Course Code: 5682

55133 - PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager Administrators

Class Dates:
3 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to use PowerShell for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) administration. In this course, students learn how to access the PowerShell cmdlets included with SCCM 2012 R2 and use them to perform configuration tasks for a primary site. Individual cmdlets will be used in working with objects such as Boundaries, Boundary Groups, Collections, Software Deployment, Patching, Compliance Settings, OSD Task Sequences, and many others. Basic scripting will also be covered so that students can learn how to put PowerShell to use when working with large sets of objects.

  • Audience
  • This course is intended for IT professionals who need to manage the day-to-day environment of an SCCM 2012 SP1 or newer environment. Knowledge of the workings of a standalone primary SCCM site and basic PowerShell experience is recommended.


  • * Basic Windows and Active Directory knowledge.
    * Conceptual knowledge of Configuration Manager objects and how they interact.
    * Basic experience performing configuration tasks in SCCM using the graphical console.
    * Experience working from a command prompt.
    * Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell.

Course Details

  • At Course Completion
  • Create additional site system roles on existing or new servers.
  • Modify high level site settings.
  • Create and modify Discovery Methods, Boundaries and Boundary Groups.
  • Create Collections using any of the membership rules available
  • Delegate authority through Roles and Scopes.
  • Install the Configuration Manager client, modify client settings and restrict access to site systems.
  • Deploy software to clients.
  • Deploy software updates to clients.
  • Configure compliance settings targeted against collections.
  • Modify settings that govern monitoring functions such as Alerts and Status Settings.
  • Work with Task Sequences for Operating System Deployment.
  • Write basic PowerShell scripts using cmdlets learned and scripting constructs to accomplish configuration tasks.
  • Module 1: Review of System Center Configuration Manager Concepts
  • Architecture of an System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Installation
  • Managing Assets
  • Content Delivery and Management
  • Security, Monitoring, and Remote Management
  • Lab 1: Reviewing a Primary Site Installation
  • Install SQL Server 2012 SP 1
  • Install Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP 1
  • Review the Administration Workspace
  • Review the Assets and Compliance Workspace
  • Looking at the Software Library
  • Review the Monitoring Workspace
  • Module 2: Managing Resources
  • Implementing Discovery
  • Organizing Resources with Collections
  • Working with Boundaries
  • Lab 1: Configuring Discovery, Collections and Boundaries
  • Configuring Discovery
  • Creating Collections
  • Working with Boundaries and Boundary Groups
  • Module 3: Working with Clients
  • Installing the Configuration Manager Client
  • Managing Client Settings
  • Managing Client Operations
  • Monitoring Client Status
  • Lab 1: Utilizing PowerShell to Manage Clients
  • Install the Configuration Manager client
  • Managing Client Settings
  • Managing Client Operations
  • Monitoring Client Status
  • Module 4: Distributing Software
  • Configure the Software Distribution Components
  • Working with Distribution Points
  • Creating Content for Distribution
  • Deploying Software Applications
  • Lab 1: Using Cmdlets to Publish Content
  • Extending the Infrastructure
  • Configuring a Legacy Package for Distribution
  • Deploying a Windows Installer Application
  • mplementing New Features of Configuration Manager
  • Module 5: Updating Systems with WSUS and SCCM
  • Integrating Configuration Manager and WSUS
  • Managing Updates through Software Update Groups
  • Creating and Deploying Update Packages
  • Working with Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Lab 1: Using Configuration Manager Cmdlets to Manage Software Updates
  • Preparing the Environment for Software Updates
  • Deploy Updates
  • Create an Automatic Deployment Rul
  • Module 6: How PowerShell Can Manage Compliance Settings
  • Creating Compliance Settings Objects
  • Deploying and Monitor the Baseline
  • Lab 1: How PowerShell Can Manage Compliance
  • Creating Compliance Settings Objects
  • Deploy and Monitor the Baseline
  • Module 7: Configuring Operating System Deployment Objects
  • Preparing the OSD Environment
  • Working with Task Sequences
  • Lab 1: Operating System Deployment with Windows PowerShell
  • Creating Required OSD Objects
  • Prepare the Task Sequence
  • Module 8: Working at the Site Level
  • Modify the Site
  • Adding Site System Roles
  • Adding a Secondary Site
  • Lab 1: Modifying Site Settings
  • Modifying the Site Configuration
  • Adding Site System Roles
  • Module 9: Security and Monitoring
  • Configuring Role Based Administration
  • Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • Configuring Monitoring Options
  • Lab 1: Implementing Security and Monitoring
  • Configuring Role Based Administration
  • Configuring Anti-Malware Protection
  • Modifying Monitoring Options
  • Module 10: Using PowerShell Scripting to Automate SCCM Tasks
  • Review of Scripting Constructs
  • Introduction to the Configuration Manager WMI Classes
  • Lab 1: Writing Scripts for Configuration Manager Activities
  • Establishing the Infrastructure
  • Deploy Software
  • Run the Full Script