System Center Community Meeting in Köln 2017-03-23

Yes we did it again. The Usergroup meeting in Cologne was a huge success for all participants. Jürgen has done a Session about the implementation of SCCM and Matrix42 Enterprise Manager for SCCM at the „Landeszentrum für Datenverarbeitung“. After that i hold a session about „Continous integration of Powershell scripts“ with Visual Studio Online. I liked the location and enjoyed the whole evening. I am happy to say, that we will repeat this at September 28th in Frankfurt. Save the date !!! More infos will follow soon.


If you are interested in the Powershell Session content, feel free to Download the Powershell Build Package from here and have a look to the recording.


Powershell lifecycle management

Einführung SCCM_EM_in der Steuerverwaltung Baden-Württemberg [Kompatibilitätsmodus]


Powershell Build package

The last few weeks i worked on a presentation to build Powershell modules, test them with Pester,  integrate the Modules and Tests in a continous integration Process into Visual Studio online and Release them automatically to a target system of your choice. Here you can find the presentation as PDF and the related files you need to design the build process. Have fun with this.


Powershell Build Pack:!AkbgBqQolCo7o5tR2pzAhO13E42dJA

Sinisa was so nice to record at the System Center Usergroup in cologne:

SC/Powershell/Azure User

Wieder mal ist es mir eine Freude, der „System Center/Powershell/Azure (Stack)“ (Notiz an Stefan: Du brauchst einen anständigen Namen für die Veranstaltung) beizuwohnen. Interessanterweise scheint es wirklich zu helfen, sein Meeting auf Meetup zu veröffentlichen, die Teilnehmerzahl ist gegenüber zuvor deutlich gestiegen.

Stefan hat in seiner Opening Session dann auch angekündigt, dass die Usergroup Treffen nun in Zukunft vielleicht den Brand Experts Live übernehmen werden.



The System Center news and facts CW06

Let’s talk about SCCM again. I found some very interesting perls about SCCM on the web, i would share with you here.

Get your Windows Product key

You want to find out, what for an Product Key was used to activate Windows? You can use the following Commandline for that:

wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Thanks to TGHAdmin for sharing this.


SCCM TP 1701

Okay, you can say „outdated info“, but i think its worthful to post here. Since January, 20th the SCCM TP build 1701 is available. You can find a list of features in Yvettes Blog Post.

A few test result are postet by Jörgen here.

SCCM Software Update Management Guide

Who is not figthing in the never-ending patch-war? On my search for a few tips and tricks i found a really cool guideline written by Benoit Lecours. You have to pay a few bucks, but i really have to say: It’s worth. Feel free to checkout.


Technical preview of Enterprise Manager 7

Hi there outside. I am very proud, that we were able to release our first Technical Preview of „Matrix42 Enterprise Manager for SCCM“ (EM). I think i can say, that EM is the most advanced addon for SCCM on the market. One main differentiation to other solution is, that we ship an additional Agent which is running side-by-side with the SCCM Agent and enhanced the User-Experience of SCCM on the user-side. Now we gone the next big step and created an brand new agent which is using modern protocols (webAPI, SignalR) to implement features like push and realtime reporting with nearly zero network usage and a brand-new (full customizable) UI based on HTML5.


Please keep in mind, this is the first of a series of Technical Previews. Do not use this build in a productive Environment. Follow this link to login to the Matrix42 Marketplace and download the binaries. A demo license must be ordered separate.