Updated: Approval Manager v0.8

After I released the first public version of my Approval Manager, last week, I’ve got some nice comments on it. One of these comments was that it would be very handy to built-in some alerting. And that’s what I did in this updated version!

Approval Manager

This updated version gives the user the possibility to perform the following actions, without the need of access to and/ or a locally installed ConfigMgr console:

  • ApprMana08Select a User from the specified Collection.
  • Show only Approval Requests, for the selected User, that are Pending Approval.
  • (NEW!) Show an alert when new Approval Requests, are Pending Approval, for the Users of the specified Collection.
  • Approve, the selected, Approval Request.
  • Deny, the selected, Approval Request.
  • Close the form.

Alerting

As mentioned, above, there is a new function to add some alerting. This function adds a timer that will check every hour for new Approval Requests, which are Pending Approval, for the Users of the specified Collection. This function can be enabled by using the new command line switch –EnableAlert.

Public Available

As of today the updated version of my Approval Manager is publicly available via the TechNet Galleries. Please let me know what you think of the tool (and specifically this update).

Just Released: Approval Manager v0.7

Today I released a public version of my Approval Manager, which I mentioned a few weeks ago in my post about Managing Approval Request in ConfigMgr 2012. The biggest difference, and maybe even a contradiction with what I mentioned in that post, is that I did NOT use the PowerShell Cmdlets for ConfigMgr 2012 in this release. The main reason for that is that using WMI, via PowerShell, is much friendlier for remote usage.

ApprMana07pApproval Manager

This public version gives the user the possibility to perform the following actions, without the need of access to and/ or a locally installed ConfigMgr console:

  • Select a User from the specified Collection.
  • Show only Approval Request, for the selected User, that are Pending Approval.
  • Approve, the selected, Approval Request.
  • Deny, the selected, Approval Request.
  • Close the form.

ApplApprPropSecurity Role

In case the user, that is going to use the Approval Manager, only needs to approve, or deny, Approval Request, I would suggest to create a new Security Role. As the user that uses the Approval Manager only needs to have the following rights:

  • Application – Read; Approve.
  • Collection – Read; Read Resource.

Public Available

As of today my Approval Manager is publicly available via the TechNet Galleries. Please let me know what you think of the tool.