Do you Windows Admin Center? (Formerly Known As ‘Do You Project Honolulu?’)

Have you ever published a blog post on some cool technology only to have that technology change the very next day?

I have! My original blog post was titled “Do You Project Honolulu”. Two days later Project Honolulu became Windows Admin Center.

This is my life. I somehow deal with it!

So…..an updated more current post.

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The one ConfigMgr query to rule them all

Remember that movie with the one ring that the Ewoks had while trying to convince Dr. Theopolis that Spock was still alive and aboard the TARDIS? I can’t remember what kind of Chewbacca ended up rescuing him. Don’t you dare ruin it for me!

Having a go to query to use as a base for your ConfigMgr reports is pretty handy, and that is what this post will cover

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The very best ConfigMgr database maintenance plan in the entire world*

*Note: I did not verify that statement!

There are many articles about optimizing the ConfigMgr database. There are separate articles about backing it up. Other articles about other things to backup. So, let’s put them all together and create a maintenance plan that does it all.

The goal is to clean WSUS, run integrity checks on the databases, optimize indexes on the databases, copy the CD.Latest folder, and backup the databases.

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PowerShell Template–Because we all want some sort of consistency!

Does your company have a lot of PowerShell scripts? Do they all follow the same template? No? You are not alone.

In my experience, troubleshooting scripts is much easier if all the scripts have the same look.

This script not only uses logging for errors, but can also be run in verbose mode so that the errors display in the PS session. Continue reading “PowerShell Template–Because we all want some sort of consistency!”

SCCM Training part 4

Topic:  SCCM HTTPS, IBCM, CloudDP, and Cloud Management Gateway

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/network/example-deployment-of-pki-certificates

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/network/pki-certificate-requirements

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/setup-cloud-management-gateway

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/arnabm/2016/12/19/step-by-step-cloud-management-gateway/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/install-cloud-based-distribution-points-in-microsoft-azure

Questions: do you have to reinstall client after IBCM.  Answer:  Yes