Create a Boundary Group in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with PowerShell

This PowerShell code is written for Chapter 3 of “Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches“, where the already-created Active Directory site boundary is added to a new Boundary Group.

This code does not create the Boundary as this is done via the Active Directory Forest Discovery Method. Rather, it creates the Boundary Group […]

Configure Discovery Methods in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with PowerShell

The PowerShell code in this post is designed to enable and configure the Discovery Methods used for the lab environment in Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month Of Lunches. However, the only information which is specific to the book’s lab environment are the site code, computer name and LDAP/AD locations. As such, the code will […]

Use CreateMedia.exe without installing the SCCM console

I’ve been doing some work out a customer recently, and there was a requirement (or at least a “it would be really great if we could do this”-type request) to be able to trigger the creation of SCCM prestaged media on a remote system which did NOT have the SCCM console installed.


As you […]

Teensy bug in Learn SCCM 2012 R2 Lab

Time for a small mea culpa.

The original lab environment for Learn SCCM 2012 R2 in a Month of Lunches used Windows 8 as the client operating system, not Windows 8.1. When Windows 8.1 launched I quickly switched operating systems in the hydration script so that readers would be using the latest client OS, but […]

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