Using Service Management Automation (SMA) for tweeting status messages of ConfigMgr 2012

Already a bit more then a year ago I did a post about Tweeting the deployment status of a system via Orchestrator and ConfigMgr 2012. Sadly enough, the Integration Pack for Orchestrator, that I used in that post, doesn’t work anymore with the most recent Twitter API updates. As I still do get questions and comments about it, I thought it would be a good time to come up with an alternative. One thing was for sure, it had to be something custom. So easy decision here, PowerShell it is. The next thing is a bit more questionable, how will the script be started… This is the more difficult decision… either run it standalone, via Orchestrator, or via Service Management Automation (SMA). A standalone PowerShell …

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An overview of my posts about ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

Let’s start my first post, of this new year, with an overview of my latest post about ConfigMgr 2012 Service Pack (SP) 1. Normally I’m not really the kind of person that looks back, but in this case it’s with a reason, as most of my posts where with pre-release versions of SP1. I also tried to sort all my posts per subject, even though sometimes there is some overlap. The following posts are all tested, this week, with the RTM version of SP1 and I can confirm that they are still working: System Center Orchestrator Tweeting the deployment status of a system via Orchestrator and ConfigMgr 2012 Using a Status Filter Rule to delete a collection membership via Orchestrator and ConfigMgr 2012 New and …

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Tweeting the deployment status of a system via Orchestrator and ConfigMgr 2012

Only a few days before Christmas I thought it would be fun to just create something extra cool for this weeks blog post. I thought about something that would be different, but also useful in some way. So I started thinking about how I would like to get my deployment status messages, as I like to start my deployments without checking them al the time, and I came to Twitter. I’ve got my tweets everywhere, on my phone, my tablet, my laptop, etc. So wouldn’t it be cool to get the deployment status messages on twitter? Prerequisites Now I decided that I want to show how to tweet the deployment status of a task sequence, there are two methods to do that and I will …

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Using a Status Filter Rule to delete a collection membership via Orchestrator and ConfigMgr 2012

The last couple of weeks I’ve done some posts about using Orchestrator in combination with ConfigMgr 2012. This week I’ve got another one and it’s also another method to invoke a runbook. Until now I’ve used, either Runbook Commander to create right-click actions, or the Execute Runbook –step from MDT 2012 to start an action during a task sequence. This week I’m going to use SCOJobRunner – Command Line Utility, by Robert Hearn, to invoke a runbook as an action for a Status Filter Rule. SCOJobRunner can be used to, either invoke a runbook, or get the parameters of a runbook. For a good informational post about SCOJobRunner take a look at this post of Robert Hearn himself. Prerequisites In this post I want to …

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