Deploying the Now Micro Right Click Tools with ConfigMgr

Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) console extensions have been a widely used tool for administrators to augment the functionality provided by ConfigMgr.  The Now Micro Right Click Tools (Right Click Tools) allow administrators to interact with their ConfigMgr clients in real time, enabling them to shortcut some of the wait times associated with an asynchronous client-based architecture.  This blog post will cover how to automate the deployment of the Now Micro Right Click Tools using the ConfigMgr application model.  The Right Click Tools require the .Net Framework 4.5 or higher, Windows Management Framework 3 or higher, and the Configuration Manager console as prerequisites.  See the linked blog posts for more information on how to create silent installations for these applications.

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Now Micro Right Click Tools for ConfigMgr to be Unveiled at System Center Universe

Microsoft MVP, Kent Agerlund, will be divulging the details of Now Micro Right Click Tools for ConfigMgr at System Center Universe on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

During his highly-anticipated “Community Tools” session at the System Center Universe 2014 conference, Microsoft MVP, Kent Agerlund, will unveil the world premiere of the Now Micro Right Click Tools. Kent will be demonstrating how the Now Micro Right Click Tools supercharge the Configuration Manager console for help desk staff and systems administrators.

Originally created by Ryan Ephgrave as the PowerShell Right Click Tools, the Now Micro Right Click Tools enhance organizations’ value of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

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Giving Feedback on Microsoft Connect for ConfigMgr 2012

Help Yourself, Help the Community

As a consultant focused on helping organizations be more effective and efficient systems managers, one key principal I teach is to participate in the community. One of the major selling points of ConfigMgr is the community that comes with running a product that manages half of all managed devices on the planet. A key aspect of this community is sharing the most valuable thing a person has to offer: feedback.

During ConfigMgr 2012 engagements, every time I see pain and frustration about the way the product works or with a bug, I work with my customers to help them feel ownership for getting it resolved. If you are feeling pain, it is likely someone else is too, so why not check with the community for a solution?

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