Techdays 2010 Here we (The Scug team) come

January 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, ConfigMgr 2007 R2, configmgr2007, sccm, SCCM 2007, SCCM 2007 R2, sccm2007, SccmAutoDoc, SMS by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Hi All,

160x600Just received confirmation that I will have a speaker slot again, for the 4th year in a row at the Belgian Techdays.

So me, and the rest of the Belgian SCUG team will be present to talk to you about System center configuration manager, system center operations manager and even system center service manager by then, as Kurt Vanhoecke our local service manager expert that even got referenced at the service manager product team blog, will most likely be there as well.

My session will be a pretty non-typical SCCM session this year. From my personal experiences, i.o.w. by authoring SccmAutoDoc, I believe I learned a few extra things on ConfigMgr and WMI. Even in the past I have considered knowledge of WMI an incredible asset for any SMS/SCCM admin, but deepdiving into it for SccmAutoDoc has only enhanced that belief.

So without further ado, here comes the session abstract:

Since its first debut System Center Configuration manager and its predecessors have been relying heavily on the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) architecture. WMI is omni-present is System Center Configuration Manager, from queries over dynamic collections, through hardware inventory and storing client and Management Point settings and policies, under the hood you will find WMI just about anywhere. Given this omni-presence it should come as no surprise that the stability of WMI at your Site Systems and clients is crucial to a stable System Center Configuration Manager implementation. Knowing WMI, by consequence, is a great asset to any System Center Configuration Administrator. In this session you will learn the ins-and-outs of the WMI architecture in general and how it applies to System Center Configuration Manager. You’ll learn about the available namespaces and classes and the extended WMI Query language (WQL) that is specific to System Center Configuration Manager. This session will cover the tools available to have a peak at WMI yourself as well as to the WMI-related tool called policy spy that comes with the System Center Configuration Manager toolkit. By the end of this session you’ll know what the WMI architecture looks like, how System Center Configuration Manager uses it, and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage, be it to be able to better troubleshoot System Center Configuration Manager issues, better understand the product, or to automate tasks through scripting or programming. In the end this session will make you a better System Center Configuration Manager administrator.


I sincerely hope to see you all there, and before I forget, best wishes to everyone reading this.

Kim Oppalfens

System Center Configuration Manager MVP

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