Monday, May 30, 2011

SCCM 2012 Hierarchy Technology Overview - SCCM 2012 Meetings

A good write up on CM 2012

One other Great tool to fix client actions without Console (Right click tools)

I Just checked the tool and found it would useful for one works on SCCM Client health


It has key features as below


  • Initiate most common SCCM client schedule actions.
  • Initiate SCCM client health checks and fixes. Allows running checks with and without fixes as well as full health check.
  • Initiate basic administrative actions on workstations.
  • Switch between integrated authentication and alternate credentials. When logged on username has not enough rights it’s possible to specify alternate credentials by clicking on a link in top-right corner. Windows XP requires that cmdkey.exe is available in HTA folder.
  • Use TXT, CSV, XLS or XLSX files as the data source. Files with TXT extension must have computer names on each line. Excel worksheets are read from column A starting from second row. Using exported CSV from SCCM console is also supported – script knows that computer names are in first column.
  • Populate computer list from SCCM collection. Allows loading all collection members into a list.
  • Manually enter computer names into a textbox. Allows manually entering one or more computers in a text box for quick actions.
  • Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit OS on clients.
  • Supports Windows XP SP2 and newer operating systems on clients.
  • Displays real-time progress. Works when running HTA on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. Useful when there are thousands of computers and it would be nice to know how much is done. HTA window may not update as smoothly in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, but it works.
  • Log is created in a text area and in a file. Lastlog.log is written to HTA folder. By default the log is using Trace32 log formatting.
  • Uses configuration file to store default settings.

Client Tasks that can be performed are classified in to 5 categories:

  • 1. Client schedule actions
    • Hardware Inventory Cycle
    • Software Inventory Cycle
    • Discovery Data Collection Cycle (Send DDR)
    • Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle
    • Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
    • Software Updates Scan Cycle
    • File Collection Cycle
    • Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle
    • Software Metering Usage Report Cycle
    • Branch Distribution Point Maintenance Task
    • Certificate Maintenance Task
  • 2. Client agent actions
    • Restart SMS Agent Host service
    • Repair SCCM client
    • Reset SCCM client policies
    • Reassign site code
    • Generate new SMS GUID
    • Delete trusted root key
    • Delete certificates (re-register client)
    • Change client cache size
    • Uninstall SCCM client
    • Install SCCM client
  • 3. Client health actions
    • Check WMI; Fix WMI
    • Check services; Check & Fix services
    • Check admin$ share; Check & Fix admin$ share
    • Check assigned site; Check & Fix assigned site
    • Check registry; Check & Fix registry
    • Check inventory; Check & Fix inventory
    • Check client version
    • Full health check
    • Full health check with fixes
  • 4. Advertisement actions
    • Query advertisement status
    • Rerun advertisement
    • Rerun user based advertisement
  • 5. Other actions
    • Refresh group policies
    • Ping workstations
    • Execute remotely (as SYSTEM)
    • Get logged-on user
    • Log off current user
    • Reboot workstations
    • Shut down workstations
    • Power off workstations

Download it from here :--