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