2017 SCUG Dates are planned

We are ready to kickoff Season 9, with at least 4 full day events in the Copenhagen area. If you haven’t signed up yet, please visit our meetup site - https://www.meetup.com/SCUGDK/ Dates and facilities are booked. We are still planning speakers, so far we do have Greg Ramsey, Jason Sandys, Ronni Pedersen and Kent Agerlund signed up but many more will follow. Let us know who you would like as guest speaker and also what topics – make you voice heard on our meetup site. Book the dates: March 24 May 5 August 21 October 13 Our sponsors in 2017 [...]

By | 2017-08-22T10:30:00+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Notes from the Top 10 Enterprise client management frustrations and how to avoid them session @ ITDevconnections in Las Vegas, October 2016

Thanks to all who attended Peter Daalmans and my session earlier today @ITDevconnections in Vegas. 10 – Dealing with ConfigMgr clients http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ – Jason Sandys Startup script 9 – User friendly OS deployments http://blog.configmgrftw.com/uiplusplus/ – Jasons Sandys UI++ OSD Frontend 8 - Stay current Get a test environment to test SCCM upgrades. For SQL 2016 check this deck from Brian Mason ttps://www.mnscug.org/images/stories/MNSCUGSQL2016.zip 7 – The beginning Think about what you include in your queries and collections - http://mrbodean.net/2016/10/06/why-you-should-not-like-like/ https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/ – Steve Thompson blog on SQL and Performance issues -- WITH ROLLUP SELECT             CASE RefreshType                         WHEN 1 THEN 'No [...]

By | 2016-10-11T19:45:28+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Links from our MMS ConfigMgr precon session

Thanks for all the questions and tweets during the opening session yesterday. Jason, Anne and I really enjoyed the afternoon. As promised here are the links from the session. Update 1605 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2016/05/16/update-1605-for-configuration-manager-technical-preview-available-now/ winpe peer caching: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/win-pe-peer-caching-in-configmgr-current-branch/ Client install failing on management point: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/configmgr-client-failing-to-install-on-management-point/ Startup script: http://blog.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/ SQL XL sheet: https://t.co/XUXuUfxuaq Cache management example: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/helaw/2014/01/07/configuration-manager-cache-management/ SQL best practice: https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/proper-tempdb-creation-for-configuration-manager/ & https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/  

By | 2017-08-22T10:28:42+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events, SQL|0 Comments

OMS/EMS Seminar March 2016: Enterprise Mobility Suite Session Notes and slides

Hi First and foremost, thanks to all attendees for a great day on Wednesday. Lots of great questions and discussions and to all of you who is wondering what happened to my girlfriend’s phone – well I had to un-enroll it the morning after!  For those of you who are waiting for the EMS-book that Kent is writing together with Peter Daalmans, it is not to long until it is published so stay tuned! I will update this blog post with link to the book when it is out.. Download the slide deck: EMS Microsoft EMS Resources app is free and [...]

MMS 2015 precon notes

Hi, thanks for an amazing week @ MMS. Here are the notes from our ConfigMgr Autmating the WSUS Cleanup process – http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ SQL PowerShell audit script  http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/ Splitting existing ConfigMgr database into multiple SQL files  http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jnelson/archive/2009/07/27/140199.aspx Pre-creating the database before installing Configmgr – download script Multiple software upate points and shared db – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/archive/2013/02/07/configuring-multiple-software-update-points-in-a-configmgr-2012-primary-site-what-to-expect.aspx Slide deck SQL Script to for fragmentation on the SQL DB Checking the database fragmentation: Use CM_PS1 Go SELECT DB_NAME(database_id) AS [Database Name], OBJECT_NAME(ps.OBJECT_ID) AS [Object Name],     i.name AS [Index Name], ps.index_id, index_type_desc,     avg_fragmentation_in_percent, fragment_count, page_count FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats(DB_ID(),NULL, NULL, NULL ,N’LIMITED’) AS ps     [...]

By | 2015-11-19T00:06:16+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|1 Comment

Videos from System Center Universe Europe 2015 Online! Watch my 3 session here!

  Azure Automation Introduction SCUE15 - Azure Automation Introduction from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Azure Automation Deep Dive SCUE15 - Azure Automation Deep Dive from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Get runbooks from the AA sessions here: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/azure-automation-samples-from-sessions/ Service Management Automation - Automating System Center SCUE15 - Automating System Center from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Here another cool Azure Automation session from SCU: SCUE15 - Migrating from Orchestrator to Azure Automation from itnetX AG on Vimeo.   Thanks for a great time at SCUE 2015! .. hopefully see you next year!

By | 2015-10-23T15:22:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Tech Days.se 2015 – SCO & SCSM–Lessons learned from the real world–Slides, Examples, Tools, Template / How to use runbook template

Thanks for being a great audience! and for so many showing up! As promised I have uploaded the runbooks and management packs I demonstrated in the session including my SCO Template for runbooks Content Examples Tools Runbook Template Slides Download here: Links: Best practices book: https://t.co/pOHfdmSJra Coretech MP Transfer tool http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/scsm-sco-management-pack-transfer-tool-beta-3-freeware/ SCSM Extension Integraiton Pack http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/scoscsm-2012-create-objects-with-activities-with-coretech-integration-pack-for-scsm-2012-extension-beta-2 Parse Export https://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/104915 Sanitize Export + Custom Runbook Activity Type + Lots of other stuff https://scorch.codeplex.com/   How to use the runbook template: Import runbooks. this includes folders and shared runbooks. But, to be able to create another stage that points to [...]

By | 2015-10-22T16:29:31+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

Techdays Sweden 2015, notes and links

Thanks to all attending the preconference on Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft EMS, MDT and Configuration Manager. To all of those who attending the “What’s new and coming in Configuration Manager vNext”. Sessions from Techdays will be online on Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays-Sweden/TechDays-Sweden-2015 Configuration Manager vNext information https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn965439.aspx#BKMK_Win10Servicing Windows 10 Servicing must read https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226(v=vs.85).aspx Windows 10 Servicing must read https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt574263(v=vs.85).aspx and NO, it’s not the same doc SQL Audit - https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/ WSUS optimization - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ Windows 10 Defender OMA-URI downloads - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/managing-windows-10-using-on-premises-mdm-in-system-center-configuration-manager-vnext/ Install and configure onprem-mdm in Configuration Manager vNext - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/install-and-configure-on-prem-mobile-device-management-mdm-with-configmgr-vnext-tp3/  

By | 2015-10-22T09:43:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|0 Comments

IT Devconnections Enterprise Mobility and Identity BOF

During the BOF last week @ #ITDevCon i briefly talked about creating a couple of managed apps using PowerShell in ConfigMgr. Below are a few examples, open PowerShell ISE aas administrator and magic happens #Import Module Import-Module $env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Replace("\bin\i386","\bin\configurationmanager.psd1") $SiteCode = Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSITE Set-Location "$($SiteCode.Name):\" #Create the Word Application New-CMApplication -Name "Word" #To create a iOS deployment type for the application Add-CMDeploymentType -ApplicationName "Word" -AutoIdentifyFromInstallationFile -IosDeepLinkInstaller -DeploymentTypeName "Word iOS" -InstallationFileLocation "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?mt=8" -ForceForUnknownPublisher $True #Create the OneNote Application New-CMApplication -Name "OneNote" #To create a iOS deployment type for the application Add-CMDeploymentType -ApplicationName "OneNote" -AutoIdentifyFromInstallationFile -IosDeepLinkInstaller -DeploymentTypeName "OneNote iPhone" -InstallationFileLocation "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-onenote-for-iphone/id410395246?mt=8" -ForceForUnknownPublisher [...]

Links from the ConfigMgr Visualization session @ SCU in Basel

Standard ConfigMgr reporting -Introducing to reporting in Configuration Manager - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682105.aspx -Channel 9 - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MMS/2013/UD-B338 Custom reports Add custom code and color scales like Excel - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bobmeyers/archive/2009/07/31/add-excel-like-color-scale-conditional-formatting-to-your-reports.aspx Power Views and Power Queries Download Power Queries for Excel - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39379 Getting started with Power Queries - http://www.databasejournal.com/sqletc/getting-started-with-microsoft-power-query-for-excel.html  - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Microsoft-Power-Query-for-Excel-Help-2B433A85-DDFB-420B-9CDA-FE0E60B82A94 Download Power View - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26718 Getting started with Power View - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh213579(v=sql.110).aspx - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/seanboon/archive/2012/07/30/visualizing-the-olympics-with-power-view-in-excel-2013-day-1.aspx Custom community dashboard Compliance -http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2014/09/16/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-software-update-compliance-dashboard-part-1.aspx Patch Management - http://blogs.technet.com/b/gary_simmons_mcs/archive/2013/12/09/creating-a-custom-report-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-part-1.aspx Client Health - https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCCM-Configmgr-2012-SSRS-2863c240 A little of everything - http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdude/archive/2015/01/06/creating-a-simply-dashboard-using-smsprov-log-in-configmgr-2012.aspx Professional dashboards Configuration Manager - http://www.coretech.dk Operations Manager - https://squaredup.com/ - https://www.savision.com/ 

By | 2015-08-26T09:42:26+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|2 Comments

Links and tools from our Ignite Instructor lab – Upgrading to Windows 10 using ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Thanks all for attending the Instructor led lab @Ignite – All three Vikings had a great time on stage – thanks for turning the ILL into a very interactive breakout session :-)   Download the labfiles, scripts and instructions from the lab - http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/10/29/how-to-upgrade-to-win-10-using-the-task-sequence-in-sc-2012-r2-configmgr.aspx Download ConfigMgr Technical preview - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-configuration-manager-and-endpoint-protection-technical-preview?i=1 Driver Import script - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/automate-importing-and-creating-drivers-packages-in-sccm-2012-r2/

Notes and links from the #Ignite Pre-Day, Enterprise Management

Slides and links Here is the link to the slides: http://deploymentresearch.com/DRFiles/MSIgnite2015preday.zip Video to deploying Windows 10 IoT to Raspberry Pi 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5SfPTykM6A Hydration Kit for System Center 2012 R2 http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/407/The-Hydration-Kit-for-System-Center-2012-R2-is-available-for-download The script that exported task sequences was gathered from the following post http://trevorsullivan.net/2010/05/13/exporting-configmgr-task-sequences (by Trevor Sullivan) The script that imported task sequences was gathered from the following post http://www.david-obrien.net/2012/09/29/how-to-backup-restore-your-tasksequenceconfiguration-manager-2012-and-powershell (by David O’Brien) TechNet Docs - Create a Windows 8.1 Reference Image http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn744290.aspx TechNet Docs - Deploy a Windows 8.1 Image Using MDT 2013 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn744279.aspx TechNet Virtual Labs - Creating a Windows 8.1 reference image  http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845755 Building reference images like a [...]

By | 2015-05-04T11:54:49+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|1 Comment

Microsoft MVP Roadshow 2015 Copenhagen – Slides & Runbooks

As promised here is my slides from yesterdays MVP Roadshow in copenhagen! Will update this next week after the event in Århus!   if you are not signed up, You can still make it!  http://blogs.technet.com/b/rasmush/archive/2015/03/02/mvp-roadshow-2015.aspx Slides:   Download from here: http://www.slideshare.net/JakobGottliebSvendse/automating-system-center-2012-r2-mvp-roadshow-cph-2015   (first time i use slideshare, please comment if it is not a good idea )   See you next week Aarhus! :D

By | 2015-03-17T11:24:53+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

NIC 2015 Recording Online: Service Management Automation – Introduction

The recordings from NIC 2015 is online on youtube!. Thanks NIC!   System Center - Service Management Automation - Introduction There is a new form of Automation in the Microsoft world! Service Management Automation is part of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 and is built on PowerShell! Get introduced, get an overview and learn how to develop and test your first Runbook Url: http://www.nicconf.com/system-center---service-management-automation---introduction Youtube url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQLaF_k-hg0 Video:   Get the slides and runbooks here: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/nic-2015-slides-and-runbooks-from-my-sessions/

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:50+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

NIC 2015 Recording Online: Service Management Automation – Automating System Center 2012 R2

The recordings from NIC 2015 is online on youtube!. Thanks NIC!   System Center - Service Management Automation – Automating System Center 2012 R2 Already PowerShell Scripter? Already worked with SMA? Or are you just interested in some more advanced examples of runbooks? These examples include monitors, connectors and more in demos focused on System Center. Join me for a deep dive into the world of Service Management Automation runbooks, packed with best practices, demos and notes from the real-world.   Url: http://www.nicconf.com/system-center---service-management-automation--automating-system-center-2012-r2 Youtube url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDFejEe8ruI Video:   Get the slides and runbooks here: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/nic-2015-slides-and-runbooks-from-my-sessions/

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:51+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

NIC 2015: Slides and runbooks from my sessions

thank you all for a great NIC 2015 ! It was great to be back for the 4th time, and had some really nice conversations with a lot of people. I have uploaded my slides and runbooks for my sessions: System Center - Service Management Automation - Introduction There is a new form of Automation in the Microsoft world! Service Management Automation is part of System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 and is built on PowerShell! Get introduced, get an overview and learn how to develop and test your first Runbook Get the slides here: Video: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/nic-2015-recording-online-service-management-automation-automating-system-center-2012-r2/ System Center [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:51+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

NIC 2015 SCOM in the perfect world (Slides)

Thank you all for participating on my sessions about the right way to a implementation with SCOM. Remember that I have a lot of scripts in my slides – so look into them – If you would like the MFI NIC 2015 MP let me know and I will mail it to you. The HW I used was a Ubiquity MFI EU mPower with 3 outlets. Have a great conference Kåre Download Powerpoint Click on me to download

By | 2017-08-22T10:14:54+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Events, Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

Slides and links from my session @Techdays in Sweden

As always thanks for attending and for making speaking in Stockholm being a fun thing to do. As promised during the session here are the links to the blog posts I mentioned, the script I used and the slide deck. Autmating the WSUS Cleanup process http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ SQL PowerShell audit script http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/ Splitting existing ConfigMgr database into multiple SQL files http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jnelson/archive/2009/07/27/140199.aspx Pre-creating the database before installing Configmgr – download script Post 2012 CU2 hotfix to speed up user policies in hybrid MDM scenarios - https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2994331 Management point replicas - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/working-with-database-replicas-on-your-management-point/ Multiple software upate points and shared db - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/archive/2013/02/07/configuring-multiple-software-update-points-in-a-configmgr-2012-primary-site-what-to-expect.aspx Slide deck  [...]

By | 2014-11-22T13:17:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2014|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|1 Comment

Jeg taler på Microsoft Campus Days 2014

(sorry for the danish, but this is a DK event ;-))   Jeg er igen i år så heldig at jeg har fået lov at tale på Microsoft Campus Days 2014 i København!   Info om min session: System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack – Introduktion til Service Management Automation Service management automation er en ny del af System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 og det bygger på PowerShell! Få en introduktion til systemet, mulighederne og et start-til-slut eksempel på en Runbook i SMA. Denne session bliver leveret af Jakob G. Svendsen, Co-Founder af PowerShell User Group Danmark. [...]

By | 2017-08-22T10:37:34+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Events|0 Comments

TechEd 2014 North America – System Center Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 – Video + Downloads

Check out my session from Tech Ed North America Thank you all for a great conference! Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B375#fbid= Download all the content here: Join me at the next workshop in phoenix! June 11th! still room for more students.! http://www.truesec.com/#!lab=Mastering_System_Center_2012_Orchestrator_R2

By | 2014-05-20T18:08:27+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Automation, Events|0 Comments

Links and notes from the MVP Expert Session @TechED 2014 Houston

One word – Awesome! Attending the MVP Expert session along with 1000 attendees as speaker was nothing short of an awesome experience. For those of you who couldn’t attend session, you can catch the recording here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/PCIT-B410#fbid= The scripts I used The collection/Excel tool

By | 2014-05-13T16:10:07+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|10 Comments

Links and notes from the “ConfigMgr in the Real World” precon @ TechEd NA 2014

First a huge thanks to the 341 attendees showing up at the precon, you all contributed to making this a day to remember for both Johan and I. By now we should have answered all questions that was posted to #TEPRC10 on Tweeter. Precon links from Johans blog: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/173/Links-from-ConfigMgr-2012-R2-preconference-at-TechEd-2014-NA.aspx Pre-creating the database using this script Checking the database fragmentation: Use CM_PS1 Go SELECT DB_NAME(database_id) AS [Database Name], OBJECT_NAME(ps.OBJECT_ID) AS [Object Name],     i.name AS [Index Name], ps.index_id, index_type_desc,     avg_fragmentation_in_percent, fragment_count, page_count FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats(DB_ID(),NULL, NULL, NULL ,N'LIMITED') AS ps     INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i WITH (NOLOCK)     ON ps.[object_id] [...]

By | 2014-05-13T15:36:49+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|3 Comments

TechEd 2014 N.A. – My Breakout Session – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101

This year i have been so lucky to have a session about Orchestrator accepted! It will be  introduction to best practices, both beginner and for more experienced orchestrators. Looking forward to it!   You can the session here: http://tena2014.eventpoint.com/topic/details/DCIM-B375   More session on the list: http://tena2014.eventpoint.com/topic/list   Details: DCIM-B375 Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator: Runbook Design 101 Thursday, May 15 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Speaker(s): Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen Track: Datacenter and Infrastructure Management Session Type: Breakout Topic: Microsoft System Center Get introduced to runbook design from start to finish. This session focuses on planning your runbooks, designing the [...]

By | 2014-03-26T15:20:35+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Automation, Events|1 Comment