Module Rewrite, the beginning

Configuration Management

We’ve worked very hard to automate our environment where I work. As a part of that I’ve wrote a lot of PowerShell functions to perform various actions. I even went so far as to put together a module.

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Script to copy Client Settings between sites

Copier

Copy Site Settings between sites

This post is for a coworker of mine, Daniel. He’s a smart cookie I work with and has a great blog, PotentEngineer. Here ya go my friend!

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Set Maintenance Windows for Software Updates

Schedule

For the last two years, we’ve just had workstations in our SCCM environment, and now we are starting to bring in the servers. The server teams have a patching schedule and there are quite a few of them. They also change every month, they always relative to Patch Tuesday and have different reboot times. As … Read moreSet Maintenance Windows for Software Updates

Remove Unreferenced packages from Distribution Points

The story Our distribution points were getting pretty full, and I wanted to see if I could clean them up before requesting more disk space. I wanted to go out and make sure we remove any packages that were on our DP’s and DP Groups that were not referenced by a task sequence or had … Read moreRemove Unreferenced packages from Distribution Points

New-LogEntry Snippets

Computer Operator

If you liked my previous post, Function to create logs that CMTrace can read and you use the ISE as your editor, I’ve posted a script in my BitBucket link to create three snippets to add that function when you need it.

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Function to create logs that CMTrace can read

New-LogEntry

I like to log things when I code, especially while debugging. I also like how I can watch logs real time with CMTrace, so I wrote a function that writes out the log entries in a format CMTrace can read. To use it, at the beginning of the script you are writing, these are the parameters to add for logging.

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Improvements on Site Systems Script from previous post.

List-SiteSystems

This has been the week from hell. Our software update points have been having issues syncing for quite a while and we finally had to rip them out and reinstall them. We changed the configuration and use a shared database and content store for all the SUPs in a site.

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Script to list the Site Systems and their roles.

SpreadSheetList

This script will put all the site systems and their roles in an Excel spreadsheet.

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Changing my repository to bitbucket

Repository

I’ve changed where I’m going to keep my repository to BitBucket.org. You will see the change in the menu. I’m also revisiting the files there and rebuilding the collection of files. Please let me know if you have any issues.

PowerShell trick with single quotes

Computer Operator

I was discussing the use of single quotes with a colleague, Daniel Ratliff, and how to have a single quote show up in a string delimited by single quotes.

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