Identifying unused App-V 4.6 SP2 applications and writing them to a new multi-string reg key for easy identification

I ran into an interesting situation with a customer a while back where they needed a way to identify the virtual applications that weren’t being used on the workstations in their environment. Due to the state of their environment, we weren’t able to pull information from the App-V server because the App-V clients weren’t sending their…

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Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one NIC (Server 2012 R2 Edition)

This is a follow post from my previous post Configuring Hyper-V for multiple subnets with only one NIC for Server 2008 R2. This post provides guidance as to how to achieve the same for Server 2012 R2. Check with support before doing this in a production environment. I use this configuration in my lab and…

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Backup multiple SQL databases in a single swoop!

This is a query I use to backup all of my lab databases. I use System Center 2012 Orchestrator (SCORCH) to kick off a runbook which executes this query againsy my SQL servers to backup all of the databases. You know as well as I do, there are many ways to accomplish this task…some even…

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Useful cmdlets for System Center 2012 Service Manager using SMlets

The following code snippets were used to modify data in the SCSM environment I was working in. Using the SCSM PowerShell Cmdlets (http://smlets.codeplex.com/), I was able to achieve it a lot easier than using the built-in PowerShell cmdlets for SCSM. As always, make sure you check the product documentation, check with Microsoft support and test in…

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OpsMgr 2012: Import Multiple Custom Management Packs with PowerShell

Hi all! Just wanted to share a small snippet that allows you to import multiple MPs into OpsMgr using PowerShell. Some info about my working environment: SPLOSCOM01- OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Management Server (UR3 applied)SPLOBU01 – Backup Server The script is rather basic…it loops through my MP backup directory on my backup server and imports each MP…

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