Translating Error Codes for Windows and Configuration Manager

As a Windows and Configuration Manager administrator, I often come across error codes that need translating into their more friendly descriptions.  In Configuration Manager, sometimes these codes are translated for you in the log files, reports and the ConfigMgr console, but sometimes they are not.  Sometimes they will be in decimal format, and sometimes hexadecimal. … Continue reading Translating Error Codes for Windows and Configuration Manager

Calculate the Total Size of all Packages in a ConfigMgr Task Sequence

Today I got an interesting question - Is it possible to gather the sizes for all packages referred by a OS deployment task sequence?  I have a script that will find all package sizes for any group of packages you select, but not specifically for a task sequence. But I found it can be done quite … Continue reading Calculate the Total Size of all Packages in a ConfigMgr Task Sequence

Checking for Failed Package Distributions in ConfigMgr with PowerShell

Recently when I checked the status of my Content distributions in the Monitoring node of the ConfigMgr console, I noticed some where the compliance was not reporting as 100%.  This means there was a failure in the distribution which needs to be addressed, usually by redistributing. However, ConfigMgr does not notify you of such distributions failures, … Continue reading Checking for Failed Package Distributions in ConfigMgr with PowerShell

Calculate the Size of Multiple Packages in ConfigMgr with PowerShell

Have you ever wanted to select a group of applications or packages in ConfigMgr and find out the total size of the content files for all those packages?  Or maybe you have your packages organised into folders in the ConfigMgr console, and you want to find out the total content size of all the packages … Continue reading Calculate the Size of Multiple Packages in ConfigMgr with PowerShell

Get the Total Size of All Application Content Files in an SCCM Console Folder

Today I was installing a new ConfigMgr distribution point on a remote site and wanted to start distributing packages to it.  But since the network bandwidth is only 4Mbps to that site, rather than distribute all the required packages in one go I wanted to distribute groups of packages out of working hours when the … Continue reading Get the Total Size of All Application Content Files in an SCCM Console Folder

Deploying KB3025945 Using the ConfigMgr Package Model

We recently had some reports of IE9 crashing after installing a MS patch KB3008923 released December 9th, 2014.  A few days ago on January 22nd, 2015 MS released an update that fixes the issue, KB3025945.  Unfortunately at the time of writing, the update is not available on WSUS, so it must be manually downloaded and deployed.  I decided … Continue reading Deploying KB3025945 Using the ConfigMgr Package Model

Schedule and Monitor ConfigMgr Package Distributions with PowerShell

Update! (22-Nov-2014) Updated the script to include a prompt for which distribution point group to use and a couple of minor improvements Have you ever wanted to have the capability of scheduling a package distribution in ConfigMgr to occur at a specific date / time? Or perhaps you want to monitor your package distributions an receive an … Continue reading Schedule and Monitor ConfigMgr Package Distributions with PowerShell

Get the Deployment Status of ConfigMgr Packages and Task Sequences with PowerShell

In my last post, we looked at how to report on the deployment status of ConfigMgr Applications using PowerShell.  Of course, you can get this information from the built-in ConfigMgr SSRS reports too, but our aim here is to report this data quickly by using PowerShell to query the ConfigMgr database directly.  It enables you to … Continue reading Get the Deployment Status of ConfigMgr Packages and Task Sequences with PowerShell