Free-Tool : Ping-them

17/08/2011

var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; Occasionally I need to ping a group of computers to make sure they are alive, in fact pinging is the first operation for many remote tasks : cleaning Active Directory, running scripts, discovery operations, WMI queries, installing applications and more. I wrote a small tool based on PowerShell and windows forms, which can ping a list of computers and display the results in different columns.   Creating a computer list You can add computer names manually, by writing...

SCCM 2012 Beta 2 changes overview Part 5 – Inventory

08/08/2011

previous post - SCCM 2012 Beta 2 changes overview Part 4 – RemoteTools In the past I extended my SCCM 2007 hardware inventory, following Microsoft's procedure, which was not very intuitive and required manual edit of the 'SMS_def.mof' text file. Adding new hardware classes to my inventory was more complex because I needed to find the right WMI class, edit another text file (Configuration.mof) and check my file structure with 'mofcomp.exe' command. SCCM 2012 offers a much easier way to do this via the user interface: Enabling Device Properties ...
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