PowerShell ISE Add-On to connect to ConfigMgr (Connect-ConfigMgr)

Man, I’ve been on a PowerShell rampage lately! It always drove me crazy loading the PowerShell Module for ConfigMgr. First, you had to find the path of the AdminConsolebin directory and then remember the name of the psd1 module file. Finally, you had to remember the site code of the site you normally work with….


DPUpgradeThreadLimit Modification

I’ve recently spent some time with a customer deploying a large amount of Distribution Points in their ConfigMgr 2012 R2 hierarchy. They were finding themselves running into bottlenecks during the deployment, and with the help of the ConfigMgr Product Group, a new Site Control File property modification is now being supported. Distribution point installations or…


Script to remind Office 365 users to enrol their device to InTune

When I have a little downtime (which isn’t often!), I like to sit around and think of cool things I can automate using PowerShell. I have a .txt file that I put all these ideas into and every now and then have a crack at solving one. Just recently I was playing around with Office…


WMI / Powershell and the Configuration Manager Client

A bit about me first :- my name is Anthony Watherston and I’m a Premier Field Engineer in Melbourne. Currently working with Configuration Manager and Orchestrator – plus I try to do everything I can with Powershell! Last week I had a need for accessing the Configuration Manager client on a remote system. As this…


TechEd Australia 2013 – PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Content

Update: here is the video of my session (link below for full resolution video) https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2013/WCL416  Hello ConfigMgrDogs community. I’ve just completed my TechEd 2013 presentation – PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. For those who weren’t attending the event, I’ve provided all scripts and cmdlets from the session. In the coming weeks there will also be…


Creating Lab Computer Objects

So I’m getting my preparation done for TechEd 2013 on the Gold Coast and needed to fill my ConfigMgr hierarchy with some dummy computer objects. My session being PowerShell for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, of course I went straight to PowerShell to do the work for me.  I’m not looking for anything too special; 1000 laptops,…


Moving your package source after migration

UPDATE: I’ve posted my Package and Application scripts (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdogs/archive/2013/05/09/package-amp-application-source-modification-scripts.aspx)   If you haven’t checked out the Package Conversion Manager for ConfigMgr 2012 RTM/SP1 yet, you’re missing out. http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=34605 The PCM is provided by Microsoft to help you convert those migrated ConfigMgr 2007 Packages, into the newer (and better) ConfigMgr 2012 App Model Applications. While PCM…


Applying Windows Updates to a base WIM using DISM and Powershell

Manual installation Firstly, locate your most up to date image and make a copy of it. This is so we can stream the newest Windows Updates into the mounted WIM without risk of damaging a working WIM. I suggest copying the WIM to a temp location. Also, put the Windows Update that you want to…