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How to create a Static Device Collection

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To create a Static Device Collection

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.
  2. Create an instance of the SMS_Collection WMI class
  3. Set the Name, Comment, OwnedByThisSite, LimitToCollectionID, CollectionType properties.
  4. Depending on the configuration, set the correct values


Example output

You can download the code examples from here

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Kaido Järvemets is a developer, consultant, trainer specializing in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell Solutions at Coretech. Kaido frequently speaks at European conferences and had his US debut as speaker at MMS April 2013. Kaido is well-known in the Configuration Manager communities where he’s a key player in the PowerShell game. Kaido host one of the most complete Configuration Manager PowerShell library’s in the world with hundreds of free code samples ready to download and implement – www.cm12sdk.net. Kaido has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Microsoft Enterprise Client Management for his work with Configuration Manager from 2011 – to present. Kaido is the founder of System Center User Group Estonia in 2011.


  1. carlo  October 3, 2012

    Ok, interesting.. but how can I add via script the devices, I mean something like the old makecoll.exe?
    Tnx in advance
    Carlo Maiorano


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