Connect to your Configuration Manager environment with PowerShell ISE addons


A quick post, serving as a kickstarter for my blogging activities, here (almost) post the covid-19 situation.

Today’s topic is probably not something new for a lot of the amazing IT-pros, who’s already familiar with PowerShell ISE and the Configuration Manager PowerShell module.

Nonetheless, I figured this would be a great way to kickstart my blogging activities, while someone else hopefully will learn something new along the way.

ConfigMgr PowerShell module

The Configuration Manager PowerShell module comes with the installation of the admin console, and is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Endpoint Manager\AdminConsole\bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1

  • NOTE: The path may vary depending on the version of Configuration Manager and when the admin console was installed. For older installations, the module can be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager.

To make life a tad easier, the admin console provides a native way of importing and connecting to the module. This is found via the drop down and using ‘Connect via Windows PowerShell ISE‘.

  • This will pop up a script generated into AppData\Local\Temp called ISEConnect_SiteCode – SiteName.ps1

  • The sub-folder mentioned above, is the one highlighted below. Create this manually if it does not exists already:

End result

You now have the option to connect to your Configuration Manager hierarchy directly from within PowerShell ISE.

When running Get-Command -Module ConfigurationManager, you will get a list of all the available cmdlets:


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