New year, new News. After 2 weeks of vacation, i will present you the news and web-pearls round about System Center (CM).
Marcel starts a Swiss ExpertsLive in Switzerland which is hold completly in german. I like the idea and hope i will be a great event. Start here.
MacOS Sierra Supported
With a new client version of CM MacOS Sierra is official supported by SCCM. You can get the new version here.
Technical Summit 2016 on Channel9
The videos of the Technical Summit 2016 in Darmstadt are available on Channel9. Here you will find the overview about all sessions.
Remote Logfile Powershell Opener
I detected a very cool Powershell script from Simon Dettling to open CM Logfiles a simple as possible from remote machines. It absolutly simple to use. Feel free.
SCCM Über Console
Terence Beggs created a console setup with PSADK wich installed the SCCM console and a few cool tools on top within 1 script. I like it so much that i directly integrated it into my demo environment. Check it out.
Usergroups Rhein/Main and Munich
The CM-Usergroup Meetings for Rhein/Main (this time in Cologne) and Munich are finally planned. Feel free to register and join.
I am proud to announce, that a new Version of my SQL Server script is released. Here are the changes:
Feature: Script is tested with windows 10
Feature: Script is tested with SQL Server 2016
Feature: Handle SQL Setup Returncode 2068643838 as success (All selected features are already installed)
Change: Removed SysAdmins, Update, PID, SecurityMode, SAPWD, Collation, Protocols and InstanceId from parameter creation when FeatureSQL is not selected or Uninstall is selected
Change: Replaced all „Exit“ calls by „Exit-Script“ which will clenup the system and handle balloon popup, reboot and applocker
Change: Replaces Get-WindowsFeature CmdLet by Get-WindowsOptionalFeature th enable support on Windows 10 clients also.
Feature: The input for the collation parameter is now checked, based on $dirFiles\Collation\SQLCollation_xxxx.csv (list created with select name, COLLATIONPROPERTY(name, ‚CodePage‘) as Code_Page, description from sys.fn_helpcollations()).
This PSADK based package installs SQL Server 2014/2016 on your Serversystem. It can be used to automate the Installation very easy but having the most options to configure SQL Server available as Parameters.
You can run the package several times on a Serversystem to install multiple instances.
Microsoft has changed the way to distribute update to SCCM customer and started to release SCCM in two different branches: Production Branch and Technical Preview Branch. The branches are described here.
To get updates for your SCCM Infrastructure it is needed to configure a Service Connection Point. Some SCCM Versions are just available as Update. As example SCCM 1511 can be installed from an ISO file, but SCCM 1602 is just available as Update in the Service Connection Point role.