Package Conversion Manager (PCM) in ConfigMgr 2012

The ConfigMgr 2012 Package Conversion Manager (PCM) tool allows administrators to convert their legacy SCCM 2007 packages and programs into the new ConfigMgr 2012 Application and Deployment Types. This applies for all legacy packages apart from virtual APP-V packages that will automatically be converted to the new application model during the migration process. Once your…

Find domain membership via WMI

Here’s a quick and dirty VBScript to find the domain of a certain computer. Great for things like SCCM OS Deployment. strComputer = “.” Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _ & “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” _ & strComputer & “\root\cimv2”) Set colSettings = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ (“Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem”) For Each objComputer in colSettings Wscript.Echo “Domain: ” & objComputer.Domain…

ConfigMgr 2012 Content Library Overview

Content Management in ConfigMgr 2012 has completely changed to what we did in SCCM 2007. When you distribute content to a Distribution Point in ConfigMgr 2012, a check is done against the Content Library to confirm that any of the source files being referenced in your application/package do not already exist in the Content Library….

Collection Membership Rule based on Client Status Message

Quick post today. Here’s a t-sql query to update a collection based on a specific Client Status Message. I’m sure you can think of many reasons why this would be handy. SELECT SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID, SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType, SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier, SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup, SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client FROM sms_R_System JOIN sms_statusmessage ON sms_R_System.netbios_name0 = sms_statusmessage.machinename JOIN sms_StatMsgInsStrings ON sms_statusmessage.RecordID = sms_StatMsgInsStrings.RecordID WHERE sms_statusmessage.messageid =…

Include/Exclude Collections Rule

My last post on ConfigMgr 2012 Collections (I promise!). I wanted to go over Include and Exclude Collection Rules. Include and Exclude collection rules are a new feature in ConfigMgr 2012 and I think you’ll find them most useful. They basically allow us to add or remove resources from a collection without having to write…

ConfigMgr 2012 Incremental Collection Update/Delta Discovery

Dynamic Collection Updates and Delta Discovery were features introduced in SCCM 2007 R3 and promised a lot. Finally, admins thought they could limit their full Collection updates to 1 per day, their AD System Group Discovery to 1 per day and use the Dynamic Updates/Delta Discovery to run every 5 minutes to pick up changes….