Community tools from System Center Universe 2014

These are some of the tools the I used in my demonstraiton @SCU 2014 in houston Remember to hug your community contributers today!!! Infrastructure and Client Management Johan Arwidmark ConfigMgr R2 Hydration Kit - http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/113/The-Hydration-Kit-for-ConfigMgr-2012-R2-is-available-for-download.aspx Mikael Nyström System center Hydration Kit - http://deploymentbunny.com/2013/01/04/hydration-kit-v3-is-out/ Startup Script -http://blog.configmgrftw.com/?page_id=349 Right Click tools - http://psrightclicktools.codeplex.com/releases/view/104529 Right click took - http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2012/09/21/sccm-rctools/ Client Center - https://sccmclictr.codeplex.com/ David’s Inventory Script PowerShell - http://www.david-obrien.net/2014/01/30/update-inventory-script-makes-configmgr-life-easier/ Garth’s Inventory Script vbSript - http://www.enhansoft.com/pages/downloads.aspx CM12Healthcheck toolkit - https://www.rflsystems.co.uk/sccm-2012-r2-healthcheck-toolkit/ ConfigMgr 2012 Registration Request - https://configmgrregistratio.codeplex.com/ PowerShell Right Click tools - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kaj/sccm-client-actions-tool-powershell-edition-aka-poshcat/ RegkeyToMof - http://myitforum.com/cs2/files/folders/proddocs/entry152945.aspx Now Micro Right Click tools - Http://nowmicro.com/RCT ConfigMgr 2012 [...]

By | 2014-01-30T16:36:03+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events, General info|6 Comments

NIC 2014 – Deck and links from my ConfigMgr Community session

Once again, to all who has ever contributed to the community – We salute you – keep on working and know that you are making a difference for 1000’s of IT pros “out there”. Download deck Just some of the community tools: Infrastructure and Client Management Johan Arwidmark ConfigMgr R2 Hydration Kit - http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/113/The-Hydration-Kit-for-ConfigMgr-2012-R2-is-available-for-download.aspx Mikael Nyström System center Hydration Kit - http://deploymentbunny.com/2013/01/04/hydration-kit-v3-is-out/ Startup Script -http://blog.configmgrftw.com/?page_id=349 Right Click tools - http://psrightclicktools.codeplex.com/releases/view/104529 Right click took - http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2012/09/21/sccm-rctools/ Client Center - https://sccmclictr.codeplex.com/ David’s Inventory Script PowerShell - http://www.david-obrien.net/2013/06/20/huge-powershell-inventory-script-for-configmgr-2012/ Garth’s Inventory Script vbSript - http://www.enhansoft.com/pages/downloads.aspx CM12Healthcheck toolkit - https://www.rflsystems.co.uk/sccm-2012-r2-healthcheck-toolkit/ ConfigMgr 2012 Registration Request - [...]

By | 2014-01-19T12:01:17+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events, General info|1 Comment

Slides and scripts from the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Advanced Infrastructure session #WCL307

As promised in the session here are the scripts and links that I was using. Video and slides available on Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NewZealand/2013/WCL307 Blog: Management Point replica http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/working-with-database-replicas-on-your-management-point/ http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/2012/08/06/next-sccm-guru-webcast-features-brian-mason/   SQL Scripts: Index and Statistics Maintenance: http://ola.hallengren.com/sql-server-index-and-statistics-maintenance.html Pre-creating the SQL database: Download   My generel SQL recommendations: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-sql-recommendations/   Planning for Cloud based Distribution Points http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj613909.aspx   Getting started with PowerShell: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/coretech-wmi-powershell-explorer-part-ii/

By | 2013-09-11T22:24:35+00:00 September 11th, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|1 Comment

Notes and slides from the TechEDNA 2013 precon – Simplify and Maximize System Management with Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 – Configuration Manager: Notes from the Field

First, a huge thank to all the attendees in the Sunday precon session. Johan and I asked for questions in the morning, and I must say that I do not remember the last time we got so many good questions. Download the slide deck Download information about SQL recommendations: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-sql-recommendations/ SQL re-indexing scripts: http://ola.hallengren.com/sql-server-index-and-statistics-maintenance.html Working with Management Point and SQL replicas:Step-bystep guide to create a Management Point replica: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/working-with-database-replicas-on-your-management-point/ Download the Collection update scripts Migrate reports from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/migrate-reports-from-sccm-2007-to-sccm-2012-sp1/ Update the package source location: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/coretech-package-source-changer/ Shutdown tool: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/new-version-of-the-coretech-shutdown-tool/ Managing 3rd. party software updates: Complete SCUP 2012 [...]

By | 2013-06-03T20:55:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|2 Comments

Slides from Coretech Seminar – April 2013

  Coretech wants to thank all attendee’s for a successful and fun day at Teknologisk Institut. As promised, the presentations have been uploaded. The file contains the following presentations: Service Manager ”Gennemgang af Service Manager og anvend systemets styrker i hverdagen” Speakers: Brian Fahrenholtz & Morten Meisler Powershell ”Managing SCCM2012 with Powershell” Taler: Kaido Järvemets SCCM and Secunia ”Håndtering af Microsoft opdateringer og 3. parts opdateringer” Speakers: Kent Agerlund & Henrik Hoe Operations Manager ”Operations Manager 2012 IRL” Speakers: Kåre Rude Andersen Service Manager – overview and selfservice using Orchestrator ”Introduktion til Service Manager og sammenspillet med Orchestrator” Speakers: Jakob [...]

By | 2013-04-08T14:08:38+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Slides and notes from my 3rd. party Patch Management session @NIC 2013

A huge thanks to all NIC 2013 attendees, once again you proved that Norway is a perfect place to host the Nordic Infrastructure Conference. Two great days with some A-Class speakers. As promised here is my slide deck from my 3rd. party software update session. During my session, I discussed how to prepare your environment for 3rd. party patch management and demonstrated two different solutions. Download Slide deck System Center Updates Publisher Download the complete SCUP 2021 guide here Checkout the SCUP videos  Checkout the PatchMyPc catalog here: Check out the “scupdates” catalog here: Secunia Download Secunia PSI, a freeware [...]

Slides and demo files from NIC 2013– Software Update Management

A huge thanks to all NIC 2013 attendes, once again you proved that Norway is a perfect place to host the Nordic Infrastructure Conference. Two great days with A Class speakers.  Slides from my first session SC 2012 Configuration Manager - Software Update Management 5 minutes is all it takes During the session I demonstrated how you could use PowerShell to create a Software Update Packages and modify the update package in an existing Automatic Deployment Rule. Both scripts can be downloaded here – all credit goes to my colleague and undefeated powerShell champ Kaido I also demonstrated a nice [...]

By | 2013-01-26T14:44:25+00:00 January 26th, 2013|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events, General info|5 Comments

Slides and links from the TechEd 2012 Pre-conference session

To all of you who participated in the User-Centric Application Delivery Rocks the World: Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 pre-conf sessions @Teched 2012 in Orlando and Amsterdam – thanks. Johan Arwidmark and I had a great time with lots of very good questions (more than 200 questions). During the session we promised to provide you with links to some of the tools and documents that we spoke about. Slides: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/DRFiles/SlidesFromPreconTEUS2012.zip The project plan for ViaMonstra: ViaMonstra-SC-2012-ConfigMgr-Project-criterias.pdf Software updates ConfigMgr 2007:Script to remove expired updates from you distribution points and update packages ConfigMgr 2012: Script to remove expired updates [...]

By | 2012-06-26T09:42:46+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Events|0 Comments

Upcoming System Center 2012 Configuration Manager book

Today I just finished typing the last word in my upcoming book titled System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals. The book is published by Deploymentartist.com and will be available on Amazon from Mid-June. The book will also be available for Kindle a few weeks later. Once the book is published we will also publish a Hydration kit that you can use to build thesame virtual ConfigMgr environment used in the book. You will also be granted access to download the scripts and sample files used in the book. On this journey of writing I got help from two [...]

MMS 2012– Simplify your Deployments

Last week @MMS 2012 Chris Nackers and I had a session on how to review and simplify ConfigMgr 2007 deployments. We have received a lot of positive feedback after the session – thanks for that. Scripts and utilities that we demonstrated Script to remove expired updates from you distribution points and update packages Example used in the session: cscript.exe DeleteExpiredUpdates.vbs /SMSProvider:CM01 /PkgID:"A010000E" /AssignmentID:"1;2;3;4;5;6;7; Coretech Shutdown Utility to control computer restarts after patching Example used in the session: /t:300 /m:60 /d: “You computer has not been restarted for a week\” /f /c /ebM:168 Script (ConfigMgr package) to uninstall software updates Example [...]

By | 2012-04-24T13:03:14+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|12 Comments

Sessions @MMS 2012 in Las Vegas

MMS 2012 is sold out (again) and just around the corner. I’m thrilled to announce that I'll be hosting a few sessions this year. I hope to see as many as you in those session as possible. Break out sesions CD-B351 A ConfigMgr. 2007 R3: Review and Simplify Your Deployments Join Kent Agerlund and Michael Petersen, two of the world’s foremost Configuration Manager experts in a dazzling session on how to get your existing Configuration Manager 2007 to work with you and be the super cool system management solution you always hoped it would be. In this session Kent & [...]

By | 2012-03-13T14:45:34+00:00 March 13th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|2 Comments

Attending TechEd EMEA in Amsterdam 2012

The TechEd EMEA 2012 website is open, and part of the exiting program has already been revealed. This year TechEd will start Monday 25th. of June with an opportunity to participate in one of the pre-conference Seminars.  I’m proud to announce that I will be hosting one of the seminars together with Johan Arwidmark. Our seminar is “User-Centric Application Delivery Rocks the World: Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 a dazzling seminar on how to distribute software using Configuration Manager 2012. Learn about the new infrastructure changes in Configuration Manager 2012, how to upgrade from Configuration Manager 2007, and how [...]

By | 2012-01-10T08:14:10+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Events|0 Comments

Teched Berlin 2010

Some mails are just better than others :-) This one just arrived in my inbox. Dear Kent: Congratulations!  You have been selected to participate in Tech·Ed Europe 2010 as a Microsoft Product Expert in the Technical Learning Center (TLC).  I’ll be helping out as Microsoft Expert in the System Center area. If you are in Berlin please drop in for a little chat – look forward to see you and Berlin.  

By | 2010-09-29T21:45:59+00:00 September 29th, 2010|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|0 Comments

New SCUG event in November

It looks like the guys over at SCUG have arranged yet another exiting event - http://scug.dk/content/SystemCenterUserGroupMeeting-November2010.aspx Pretty interesting names on the speaker list, Wally Mead & Johan Arwidmark :-)

By | 2010-09-01T08:16:59+00:00 September 1st, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Configmgr 2007 R3

For those interested I just posted my first post on Installing and configuring ConfigMgr. 2007 R3. The post can be readhttp://scug.dk/blogs/configurationmanager/archive/2010/04/29/first-look-at-configmgr-r3.aspx

By | 2010-04-29T10:20:04+00:00 April 29th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

MMS 2010 – Day 3 keynote

The keynote focused on desktop management with focus on these features: Configmgr 2007 R3 The upcoming release of ConfigMgr. R3. During the SCUG event back in November Wally Mead talked about the R3 feature pack. In the keynote we saw a life demo focusing on the power management feature in R3. It’s really a cool feature that will assist all of us in ongoing effort to save money and become greener. Availability: Beta 1 can be downloaded from Microsoft today ConfigMgr. Citrix XenApp integration We also saw a cool demo of how Citrix XenApp intergrates with ConfigMgr. The demo was [...]

By | 2010-04-22T01:28:57+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|Events|0 Comments

MMS 2010 – Tuesday

My first day on MMS started with the keynote presented by Bob Muglia. The session was streamed and can viewed online here State of the union The number one session every year is the State of the Union. This session takes us thru the last 12 months of ConfigMgr and also look 12-18 months into the future of the product. Every year the session starts with a top 10 list. This year the list was about the code names for vNext. Top 10 – codenames for vNext 1. Code Name vNext won the competition because none of us are really [...]

By | 2010-04-21T06:53:02+00:00 April 21st, 2010|Events|0 Comments