Last week, we made a major update to the ‘SMLets’ CodePlex cmdlets project for Service Manager. This release is called ‘Beta 1’ and has been expanded from the original 3 cmdlets for incidents to 48 cmdlets and functions and a bunch of scripts. This release includes the Announcements and Remove-SCSMManagmeentPack cmdlets examples I provided earlier on the blog. The majority of the new content was provided by Jim Truher who is our resident PowerShell guru having worked on the PowerShell team during its original release. Jim also refactored the project into a PowerShell module so that we could package the scripts and cmdlets together into one neat bundle and take advantage of some of the new features in PowerShell 2.0. Accordingly, you’ll need to have PowerShell 2.0 installed to use these new goodies. Also – keep in mind that these PowerShell cmdlets and scripts rely on the Service Manager SDK assemblies so you’ll need to be running these either on the Service Manager Management Server or a computer where the Service Manager console is installed.
Here’s a list of all the new stuff:
Thanks to Jim and Patrik Sundqvist for putting this together! This is going to be super powerful! Think about all the possibilities of using these in console tasks and workflows using the PowerShell script activity!
You can download the beta 1 release from the CodePlex site here: