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Creating a ConfigMgr Package with PowerShell

Hello all! Some of you that know me know that I’ve started a new job (week 3) so I’ve been quiet recently as I settle in and try to make a good impression.  All going well so far I’m enjoying it and the people I work with are all nice…
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Remove Sophos Antivirus in favour of SCEP with ConfigMgr

I was recently tasked with removing Sophos Antivirus in favour of System Center Endpoint Protection (hereafter referred to as SCEP) using System Centre Configuration Manager (hereafter referred to as ConfigMgr).  I was hoping it could simply…
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ConfigMgr 2012R2SP1CU3 > ConfigMgr v1602–A Walk through

Ok so time for some upgrades! Plenty of people have outlined the details for this procedure already (see references at the end) so I wont go into great detail but just do a screen by screen walk-through for you. I will be walking through…
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Exporting / Importing ConfigMgr content with Powershell

In this blog post I am going to describe how to export and import different content within ConfigMgr using PowerShell.  I’ve been exploring how to get content from one site server to another as I don't like repeating work.  I started with…

Powershell–List computers not logged onto in a while

A quick post this one. I have recently taken on an AD structure that hasn’t had any love in a while.  Its obvious just from looking at it that plenty of computers are old and in some cases not even present anymore.  I therefore wrote…

Import Certificates to Trust Root Certificate Authority

Problem:  I have multiple firewall certificates to import to a machines trusted root certificate authority Solution: In my current role we use Watchguard hardware firewalls, each of which has its own proxy authority certificate that needs…

Pin Items to Task Bar

After deployment of a server I feel its nice to have your common programs pinned to the taskbar to e
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Powershell and Group Policies

I’ve been playing with PowerShell and Group Policy recently so here’s a little walk through.. Firstly lets create a new Group Policy 1: New-GPO -name "COMPUTER - Power Settings for Laptops" Before we go any further,…

Add Servers to Trusted Hosts

When using PowerShell remoting we often have to add the server(s) we wish to manage to our trusted hosts if our machine is not part of the same domain.  If you roam from site to site like I do then you’ll probably be adding them all the time. …
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Creating Virtual Switches with PowerShell

Problem: Hyper-V virtual switches on Windows 10 Technical Preview seem to become unstable or stop working after a new revision is installed Solution:  Use PowerShell to remove and re-add, lets explore… Creating virtual switches is easy…