Updating ConfigMgr Linux Clients

Jeff Butte published a great blog showing a way to manage the upgrade of your Linux clients.    

ConfigMgr Export/Import Hardware Inventory Classes

Here is something that I have run into a few times now so I created a script to help make all our lives a bit easier. When applying updates to the ConfigMgr environment, modifications to the Hardware Inventory classes in the default and custom client settings sometimes get reset to the default.  For some people…


Using Powershell to Update DNS Records on GoDaddy API

I was recently working on using the GoDaddy API in lieu of using dynamicDNS to keep my lab IP up to date.  I stumbled across a post on Stack Overflow where someone had already started some work on this, but had not quite got it working. I was able to take what they had provided,…


Schannel SSL and TLS Registry Keys Reporting

I have seen this topic come up more and more recently. In many cases, organizations wish to report on and manage the Schannel registry values. Configuration Manager can help monitor, report, and implement these changes. Before modifying any of these settings, please make sure that you understand the implications. Please review https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/245030 very cafeully.   First,…


Top Console/Primary User

Check out this blog over at AskPFEPLat by Stephen Mathews.  It’s another take on determine the primary user of a computer. Determining the Dominant User and Setting the ManagedBy Computer Attribute  

Using PoSH to get Folder Size

I don’t know about you, but there are time when I am trying to track down where all my hard drive space is going. When your system has User Account Control (UAC) enabled, right clicking on a folder to get the properties may not always show the right size. I turn to PowerShell for a…

Peer Cache Reporting

Check out this great blog on with an example custom report that Seth built for Peer Cache!   https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/setprice/2016/06/29/pe-peer-cache-custom-reporting-examples/  


Turning NETSTAT results into an Object

A customer was trying to extract some data from the netstat command.  The customer had already formed part of the syntax, but needed some additional assistance with filtering out the values they wished to see. Let’s take a look at the results of the netstat –nao command   In this case, the customer wanted to…

Case of the never-ending Full Collection Evaluation

 I was recently working with a customer with a large number of collections set for incremental evaluation.  The customer had tuned the settings on the primary sites to only run incremental every 30 minutes, their evaluation of incremental normal takes between 10-15 minutes to complete.   Recently, many of the collections began showing the hourglass…

FREE Technology Day – March 14 – Microsoft Reston, VA

Hi Everyone! There is a District of Columbia Maryland Virginia Management User Group (DMVMUG) Conference on March 14th in the Microsoft office in  Reston, VA.  Registration is required dmvmug.eventbrite.com See you there! Flyer-RestonVA2015.pdf