Using PowerShell Redirection for Script Logging

If you have written a PowerShell script you may have wanted some type of script logging. Logging can be as simple as using the Write-* PowerShell Cmdlets to show output to the PowerShell console to keep track of the scripts progress, troubleshoot, etc. However, the script may need to run…

PowerShell, Get a List of Installed Applications

Don't Do...Do you need to get a list of installed applications from a computer don't use Win32_Product, and here is why: "The Win32_product class is not query optimized. Queries such as “select * from Win32_Product where (name like ‘Sniffer%’)” require WMI to use the MSI provider to…

Create a Custom SCCM Task Sequence Failure Notice UI

Working with OSD for a large organization can be very frustrating at times for several reasons. Especially when staff you are providing support for are located at different locations. When a task sequence fails you have to rely on others to provide the log files and any other helpful information…

SCCM Device Collections Use Incremental Updates for this Collection

If you are a System Center Configuration Manager Administrator and you have delegated rights to the SCCM environment to other IT personnel to create collections you should complete regular checks on device collections within your environment. A majority of the device collections should update on a schedule and should not…