This post will be about setting up the Active Directory prerequisites. Specifically creating the System Management container and adding the relevant permissions to that container. I will not be tackling the AD Schema extension. The executable in the Sccm installation media (ExtADSch.exe) does the job perfectly and quickly.
This is a part 2 to my original post about setting up SCCM on a server disconnected from the internet.
I have recently started working with SCCM, which means building (and rebuilding) lab environments for it. I have found that just getting all the prerequisites installed can be tedious and time consuming. Even more so when your SCCM server is not connected to the internet.
ActiveDirectory is of course a huge component in a Microsoft based environment. One of my favorite things to do is explore how other Microsoft products, integrate and leverage Active Directory.
If you look for or have used PowerShell scripts from the internet, you have likely encountered functions with the Begin, Process, and End blocks.
Getting a list of installed applications seems like something
a lot of Windows admins would like to do.
Unfortunately, there isn't an Out-of-the-Box way to do this with PowerShell.
I have worked with Exchange quite a bit, and I wanted to take a look at the newest version on the newest Server OS. Instead of figuring it out everytime I need to build an Exchange lab, I figured it would be a good idea to automate it as much as possible, and document with code.
There are many examples on the internet that show how to remotely connect to Exchange Online PowerShell. Hopefully this post will provide better code, and better insight into the process.
If you are familiar with Linux or come from a Unix background, you probably know about Vim. For those of us that started and stay mostly in the realm of Windows however; Vim may be a foreign thing. I was fortunte enough to be exposed to vim, and see what it can do; now there's no turning back.