Comparing ConfigMgr Date Formats in PowerShell

If you have worked with ConfigMgr much, you know that uses WMI to stores tons of information.  WMI uses the CIM_DATETIME format, which looks like this: yyyymmddHHMMSS.mmmmmmsUUU.  In order to work with this in PowerShell, you need to convert it into something that the Get-Date cmdlet can understand.  Here are two ways that you can accomplish this: Using…

IT-DevConnections Session Links

Last month I had the honor of speaking at my first ever IT/Dev Connections in sunny Las Vegas.  I had the pleasure of presenting on Building the Ultimate Operating System Task Sequence with my coworker and good friend Troy Martin.  As promised, we have completed publishing a series of blogs on all the topics in…

How to minimize the risk of an OSDisaster Part 1

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager does a great job of deploying Windows operating systems.  We (1E) have been able to hit some pretty high success rates in helping our customers with their Windows migrations.  However, if not done correctly, OSD can be very dangerous and can cripple your environment in a short amount of…

Building the Essential Lab (WIN-B365) Files

Below is a link where you can download the scripts and directory structure that I used in the session No Lab, No Problem! Building the Essential Lab Environment Using Microsoft Technologies (WIN-B365) that I presented at TechEd North America 2014.  For some reason they did not get uploaded to the TechEd Schedule Builder, so I…

Where to find me at TechEd NA 2014

I am extremely happy to announce that I will be presenting a session at TechEd North America 2014!  The session that I will be presenting is No Lab, No Problem! Building the Essential Lab Environment Using Microsoft Technologies (WIN-B365) on Wednesday, May 14th at 5:00 PM: The days of requiring extensive hardware and resources to build out a…