Power BI : Active Directory v/s SCCM Boundaries : [FREE PBIX]

Purpose :

Active Directory Sites and System Center Configuration Manager Boundaries are hard to keep in sync – especially in an environment where there are regular changes and several team managing each technology separately.

This Power BI dashboard solution will help analyze and reduce down the gaps in SCCM. The dashboard will help SCCM administrators / architects to resolve issues where clients are not covered – this helps in Client Health / Reporting and Compliance.

The dashboard is based off the Powershell script posted on Technet by Scott Breen and can be downloaded from here : https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Validate-Boundary-Group-d85ed496

How to use this :

A. The script can be configured to run on schedule via Scheduled Tasks on a server or via System Center Orchestrator.

B. The output CSV can be placed on a network share on local folder.

C. Power BI will read this csv and perform the necessary DAX operations.

D. Power BI can further be used to publish on o365 on the Power BI portal. Power BI gateway can be configured so that the content is autoupdated on a schedule. Embedded Power BI options can be used to inject the dashboard into Sharepoint or any site.

Backend engine :

The output [download csv here] of the script needs some work to be done and looks like this >

output

The last column is most important in this csv output – the result ‘False’ indicates the machine is not covered by any SCCM Boundary. The other columns provide plenty of information – but its not really presentable or understandable from the get go.

The conversion of the csv data from crude data to human readable format is performed by Power BI and via DAX. The csv file before conversion is available here – BoundaryCheck-csv

The PowerBI dashboard is configured to pull information from C:\PowerBI\adsite-vs-boundaries\Boundarycheck.csv

Get it now !

 

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ConfigMgr : Query to find SCCM client versions (ConfigMgr 2012)

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download : SQLQuery-find-agentsversions

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select sys.Client_Version0, "CM Name"=
case sys.Client_Version0
when '4.00.6487.2000' then 'CM07 SP2 (4.00.6487.2000)'
when '4.00.6487.2188' then 'CM07 R3 (4.00.6487.2188)'
when '4.00.6487.2187' then 'CM07 R3 (4.00.6487.2187)'
when '4.00.6487.2157' then 'CM07 R3 (4.00.6487.2157)'
when '5.00.0000.0000' then 'CM12 RTM (5.00.0000.0000)'
when '5.00.7804.1000' then 'CM12 SP1 (5.00.7804.1000)'
when '5.00.7804.1202' then 'CM12 SP1 CU1 (5.00.7804.1202)'
when '5.00.7804.1300' then 'CM12 SP1 CU2 (5.00.7804.1300)'
when '5.00.7804.1400' then 'CM12 SP1 CU3 (5.00.7804.1400)'
when '5.00.7958.1000' then 'CM12 R2 (5.00.7958.1000)'
when '5.00.7958.1101' then 'CM12 R2 KB 2905002(5.00.7958.1101)'
when '5.00.7958.1203' then 'CM12 R2 CU1 (5.00.7958.1203)'
when '5.00.7958.1303' then 'CM12 R2 CU2 (5.00.7958.1303)'
when '5.00.7958.1401' then 'CM12 R2 CU3 (5.00.7958.1401)'
else 'Others(non-Clients)'
End,count(*) [Total]
from v_R_System sys
where sys.Name0 not like 'unknown' and
sys.Client_Version0 not like '' and sys.Client_Version0 not like '0.0%'
group by sys.Client_Version0
order by Client_Version0