Automated creation of ConfigMgr operational collections

Query collections can be used in SCCM to target or give a quick counts of specific device states. For example we could create a query collection that contains all Windows 10 workstations. Manually creating these types of collections can be quite time consuming especially if you manage multiple sites or hierarchies, therefore automatically generating these query […]

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Import certificates into Java RTE using ConfigMgr Compliance Settings

We recently had a requirement from a customer to import two certificates into the Windows client’s Java Runtime certificate store. The problem they were experiencing was that when they tried to connect to a particular custom web app they were receiving a security prompt. Prompts such as this usually generate service desk calls and conditioning […]

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Automated creation of a default Configuration Manager folder structure

TLDR: https://github.com/markhallen/configmgr/blob/master/New-CMFolders We regularly create Configuration Manager hierarchies for new customers and we like to standardise the organisation of the different object types. For this reason automation provides expediency, convenience and conformity. The New-CMFolders PowerShell script will accept a CSV file of the desired folder structure and create the folders therein. Mandatory parameters The script […]

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Windows 10 November 2015 Update disconnected me from the internet but there is an easy fix

I updated my home Windows 10 computer with the November 2015 (10586) update this week and when the process was complete I could not connect to the internet. I’m sharing my experience here in case someone else experiences the same issue because there is a very simple fix. My initial thought was that the NIC drivers […]

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Planning the bulk import of applications into Configuration Manager

I love working to a plan; I like to think through what is the best way to build something in the best possible way before implementation, however this isn’t always possible, and in some situations not desirable. I’m not talking about always planning the full life-cycle of a product or project but at least planning […]

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Proof of concept to mass import, organise, distribute and deploy applications in Configuration Manager

In time I will update this post with a breakdown of how it works but I am posting it in full now to support my blog post on Planning the bulk import of applications into SCCM 2012 R2 It is heavily influenced by the following three articles: http://www.david-obrien.net/2013/07/create-new-configmgr-applications-from-script-with-powershell/ http://www.dexterposh.com/2014/04/powershell-sccm-2012-r2-create-folders.html http://www.dexterposh.com/2014/03/powershell-sccm-2012-r2-create.html This script is not intended for […]

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