Author: Greg Ramsey

Check out the meeting recap from the NWSCUG meeting!

I wrote a recap from our last Northwest System Center User Group meeting – please check it out! It was another great meeting, and we had a very nice deep dive into understanding content management and distribution in ConfigMgr. Download the content and watch the video – if you use ConfigMgr, you need this 90 minute […]

Register for the Northwest System Center User Group For Friday, July 17th!

Our next meeting is action packed with presenters from the ConfigMgr product group at Microsoft. Please take a look and register today! http://nwscug.org/2015/07/09/nwscug-meeting-on-july-17th-2/ GregFiled under: Misc

How To: Initiate the “Validate” Action on all DPs for a Package in ConfigMgr 2012

ConfigMgr 2012 has a feature that allows you to validate content of a distribution point on a schedule, which works great for normal business. However, if you encounter an issue on a package and need to validate content immediately for each DP, it does...

How To: Send Content to DP Group from Monitoring Node in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

This post will demonstrate how to create a right-click action on the Monitoring->Distribution Status->Content Status tab to send content to a DP group. Sometimes when troubleshooting an issue, I realize that the content was sent to one DP for testing, and then promoted to production. The out-of-box experience requires you navigate back to the object [...]

How To: Promote an Application Simulation to a Required Deployment in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

A simulated deployment is a great way to validate detection rules and deployment types prior to deploying an application. In my opinion, there’s one small task that’s missing - the ability to promote a simulation to production. This post will demonstrate how to create a right-click action on the Monitoring->Deployments tab to promote a simulation [...]

How to: Add a “Delete Deployment” Action to Right-Click Actions in ConfigMgr 2012

Many times I find myself looking at Monitoring->Deployments in the ConfigMgr 2012 admin console, and find deployments that should be removed. The “out of the box” process to remove deployments is to browse to the object being deployed (Package, Application, Setting, TS, etc.), select the deployment, and then delete. This process requires a few more [...]

New Whitepaper – Configuring Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Inventory to utilize Dell™ OpenManage™ Client Instrumentation 8.0.1 for WakeOnLan Reporting

My teammate Mike Shuman just published a whitepaper on how to inventory WoL status on Dell Client systems with ConfigMgr 2007- download here: Configuring Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Inventory to utilize Dell™ OpenManage™ Client Instrumentation 8.0.1 for WakeOnLan Reporting   Greg Filed under: ConfigMgr 2007

How To: List Packages that are Configured to use a Package Share in ConfigMgr 2012

Here’s a sample script to display all packages that have the option enabled to “Copy the content in this package to a package share on distribution points.” To run the script, launch PowerShell from your ConfigMgr Admin Console, or import the ConfigMgr module, and paste it into the command screen or run it as a [...]

Upgrading to ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, and using Applications?

Check out my MVP colleague Kenny’s blog to learn what you need to do to get applications healthy.Filed under: ConfigMgr 2012, PowerShell

Issue with “Install Software” Task Sequence Step and ConfigMgr Stand-Alone Media Build

We recently encountered an issue that has been around for a while, but no real documentation on it except for a couple posts in the TechNet Forums. Hopefully this post will save you some time. Consider the following scenario: You are using ConfigMgr OSD, and installing additional applications by using the “Install Software” Task Sequence [...]

Whitepaper – Integrating Dell iDRAC into ConfigMgr 2012

Whitepaper – Integrating Dell iDRAC into ConfigMgr 2012 I recently posted two articles about integrating the Dell iDRAC with ConfigMgr. You can download all the information in this whitepaper. Visit http://www.dell.com/configmgr for more Dell->ConfigMgr integration. Filed under: Uncategorized

Additional Dell Right-Click Tools

  Previously, I posted how to Integrate Dell iDRAC into Configmgr 2012. Here are additional Dell right-click tools that can be leveraged with ConfigMgr 2012: Show System and Warranty Information – Launches a Dell Web page based on the computer service tag and displays system details as well as factory warranty information. Dell and System Center [...]