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WMI for the SCCM Admin (Techdays Belgium 2010) – MMS 2010 Birds of a feather session

2:08 pm in ConfigMgr 2007, configmgr2007, events, mms by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Hi All,

I just proposed a birds of a feather session on WMI for the SCCM Admin.

This is the session I’ll be delivering at the end of this month at the Belgian Techdays. Quite a few people have asked me whether the session will be recorded, to which I have no answer right now. However, if you can’t come to Belgium (shame on you, as we have great beer and chocolate), yet you will attend MMS and would like to hear more about this, here is your chance.


If you want to see this session go through than vote for this session by performing the following procedure:

· Log into CommNet (

· Click on “BOF Survey” in the left Nav

· In the “Commonly Requested Topics” dropdown select “WMI for the ConfigMgr Admin”

· Press “Submit”

Some of the fancy things I’ll demonstrate:

· Have suppress notification enabled when creating virtual applications

· Have the program of an advertisement disabled at advertisement creation if it is targetting a collection with more than X number of members to prevent Mass-deployments (Unless the program is in the mass deployment category or the advertisement has no mandatory schedule)

Some of the fancy things I’ll explain how to do

· Have any created program limited to predefined target platforms

· Eliminate the need for a Big Red Stop Button (BRSB) (copyright Shaun Cassells)

And that’s just the plain easy stuff J. If this has you intrigued, than be sure to vote, and yours truly will come to the party (I have some way more fancy tricks up my sleeve, and believe me by the end of this session you’ll think the M in WMI stands for Magic).


"Everyone is an expert at something"
Kim Oppalfens – Sms Expert for lack of any other expertise
Windows Server System MVP – SMS

Application Virtualization Dashboard – Now in Beta Release!

1:32 pm in AppV, ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, ConfigMgr 2007 R2, ConfigMgr SP2, configmgr2007, sccm, SCCM 2007, SCCM 2007 R2, SCCM 2007 SP2, sccm2007 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

The Application Virtualization (App-V) Dashboard helps customers monitor virtualized software applications with a graphical display that makes it easy to stay on top of application usage, health, and compliance. Using the Dashboard’s built-in charts, gauges, and tables, customers can track any APP-V dataset in near-real time.  

The Dashboard is now in beta release. Want to give your customers an advance look at the Dashboard, and a chance to provide feedback so it best meets their needs? Invite them to join the beta program

The Application Virtualization (App-V) Dashboard in a few words :

  • Actionable information out of the box. The Dashboard comes with a wide range of valuable built-in reports, such as Top 5 Applications Used, Top 5 Users, Applications Never Used, Application Usage for a Specific User, System Utilization, and many more.
  • Near-real-time access to key information. The graphical Dashboard lets customers view any App-V dataset in near-real time.
  • Easy to build and configure. The Dashboard’s wizard-based tools let customers easily create new dashboards in minutes.
  • Easy to customize. The Dashboard can easily be customized to meet the needs of different departments and other groups. Any data set in the Microsoft Application Virtualization database can be presented on the Dashboard in chart, gauge, and table formats. 
  • Flexible & interactive. Users can easily filter data and create ad hoc custom views. Filters allow users to quickly drill down from a high-level perspective to more specific data.


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx