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


  • 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 + ":\")
Set-Location -Path ((Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSite).Name + ":\")
} # End Of script - Load the Configuration Manager Module.</code>

1) Save the following script as OSDComputerName.ps1 on a networkshare.

I use Hyper-v in my labb and Hyper-v virtual machin gives you over 30 digits of serialnumber and here in this script i want only the four first of them. This is because NetBios computer names can handle a maximum lenght of 15 characters.

$SerialNumber = (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_BIOS | Select-Object SerialNumber).SerialNumber
$ShortSerialNumber = $SerialNumber.Substring(0,4)
$OSDComputerName = “LABB-” + $ShortSerialNumber
$TSEnv = New-Object -COMObject Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment
$TSEnv.Value(“OSDComputerName”) = “$OSDComputerName”

2) Create a package in sccm but do not create a program. Distribute the package to DP.

3) Edit your TS and create a ”Group” before ”Apply Windows/Nework Settings” and name it OSDComputerName.

4) Add a ”Run Command Line” with the name ”Set PowerShell Execution Policy” and paste the following:

powershell.exe -noprofile -command "Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass LocalMachine" -force

5) Add a ”Run command Line” with the name ”OSDComputerName.ps1” and paste the following:

powershell.exe -noprofile -file OSDcomputername.ps1

In ”Package” section browse for the script we created and saved in a networkshare.

6) Add a ”Run command Line” with the name ”Revert Powershell Execution Policy” and paste the following:

powershell.exe -noprofile -command "Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned LocalMachine" -force

Save the TS and test in your test environament.


Here is some script to force a Sccm Client’s Machine Policy Cycle on remote client in a domain.

But first. You need to be sure you have enable the service ”Windows Remote Managment” on that client in the domain.
And be sure you run the script in correct logon context.

Link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384372(v=vs.85).aspx


$ComputerName = Read-host("Enter The computername")</code>

<code>Invoke-Command -ComputerName $ComputerName -ScriptBlock {
Invoke-WmiMethod -Namespace "Root\CCM" -Class SMS_Client -Name TriggerSchedule -ArgumentList "{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000021}"