Use Powershell to generate certificates for your lab

Thomas LarsenPowershell, SCCM1 Comment

Certificates are becoming more and more important and are used almost everywhere and many solutions need a certificate to even start up. In production, you should have a healthy PKI solution up and running, but in your lab environment or if you just want to quickly test things without involving your company’s PKI-guy you can use PowerShell to quickly spin up certificates. Here’s how to use Powershell to generate certificates in your lab : Create a Root CA First we’ll create our root certificate. Copy the Thumbprint of your newly generated root cert into notepad ,you’ll need it later. This does a few things. It creates a new certificate with the CertSign usage with means we can use it to sign other certificate and puts it in the current users cert store. This is our new mini root certificate that we’ll use to sign all the other certificates. The second … Read More

New SCCM Endpoint Protection Dashboard and Reports Available

Thomas LarsenREPORT, SCCM, SCEP3 Comments

A few days ago we released three new Endpoint Protection reports. Together these reports give you a great insight into how well your Endpoint Protection clients are doing. Endpoint Protection – Dashboard System Health – Endpoint Protection System Health – Malware Detection (System Health reports are sold together) These reports are also available bundled together with Jonathan Lefebvre Endpoint Protection Management Guide at a discounted price. SCCM Endpoint Protection Dashboard This report shows you useful information about endpoint protection on a single page. The boxes at the top show current status as well as a trend for the last 30 days for each of the 5 categories a client can be in (Protected-Inactive-At Risk-Unprotected-Infected) . The two At Risk and Unprotected categories shows a breakdown of the subcategories that make up the these two states. If you bought the System Health – Endpoint Protection reports you can click on a number and it will drill-trough to a filtered … Read More