Category Archives: PowerShell

Upgrading the SQL Server 2012 Client Agent with PowerShell to support TLS 1.2 for SCCM installations

Introduction This is a quick post to highlight a small update to my Install SQL Server 2017.ps1 script used to install SCCM 1902 with SQL Server 2017 on Windows Server 2019 published recently. I’ve added a new section to deal … Continue reading

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How can I install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 on Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2017 – Part 5

Introduction This multi-part guide will show you how to install the latest baseline version of Configuration Manager from Microsoft. The latest available baseline version is System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 as of April the 10th 2019. I … Continue reading

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How can I install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 on Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2017 – Part 4

Introduction This multi-part guide will show you how to install the latest baseline version of Configuration Manager from Microsoft. The latest available baseline version is System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 as of April the 10th 2019. I … Continue reading

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How can I install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 on Windows Server 2019 with SQL Server 2017 – Part 3

Introduction This multi-part guide will show you how to install the latest baseline version of Configuration Manager from Microsoft. The latest available baseline version is System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 as of April the 10th 2019. SCCM … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases PowerShell Intune samples on GitHub

Introduction Microsoft have just published some new PowerShell Intune samples on GitHub. You might also want to follow Dave on Twitter. Downloads You can download the PowerShell samples here. the readme.md file contains information about how to use the scripts … Continue reading

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Install SQL Server 2017 PowerShell script – download it here

Introduction In case you missed it I wrote a PowerShell script to install SQL Server 2017 CU5 here. You  can install SQL Server 2017 with SSMS and Reporting Services using this PowerShell script. The original blog post was created to … Continue reading

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Where can I find indexes of the windows-noob.com step-by-step guides

Introduction windows-noob.com has been around for many years, and during that time I’ve written hundreds of step-by-step guides with screenshots. You may not be aware, but I’ve created indexes of these guides that cover multiple versions of System Center Configuration … Continue reading

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How can I automate the deployment of Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) using MDT and PowerShell ?

Introduction Microsoft released the new Surface Pro and recently a new operating system, Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update). Now you can automate the installation of it using PowerShell. This script has been written to allow you to automate … Continue reading

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How can I quickly create a Hyper-V Virtual Machine using PowerShell

Introduction This is an extremely quick post to help you create Hyper-V virtual machines using PowerShell. The script assumes you’ve already installed the Hyper-V feature in Windows. You can define a bunch of variables *highlighted in red below* such as … Continue reading

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Getting started with Microsoft Graph and using PowerShell to automate things in Intune

Introduction According to Microsoft, Microsoft Graph is: …your entry to automate things in the cloud via the Microsoft Graph API. This API gives you access to AzureAD, Excel, Intune,  Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, SharePoint, and more. Microsoft Graph is a RESTful … Continue reading

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How can I automate the deployment of Windows 10 (Creators Update) using MDT and PowerShell ?

Introduction This script has been written to allow you to automate the deployment Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) using the latest available software including: Windows 10 x64 (version 1703, MSDN media) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) build 8443 Latest available … Continue reading

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How can I install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016

Introduction In a previous guide I showed you how to install System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2012R2. Times are changing fast in this cloud-first  mobile-first world, and as a result the System Center Configuration … Continue reading

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New PowerShell update available for the System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library

Introduction The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library installs and updates the Windows PowerShell module for System Center Configuration Manager. A new update is available (5.0.8373.1189) that fixes some problems with earlier cmdlets. The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library … Continue reading

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How can I display custom messages in a task sequence using PowerShell in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Introduction At the start of this series of step by step guides you installed System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch), then you configured discovery methods. Next you configured boundaries to get an understanding of how automatic site assignment and content … Continue reading

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How can I use PowerShell to populate Windows 10 CB, CBB, LTSB and Insider Preview collections in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Introduction In a previous post I showed you how you could create a bunch of collections (for OSD and Software Update Management) that could be used for Windows 10 servicing. I’ve updated the script to add queries and exclude rules … Continue reading

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