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:   More session on the 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+01:00March 26th, 2014|Automation, Events|1 Comment

PowerShell/SMA/WAP: Controlling LEGO Mindstorms EV3 from PowerShell/SMA Runbook – Part 1 – The Runbook

A few weeks ago i posted the video about my demo of the LEGO Mindstorms robot, controlled by a Runbook inside the Service Management Automation section of Windows Azure Pack The video has been seen by many people and i have gotten so much great feedback! Multiple people have asked me of “How did you do that?” I have decided to do a multi part post, first posting the details, then more guides to how to do the different setup tasks Part 1 – SMA Runbook, Overview + Setup Part 2 – How to setup a variable asset in SMA [...]

The EASY WAY – List objects in specific folder in Configuration Manager 2012 with PowerShell

Last week I saw one blog post how to list specific folder objects and I believe that actually there is much easier way to list the objects in specific folder. First we need to figure out the ContainerNodeID which is the folder unique ID. We have several ways to find out the folder unique ID, for example we can run the ConfigMgr Admin console in developer mode or we can use a WMI tool. There are different WMI tools that you can find from the internet or you can simple use the WBEMTEST tool also which is already built-in in [...]

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Cloud Distribution Point

  In order to use a Windows Azure distribution point, you need a few things like a Windows Azure account, Access to internal DNS, a couple of certifcates and 45 minutes. The Azure distribution point can act as a fallback distribution point for your Windows clients and do support most content type. To calculate the cost for each Azure distribution point, checkout this Azure calculator What a Cloud-Based Distribution Point do not support ·Apple MAC OS X clients UNIX clients 3rd party Software updates thru the Windows Update feature Windows Updates Streamed Applications Task Sequences that are NOT configured [...]

By |2014-03-21T17:30:18+01:00March 21st, 2014|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|4 Comments

How to move objects in Configuration Manager Admin Console with PowerShell

Starting with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 we have a cmdlet called Move-CMObject. This cmdlet allows to move different objects in Admin Console. We still don't have a cmdlet that allows to create ConfigMgr Admin Console folders but if necessary you can use this code to create folders. Here are 6 different examples How to move objects in ConfigMgr Admin Console [crayon-5d2fcf06aaf15921968048/] As you see it is really easy to move objects. You can use –InputObject or -ObjectId parameter.   Best

Deploying Windows 8 with MBAM Used-Space-Only Encryption

Windows 8 comes with the option to pre-provision the disk for use with BitLocker, allowing only the used-space to be encrypted, thus reducing the encryption time a lot. Problem occur when enterprises want to use the Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) toolkit from the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to store BitLocker recovery keys, and track compliance. MBAM 2.0 sp1 does not support used-space encryption as per the release notes, forcing enterprises to either drop MBAM or perform full encryption of the disk, which can be a time consuming task depending on disk size and CPU performance. After spending [...]

By |2014-03-11T15:35:38+01:00March 11th, 2014|OS Deployment, Security, Windows Client|14 Comments

SCO2012/WAP/SMA: VIDEO – Integrating a LEGO Mindstorms Robot using SMA/PowerShell

By request I have uploaded the short video of my Windows Azure Pack & Service Management Automation (SMA) Demo this friday!     URL:   Robot is LIVE at about 02:30 !! From the creators of Coretech Coffee Monitor , here comes a short movie of the demo of how to integrate LEGO Mindstorms (or practically anything!) in a PowerShell runbook in the Service Management Automation feature of System Center Orchestrator R2 & Windows Azure Pack Presented by System Center Cloud and Data center MVP -  Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen @ Microsoft Cloud OS Roadshow 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark! More info [...]

Installing ConfigMgr R2 2012 client for Mac OSx

Earlier this week Microsoft released a new ConfigMgr R2 2012 Mac OSx client. Althoug it has been possible to enroll Mac OSx 10.9 clients without this new client, I still recommend a client upgrade. How to install the new client Download the new installer from: ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Mac Client Run the ConfigmgrMacClient.msi on a Windows machine. The installer will extract a dmg file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager For Mac Client. Copy the Macclient.dmg to a Mac OSx client that has an existing ConfigMgr client installed (can be the old SP1 client). Open a Terminal [...]