Remove Direct Membership Rules with PowerShell

Recently, I had a need to remove multiple direct membership rules from several collections. Rather than use the console, I used the Configuration Manager PowerShell module. Below is what I ended up doing. It asks for the collection name, checks whether the name supplied is a device collection, checks whether the collection has members and removes them. From … Read more…

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…