I Made a tool again. This time I meet a problem in Application Packaging Project. Where we wanted to collect our applications we packed in one sorted folder place. So here is the application folder builder. It creates in this way:

Root folder\Vendor\AppName\AppVersion\Lang\

Under Lang folder it creates subfolders:

@Original_Media = Source original media
@Work_Files = Put your Installshield project
EXE = The Final media, we upload to SCCM site
MSI = The Final media, we upload to SCCM site

Download here: ApplicationFolderBuilder1.0.0.1

 

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Source media will be pasted in the @Original_Media folder

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You Can choose your own root folder under settings.

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Hi there !

I hope everything is allright. Now it’s been a long time since I last wrote on the blog.
Yes, what have I done ? Yeah, I have worked hard in a migrate projects in a large company. Where I was one of many packaging engineers – to package 1200 applications. From an old Windows environment to a new one. Where I ran into a problem when we moved many computer object to an application group to another. Of course , we had a powershell script to do this work. But this was still a problem when you had a lot to do, for the moment . Therefore , I made a gui that less experienced powershell users could use, to help me move computer objects . This is the result :

Requirements:

1. Windows 7 or newer
2. RSAT-tool for windows 7 or 8, and enable the Active Directory powershell Module
3. Permission to  move Active Directory computer objects.

Download the tool here: MoveAdDevices1.0.3

 

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New Features added to version 1.0.3:

Now you can select type of object you want to move from the Group. Devices or Users-objects

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WindowsDon’t miss the Microsoft live media briefing called ”Windows 10: The next chapter” on January 21. It is held in in Redmond and will be available as a live webcast at www.microsoft.com/windows10story. An on-demand version will be available shortly after the event at the same link.

We expect to get to see presentations and previews of a variety of new features, including the look and feel of running it on mobile devices such as smartphones.

If you have not already, join the Windows Insider Program if you would like to test Windows 10 out for yourself.

Hi, Emil here. Have you ever wonder howto connect to a configuration manager 2012 site from Powershell? Okay, follow the steps below to success:

Requirements:

  • SCCM 2012 Console
  • Powershell 3.0
  • Be a member of SCCM Site Administrators group

1. Install Required Stuff and add you to Sccm Site Admin group.

After you have installed you required stuff like Powershell 3.0 and SCCM 2012 Console on your client or server, you are ready to go to next steps.

2. Start the builtin Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) as a SCCM-Site-administrator.

3. Load the Configuration Manager Module. Type and run following Line:

Import-Module ((Split-Path $env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH) + "\ConfigurationManager.psd1")

4. After you imported the ConfigMgr Module. Now you can go to that psdrive with following line:

Set-Location -Path ((Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSite).Name + ":\")

5. Now you are ready to do some rocken roll with your Sccm Site. ex: Try following line, to see all cmdlets for Configuration Manager 2012.

Get-Command -Module ConfigurationManager

Isn’t that cool?

And Here some cool script you can put at beginning of your script, to validate if the configMgr Module is loaded or not. If not loaded – load the module. Else go to cmSite Drive.

# Load the Configuration Manager Module.</pre>
<code> If (!(Get-Module -Name ConfigurationManager))
{
Import-Module ((Split-Path $env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH) + "\ConfigurationManager.psd1")
Set-Location -Path ((Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSite).Name + ":\")
}
else
{
Set-Location -Path ((Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSite).Name + ":\")
} # End Of script - Load the Configuration Manager Module.</code>


System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog gives an early preview of the in-place upgrade to Windows 10 process via the Configuration Manager task sequence.

The upgrade scenario is not new, or a replacement of a refresh, but the technology behind it has greatly improved says Aaron Czechowski as he explains the new in-place upgrade scenario for Windows 10 in this blog post.

System CenterAlong with the Technical Previews of Windows 10 and Windows Server, Microsoft has made the Microsoft System Center Technical Preview available for download. The Microsoft System Center Technical Preview delivers unified management across on-premises, service provider, and Microsoft Azure environments, thereby enabling the Microsoft Cloud OS.

System Center offers exciting new features and enhancements across infrastructure provisioning, infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, automation, backup and IT service management.

The preview is focused on cloud based solutions and available for testing now are the following components: Orchestrator, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Service Manager.

You can download the System Center Technical Preview from MS Evaluation Center.

For a preview of Configuration Manager, our favorite piece in the puzzle, we will have to wait until sometime in early 2015.

 

Microsoft has also released VHD files for each of the above mentioned products available in the current Technical Preview. These can be used to easily boot a virtual machine to start testing more quickly, retain custom settings, and allow you to start from a scratch installation if you need to.

Here are download-links for the VHD’s

Data Protection Manager
Operations Manager
Orchestrator
Service Manager
Virtual Machine Manager

 

Ps.
Don’t miss blog post from the SCCM Team about Windows 10 enterprise management with System Center Configuration Manager and Intune.

An early look at the future of the datacenter from Microsoft

Microsoft has made a “Technical Preview” available for the next version of Windows Server. It is an early release, and many of the features and scenarios are still in development, but it will give a good feeling for where Microsoft is heading – Cloud OS.

We are very excited about the new version, testing it out in our lab and will be reporting on our experiences further on. Go to Technet for more information about What’s New in Windows Server Technical Preview.

You can download the Windows Server Technical Preview from MS Evaluation Center.

 

WindowsA technical preview of Windows 10 will be made available very shortly through the Windows Insider Program, intended for PC experts and IT pros who are comfortable using pre-release software with variable quality. Insiders will receive a steady stream of early builds from us with the latest features we’re experimenting with.

Make sure to sign up if you like to take Windows 10 for a test drive.

 

Video with Joe Belfiore presenting Windows 10

 

Here are some highlights from the Windows Blog:

Start menu
The familiar Start menu is back, but it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.

Everything runs in a window
Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.

Snap enhancements
You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.

New task view button
There’s a new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.

Multiple desktops
Create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.

Find files faster
File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.

 

For more information about Windows 10 for Business check out this blog post: http://blogs.windows.com/business/2014/09/30/introducing-windows-10-for-business/