Great SCCM 2012 tool : PoshCAT


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 :

Posh001

In the upper right corner you can enter your credentials :

Posh002

It’s easy to force client actions, like for example a hardware/software inventory :

Posh003

Or restart the service or install the ConfigMgr Client manually :

Posh004

Check for WMI problems :

Posh005

WSUS and Endpoint options :

Posh006

APP-V configurations :

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Deployment actions :

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And other options like ping, reboot etc.

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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 :

SCCM001

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found a minor issue with the Check client version, I was running SCCM 2012 R2 and it reported that the client agent was outdated.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.

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Client agent actions :

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Advertisement actions :

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Other actions :SCCM005

For the SCCM administrators, consultants, troubleshooters etc. it’s easy to have hold onto these tools. You are up and running in notime 🙂

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