Software Updates Stuck in “AssignmentStateDetecting” Status

Today, it looks like I’m still running into issues relating to last week’s site system restore. For whatever reason, when attempting to deploy software updates all the clients could not find a WSUS location. I kept seeing this line in the UpdatesDeployment client log was “AssignmentStateDetecting” after repeated Update Deployment evals. I was also noticing that in ScanAgent.log client log […]

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UPDATED: Remove Software with Powershell

How To Remove Software with Powershell UPDATE 05/29/2014: Added the ability to remove software from remote computers and the Wait parameter to either wait or have the script give back control to the terminal. UPDATE 05/27/2014: Added the ability to kill processes before the software is uninstalled and a  PreActions  and  PostActions  parameters that allow you to run any number of custom […]

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Remove All Direct Membership Rules from a ConfigMgr Collection

Download this script on the Technet Script Repository This script’s pretty self-explanatory.  I wrote it because I had a few collections that had a ton of direct membership rules and using the GUI was oh, so painful, as it usually is.

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What Makes a Great IT Professional

I’ve been an IT Professional since 1998 where I worked as a student helpdesk technician doing traditional PC break/fix support. From there, I did tier 2 phone support for a local ISP, went onto doing junior-level server/network support for another company, mid-tier network administrator roles, mid-tier server support at another place to my current role as a senior systems consultant […]

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My initial impressions of DSC

I’m back from Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 and my head is spinning.  I’ve got so many things I want to do now that I can’t decide.  Of course, I attended as many Powershell sessions as I possibly could.  One of the sessions I attended was Don Jones’ A Practical Overview of Desired State Configuration.  I also got a chance to get a […]

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UPDATED: Use Powershell to Randomize the Addition of ConfigMgr Clients to a Collection

06/11/2014 UPDATE: Used Get-Random to get a random member from each OS group. This is much more “random” than what was previously being used.

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Enable PS Remoting Remotely

Download this Enable-PSRemotingRemotely script via the Technet Script Repository I had an instance where I needed to quickly enable PS Remoting on a few remote computers so this is the result.

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