Available views for SCCM 2012 custom reporting

Microsoft has made it easy to locate a view to use when creating a custom report. On TechNet, they have grouped the reports into to categories such as Inventory Views , Discovery Views, and Software Update views. Below are links to two key categories that I use regularly along with a link to all views. Discovery Views – Use … Read more…

Automatically upgrade the SCCM 2012 Client

Microsoft regularly releases updates for their System Center products. One of the nice features of SCCM 2012 R2 is the automatic client upgrade feature. By enabling it, all clients throughout the  environment (except clients on slow or unreliable networks, which must upgraded using another method) will automatically upgrade to the latest version. It can also be configured to upgrade within a … Read more…

SCCM 2012 R2 – Using Dynamic Variables during OS Deployments

With the release of R2 for SCCM 2012, Microsoft has introduced Dynamic Variables. These will allow for If/Then statements in the build process without having to have multiple build steps. Dynamic variables can be set via the General steps. Below is a simple example where I am looking for the IsDesktop task sequence variable to be true. If … Read more…

PowerShell – TechNet Script Browser and Script Analyzer

Microsoft released version 1.3 of the Script Browser and Script Analyzer this month. Incorporating this into the PowerShell ISE will allow you to search the over 9000 scripts in the TechNet script center. It allows you to create favorites, filter by programming language, and configure language settings. It also has the ability to analyze your … Read more…