Kategorie: ConfigMgr (SCCM)

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Exporting Task Sequences from ConfigMgr to plain xml files

In the last blog post I showed a script that would allow you to import a Task Sequence from an xml file as the ones being created by the Task Sequence monitoring script (see http://maikkoster.com/versioning-monitoring-sccm-task-sequences/ for details). As this covered a need that I basically created myself by publishing a...

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Importing Task Sequences into SCCM/ConfigMgr

The Problem One of my probably mostly used scripts is a VBScript that monitors for any changes on Task Sequences in SCCM and exports a copy for backup purposes when an updated task sequence is saved. Please see http://maikkoster.com/versioning-monitoring-sccm-task-sequences-update-for-sccm-2012/ for further details about the script itself. Even it has been...

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Start, Cancel or Delete a SCCM Client Operation

In my last post, I demonstrated how to call the InitiateClientOperation method from the SMS_ClientOperation WMI class to run a SCEP Full Scan. However, this call itself is pretty limited for daily administration, as it requires „internal“ information like the CollectionID, ResourceID or some TypeID for the Operation itself. Probably...

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Initiate SCEP Full Scan by script using SCCM Client Operations

Lets assume you have a security device that detects computers possibly infected by some malware. Wouldn’t it be nice to automatically initiate some immediate action for remediation? I recently had such a requirement where we wanted to automatically start a definition download and full scan on those computers. It’s pretty...

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UEFI and ConfigMgr 2012 issues I – Bootable media

Recently, I had to prepare some UEFI based Windows 8 deployments to tablets using ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU2 and ran into a couple issues that I would like to write down, as I wasted quite some time to get those resolved. Some of those issues have already been mentioned in...

Approving updates from ConfigMgr SCUP to WSUS 0

Approving updates from ConfigMgr SCUP to WSUS

Even if I’m deploying images using ConfigMgr, I’m still a big fan of creating my reference images using MDT LiteTouch. It’s faster, easier to automate, easier to tweak and if using thin images, there is even not much duplication involved (but that’s a different discussion ). In such cases, I also...

Compare Active Directory computer accounts with Configuration Manager resources 0

Compare Active Directory computer accounts with Configuration Manager resources

Despite all discovery methods, Health scripts and other cleanup efforts it might be helpful from time to time to simply compare all the computer account objects that we have in Active Directory with our resources in ConfigMgr. There are a couple posts available, that demonstrate how to integrate information from...

Publishing ZTICustomConfiguration.wsf – a script to solve some common tasks in MDT Deployments 0

Publishing ZTICustomConfiguration.wsf – a script to solve some common tasks in MDT Deployments

There are a couple things, that are quite common in most deployments. Very often you need to delete a couple files, copy some folders, remove or update some registry keys, maybe update a XML or INI file etc. What a lot of people typically do is to write some kind...