Learn ConfigMgr in a Month of Lunches Updated for Windows 10!

The latest Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) eBook has been fully updated! The latest revision covers the latest version of Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1) and Windows 10.

There is one more revision planned, which is when the next version of Configuration Manager is released. This is the revision which will be released in […]

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 […]

Import Drivers into Configuration Manager 2012 with PowerShell

Yet another blog post I need to recreate thanks to the vagaries of moving WordPress between hosters 🙁

This code lets you import device drivers into Configuration Manager, as per the steps laid out in Chapter 11 of Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches.

You can also download the code directly from http://www.jamesbannanit.com/files/manning/CMDriverImport.zip

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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’ […]

Create an OS Deployment Task Sequence in Configuration Manager 2012 with PowerShell

This code is designed to create the framework for the Windows 8.1 OSD Task Sequence used in Chapter 11 of “Learn ConfigMgr 2012 in a Month of Lunches“.

The PowerShell cmdlet doesn’t perform the full amount of customisation which the reader does in the book’s lab environment, but it sets up the structure of the […]