SCCM Configmgr How to get clients maintenance window with custom dates (Past and Future )

Introduction: Maintenance windows in Configmgr help to ensure that client configuration changes occur during periods that do not affect the productivity of the organization. Following Operations can be performed during the Maintenance window: Software update deployments Compliance settings deployment and evaluation Operating system deployments Task sequence deployments More about MW https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh508762.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 Problem: So ,If you…
SCCM Configmgr Technical Preview update 1701 available

Microsoft released first update 1701 for SCCM Configmgr Technical Branch in the new year 2017 with some new features and improvements to the existing features that are reported through user voice  . These technical preview updates will help you to test in lab environment and report feedback to Microsoft before they make into current Branch…
My blog has reached 2 Million views since it was created

Introduction: I started blogging in year 2009 on www.eskonr.wordpress.com which was free from wordpress, but later I decided to move it to my own domain called www.eskonr.com in year 2010. Since then every year the number of views on my blog is getting increased twice and thrice compared to its previous year with increase in…
SCCM Configmgr How to get list of deployments set to OverrideServiceWindows and RebootOutsideOfServiceWindows

Introduction: Few months ago ,we had an issue with one of the deployment (it was software updates) that was deployed to collection with override service window due to emergency patch to be installed on the clients. Deployment went fine and results were positive .All good ,but after few days ,some clients were added to the…
SCCM Configmgr how to find applications with no deployments as part of maintenance tasks

  Introduction: One of my blog reader asked question about ‘There is report in your blog to find out packages that has no advertisements created,but is there similar report to find applications with no deployments created’. I found this question is valid and is needed if you want to perform maintenance tasks like cleanup packages,applications,collections…
SCCM Configmgr Technical Preview update 1611 Available

A week after the release of SCCM Configmgr current branch 1610 ,Microsoft released another update but that is for Configmgr technical preview with build version 1611 as part as part of ongoing commitment to quality and innovation. These technical preview updates will help to test in lab environment and report feedback to Microsoft before they…
SCCM Configmgr Powershell script to install software updates on remote clients

Problem: Few weeks ago ,colleague of mine was trying to perform patch management on bulk number of clients (servers) as monthly patching ,as part of it he made sure the maintenance window was in place,deployment was set rightly for software updates deployment. Maintenance window started ,patches started installing and after a while ,he logged in…
Powershell script to delete computer records from SCCM

Recently I had a requirement to create a PowerShell script to read text file/CSV for list of clients (servers mainly) and check if they appear in SCCM if so delete them ,track the information into log file for reference. There could be various reasons why do you want to delete computer record from SCCM and…