PowerShell - Random Holiday

You ever want to collect a random holiday to spice up your report? No? Really? Just me? Whatever. In Action: How it works. Based on the website "Checkiday.com", the script grabs their RSS in XML format,(after confirming it can connect) digs through it and returns all of the different events for that day into $EventNames"From ... Read more

ConfigMgr PowerShell Module - Package

You ever need the PowerShell Module for ConfigMgr but don't want to install the full Console? Why? Who knows, I'm not asking you if you don't ask me. While this isn't probably isn't 100% accurate, and includes some extra files, it's a pain in the bum to figure out exactly which files are needed. I ... Read more

OSD Builder in a Task Sequence

Why would you do this? OSD Builder is completely capable of automation, creating scripts that can do all of this, and run via scheduled tasks. So why shoe horn it into a Task Sequence? Task Sequences are very comforting to me. They are powerful, have amazing amounts of flexibility, they manage the flow of content, ... Read more

BITS Download - from HTTP (DP) - BranchCache

BranchCache, it's wonderful. To see some tests and more info, check out this post from Mike Terrill. This post is a bit of an overview of BranchCache, then a script I'm using to trigger downloads of content using PowerShell to populate content into BranchCache from a DP (outside of CM). The idea behind this script ... Read more