Deploy an Azure storage performance demo lab

One of the main considerations when architecting an IaaS-based solutions in Azure (or for any cloud platform, really) is deciding on the storage type or combination of types to use. Choosing storage resources to allocate to IaaS instances is a balancing act between not starving your infrastructure of IOPS or throughput, and not paying huge […]

Create a SCEP Definitions Update ADR in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with PowerShell

This code lets you create a Software Update Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) in Configuration Manager for the purpose of downloading and deploying definition for System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP), as per the steps laid out in Chapter 16 of Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches.

You can also download the code directly from […]

Create an Application in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with PowerShell

This PowerShell code is designed to create a new Configuration Manager Application, as per Chapter 7 in “Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches“.

While the code is specific for the lab environment, it will work for any Program in Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

Source code   # Define Configuration Manager variables   $CMSiteCode = ‘P01’ […]

Access and archive Configuration Manager client logs for Linux & UNIX

Since ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 was released, we have been able to install a native client onto various flavours of Linux and UNIX. Managing the client is obviously quite different from the Windows version (there’s no UI for a start), but it wouldn’t be ConfigMgr without a decent log file 🙂

The log file for Linux/UNIX […]

Deploy simultaneous Windows to Go Devices with PowerShell

The code in this blog post is the tidied-up script which I used in my sessions at TechEd New Zealand and TechEd Australia, on deploying multiple Windows to Go devices in parallel.

Because I work quite a bit with Ironkey, and Ironkey Windows to Go devices have the nice feature of each having a unique […]

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