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  • Blog Post: Validating Hyper-V 2012 R2 and Failover Clustering 2012 R2 hotfixes and updates with PowerShell

    Hey there, If you were aware of my most excellent friend Cristian Edwards’ Hyper-V and Failover Cluster Hotfix check script, then you’ve probably been wondering if there is an update to the xml files to cater for 2012 R2 Servers and Clusters. Well the good news is that the answer is yes...
  • Blog Post: Why Doesn’t GetNumResults() Work?

    The SCCM provider comes with some useful methods in particular for collections. You can view them using WBEMtest: We’ve already used one of these in a previous function. The add-SCCMcollectionrule that Michael Niehaus defined in one of his blog posts uses the addmembership method. Another use is in the...
  • Blog Post: How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 5

    This series of blogs aims to show administrator how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments In this fifth and final entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr and Powershell

    Hello, This is my first blog post so I thought I would make it something vaguely interesting (to certain people). Powershell has been around for a while, though for most ConfigMgr people it remains a dark area. This is primarily due to the lack of samples explaining how to access the ConfigMgr WMI...
  • Blog Post: How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 2

    This second entry in this series of blogs delves into reporting on database health. It also aims to explain how PowerShell can be used to extract information from Operations Manager to show the health state of the operations and data warehouse databases and then output this onto an HTML page. The...
  • Blog Post: Install Software step: Multiple Software sample script

    Hi All, One more quick one for you. This script shows how to use a CSV file as a data source and map to assign software to a given user role or department using a Install Software step in ConfigMgr. The step allow you to simplify and condense your task sequences. The description on TechNet Script...
  • Blog Post: How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 1

    This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. This first entry will serve as an introduction, explaining how...
  • Blog Post: More Powershell “Cmdlets”

    Following on from our last post on Powershell for SCCM here are some more “cmdlets” (functions really). The Add-SCCMCollectionRule that Michael Niehaus provided can only add computer objects to a collection but one of my customers has been distributing software to users so we needed to be able to add...
  • Blog Post: How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 3

    This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. The third entry in the blog series explains how PowerShell can...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from WSUS to Configuration Manager

    Hi Everyone, This is our first post in a long while, we've had our heads down ramping up on System Center 2012 and helping the first wave of early adopters. As part of some of the work we've done, we found one common scenario where customers are looking to migrate their server patching from WSUS to...
  • Blog Post: How to create daily reports with System Center Operations Manager 2012 and PowerShell - Part 4

    This series of blogs aims to show administrators how to create daily reports summarising the health of Operations Manager using PowerShell. This should reduce the overheads required for daily health reviews of their system environments. In this fourth and penultimate entry in the blog series explains...