Auto UX – Service Management Automation client for Windows

Hi folks, this is me blogging from the afterlife. No, I’m just kidding, but one may think that I’m death since my last blog post was posted exactly 642 days ago. I’ve calculated this using the following PowerShell one-liner: ((Get-date) – $(Get-Date “2013/02/20”)).Days. Which made me wonder: how do people that do not know PowerShell calculate Continue reading

Orchestrator Mobile available in Windows Phone marketplace

Hey everyone, I have an announcement to make: Orchestrator Mobile, a System Center 2012 Orchestrator client  for Windows Phone has finally been certified to be published to Windows Phone marketplace. You can get right away here. The app is available for Windows Phone 8 and also for older Windows  Phone 7 devices.

Orchestrator Mobile beta testers wanted

Hi folks, I just want to let you know that my System Center Orchestrator client for Windows Phone is available for beta testing. I would like to get as much feedback as possible before I make it generally available. You can sign-up as beta tester here. This will enable you to install the app on Continue reading

Ejecting CDs with PowerShell on remote computer

Have you ever wondered, how to eject CD on a remote computer with PowerShell. Well, I most certainly did. You may ask why? Well for pulling pranks of course. :) Yes, yes I know that I can just use Computer Management but where’s the fun in that right? Besides the PowerShell way would also enable Continue reading

BITS integration pack for System Center Orchestrator

Last week I started to play around with Quick Integration Toolkit for System Center Orchestrator RC. Purpose of todays post is to let you know that I’ve actually created something.

SLOWUG session and some exciting news

Two days ago Gorazd Šemrov from Microsoft and me were presenting at SLOWUG (SLOvenian Windows Users Group) meeting. We mostly talked about IT automation and self-service, how we do it now and how we will be doing it in the future using System Center 2012 Orchestrator and Service Manager.

ConfigMgr: How to enable TPM on Lenovo computers during OSD

By default, TPM is disabled on brand new Lenovo computers, so in order to enable “BitLocker” during OSD Task Sequence you have to go to BIOS and enable TPM manually. Fortunately, there is a way to do that automatically during the execution of the task sequence. Let me show you how after the break.

Using Exchange 2010 cmdlets in System Center Orchestrator

If you’ve been using “Run .NET Script” activity in System Center Orchestrator (formerly known as Opalis), you are probably aware that, Orchestrator use 32-bit version of PowerShell.exe, to run PowerShell scripts, since the product itself is 32-bit. This is a problem, if you want to use Exchange 2010 cmdlets, since there are no 32-bit management Continue reading