Logging in CMTrace format from PowerShell

I know there are other examples of doing this out there but the one I use has a few other features including: Getting the PID of the PowerShell instance running and putting that in the Thread column Renaming the file to lo_ once it gets too large Setting a variable to the status of the…


Deploying Software from Configuration Manager using the Service Manager Self-Service Portal

This post is the 12th in a series of posts focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager and Operations Manager Connectors pull a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage clients, agents, and other settings. This…


Sync Configuration Manager Application Collections in Service Manager

This post is the 11th in a series focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager and Operations Manager Connectors pull a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage clients, agents, and other settings. This solution allows…

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Configuration Manager 2012 Direct Membership Collection Manager

I recently wanted to experiment with creating a user interface with PowerShell. I found that it isn’t very easy without some sort of development tool. I decided to try out the very handy PrimalForms Community Edition from Sapien. To download this create an account, sign in, and download PrimalFormsCE.exe. I used the tool to create…

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DMVMUG 2014: DC, Maryland, Virginia Management User Group Conference

On Saturday, March 8th I am presenting at the DMVMUG 2014 User Group Conference with a group of my peers: Brad Watts – Premier Field Engineer Chris Maiden – Premier Field Engineer Christine Gerth – Premier Field Engineer Phil Bracher – Premier Field Engineer Our presentation is titled “Microsoft Integration to Automate Deployment” and is…


Managing Configuration Manager Collection Membership using the Service Manager Self-Service Portal

This post is the 7th in a series of posts focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager and Operations Manager Connectors pull a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage clients, agents, and other settings. This…


Managing Configuration Manager Collections using the Service Manager Self-Service Portal

This post is the 6th in a series focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager and Operations Manager Connectors pull a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage clients, agents, and other settings. This solution allows…


Using the Service Manager Self-Service Portal to Manage Configuration Manager Clients

This post is the 5th in a series focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager and Operations Manager Connectors pull a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage clients, agents, and other settings. This solution allows…


Sync Configuration Manager Client and Operations Manager Agent State in Service Manager

This post is the 4th in a series focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager and Operations Manager Connectors pull a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage clients, agents, and other settings. This solution allows…


Sync Configuration Manager Collections in Service Manager

This post is the 3rd in a series of posts focused on making common administrative tasks in System Center and Azure available via the Service Manager Self-Service Portal. The Configuration Manager Connector pulls a lot of information into Service Manager but not everything necessary to manage collections and collection membership. This solution allows for the…

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