SCCM 2012 Folder Creation Script

I have created a script that will automate SCCM 2012 folder creation.  Either in bulk or single by single. It is a simple script with no parameters.  You just run the script and follow the instructions.  If you want to bulk folder create the text file must be in the format where the folder names is per line.

Example.

folder name 1
folder name 2
folder name 3
folder name 4
…..

Here is a walk through.

Get Help:

Get-Help.

Single Folder Creation:

Single folder creation.

Bulk Folder Creation:

Bulk folder creation.

Click the download link to give it a try.

CM2012 Node Folder Creation v2.0

 

SCCM Team Blog: Introducing the Pull Distribution Point

Over on the TechNet blogs the introduce the SCCM Pull Distribution Point.

If you are one of the victims of bottle neck distribution points with a simplified hierarchy with no secondary sites then you are in luck.

With Cumulative Update 1 to System Center Configuration Manager the added Pull-Distribution points corrects this issue.
Read the explanation here:

Adobe Reader 11 Package Accelerator Available

Over on the TechNet blog they announced the Adobe Reader 11 Package Accelerator

As you may have seen, we announced that App-V 5.0 SP1 is now available as part of MDOP 2013.  In our many conversations at MMS a few weeks ago, we heard a lot of excitement around 5.0 SP1 as many of you are evaluating 5.0 alongside………

Read the whole post over on the “The Microsoft Application Virtualization Blog”………

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2013/04/30/adobe-reader-11-package-accelerator-available.aspx

Making Windows 8 More Manageable w/ MDOP 2013

Over on the Windows blog they talk about managing Windows 8 with MDOP 2013.

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 for Software Assurance is now available for download! When people think about MDOP, they often think about its virtualization tools that help personalize user experience, simplify app deployment, and improve app compatibility for Windows. MDOP is much more than that though, it also helps manage and deploy important Windows features like BitLocker and Group Policy, as well as saves time by helping to make desktop repair planning proactive instead of reactive.

We’ve been working for some time to optimize our MDOP products for Windows 8 with the goal of making them easier to adopt and take advantage of all the new Windows 8 platform capabilities. Last November, we took our first step by releasing MDOP 2012, in which Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, and the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0 supported Windows 8.

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Read the whole article on the “Windows For Your Business” blog.

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/business/archive/2013/04/10/making-windows-8-even-more-manageable-with-mdop-2013.aspx

USMT Local Utility

Have an SCCM 2007 USMT environment with no fail safe on restore.  Well arm your Help Desk with this utility, USMT Local Utility.  It is a huge stress saver.  Stop wasting time on client side troubleshooting get to a point and say enough is enough just do it local.

Use this ‘Stand Alone’ application to capture Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and restore it on Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS’s.

This application was written in Visual Basic .NET (VB.Net) utilizing .NET Framework 2.0 so there is no compatibility issues with Windows XP.  This makes the application have no other prerequisites other than the “Source” folder being in the same directory as the executable.
Just type in the location where you want to store the migration file and click on the run button.
 
 
This application will encrypt the created “MIG” file with the key hard-coded in the application.  If you use this application to capture the computer you can only use this application to restore it.
Wait it gets better, did you capture the PC using SCCM but the restore is failing due to who knows what, bad association or just bad client, well you can restore from SCCM USMT captures.  When you hit restore just click specify encryption key and put the path to the State Migration Point path and bamn done.
Click below to start your free download and just remember the “Source” folder MUST be in the same directory as the application.   
 
 
USMT Local Utility Version: 2.0.0.1

SCCM Admin Tools

I have created a new tool, SCCM Admin Tools, using the new SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2012.This tool will become more robust, but for right now all you can do is remotely start / stop / or check status of the SMSEXECUTIVE and WDSServer services on your SCCM sites.

You will be able to save the settings for the site server’s name and site code.  You will want to use your central site if you have one.  Or the top most primary.

Here are some screenshots:

 

You can download the executable from here.  Get in touch with me if you have any other suggestions. Once I get the application to a certain goal I will release the source files.

SCCM Admin Tools v1.3.2.1

Snow Land’s SCCM-Commands

I have had the privilege of getting my hands on the SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2012.  Using SCCM-Commands on the backend is so easy.  As a SCCM Administrator I have mostly focused right now on making my life easier on the job.  Cutting all the unnecessary process I need to do manually.  So if you are an SCCM Administrator and you love you some PowerShell than check this link out.

http://www.snowland.se/sccm-posh/

This is a great module.