Configuration Manager PowerShell Tuesdays: Creating and Distributing a Package / Program:

I have long been a crusty old VBScript kind of guy, that just the way it is. I’ve been knocking out ‘short’ 300 line scripts for 10 plus years. In that time I have also gone through a few epic multi thousand line monstrosity scripts,,,, now that’s living. Many years ago at the Microsoft Management…

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Configuration Manager SP1 PowerShell in Orchestrator Part 2: The Rest of the Story

Well I thought I was Mr. Smarty Pants and had the whole ‘running 2012 Configuration Manager cmdlets from an Orchestrator Run .Net Script activity’ figured out (as documented in this post). As it turns out, there is bit more to the story. Everything documented in the initial post is valid, however as I found out…

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Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 – Move a Distribution Point Content Library Between Drives

Here we are, week two of the New Year, and the goodies just keep coming. In case you missed it the Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Toolkit has been released and with it brings a whole batch of goodness. Some of the tools included are the usual suspects (PolicySpy.exe, runmetersumm.exe, etc.) and then there are a…

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Running 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 PowerShell cmdlets from an Orchestrator Run .NET Script activity.

Good day all – Quick blog here.  With the recent release of 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and the new Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets, the stage has been set for over the top Configuration Manager automation. This week I jumped on my first project involving the Configuration Manager PowerShell cmdlets and Orchestrator (Run .NET Script). All is…

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On Demand Content Distribution / Fallback Distribution Points – A 2012 Configuration Manager Micro-Deep Dive

Welcome to 2013 – It’s a new year and an exciting time here at neilp central. I have several larger Configuration Manager and Orchestrator projects that I will be tackling this year; all of which will be detailed in this blog. In addition to these ‘Mega Solution Posts’, I hope to be knocking out more frequent product micro-deep dive’…

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Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 3: Use It Or Lose It – The Orchestrator Runbook Automation

Welcome back to ‘the blog’ and this series on Software Metering and automating the removal of unused software with 2012 Configuration Manager (and Orchestrator). If you have been keeping score, this is the third installment in this series. Thus far the post breakdown is as follows – Part 1 – Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part…

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