Tag Archives: SCCM

LTI/ZTI Scripting: Add computer to an AD Group

I’m currently doing some intense SCCM 2012 training so I’ve not been posting or in the forums recently. I’ve still been responding to emails though. I received an email from a reader earlier this week. He wanted to add the … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Scripting: MDT Scripting Template

It’s back to VBScript today. I received an email from a reader last week. He had an issue with a deployment script. We thought it would be a good idea to share the solution. For me, a chance to review … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Exit codes

When you run a script in your deployments, it’s good practice to let MDT/SCCM know how the script has ended. This will determine how your task sequence proceeds. You do this by exiting the script with a return code. I’ve … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Debugging Scripts (Part 3 of 3)

Testings results with a test matrix My Rename-Computer script is in production and I’ve made some major changes to it so it’s time for some major testing.  It’s important when testing your scripts to understand and document what your expected … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Debugging Scripts (Part 2 of 3)

Testing variables with the ZTIUtility module My Rename-Computer script worked great on a computer in a workgroup environment. But now, I have a new server that I want to rename before I join it to a domain. I’ve worked out … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Debugging Scripts (Part 1 of 3)

Adding new functions and features to a perfectly good script is common practice. One example is my evolving Rename-Computer script. I want to modify the way it works (again) but I don’t want to rename my computer and join a … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Testing Script Parameters

Before running a parameterised script in your deployments, it’s important to test that the tab completion is working. To do this, open a PowerShell console and type the script name and a hyphen then press the {tab} key. Your script … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Deployment Script logging

The task sequence step “Run PowerShell Script” has some cool features. One of which is the way it handles information returned from the Write-Host, Write-Warning and Write-Error cmdlets. MDT collects Information(Write-Host), Warnings(Write-Warning) and Errors(Write-Error) returned from a cmdlet in a … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Comment Based Help

I recommend using PowerShell comment based help to document your deployment scripts as described on Technet in about_Comment_Based_Help. This makes your scripts self documenting so colleagues can see who wrote it, what it does and examples and parameter usage. Below, … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Using parameterised scripts in Task Sequences

There are methods in creating PowerShell scripts suitable for task sequence deployment. A good starting point is the Technet article about_Scripts. One of the most useful features of MDT/SCCM are the deployment properties. Today, I’m going to talk about using … Continue reading

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