Script to Force User Logoff After-Hours #posh #ws2012 #windowsserver #wintel #IntelIT #corevpro #sysctr #configmgr

After-hours computer patch and software update management can be tricky, particularly if you have users in your environment who never logoff from their PCs! Below, I’ve included a PowerShell script that I’ve used in the past to forcibly logoff and restart PC’s when outside of the allowed logon hours defined in Active Directory for users.  Of…


Rapidly create VHD/VHDXs with New #PowerShell Version of WIM2VHD for #Windows8 and #WindowsServer2012 #HyperV #ITCamp

Convert-WindowsImage is the new version of WIM2VHD for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012! Rapid provisioning of new VHD/VHDX “gold” images for lab, development, test, and production use! Designed specifically for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and completely rewritten in PowerShell by Mike Kolitz, this command-line tool allows you to rapidly create sysprepped VHD and…

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Scripted Deployment of a #SystemCenter Configuration Manager 2012 Secondary Site #ITCamp #SMS

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you can no longer deploy a secondary site server using Setup (wizard or scripted).  Instead, you must use the Configuration Manager console to create a new secondary site.  This is less than ideal if you want to deploy several secondary sites or want to automate the process for any…

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