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SCCM Client Actions Tool PowerShell Edition aka PoshCAT

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SCCM Client Actions Tool PowerShell Edition aka PoshCAT is a practical and simple PowerShell application for performing most common day-to-day administrative tasks on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Clients. The tool allows running actions remotely on one or more computers simultaneously. A list of computers can be provided either from a file (CSV, TXT) or loaded from Configuration Manager Collection importer or through Add Computer prompt.

You can find the old version from here SCCMCAT https://sccmcat.codeplex.com/ by Christjan Schumann.

Please read the documentation first!


· Multithreaded – 10 jobs at one time

· CSV reporting

· Configuration Manager 2012 Collection browser

· Configuration file for Client Actions

· Over 30 Client Actions ready to run

· Possibility to add own functions

· Support for two different job types

· Ability to create different Client Actions sets for different Support groups


Currently the tasks that can be performed are classified by 5 categories:

Tool Actions

Client schedule actions

· Hardware Inventory Cycle

· Software Inventory Cycle

· Discovery Data Collection Cycle (Send DDR)

· Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle

· Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle

· Software Updates Scan Cycle

· File Collection Cycle

· Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle

· Software Metering Usage Report Cycle

Client agent actions

· Get ConfigMgr Client Management Point

· Restart SMS Agent Host service

· Get SMS Agent Host Service State

· Reassign ConfigMgr Client Site Code

· Create a new SMSCFG.ini file

· Reset ConfigMgr Client policies

· Repair ConfigMgr Client

· Uninstall ConfigMgr Client

· Get ConfigMgr Client Inventory Dates

· Get ConfigMgr Client Cache Information

· Remove ConfigMgr Client Cache Items

· Set ConfigMgr Client Cache Size

Client health actions

· Reset WMI Repository

· Salvage WMI Repository

· Get WMI Repository State

· Get Admin$ Share Status

Software Updates and Endpoint Protection Actions

· Get ConfigMgr Client WSUS Content Location

· Get Windows Update Agent Version

· Get Missing Updates

· Install Missing Updates

· Query Updates Status

· Start Endpoint Protection Full Scan

· Get Endpoint Protection Applied Policies

· Get Endpoint Protection Last Scan Date

Other actions

· Restart Computer

· Shut down Computer

· Ping Computer

· Get Reboot Pending State

· Log off current user

· Get logged-on user

· Get system uptime

PoshCAT requirements

· Windows Management Framework 3.0

· Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 or newer

· Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

· Administrative Permissions

· PowerShell remoting

Coretech License terms for using the product


These license terms are an agreement between Coretech A/S and you. Please read them. They apply to the software you are downloading from Coretech.dk, which includes the media on which you received it, if any. The terms also apply to any Coretech A/S updates for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.


If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.

1. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices.

2. Scope of License. The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Coretech reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways. You may not

· Work around any technical limitations in the binary versions of the software;

· reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the binary versions of the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;

· make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;

· publish the software for others to copy;

· rent, lease or lend the software;

· transfer the software or this agreement to any third party; or

3. DOCUMENTATION. Any person that has valid access to your computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for your internal, reference purposes.

4. SUPPORT SERVICES. Because this software is “as is,” we may not provide support services for it.

5. Entire Agreement. This agreement, and the terms for supplements and updates that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and support services.

6. Applicable Law.

a. United States. If you acquired the software in the United States, Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. The laws of the state where you live govern all other claims, including claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort.

b. Outside the United States. If you acquired the software in any other country, the laws of that country apply.

7. Legal Effect. This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights under the laws of your country. You may also have rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the software. This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of your country if the laws of your country do not permit it to do so.

8. Disclaimer of Warranty. The software is licensed “as-is.” You bear the risk of using it. CORETECH A/S gives no express warranties, guarantees or

You can download the tool and documentation from here

About the Author:

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.

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