In the past I used the SCCM Client Actions Tools (link) but there is now a new successor called PoshCAT by Kaido Jarvemets. I found this tool so useful I decided to write a blogpost about it.
First : you can download the tool here.
After starting the Powershell script you notice the following screen :
In the upper right corner you can enter your credentials :
It’s easy to force client actions, like for example a hardware/software inventory :
Or restart the service or install the ConfigMgr Client manually :
Check for WMI problems :
WSUS and Endpoint options :
APP-V configurations :
Deployment actions :
And other options like ping, reboot etc.
I found this tool easy to use and very stable. The SCMM Client Actions tool (older, see start of the post) has some options PoshCat doesn’t have. I made some screenshots of this also :
Client schedule actions :
Client health actions :
I found a minor issue with the Check client version, I was running SCCM 2012 R2 and it reported that the client agent was outdated. I didn’t look into that, but the other options are working fine.
Client agent actions :
Advertisement actions :
Other actions :
For the SCCM administrators, consultants, troubleshooters etc. it’s easy to have hold onto these tools. You are up and running in notime 🙂