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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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