Exploring Automation and API Capabilities in Microsoft Configuration Manager with Herbert Fuchs

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Service API (ASAPI)REST APIsWe will start off with the SMS Provider. In this blog series, Herbert Fuchs will explore automation and API capabilities within Microsoft Configuration Manager. He will cover topics such as SMS Provider, WMI, PowerShell Cmdlets, Admin Service API, and REST APIs. Bullet Points:

Service Web Services (AdminService)REST APIsWe will also look at how to use these technologies to automate common Configuration Manager tasks.Let’s start with the SMS Provider.

What is the SMS Provider?

The SMS Provider is a COM-based API that is used to access Configuration Manager data. It is installed on the site server and is used to access the Configuration Manager database. It is a powerful tool that can be used to automate tasks such as creating collections, deploying applications, and managing clients.

What are the Benefits of Using the SMS Provider?

The SMS Provider is an efficient way to access Configuration Manager data. It is easy to use and can be used to automate many tasks. Additionally, it is a secure way to access Configuration Manager data, as it uses the Windows security model.

How Can I Use the SMS Provider?

The SMS Provider can be accessed through a variety of programming languages, including VBScript, PowerShell, and C#. Additionally, the SMS Provider can be accessed through the Configuration Manager console, which provides a graphical user interface for accessing the SMS Provider.

Conclusion

The SMS Provider is a powerful tool for automating Configuration Manager tasks. It is easy to use and can be accessed through a variety of programming languages. Additionally, it is a secure way to access Configuration Manager data, as it uses the Windows security model.

“The SMS Provider is an efficient way to access Configuration Manager data. It is easy to use and can be used to automate many tasks.”

Key points from the article:

  • Learn about automation and API capabilities within Microsoft Configuration Manager
  • Explore SMS Provider, WMI, PowerShell Cmdlets, Admin Service API, and REST APIs
  • Gain tips and tricks to help you get started
  • Discover advanced content to help you take your skills to the next level
  • Follow along with Herbert Fuchs on this journey

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