Azure Automation Runbook to Add Computer to ConfigMgr Collection

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for adding a computer to a device collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) via Azure Automation runook, designed for use on an OMS Hybrid Runbook Worker. It uses WMI, and so does not require the ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlets. This also means it works for ConfigMgr 2012 and 2016. … Continue reading “Azure Automation Runbook to Add Computer to ConfigMgr Collection”

Creating ConfigMgr User Collections with PowerShell

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for creating a query-based user collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), along with a demonstration of some of the options you can supply to control collection population and refresh behavior. You can download the up-to-date ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlets at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46681. The ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlet reference documentation is available at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj821831(v=sc.20).aspx. … Continue reading “Creating ConfigMgr User Collections with PowerShell”

Creating ConfigMgr Device Collections with PowerShell

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for creating a query-based device collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), along with a demonstration of some of the options you can supply to control collection population and refresh behavior. You can download the up-to-date ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlets at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46681. The ConfigMgr PowerShell cmdlet reference documentation is available at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj821831(v=sc.20).aspx. … Continue reading “Creating ConfigMgr Device Collections with PowerShell”

Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes

In this episode, Dan and Pete talk about some of the more robust free solutions for System Center 2012 R2, including a couple of gems you have not seen before! Links to all the resources discussed (and some we didn’t get to) below! New Show Updates To get updates on the latest episodes of Inside … Continue reading “Inside System Center 3: Best Free System Center Solutions – Show Notes”

Simple Self-Service App Deployment with ConfigMgr, SCOrch and SCSM

At a recent meeting of the Houston Area Systems Management User Group, I presented a strategy for delivering effective self-service application deployment that would be achievable for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) admins could potentially implement. By intention, the solution does not require custom management pack authoring, extending Service Manager (SCSM) classes or custom PowerShell. However, … Continue reading “Simple Self-Service App Deployment with ConfigMgr, SCOrch and SCSM”