Author: Stephen Leuthold

Microsoft Systems Management #UserVoice Links

Hello community! We’ve all seen a massive impact ever since Microsoft decided to pivot systems management (System Center, Intune, MSOMS, PowerShell DSC, etc.) feature requests to “User Voice“. We thought we’d publish a list of links for the community to post feature requests

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Easily Document #ConfigMgr Client Settings with #PowerShell

First, be sure to update the ConfigMgr PowerShell module! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46681 Special thanks to http://www.verboon.info/2013/05/powershell-script-to-retrieve-sccm-2012-client-settings/ # Export a report of all client settings to a CSV. Based on http://www.verboon.info/2013/05/powershell-script-to-retrieve-sccm-2012-client-settings/ # Author: Stephen Leuthold   import-module($Env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Substring(0,$Env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Length-5) + ‘\ConfigurationManager.psd1’) [string]$cmSiteCode = "{0}:" -f

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Monitoring OSD using the MDT Monitoring webservice and PowerBI Desktop #ConfigMgr

We are currently using ConfigMgr integrated with MDT to manage OS deployments. Recently I was tasked with creating a dashboard to display the progress of OS deployments. I was also recently inspired by a TechNet Wiki post where ECM MVP Raf

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SQL Query: All Software Updates Downloaded But Not in a Software Update Group – #SysCtr #ConfigMgr

UPDATE 3/16/2015 4:07 PM EST: I had the join clause wrong and needed to update the where clause to not show software update groups in the results. John Marcum on the ConfigMgr myITForum mailing list today was asking if anyone

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Do not delete your old Client Settings! (If copies exist) – System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Issue: Hardware inventory selections are lost in a copied client setting if you delete the original client setting that it was copied from. Resolution: Currently Microsoft is aware of the bug and there is no news on a fix as of yet.

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Disable Software Update Agent on SCCM 2012 Client

I needed to do this as a part of a process requirement (don’t ask). Really couldn’t find a way of doing this but had an idea. Luckily the nice folks over on the Configuration Manager 2012 SDK forum promptly responded: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a2a97ca5-398f-4845-a059-0066b044f1a3/disable-software-updates-client-component?forum=configmanagersdk

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How to monitor SCCM OSD

You could use reports…. Or use Status Message queries! One may say, “Why, when I can just look at the console or computer to see the progress”. How does that help us when we want to automate more? It’s important

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Running Cireson’s Remote Manage App From Command Line

Cireson recently announced the free release of their Remote Manage app for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Within a few weeks of its release back in October there have been over 900 downloads. Wally Mead is also scheduled to

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Improved Reporting on SQL Instances in SCCM

UPDATED 3/20/2015: Now includes SQL 2014 and also there is a post by Jason Sandys that seems to be a more intuitive way for you to report on SQL instances using SCCM: http://blog.configmgrftw.com/sql-server-inventory-using-configmgr/ This came up during our 2014 Q3 user group meeting. Matthew Hudson

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HASMUG 2014 | June 26th – Registration now open!

Register at: http://hasmug.eventbrite.com We will be raffling off an Xbox One, courtesy of our sponsors! Time Start Time End Type Presenter Session 9:00 AM 9:30 AM Registration/Breakfast Registration/Breakfast Registration/Breakfast 9:30 AM 9:45 AM Session Stephen Leuthold Introduction 9:45 AM 10:30 AM

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