Showing posts from 2022

MECM Device Online Status Report

My organization has a need to monitor the online status of a select set of devices. While MECM is not a monitoring tool you can easily report on the client online status  which is that green check box that shows up next to a Device if it's online. I wrote a quick report that queries SQL for that magical green check box and shows you some basic info. The report has the device name, online status, last logged on user, boundary group(s), last online/offline time, and the last hardware inventory scan time. As with any report, you'll need to change the Data Source to your site's default once you import it. If you're not familiar with importing reports and changing the Data Source, head over to  System Center Dudes  and take a look at their great article on it. The Data Source part is a little bit down from the top in the section called CHANGE THE DATA SOURCE .  Download Here:    rudybankson/MECM-Device-Online-Status-Report ( And if you like this, please give me a

MECM & Intune Lab Links

 ‘Twas the night before #MMSMOA, when all thro’ the house, all sorts of nerdy creatures were stirring, especially a mouse. Hundreds of lucky attendees and speakers were giddy with excitement. What will we learn? Who will we meet? For some it’s their first time, for others it’s a family reunion. But one thing is certain. This is the biggest tech event of the year for all things endpoint management. A huge thank you to all the sponsors for making this event happen, especially Patch My PC for their continuous support of our profession and for their commitment to making the best damn patching product you could ever ask for! Let’s cut to the chase. DON’T F***ING TEST IN PRODUCTION THIS WEEK!!! You’ll make a lifetime of connections at an event like this, and you’ll also see a lifetime of shiny cool tricks all in 4 jam packed days of beer drinking and learning. USE A LAB! This week does not need to be a resume generating week. And if you’re not at MMS, you should still setup a lab just so

Custom Global Condition for Windows Features in MECM

It’s time for another back to the basics on Application building in MECM. You’re getting ready to create an Application in MECM. Said Application requires that a specific Windows Feature is enabled. I know I could use PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit or even a small custom PowerShell script to handle enabling the feature and running the install, but in this case I don’t want the Application to install if a particular Windows Feature is not enabled. To do this, I’m going to create a Custom Global Condition to detect if the Windows Feature in question is enabled. Open your MECM console and go to \Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Global Conditions. Click on Create Global Condition on the ribbon. Give your Global Condition a name that makes sense for your environment. Put in a quick description of what it checks for. Device type is Windows and Condition type is Setting . Setting type is Script and Data type is String . Click the Add Script button . For the Script