PowerShell: Automating creation and editing of Task Sequences in 1706 (TP and CB)

Our development team has been working hard on implementing a much requested automation scenario for PowerShell in Configuration Manager, and that’s being able to create and modify task sequence steps. Task sequence editing has three separate pieces: groups of steps, commands (such as “Install Application” and “Partition Disk”), and conditions. With 1706 Current Branch and…

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Configuration Manager Updates and Servicing PowerShell automation coming to 1705 TP

By popular demand, we have added several new cmdlets in the 1705 TP for automating updates and servicing in Configuration Manager. Moving forward this should greatly simplify automated lab deployments and update scenarios. These cmdlets allow you to do all of the same functionality that you can do in the UI: get updates, download updates,…

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PowerShell: How to add enhanced detection methods to deployment types (1705 TP)

Update: These cmdlets did not make it into the 1704 TP, but they will be in the 1705 TP. This posting has been updated to correct this. In the upcoming 1705 technical preview of Configuration Manager, we have finally added the much-requested ability to add enhanced detection method clauses to deployment types PowerShell. This posting…

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PowerShell: How to add compliance settings and rules to configuration items (1705 TP)

Update: These cmdlets did not make it into the 1704 TP, but they will be in the 1705 TP. This posting has been updated to correct this. In the upcoming 1705 technical preview of Configuration Manager, we have finally added the much-requested ability to add Settings and Rules to Configuration Items from within PowerShell. This…

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Using signed PowerShell scripts with configuration items and applications

Edit: The deployment type detection method issue will be resolved in 1706 Current Branch. It will also be available for testing in 1705 Technical Preview. In the past if you wanted to use a signed PowerShell script as a configuration item detection method or deployment type detection method, you would see an error on the…

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Troubleshooting Configuration Manager Powershell cmdlets

Starting with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, we began providing PowerShell cmdlets to assist with many management tasks. The number of cmdlets grew to over 400 with CU1 along with providing numerous fixes and enhancements to the cmdlets that shipped with 2012 SP1 RTM. If you’re experiencing problems with cmdlets, try these troubleshooting steps: Make sure that…

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