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Calling a CM script via the Admin Service

Did you know that you can run a CM script on a client via the admin service? Neither did I until a few days ago. Earlier this week I was checking out the available items from the CM 2006 administration service REST API. I went to the metadata page at https://<provider FQDN>/AdminService/v1.0/$Metadata and started looking […]

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Basic Patch Management

Note: If you want to implement this, you can get a script to set it all up here. One of the most common topics I get asked about is managing software updates. Some customers are new to CM altogether and are looking to get started, others are grizzled veterans that are looking to simplify processes […]

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Basic Patch Management Setup Script

Update 6/9/2020: I got caught speeding. It appears I managed to copy identical queries for multiple collections, used an incorrect parameter for one of the cmdlets, and forgot to include the deploy condition. I have repaired those mistakes so it should be good to go. Apologies to anyone that was having issues I’d also like […]

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Managing BitLocker with Configuration Manager: Reporting

This guide is broken into five parts: Preparation Part 1 – Get your Certificate Preparation Part 2 – Configure IIS and SQL Deployment Administration Reporting Reporting In one of my moments of quiet reflection (read: cruising down the backroads in the Mustang) I found myself asking why we rarely hear about using HTTPS for SSRS. […]

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Managing BitLocker with Configuration Manager: Deployment

This guide is broken into five parts: Preparation Part 1 – Get your Certificate Preparation Part 2 – Configure IIS and SQL Deployment Administration Reporting Deployment: Create a policy NOTE: I will step through the basic steps from the official documentation, but I am going to skip most of setting descriptions as you can easily […]

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Managing BitLocker with Configuration Manager: Preparation Part 2

This guide is broken into five parts: Preparation Part 1 – Get your Certificate Preparation Part 2 – Configure IIS and SQL Deployment Administration Reporting Preparation Continued: To set up IIS to use the web server certificate 1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.2. Expand Sites, right-click Default Web Site, and then choose Edit Bindings. 3. Choose the https entry, and […]

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