Breaking News! The Release of CMMap 2.0!

To start the New Year off in a great way, Jeff Tondt released an update to SMSMap and renamed it CMMap! https://www.tondtware.com/default.htm CMMap is a freeware Configuration Manager 2012 / 2007 / SMS 2003 hierarchy drawing tool. It is an all-in-one solution for...

What is a Management Information Format (MIF) File?

Whether you are using Configuration Manager 2012, 2007, or SMS there are two different types of Management Information Format (MIF) files (sort of). The first type of MIF file that I am referring to is defined in the Configuration Manager 2007 docs as the following:...

Remotely Determine the SMS Provider Using WBEMTest v2

As I was reading Garth Jones’ blog post on how to remotely determine the SMS provider using WBEMTest, I realized that that wasn’t the method I would use. Not to disagree with my esteemed colleague (LOL!!) but I determine the SMS provider in the following way: Click on...

Remotely Determine the SMS Provider Using WBEMTest

In this blog post, I will show you the steps to use in order to locate the SMS provider manually. From time to time, one of the questions we hear is: How can I determine what my SMS_provider path/name is? This is important to know because if you do any System Center...

Wild Card Prompts

Question: Can the input variable that is query based be searchable similar to the native SCCM Web Reporting interface? i.e. Can the Collection ID be searched using a wild card rather than having to select one from a drop down only? Background: Let us assume that we...

Preferred Timing Mode

What is a preferred monitor size? Preferred monitor size is defined by the Monitor standards group (vesa) as the resolution as“The display manufacturer defines the “Preferred Timing Mode (PTM)” as the video timingmode that will produce the best quality image on the...