Today I want to share some experience about SCCM.

I was using WDS for last 3 years and MDT sometimes only for MACS. 

Recently I finally successfully deployed SCCM, and started use it. So far I found following benifits.

1. Deployment is much more flexible and no need to create deployment or boot image each time for different needs. Compare to WDS.

WDS is quick. HOwever whenever there is a little change on the client side, you need either update the boot image or install image, it is not very complex however it is time consuming, especially when you want to change your scripts under setup, you need do this.

On SCCM, you can seperate the scripts and image, and add the scripts into task sequence steps. So everytime if you need change the scripts, only change it on scripts itself. Save you a lot time.

2. Windows update is integrated.

When there are updates , you need update it with WDS mannually, which is time comsuming and repeatitive. Restart, APply updates, Quit domain, SYSPREP...

With SCCM, one task sequence with deploy and capture, everything is automatic. You only need run this once a month and dont need worry about update system mannually since it will do it for you.

3. Software deployment.

Software deployment is really flexible with SCCM, you can deploy it ondemand, with OSD or with Software Centre, you can force the installation or direct user to install it on request. with WDS you have to do it mannualy or by scripts, or through LUP which take a lot time to build the updates.

4. Remote control or assistant

By Remote tools, you can help user use SCCM console, you can do this manually however with the console, it is a lot convenient since all the devices are listed in one location, you dont need manage anything.


About Lei

I am an IT specialist with over 10 year experience - years on Automation, on-Premise or Azure.

I am happy to develop however never want be a full time developer. Only do what I have to do. If it has to be PowerShell,HTML, PHP, CSS, C#, VBS or JS, front end or backend, so be it, doesn't matter!

Spent years with Windows, SCCM, SharePoint, SQL and Exchange servers. For last several years, I have been actively working under On Premise > Azure environment.


Current Certificates:
    Microsoft® Certified-
  • -Enterprise Administrator
  • -Database Administrator
  • -SharePoint Administrator
  • -Administering and Deploying SCCM 2012
Red Hat Certified Technician
ITIL V3 Foundation - Practitioner

Working on Azure Certificates now and hopefully they can stop upgrading their questions one day! GIVE ME A BREAK!

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