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28th Aug 2013

PoshCAT 0.2 version released

I just published PoshCAT 0.2 version and the changes are as follows: · New Client Actions o Desired Configuration Manager Cycle o Application Machine Policy Cycle o Application Global Evaluation Cycle o Install ConfigMgr Client o Get App-V Client Packages o Get App-V Client Configuration o Get App-V Client Version o Enable App-V Client Package […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Scripting  |  7 Comments

23rd Aug 2013

Building PoshCAT Part 3 – Enabling PowerShell Remoting through Group Policy for PoshCAT

You may want to read these posts before: · How to install PoshCAT · Building PoshCAT Part 1 – Create different Client Actions lists · Building PoshCAT Part 2 – Adding your own custom functions One of the most important thing you need to know before you start using PoshCAT is that it relies on […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Scripting  |  5 Comments

19th Aug 2013

Building PoshCAT Part 2 – Adding your own custom functions

Last week I showed how you can create different Client Actions lists for different support groups in your organization and in this post I will show how you can add/create your own custom functions for PoshCAT So let’s assume that you would like to query applied Computer Group Policy objects. If you want that your […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Scripting  |  1 Comment

13th Aug 2013

Building PoshCAT Part 1 – Create different Client Actions lists

Last week I published our new tool PoshCAT and in the upcoming weeks I will cover different things. In this blog post I will show how to create different Client Action lists for different support groups. PoshCAT uses XML based configuration file for different Client Actions that you can execute through UI. One of the […]

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8th Aug 2013

How to install PoshCAT

1. Download and Unzip PoshCAT_v0.2.zip 2. Right-Click Start-PoshCAT.ps1, WorkerFunctions.ps1, SharedFunctions.ps1 and Commands.xml and select properties. 3. Unblock the files if needed and click OK. 4. Right-click Start-PoshCAT.ps1 and choose Run with PowerShell 5. If you don’t have administrative permissions, this message will be shown.   Enjoy!

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Powershell, Scripting  |  24 Comments

8th Aug 2013

SCCM Client Actions Tool PowerShell Edition aka PoshCAT

Updated 28.08.2013 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 either from a file […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Scripting  |  69 Comments

12th Jul 2013

New Content on CM12SDK.Net

I just posted new content on CM12SDK.net How to modify Configuration Manager Client Cache Size How to Create a Software Update Deployment Template How to Create/Add Alerts for Software Update Deployments How to invoke Client Notification actions Configuration Manager 2012 Developer Excel Sheet – I removed all the old Excel sheets and now I have […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1  |  2 Comments

4th Jul 2013

New Tool – Coretech APP-V Package Analyzer and Converter

APP-V 5 has been around more than one year now and if you have a lot of old APP-V 4.5 or 4.6 packages then you may want to move to newer version to get all the nice features that APP-V 5 provides. APP-V 5 Sequencer PowerShell Module contains Test-APPvLegacyPackage and ConvertFrom-AppvLegacyPackage CMDLETs. Test-AppvLegacyPackage CMDLET allows […]

Category: Application Virtualization, Powershell  |  5 Comments

2nd Jul 2013

How to deploy APP-V 5 SP1 Client through Group Policy

Before I just blogged How to extract APP-V 5 SP1 client executable and in this blog post I will show how to deploy the APP-V 5 SP1 Client through Group Policy. If you have the MSI files and you try to install the APP-V client, then it will prompt you this message. If you are […]

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2nd Jul 2013

How to extract APP-V 5 SP1 client executable

If you are looking APP-V 5 SP1 client MSI files, then stop looking. APP-V 5 client MSI files are inside the appv_client_setup.exe file. To extract the MSI files you need to execute following command: If you check the extracted files, then you will see appv_client_MSI_x86.msi and appv_client_MSI_x64.msi files. References How to Deploy the APP-V 5 […]

Category: Application Virtualization  |  1 Comment