SCCM - Deploy All Applications to Test Device Group

Thursday, 03 September 2020 00:00 Written by

For Anyone looking for a quick and easy way to deploy all you applications to a test deployment fire up your powershell ISE and connect to your SCCM DP.

The reason for me using this is when creating our golden image process when installing all our applications i notice that some fail.   by me having this in Software centre ready to go i can fire up a base image, install each application individually and see what error comes up.



$applications = Get-CMApplication | Select LocalizedDisplayName

foreach ($app in $applications){


New-CMApplicationDeployment -CollectionName “Test Deployment” -Name $app.LocalizedDisplayName -DeployAction Install -DeployPurpose Available -UserNotification DisplayAll -AvailableDateTime (get-date) -TimeBaseOn LocalTime -Verbose





The Other Week we had to generate a new Boot Image, we had several Task Sequences which referenced this boot.wim,  Thankfully for Powershell you can quickly modify all TS's to change it to the latest boot wim.


Get-CMTaskSequence | Set-CMTaskSequence -BootImageId "packageidDC0000000"

Get list of Devices not checked into SCCM for X days

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00 Written by

i have recently been putting in more automation scripts to alert myself and others around me of things that are and are not working in the school,

Since most of my time is spread accross multiple sites i have been putting together tasks delegated to my team members and other staff that are able to follow things up such as in this case 

DEVICES THAT HAVE NOT CHECKED IN FOR X Days (30 days for this script below.)


for now i have just generated the sql statement and will soon add it into my SCCM Subscriptions to email me and others of our team if actions need to be followed up. 

in my sites database i use the following QUERY.




MAX (B.SerialNumber0) AS 'Serialnumber',


A.Model0, C.Name0 AS 'Processor',

D.TotalPhysicalMemory0 AS 'Memory (KBytes)',

MAX ( E.Size0 ) AS 'Size (MBytes)',

MAX (F.MACAddress0) AS 'MAC Adress',

MAX (F.IPAddress0) AS 'IP Adress',

G.AD_Site_Name0 AS 'AD Site',

MAX (A.UserName0) AS 'Last user logged in',

H.Caption0 AS 'Operating System',

H.CSDVersion0 AS 'Service Pack',

G.Creation_Date0 AS 'Creationdate in SMS',











v_R_System G,



vWorkstationStatus O



A.ResourceID = B.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = C.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = D.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = E.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = F.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = G.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = H.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = I.ResourceID AND

A.ResourceID = O.ResourceID AND

O.LastPolicyRequest <= GETDATE() -30


GROUP BY A.Name0, A.Manufacturer0, A.Model0, C.Name0, D.TotalPhysicalMemory0, G.AD_Site_Name0, A.UserName0, H.Caption0, H.CSDVersion0, G.Creation_Date0, I.LastHWScan, O.LastPolicyRequest



One of the issues i have come accross when deploying our automatic updates through SCCM in a proxy'd or firewalled environment is that sometimes the WSUS servers timesout. giving us several types of error codes.

SCCM - Compliance Settings - Business Hours

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00 Written by

Setting Business Hours 

Credential Updater 1.0

Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00 Written by

Hi all, 

A project i thought i'd share with you all, in which source code in c# & application is available here if needed. please feel free to modify and use as needed. 
Since we have now implemented passwords to change every certain amount of days the calls for admin users needing to remap their drives and printers has started.

Building An Image - SCCM 2012 R2

Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00 Written by

Introduction into building an image with SCCM 2012r2 and capturing it for later deployment.

SCCM 2012 - Creating Device Collections From an Active Directory Organizational Unit


To determine the version of SQL Server, you can use any of the following methods:

Page 1 of 2