System Center Configuration Manager IP Goes Production

I am very proud to announce that I have released a finalized version of the SCCM integration pack. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Beta / RC releases of this integration pack. We had 498 downloads of the project during these phases with many bug reports (and subsequent fixes) and feature requests. What we have now is the result of a great community effort that I hope will continue.

The project’s home page is http://opalissccmextension.codeplex.com/

A direct link to the download is http://opalissccmextension.codeplex.com/releases/view/70313#DownloadId=260587

A link to the latest source code is http://opalissccmextension.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/12438#

If you encounter any bugs I apologize but please report them using the issue tracker on Codeplex so they can be fixed in the next update. If you have any feature requests please post on the Codeplex discussions forums so I can try to incorporate them into the next version. The next version will be built around the new version of QIK. If you would like to contribute any documentation please post it up on the documentation portion of the Codeplex site, we have begun a wiki and I would love to see some examples of how people use the IP. I will be posting some examples of how I use the IP shortly.

I would also like to thank Charles Joy and Robert Hearn from Microsoft. Charles for teaching me everything I know about Opalis and QIK and Robert for starting me down the road of making a SCCM integration pack. If you ever have an opportunity to work with either one of these individuals take it, they are wonderful to work with.

I would also like to thank Christoph Voight for compiling all of the images used for the icons in this release.

So, in reference to Charles, enJOY!

Installation Instructions

The first thing you will notice about this release is that it is NOT just an OIP file. This integration pack relies on a number of external .DLL files (enumerated below) for integration with SCCM. Because of this we now have an installer (setup.exe) that registers these into the GAC on your machines. This setup needs to be run on all machines that will have the integration pack installed on them. After setup is run you can register the IP in your deployment manager and distribute the IP normally.

DLL Files and their purposes

  • ADMINUI.WQLQUERYENGINE.DLL
    • This is a Microsoft provided DLL. It is a part of the SCCM software development kit
  • Microsoft.configurationmanagement.dll
    • This is a Microsoft provided DLL. It is a part of the SCCM software development kit
  • Microsoft.configurationmanagement.managementprovider.dll
    • This is a Microsoft provided DLL. It is a part of the SCCM software development kit
  • OpalisSCCMInterop.dll
    • This is SCCM integration code written by me. For this release I separated the integration code and interface code (what you see inside of Opalis). This means that I can update the integration code without making people re-import the IP into their environment.

 

Installation Steps

  1. Download Zip File
  2. Unpack Zip File
  3. Install Setup.exe on all machines that will have the IP installed
  4. Register the IP
  5. Deploy the IP

 

 

 

 

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