Roll Out New Configuration Manager Distribution Point with PowerShell

Here is a quick example how to install new Configuration Manager Distribution Point with PowerShell. As you see we have many options to expand this script. We can install Windows Server features, reboot it remotely, install additional software etc. It all depends how you wanna install and configure it. #Import the Module Import-Module $env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Replace("\bin\i386","\bin\configurationmanager.psd1") $SiteCode […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Configuration Manager R3, Powershell, Scripting  |  4 Comments

December 2nd: Part 2: Uninstall Java (or any other software) with ConfigMgr Compliance Baselines

It’s December 2nd and Christmas is just around the corner! Yesterday Jakob kicked off the Coretech December Calendar with a great post about “Triggering a webhook from a SharePoint workflow using Out-of-the-box Activities” (Check out his blog post here: http://bit.ly/1N16fte).  That was the  first, this is the second post in the Coretech blog series that will continue […]

Category: Compliance Baselines, Compliance Items, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Powershell, Scripting, Tips and tricks  |  6 Comments

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

How to: Create custom SQL- based Reports in System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager

A customer asked me  for a “how-to” on how to Create reports in SCCM 2012, so why not share with everyone. This post is not intended to show how to write or design queries, but show you have to create  a report based on a SQL query you might already have. Even-though we are skipping […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Home, Microsoft SQL, SQL Reporting services  |  1 Comment

Add the “Trigger Setup Rollback” Step in Windows vNext (Windows 10) Upgrade Task Sequence for proper status monitoring

With the announcement of Windows 10 Microsoft released a pre-created Task Sequence for an in-place-upgrade scenario with all the necessary steps it takes to upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. For more information and the task sequence itself go to the System Center Team blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/06/16/revised-content-for-the-win10-in-place-upgrade-via-task-sequence-for-configmgr.aspx The task sequence after imported into SCCM: […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Home, Operating Systems, OS Deployment, OS Deployment, Task sequence, Windows 10  |  Comment

Windows Defender not getting definition updates on a Windows 10 client managed by ConfigMgr

With the announcement of Windows 10 Microsoft said that ConfigMgr 2012 would natively support Windows Defender in the latest Service pack (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/05/14/announcing-the-availability-of-sysctr-2012-r2-configmgr-sp1-and-sysctr-2012-configmgr-sp2.aspx). That means, for those of you who are using Endpoint Protection as the Antivirus solutions on clients and servers, needs to start using the Windows Defender instead and stop deploying SCEP (to Windows […]

Category: Client Installation, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Home, Windows Defender  |  Comment

Troubleshooter note: SQL Installation fails with exitcode 0x84BB0001 on a ReFS formatted partition.

So I tried to install SQL the other day for a new ConfigMgr environment, but I kept getting an error during the first seconds of the installation with 0x84BB0001 as the exit code. With some quick investigation into the log files I found this %Temp%\SqlSetup_Local.log: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt: Shows that the installation has […]

Category: Config Mgr, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Home, Microsoft SQL, Scripting, SQL and System Center, SQL Scripts  |  Comment

Upgrade System Center Configuration Manager Console with PowerShell

Since Service Pack 1 was released to SCCM 2012 R2 I have been upgraded several environments. A couple of customers wanted me to create a PowerShell script to uninstall existing ConfigMgr Console and install the new updated version with the latest cumulative updates and hotfixes. If you create a package to distribute it with SCCM […]

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Notes and links from the #Ignite Pre-Day, Enterprise Management

Slides and links Here is the link to the slides: http://deploymentresearch.com/DRFiles/MSIgnite2015preday.zip Video to deploying Windows 10 IoT to Raspberry Pi 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5SfPTykM6A Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2 http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/407/The-Hydration-Kit-for-System-Center-2012-R2-is-available-for-download The script that exported task sequences was gathered from the following post http://trevorsullivan.net/2010/05/13/exporting-configmgr-task-sequences (by Trevor Sullivan) The script that imported task sequences was gathered from […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Event, Ignite  |  1 Comment