C:\TEMP\starbucks.xml”
Create A Folder and paste the “Wifi.cmd” and “Startbucks.XML”
Now create a SCCM package just like normal with startdard program and call Wifi.cmd in command line and distribute to DP’s.Then create the Advertisement and Deploy to Collections.
|Windows PE – Before the hard disk is|
|Windows PE – After the hard disk has|
|been formatted||x:\smstslog\smsts.log and copied to|
|Windows Operating System – Before|
|the ConfigMgr Client is installed||c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog|
|Windows Operating System – After the|
|ConfigMgr Client has been installed||c:\windows\ccm\logs\Smstslog|
|Windows Operating System – Once the|
|Task Sequence has completed||c:\Windows\CCM\Logs\smsts.log|