New Pluralsight course – Azure Resource Manager Deep Dive

I’m very pleased to announce that my latest Pluralsight course has gone live – Azure Resource Manager Deep Dive.

I’ve been working exclusively with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for a while now – it’s a great platform with a huge amount of depth and capability.

This is my third Pluralsight course, but my first Deep […]

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 //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’ […]

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 […]

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