SCO 2012 R2: System Management Automation Part 2 – The PowerShell Module

  The new preview of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2, comes with a new part called "System Management Automation" Not much info has been released about what it is, or what it can be used for. update: more information have been released by microsoft. Start here It seems to me to be a new runbook engine, with a completely new type of runbooks. I can't wait to get more info about what it is , and what it is for. It has 3 parts which is installed seperately: Web Service Runbook Worker PowerShell Module I will try to post some [...]

By | 2013-07-26T09:00:08+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Automation|0 Comments

Which management pack contains my group or Distributed Application?

  Which management pack contains my group or Distributed Application? A couple of days ago I got a question, which I thought could be the 1$ question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but I was actually a bit wrong.   While you can always see directly in the UI in which management pack rules, monitors, overrides have been saved, it is not exactly the same with Groups and Distributed Applications.   Neither in the Groups view nor in the properties of the group can you see anything about the management pack in which it has been saved. Same [...]

By | 2013-07-23T11:35:05+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

SNMP trap/probe – with or without the dot in the OID?

  I was setting up some UPS monitoring at a costumer, and i got into a “discusison” with a collegaue about the first dot in a OID. We were discussing whether or not you need the dot before the first number when creating monitors/rules in SCOM 2012. We went ahead and created two simple monitors – one with the dot and one without: UPS Battery Temperature: .1.3.6.1.4.1.318.1.1.1.2.2.2.0   UPS Battery Temperature – WITHOUT DOT: 1.3.6.1.4.1.318.1.1.1.2.2.2.0   I faked a temperature alert and i got:   I got two alerts! So actually, apparently it doesn’t make a living difference if you [...]

By | 2013-07-22T14:52:09+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|Operations Manager (SCOM)|2 Comments

SCO 2012 R2: System Management Automation Part 1 – Overview and Setup

  The new preview of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2, comes with a new part called "System Management Automation" Not much info has been released about what it is, or what it can be used for. update: more information have been released by microsoft. Start here It seems to me to be a new runbook engine, with a completely new type of runbooks. I can't wait to get more info about what it is , and what it is for. It has 3 parts which is installed seperately: Web Service Runbook Worker PowerShell Module I will try to post some [...]

By | 2013-07-19T15:11:54+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Automation|1 Comment

SCO 2012 R2: System Management Automation – Using the Web Service in Visual Studio 2012

  update: more information have been released by microsoft. Start here The new preview of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2, comes with a new part called "System Management Automation" In this article series i can been focusing on the 3 parts: Web Service Runbook Worker PowerShell Module In this article i'll show how to use the web service in Visual studio. An earlier post described more about the web service Install Browse using Internet Browser   The idea is to give you a chance to play around with it, and any kind of comments/feedback is very welcomed! Lets go!   [...]

By | 2013-07-19T14:29:24+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Automation|0 Comments

New Content on CM12SDK.Net

I just posted new content on CM12SDK.net How to modify Configuration Manager Client Cache Size How to Create a Software Update Deployment Template How to Create/Add Alerts for Software Update Deployments How to invoke Client Notification actions Configuration Manager 2012 Developer Excel Sheet – I removed all the old Excel sheets and now I have only one Excel sheet which contains all the necessary things. If you are working with Configuration Manager, then a few weeks ago we released our first version of WMI and PowerShell Explorer and there is one special feature for Configuration Manager administrators which allows you [...]

By | 2013-07-12T14:07:30+00:00 July 12th, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|2 Comments

New Tool – Coretech APP-V Package Analyzer and Converter

APP-V 5 has been around more than one year now and if you have a lot of old APP-V 4.5 or 4.6 packages then you may want to move to newer version to get all the nice features that APP-V 5 provides. APP-V 5 Sequencer PowerShell Module contains Test-APPvLegacyPackage and ConvertFrom-AppvLegacyPackage CMDLETs. Test-AppvLegacyPackage CMDLET allows us to analyze old packages and if the analyzer says no problem, then we can convert the old apps to never version with ConvertFrom-AppvLegacyPackage CMDLET. I got 61 old APP-V packages last week and I wanted an easy way to analyze these packages and also [...]

New System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 book

It’s truly with great pleasure and excitement I can announce that my new book System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Mastering the Fundaments, 2nd edition is finished, and will be available later in July. The new book not only covers how to get started correctly, it also includes information about the new Cloud features like Windows Intune integration (Mobile Device Management), Windows Azure distribution point (Cloud DP), Mac/Linux management, PKI, installing Configuration Manager on Windows Server 2012, deploying Windows 8, handling Windows & 3rd party updates and much more. ISBN for the book is 978-91-87445-01-9.   

By | 2013-07-03T11:10:32+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|23 Comments

How to deploy APP-V 5 SP1 Client through Group Policy

Before I just blogged How to extract APP-V 5 SP1 client executable and in this blog post I will show how to deploy the APP-V 5 SP1 Client through Group Policy. If you have the MSI files and you try to install the APP-V client, then it will prompt you this message. If you are using ConfigMgr for APP-V Client deployment, then you don’t have any issues because you can specify the command-line parameters but through Group Policy you can´t do that and you need to modify the MSI file. Creating the Group Policy Object If you want to modify [...]

By | 2013-07-02T15:48:54+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Application Virtualization (App-V)|0 Comments

How to extract APP-V 5 SP1 client executable

If you are looking APP-V 5 SP1 client MSI files, then stop looking. APP-V 5 client MSI files are inside the appv_client_setup.exe file. To extract the MSI files you need to execute following command: If you check the extracted files, then you will see appv_client_MSI_x86.msi and appv_client_MSI_x64.msi files. References How to Deploy the APP-V 5 Client - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj713460.aspx

By | 2013-07-02T14:27:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Application Virtualization (App-V)|1 Comment

Awarded Enterprise Client Management MVP 2013

Dear Kaido Jarvemets, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Enterprise Client Management technical communities during the past year.

By | 2013-07-01T17:12:53+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Personal|3 Comments

How to run Secunia CSI scanning without installing the CSI agent

Lately I have done a lot of Secunia CSI installations. One of the questions that keeps coming up is “what client scanning options do we have, if we do not install the CSI agent locally?”. You basically have three options as described below. Software Inventory You can use ConfigMgr Inventory and gather information about *.EXE, *.OCX and *.DLL files. This process will get the job done although you are gathering much more information than CSI requires. This method requires that the Site Server (where you installed CSI) have access to the Cloud based database hosted by Secunia. Network scanning Perform [...]

By | 2013-07-01T08:36:01+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|6 Comments