Configmgr PowerShell script to create deployments for multiple software update groups to multiple collections

Introduction: Updated: This post is valid only if your Configmgr is running Current Branch 1702 and above versions due the change in powershell cmdlet New-CMSoftwareUpdateDeployment . Software update groups provide you with an effective method to organize software updates in your environment. Software update group consists of multiple software updates (metadata Only) .You can manually add software…
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…
SCCM Configmgr Current Branch 1606 is now available

Yesterday (22-July-2016) Microsoft released new version of SCCM Configmgr Current Branch 1606 (YY MM) with lot of new features and improvements to the existing features. You can install this update via in-console update. You can update to latest version of SCCM Configmgr Current branch 1606 either from Configmgr 1511 or 1602 using in-console update. This…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to clean software updates files only from client ccmcache folder

  There are many blog post online ,that discuss about Configuration manager client cache ,how it works, also many questions about content cleanup from ccmcache folder,cache size is increasing beyond the Cachesize limit etc. when you install Configuration manager client,by default it choose the cache location as %windir%\ccmcache with default size 5GB unless you explicitly…
SCCM 2012 Deployment How to change security permissions to specific folder using icacls with Application Detection rules

  Problem Description: Users (AD Security Group called: eskonr\domain Users) from specific project in the organization do not have admin privileges on their computers (don’t ask why)  .I have an application (Matrix ) which is installed using Configuration manager 2012 and users are using this application for their daily routine activities without any issues so…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 Powershell script How to delete multiple packages applications Driver packages what else ?

Long Ago,wrote a powershell script to add packages,applications,driver packages,Boot Images etc to selected Distribution Points,more information http://eskonr.com/2014/02/configmgr-2012-updated-powershell-script-add-packages-applications-drivers-to-distribution-point/ As Configmgr admin,we will be doing some maintenance cleanup activities monthly or quarterly for applications,packages,drivers ,collection etc.I will write another post  on ,how to identify the packages which are not used from longer period by Configmgr clients. Removing…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to change Custom Data source to Shared Data Source for multiple SSRS reports

Background: I had a requirement to not allow others except Configmgr admins to deny access to Configmgr 2012 Console, also to Configmgr SQL Database access (this can be done by revoking access from SSRS_Read Group.If the users are part of this group,they can install SQL and try to connect to configmgr database remotely to run…