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Easily access information from any database and publish it via a web service – Part 2 – The Web Service

April 07, 2011

After we have configured the connection to our Database and created our model ( see the last post for more details ), we will jump now to the creation of our new Web Service.   Create a Web Service Lets save our changes and add a new item. As mentioned already in my last post , I personally prefer the “older” asmx style web services most of the time. So we choose “ Web Service ” template for now (if you can’t find it easily, simply search for it) and give it a name. I’ll use MDT.asmx for this...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , ,

Easily access information from any database and publish it via a web service – Part 1 – The Database

April 07, 2011

OK, (probably) my two last post regarding my MMS 2011 sessions, if I haven’t missed something important . To be able to make our Deployments more dynamic and as unattended as possible, we need to have all the information available, that we need to take decisions automatically . We typically use information from the local hardware, the customsettings.ini and maybe the MDT Database. If we are really advanced, we also make use of some web services like the Deployment Web Service to drive our deployment...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , ,

Implementing a (very) simple Maintenance mode in MDT Litetouch

April 05, 2011

While preparing for a session about MDT enhancements at the MMS 2011 (find the video at DeploymentResearch ), Mikael Nyström had a very interesting idea for a web service demo. The idea was to implement something simple that allows to set a single or all locations into some kind of “Maintenance Mode”. Meaning if you have some server maintenance to do or maybe some global issues and you don’t want to have any new deployments starting, just go to a webpage and “switch off” the deployment for that particular...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , ,