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… Read more

BREAKING: ConfigMgrDogs Together for Teched 2014!

The ConfigMgrDogs boys will be getting together to deliver at TechEd Australia 2014! George, Ian and I will be delivering the ConfigMgrDogs Troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2012 (Level 400) session at both Melbourne and Sydney. We’ve got some exciting demos planned, and a surprise or two to be announced via the blog and Twitter. Subscribe to the… Read more

Modern Style ConfigMgr Visio Stencil

I went searching for some nice looking ConfigMgr Visio Stencils this morning and found the most amazing set created by Ryan Boud. You can download the stencils here (http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Modern-Style-Visio-da5a7470) and visit his blog (http://hmmconfused.wordpress.com/) Generic Servers Specialised Thanks Ryan for such great work! Matt… Read more

Test your Collection WQL queries using WBEMTEST and PowerShell

  Hi All, one of the most useful tips I've learnt on the job is to use WBEMTEST on your Primary Site Server to test your Collection WQL queries. This is useful for doing things like testing the time it takes to run that query. This is especially useful when you get collections that take… Read more

PowerShell Script to list Software Updates in a Software Update Group

  Hi everybody, In a recent Workshop that I was teaching I got asked how to list all of the security updates in a software update group. So I wrote a quick PowerShell script to do exactly that. Here is the code I used while on R2 CU1 ############################################################################################ $modulelocation = 'F:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\configurationmanager.psd1'$SUG… Read more

Creating Custom RBAC Enabled Reports in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

This post will step you through the process of creating custom reports in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 that will enforce your Role Based Access Control (RBAC) policies. Configuration Manager reports are now fully enabled for role-based administration. The data for all reports included with Configuration Manager is filtered based on the permissions of the administrative user… Read more

Application Catalog Failed – “Application installation not started”

The application could not be installed. The most common reason is that software does not support the version of Windows currently installed on your computer. You can try starting the application installation from the Application Catalog again. If the problem continues, contact your network administrator In the ConfigMgrSoftwareCatalog.log Silverlight log file (found at "C:\Users\mattsha\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\Silverlight\is\j2mecbot.hwg\v2uabsdl.022\1\s\s5i52ebhc445n0s2jyvmx5askg5zbspajpmi3e4bvujwll1luiaaaeda\f\ConfigMgrLogs\ConfigMgrSoftwareCatalog.log"), the… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 Windows Update Client Process

Hi Gang! So I provided this information to one of my customers recently, and Georgy said it would be quite helpful for you dedicated ConfigMgrDogs readers too, so here it is. This is a high-level view of the Windows Update process from a ConfigMgr clients view utilizing a SUP (Software Update Point). The Software Update… Read more

Orchestrator 2012 Logging and Debug Logging

  Hi All, If you’ve started playing with Orchestrator I have detailed the areas where you can look for issues with your Runbooks and other components.   Runbook Designer Log Tab Firstly you can look at the Log tab while you’re Runbook is executing   Log History Tab Or after it is complete you can… Read more