Two months ago Microsoft released the System Center 2012 suite. And now they have released the SDK for Configuration Manager (). It’s a different approach then the consumer products, where Microsoft showed a nice presentation about the features of Windows 8 for developers.
Another miss about the SDK is the lack of PowerShell information. I prefer PowerShell above vbscript or application written in C# of VB. And Microsoft is putting PowerShell modules in all products except SCCM 2012 :-(. If everything is alright it will be availble in SP1 but I don’t have a lot information about it.
For a customer we have planned, designed, installed and configured a SCCM 2012 environment. I created powershell scripts to prepare a server and install SCCM. Configuring had to be done manually because otherwise it took far to long and there aren’t simple powershell commands to configure it. It the next blog posting I will give some more information about automatic installation of SCCM 2012.
It was also the start for me to create my own powershell script for SCCM 2012. At http://www.snowland.se/sccm-posh/ you can find a great powershell script for SCCM 2007. And a lot of the functions are reusable for the one that aren’t and for new functions in SCCM 2012 I created a new script. This can be found here (SCCM2012-Commands).
It isn’t finished nor is it easy to use for people with no Powershell knowledge. I will post some examples in a next post. Until then if you have question please comment this post with your question.