ConfigMgr2012 PowerShell Module v1 Released!!!

Today I’d like to announce the v1 release of my own custom PowerShell Module for use with ConfigMgr 2012 R2.  This module was developed over the course of the last year (as I’ve had time) to address some shortcomings in earlier versions of the ConfigMgr PowerShell Cmdlets.  Namely bugs when creating Script-Based Deployment Types.  In addition, I recently demo’d the...

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Microsoft Connect – DCR – Ability to modify ConfigMgr task sequence via PowerShell/WMI

Something that has come up a few times before on the mssms email list has been the ability to modify task sequences in an automated fashion. With ConfigMgr 2007 it was possible to export/import task sequences as it was straight XML. With 2012 its a little more difficult but you do not have the ability to modify an existing task...

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PowerShell OSD Frontend 2.0!

I have made fairly constant updates to my original OSD Frontend and I found it time to share among the community again. I had hoped to make this available a few months ago but wanted something a little more polished and a little less clunky than my first release.   As I played (and learned!) more with Windows Forms I made it...

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System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 – Using PowerShell to Export Members of a Group

Groups can be populated with pretty much any object – from Windows Computers to SQL Database objects or any other combination. When troubleshooting rules and monitors, at some point, you are likely going to have to review the membership of a group, or more likely, report the contents of a group to someone else. This is possible with the Operations...

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System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 – Enable Agent Proxy on all Agents

You can manually turn on Agent Proxy for all agents using PowerShell: get-SCOMagent | where {$_.ProxyingEnabled -match “False”} | Enable-SCOMAgentProxy How about making it the default setting? Any new agent deployed would automatically have proxy enabled? add-pssnapin “Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.Client”; new-managementGroupConnection -ConnectionString:scomserver.domain.com; set-location “OperationsManagerMonitoring::”; Set-DefaultSetting -Name HealthService\ProxyingEnabled -Value True Thank you Kevin Holman for posting this. View article… Connect with Mobieus Solutions: Sign...

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Free Video Training: Getting Ready For Running PowerShell on the Enterprise Desktop

Putting together a simple PowerShell Script is the easy part… Ensuring that script will run reliably on thousands of Windows machines scattered across the globe is where a little guidance can save you a lot of time! This course is a cheat sheet for getting your scripts to run reliably on the Enterprise Desktop. Most of the concepts and samples...

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Windows 8.1 upgrade renames Virtual Adapters

Ran into an interesting issue with the windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade. I had 3 virtual adapters setup for the local Hyper-V environment. Powershell = Get-VMSwitch Name SwitchType ---- ---------- ------------------------------ HQ Datacenter (192.168.10.0/27) HQ 1st Floor (192.168.11.0/27) HQ 2nd Floor (192.168.12.0/27) The Network Connections tab had these same names.  So it was easy to enable and disable the NICs. Note:...

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SCCM Client Actions Tool PowerShell Edition aka PoshCAT

A few weeks ago I released a new tool called PoshCAT. Description SCCM Client Actions Tool PowerShell Edition aka PoshCAT is a practical and simple PowerShell application for performing most common day-to-day administrative tasks on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Clients. The tool allows running actions remotely on one or more computers simultaneously. A list of computers can be provided...

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Inventory your full ConfigMgr 2012 site with this PowerShell script

David O’Brien has released a PowerShell script that he’s been working on for a couple months. The script has been in beta for a while, but after the latest round of feedback David felt that the script was finally ready for public release. Even though the release version is stated to be 0.1, this script does a great job providing...

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Coretech Releases Awesome WMI/PowerShell Browser

By Nash Pherson  - Coretech’s latest project should help significantly lower the bar to ConfigMgr and systems management automation with Powershell. The Coretech WMI and PowerShell Browser allows you to intimately interact with WMI and PowerShell. On the WMI side, it will let you easily view all the namespaces, classes, methods, properties and instances on a local or remote devices. It is also...

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How to run Powershell scripts with a Service Account to access ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

When using a service account to run for instance my “cleaning ConfigMgr” Powershell script you may run in to an error. When trying to access the Windows PowerShell drive that is mapped to your Primary Site you will receive the following error: “set-location : Cannot find drive. A drive with the name <primary site> does not exist.” (see figure on the left)...

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