Part 1: Uninstall Java (or any other software) with ConfigMgr Compliance Baselines

Compliance Items and Compliance Baselines in ConfigMgr is so powerful! And with some PowerShell magic you can almost use it to do anything you like on a Windows based computer – Only your imagination that will be the showstopper! Here I will show how you can uninstall software using WMI and Compliance Items in SCCM. […]

Category: Compliance Baselines, Compliance Items, Config Mgr. SP2, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Software distribution, Tips and tricks  |  8 Comments

Troubleshooting: An error occurred when creating the WSUS Signing Certificate (Secunia)

Lately I have been doing some Secunia integrations with System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager (SCCM/ConfigMgr 2012). When you are setting up the connector between Secunia CSI and WSUS one of the first things the wizard is asking you to do is to Configure a WSUS Self-Signed Certificate, the WSUS signing certificate is required to […]

Category: Config Mgr. R2 integration, Config Mgr. SP2, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Custom Updates, Home, Security, Software Updates  |  1 Comment

CSV REPORT: Get ConfigMgr Collection Excluded or Included Collection Rules

Currently there should be no builtin report that will show you Excluded or Included collections and because of that I did two simple PowerShell scripts that queries Included or Excluded collections. Both of these scripts creates a CSV file. You can run this script on your Primary, CAS or Central site like this: Get-CMCollectionExcludedCollectionRules.ps1 -SiteCode PS1 -SiteServer […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting, Config Mgr. SP2, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager R3, Powershell  |  1 Comment

Timeout Expired on Report Server

One question I often get from System Center folks is about the SQL Reporting Services and report timeout. Unfortunately Microsoft have an default value on many report dataset which is to low for an production environment. The easy solution would be to edit the RSReportServer.Config XML file, I mean – in this file we have […]

Category: Config Mgr. SP2, Configuration Manager, Home, SQL Reporting services  |  2 Comments

Installing the ConfigMgr. SP2 client on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

ConfigMgr. 2007 SP2 was released a few days ago and can be downloaded from – details.aspx-displaylang=en&FamilyID=3318741a-c038-4ab1-852a-e9c13f8a8140 To successfully install the service pack you need to start the upgrade from the central site and then upgrade child sites and administrator consoles. After the sites have been upgraded it’s time to upgrade the clients. You can use […]

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Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Beta changes

We all know that support is added for the latest operating systems: Windows 7 Windows Vista Sp2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 SP2 After some testing of the servicepack yesterday I discovered a few other very nice changes like policies being applied straight away (in the “old days” Config mgr SP1 and previous […]

Category: Config Mgr. SP2  |  1 Comment