Configuration Manager Application Approval Engine – Detailed Documentation

 Index: Introduction:Configuration Manager Application Approval Engine Overview:CMAAE Portal Installation and Core Configuration:Delegation:Detection and Notification Overview:Sample Detection and Notification Runbook:Sample Detection and Notification PowerShell Script:Post Approval Automaton Overview:Sample Post Approval Automation Runbook:Sample Post Approval Automation PowerShell Script: Disclaimer: The Configuration Manager Application Approval Engine is designed as a sample solution and is not intended for ‘out…

MMS2013 Session Now on Channel 9 – Patching a Hyper-V Cluster with Orchestrator / Configuration Manager – Including Downloadable Runbook Exports!!!

Good day all – if you were able to attend MMS2013 hope you had a great time, if not, no worries you are in luck. All MMS2013 sessions should now be available on Channel 9. Check out my session ‘Complex Maintenance Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Orchestrator: Patching a Cluster’ – ….


Runbook Commander 2.0 – System Center Orchestrator Console Extension for Configuration Manager

Many months ago I made available Runbook Commander: An Orchestrator Console Extension for Configuration Manager. I am pleased to announce that today version 2.0 has been posted to the TechNet Gallery for download. I have added many features (some significant) to version 2, all of which will be summarized in this blog posting.  I will…


System Center 2012 Configuration Application Request / Approval – Deep Dive and Automation

Introduction – Approaching my ten-year of systems management using SMS / Configuration Manager I can reflect back on many scripts, applications, and in some circumstances full systems I’ve implemented in order to facilitate a ‘self-service / approval friendly’ software delivery mechanism. SMS/Configuration Manager has always worked great as the delivery mechanism, however has historically lacked…


Runbook Commander – An Orchestrator Console Extension for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Updated 10/26/2012 – Runbook Commander 2.0 has been released. Information can be found and the following links. Download Location – Runbook Commander 2.0 Overview – Deployment and Administration Guide – Note – Some of this content (screen shots, Video, etc.) is outdated, however conceptually the informaiton is still valid. Introduction and Disclaimer…