ConfigMgr Collection Query Rule Embedded Reference Checker

February 17, 2009

I have written a tool to check the embedded references in ConfigMgr query-based collection rules.

A very common practice in designing query rules for ConfigMgr collections is to use the SMS_FullCollectionMembership WMI class to effect the inclusion or exclusion of members of other collections into the collection for which the query rule is being written.  This tool helps manage those embedded references.

The full article and tool can be found here.

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ConfigMgr Package Distribution Health Browser

February 15, 2009

I have written a utility that provides a UI that allows ConfigMgr administrators to quickly assess the health of package distribution in their hierarchy.

You can read the rest of the story here, on my myITforum.com blog.

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OpsMgr DW Timeouts and TableCount Utility

February 15, 2009

I recently fixed a problem at one of our clients that had a persistent problem with the DW write actions timing out.  After fixing the immediate issues, I wrote a small utility (TableCount.exe) that does a table count on all the tables in a database and reports the number of milliseconds that the operation takes on each.

You can read the rest of the story here, on my myITforum.com blog.

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Returning to the Blog!

February 15, 2009

In looking back at my blog, I can’t believe it has been since July of 2008 that I have had a post.  I assure you that this is against my earnest desire to do so.  As with anything, I don’t think I’ve successfully integrated blogging into my routine.  I suppose at 6 months that is an understatement!

That’s about all I have to add to this particular post!  I will instead endeavor to post content from the work we do in System Center more frequently.

Thanks to all for the positive feedback we continue to get on the Lineage Explorer and the Workflow Primer module.

I hope to hear from you all again soon…

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