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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager DebugView aktivieren
Robert Haneberg, 06/30/2014 | 0 Comments | 1,882 Views

In SCCM die richtigen GUIDs und Eigenschaften von Objekten zu finden ist garnicht so einfach. Zwischen Scope IDs,CI IDs, Application GUIDs oder Deploymenttype GUIDs die jeweils Richtigen zu finden ist durchaus schwer. Im Normalfall beginnt man dann über Powershell, WMI oder direkt über Datenbank Queries seine Informationen zusammen zu tragen.

Mit einem kleinen Trick lassen sich aber diese Eigenschaften auch direkt in der SCCM Konsole anzeigen:

Bei der Verknüpfung der SCCM Konsole wird einfach hinter dem Pfad der String

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Deploying Windows Azure Pack with the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (Example Variable.xml)
Nicholas Dille, 05/26/2014 | 0 Comments | 3,351 Views

The PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) is an amazing tool to deploy components from the System Center suite. Unfortunately, manipulating the configuration to reflect your environment and requirements involves quite an amount of work. Therefore, I will share my configuration to make your life easier! But mind, I will not provide an introduction how PDT works.

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PowerShell: Scripting HP iLO Part 3
Thomas Franke, 04/28/2014 | 0 Comments | 1,158 Views

We already covered how to discover iLO boards within an IP range and how to process iLO boards from a list of IP addresses. Today we are going to login to the iLO boards, and then read and modify settings. Remember, this is only supported for iLO 3 and higher. I also added several new scripts to my HPiLO toolbox, which is available on my download page.

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Pains When Using VMM on Top of vCenter
Nicholas Dille, 04/14/2014 | 0 Comments | 3,598 Views

After I had set up VMM with a vCenter server and ESX hosts, I started creating VMs, hardware profiles, templates and noticed several glitches that proove that Microsoft apparently supports a bare minimum with regard to vCenter. I have collected the pains I hve gone through to let you suffer with me Zwinkerndes Smiley

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How to Manage ESX Hosts with VMM 2012 R2
Nicholas Dille, 04/11/2014 | 0 Comments | 7,187 Views

Although Microsoft offers a step-by-step guide for setting up System Center Virtual Machine Manager with VMware vCenter, I found it to be missing details. Therefore, I have created an illustrated guide for integrating vCenter and ESX hosts into VMM.

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Second Edition of our Book about Hyper-V and System Center
Nicholas Dille, 03/31/2014 | 1 Comments | 2,931 Views

When the first edition of our German book was published, it was solely focussed on Windows Server 2012 but at the same time Windows Server 2012 R2 was getting close to its RTM date. Therefore we decided to update the book with new content. In the second edition, we added over 100 pages of in-depth information about Windows Server 2012 R2.

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PowerShell: Manage Passwords and Credentials
Thomas Franke, 03/09/2014 | 0 Comments | 982 Views

This post is based on an article I wrote for the German print magazine “IT-Administrator”. It was published in February 2014.

If you want to automate tasks with Microsoft Windows, you’ll probably use Microsoft PowerShell. The usage is not limited to Microsoft products – many other software vendors like VMware or Citrix offer PowerShell interfaces for their products.

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PowerShell: Scripting HP iLO Part 2
Thomas Franke, 02/22/2014 | 0 Comments | 2,582 Views

I've been working on scripts for HP iLO boards only for a few weeks. But my effort already paid back in numerous situations. iLO discovery, mass reading or changing configurations, reports on server hardware or MAC addresses - I  find new tasks nearly every day and can handle apparently complex customer requests very quickly.

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PowerShell: Scripting HP iLO Part 1
Thomas Franke, 02/06/2014 | 0 Comments | 4,172 Views

I always liked HP servers. Compared to other vendors, hardware, software and management are somehow more sophisticated. This makes life much easier which in my opinion justifies the existing price difference. My actual customer just bought a lot of Proliant DL 360p and 380p Gen8 servers. One of my workmates had the idea of scripting the iLO configuration.

Thank you Ralf! Smiley

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PowerShell: Creating HTML reports
Thomas Franke, 01/20/2014 | 0 Comments | 2,577 Views

When I work with the PowerShell I often need to generate reports to display data. I prefer using HTML reports because they are very easy to create. And we don't need any additional software because a browser is available on almost every system.

Before we can start creating reports we need some test data. Any PowerShell object will do. I chose to use a list of running Windows processes on my pc for that:

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