Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mz Computers - PowerSCCM

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SCCM 2012 enhanced with PowerShell

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  To lead SCCM 2012 with Powershell
  Click the white arrow in the blue rectangle, and choose Connect via Windows PowerShell.
  PowerShell Console is launched with site code.
  To verify enter Get-CMSite
 This cmdlet will return information about all the site in the environment.

Importing the Configuration Manager PowerShell Module

  To import the Configuration Manager module, you will have to specify the path to the Configuration Manager Module.
  Navigate PowerShell to (SCCM 2012 dir.)\AdminConsole\bin\
  Run command
  Import-module .\ConfigurationManager.psd1
  To point PowerShell to the CM site enter
  CD XXX: (Site Code)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mz Computers - Software Management In SCCM 2012

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Application Lifecycle Management With System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Program (Command line for execution)
Deployment Types
Deployment (state based – deployment methods)
Collection Rules for targeting devices
Requirement targeting users and devices
No User targeting
User Device Affinity
Run Advertised Program
Software Center
No web catalog
Software Catalog
Limited Content Management
Content library
Application Model

State-based Application Management

´ Detection Method
´ Enable systems to determine whether or not an application is already present on a system
´ Many system attributes play into presence of an application on a system (registry, file versions, MSI database, etc.)
´ Detection is the key to any state based software distribution system
´ In ConfigMgr 2007
´ Collection rule targeting and status messages
´ Fire and forget software deployment model
´ Run once or schedules
´ Download and execution even if the software is already installed
´ In ConfigMgr 2012
´ Rules determine applicability of software
´ Presence determines if any action should take place on device
´ Regular evaluation to check for and enforce compliances

Requirement Rule in 2012
State-based Application Management

´ Properties of users and/or devices that makes delivering software appropriate
´ Rules are per deployment types
´ Evaluated in real time on clients
´ Evaluated before content is downloaded


´ Other deployment types that must be present in order for the current application deployment type to be installed
´ Dependencies are modeled as applications and can also be deployed independently
´ Two dependency uses:
´ Dependency not present, dont install application
´ Dependency not present, auto install dependent applications

Content Distribution

´ Distribution Point Groups
´ Can be linked to Collection for workflow optimization
´ Automatic distribution of content for distribution point added to the group

´ Distribute Content Wizard
´ Send multiple packages to multiple distribution points or groups at once
´ Detect Application dependencies and add them to the distribution
´ Select a task sequence and distribute all related content

´ Content Library
´ One source for multiple application, packages, update packages, etc.
´ Only files required by the distribution point are distributed over the network.
´ Bandwidth Control
´ Customize time and bandwidth utilization on distribution points


´ Replaces Advertisement from Configuration Manager 2007
´ Created when an Application is deployed to the Collection
´ Due to applications being state based, only deploy to a collection once
´ Provides setting for Pre-deployment feature when targeting user or user security group collections

User Device Affinity

´ User Centric Software Distribution
´ Provides the ability to define a relation between a user and a device
´ Allows the admin to think user first, while also ensuring the application not installed everywhere the user logs on
´ Configuration Manager 2012 supports
´ Single primary user to primary device
´ Multiple primary device per user
´ Multiple primary users per device
´ The system allows both administrator and user to define this relationship
Introducing Application Uninstall

´ Uninstall is now part of Application Model
´ State-based application deployment includes removal of software in addition to installation
´ The App model defines an uninstall method for each Deployment type of an Application.
´ If a user or device is the recipient of both an install and uninstall deployment, then the install wins and the application is not removed

Application Supersedence

´ The ability for the admin to create a relationship and declare one application newer than another previous application. Ultimately resulting in the newer application replacing the older application.
´ Supersedence relationship is defined at both application level and deployment type.
´ Relationship Manager shows supersedence relationship