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3 Truths of Modern Enterprise Security

The threat landscape, specifically the types and sources of threats, has changed significantly in the last few years. There are a number of readily identifiable causal factors, including:  Changes in technology. The introduction of new technology results in weaknesses that

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Azure Automation Runbook to Add Computer to ConfigMgr Collection

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for adding a computer to a device collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) via Azure Automation runook, designed for use on an OMS Hybrid Runbook Worker. It uses WMI, and so does not

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Switch from dynamic IP to IP Pool in VMM 2016

Recently I migrated a VM from standalone Hyper-V server in 2016 to a Hyper-V cluster managed by Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2016. The VM was using DHCP for addressing and I wanted to flip it to get its address from

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TIP: Keep your Azure Automation runbooks healthy across PowerShell module updates

Here’s a quick tip that may help you ensure you’re protect yourself from a problem that happens occasionally. Problem: I had a runbook that was broken when the PowerShell modules in the store were updated. Solution: What can you do to

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Creating ConfigMgr Console Folders and Collections with PowerShell

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for creating a query-based device collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), as well as a new folder for organizing collections in the ConfigMgr Admin console. The script then moves the new collection

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Creating ConfigMgr User Collections with PowerShell

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for creating a query-based user collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), along with a demonstration of some of the options you can supply to control collection population and refresh behavior. You can download

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Creating ConfigMgr Device Collections with PowerShell

Below for reference a quick PowerShell sample for creating a query-based device collection in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), along with a demonstration of some of the options you can supply to control collection population and refresh behavior. You can download

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Optimized Group Maintenance Mode PowerShell for OpsMgr: 2012 R2 Edition

Below is the latest sample of optimized group maintenance mode for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), which leverages the .ScheduleMaintenanceMode function, which allows for the inclusion of a request for recursion….the implementation of the “this object and contained objects”. This

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Cloning OpsMgr Notification Subs with PowerShell: 2012 R2 Edition

The following is the latest version of my script for cloning notification subscriptions in System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2. The critical components to copy, all of which are hanlded by this script, are: Group Filters Class Filters Criteria (severity,

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OpsMgr Overrides Report: 2012 R2 Edition

The following is latest tweak of my custom Overrides Report for System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2: Questions or comments? Use the comments section below.

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