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

Slides and notes from my 3rd. party Patch Management session @NIC 2013

A huge thanks to all NIC 2013 attendees, once again you proved that Norway is a perfect place to host the Nordic Infrastructure Conference. Two great days with some A-Class speakers. As promised here is my slide deck from my 3rd. party software update session. During my session, I discussed how to prepare your environment […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Custom Updates, Event, Security, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  3 Comments

Slides and demo files from NIC 2013– Software Update Management

A huge thanks to all NIC 2013 attendes, once again you proved that Norway is a perfect place to host the Nordic Infrastructure Conference. Two great days with A Class speakers.  Slides from my first session SC 2012 Configuration Manager – Software Update Management 5 minutes is all it takes During the session I demonstrated […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Event, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  5 Comments

Working with database replicas on your Management Point

Wonder why you should consider database replicas on your Management Points? The answers are in this webcast from Brian Mason (fellow Configuration Manager MVP from Minnesota.) The keywords are fault tolerance and performance and who do not want that as part of their Configuration Manager infrastructure. Download the MP replica step-by-step guide Huge thanks to […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Site Systems  |  3 Comments

SCCM 2012 SP1 – Now cleaning up Update Packages & Folders

This just made my day – i simply could not wait to get this out in a blogpost! Those of you that spend time managing Sofware Updates via ConfigMgr will be happy to know that Microsoft went ahead and made a maintenence task/routine for cleaning up packages and folders with expired updates. Previously you would […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Software Updates  |  8 Comments

Post SCCM 2012 SP1 – failure to update boot images

*** UPDATE *** This also works if you are unable to rebuild your boot images after upgrading to Windows 10 ADK (the final version) I did a customer SP1 upgrade during the weekend, the process ran successfully according to the Setup UI, but when I later tried to update the boot images I received the […]

Category: Boot Media, Configuration Manager 2012, WAIK  |  6 Comments

Correct – SCCM 2012 does not support SQL Mirroring and can breake a SCCM SP1 upgrade

As stated here SQL mirroring is not supported for the ConfigMgr database. However a technet article do not stop all database administrors’s from enabling the setting anyway believing that it will not cause any issues – but boy it does. SQL mirroring will break the SCCM SP1 upgrade process and leave the primary site server […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  5 Comments

New Agents will not re-assign to ConfigMgr 2012 Site

Many are waiting for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 before they actually go from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012. If you for some reason have a Group Policy that assigns clients to a specified Site code you will hit a barrier migrating your clients with the new Agent. The installation itself will go fine but it stops […]

Category: Client Installation, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012  |  3 Comments

Role Based Administration change in ConfigMgr SP1

RBA or Role Based Administration is one of the many new features in ConfigMgr 2012. It’s a very powerful feature and has already helped lots of customers minimizing the need for having multiple primary sites. One annoying fact in RTM is that all collections (users and devices) shows up when running a report. This has […]

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