Much to my surprise I discovered that the full build number for a Windows OS is not stored in WMI in the usual Win32_OperatingSystem class. In Windows 10 at least, the full build number containing the “UBR”, or essentially the CU patch level of the build, is a useful piece of information. Open Settings > […]Read More Find the Full Windows Build Number with PowerShell
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is great for creating GUI applications, but it does not natively contain any charting controls. There are a number of products that can be used to create charts in WPF, including the WPF toolkit and the Microsoft Chart Controls for .Net, but good-old Windows Forms does this natively. WPF has does […]Read More Creating Simple Charts in WPF with PowerShell
When creating a GUI application in PowerShell, I usually use Visual Studio, or Blend for Visual Studio, to design a WPF application, then copy and run the XAML code in PowerShell. Designing in VS is generally easier and quicker and creates less code, but it is also perfectly possible to create a WPF GUI using […]Read More Creating WPF GUI Applications with Pure PowerShell
Good news 🙂 After several people reported that the ConfigMgr Task Sequence Monitor app would close immediately after opening, I investigated and found a small bug in the code that seems to affect only certain configurations. Today I released version 1.2.1 which addresses this issue, so please download the app again from the following link: […]Read More Fixed: ConfigMgr Task Sequence Monitor 🙂
I’m pleased to announce the release of my first IT Solution Guide – Deploy, Manage and Update Java Runtime Environment in the Enterprise with System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell. (Wow that’s a mouthful!) This step-by-step guide demonstrates how Configuration Manager can be used together with PowerShell to create a solution for managing the Java […]Read More New book! Deploy, Manage and Update Java Runtime with Configuration Manager and PowerShell. Available on Amazon.
Today I reached 10,000 hits on my blog, very cool, and what better way to celebrate than with a new post 🙂 Thanks to everyone who has stopped by, I hope that you have found something helpful and continue to do so! In today’s post, I want to look at how to create dynamic reports for […]Read More Creating Dynamic Reports for Configuration Manager with Microsoft Excel
If you are incorporating some patching process during your OS Deployments, you’ve undoubtedly come across the issue where some patches released by Microsoft cause multiple reboots. These additional reboots are unhandled by the task sequence, which causes it to quit with little explanation. This is documented in the following MS KB article, where MS also maintains […]Read More Dealing with ‘multiple-reboot’ patches during OSD