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

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

Quick and Dirty Management Point check

If you have a big Configuration Manager environment and you don´t have a monitoring solution like SCOM or NAGIOS, then PowerShell can help you too.  This script queries all Management Points from SMS_SystemResourceList WMI class and it will check MPCERT and MPLIST website status. If you want to use this script then run it on […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager R3, Powershell  |  1 Comment

How to create a context menu for SMS Client Center in the Configuration Manager 2007 console

If you have ever worked with Configuration Manager 2007 you properly know about the great freeware tool called SMS Client Center created by Roger Zander. The latest version of SMS Client Center can be downloaded from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/smsclictr/files/SCCM%20Client%20Center/ You install the tool locally on your computer and it does not require the installation of the […]

Category: Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager R3, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  5 Comments

Configuration Manager Power Management charts won’t show

At a few sites I have experienced a problem where none of the Power Management charts will show in the canned SQL Reporting Services reports. Everything looks like fine from the client side, power management is part of the inventory and data is being send correctly back to the Management Point. Yesterday evening I found […]

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Error extracting files from KB977384

I have seen a few Configuration Manager R3 installations failing when trying to create the Configuration Manager package and program. To fix that problem I extract the SCCM2007-SP2-KB977384-ENU.msi file like this: msiexec /a SCCM2007-SP2-KB977384-ENU.msi /qb TARGETDIR=D:\R3 The command will extract all files and place them in D:\R3. From this folder you can take the sccm2007ac-sp2-kb977384-x86-enu.msp […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager R3, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  2 Comments

Configuration Manager R3 available today

According to this post from http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/10/14/system-center-configuration-manager-2007-r3-unleashed.aspx from the System center team R3 will be available to download today 02:00 PM

Category: Configuration Manager R3  |  1 Comment