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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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Setting SSRS/PBIRS to Native Mode

In most area of Configuration Manager and the larger internet, we often hear about using SSL/TLS. One area I rarely hear that talked about is with reporting. This strikes me as odd. If the information is sensitive between the endpoint and the Management Point (MP), why would the same information not be sensitive from the […]

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