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Endpoint Configuration Manager

Microsoft System Centre

Simplify and accelerate endpoint management with remote control from within Hornbill to accelerate/automate routine IT operations tasks

Package Details

  • Vendor: Microsoft
  • Target Platform: Windows Universal
  • Package Type: Server and Workstation Management

Why use this

Automate routine endpoint management tasks

Integration with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration manager, formerly System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and System Management Server (SMS), gives you remote control over Microsoft desktops and servers from within Hornbill. MECF gives you up-to-date information on all Windows endpoints within Hornbill, as well as letting you remotely deploy/control Windows OS, applications, and patches.

Example: Automate remote deployment of a new version of Windows or an application across all your desktop PCs—eliminating manual effort to make time for other projects.


  • Accelerate Root Cause Analysis and ticket closure
  • Cut downtime
  • Reduce IT ops workloads
  • Improve service consumer satisfaction

How to get it

  • You can try out ITOM for free (not for production use, limited runs) by installing the ITOM application from the Hornbill App Store.
  • If you would like to explore ITOM and consider subscribing, please contact your account manager here.


  • Install the Hornbill Site Integration Server inside your firewall (if you don’t already have it)
  • The ConfigurationManager PowerShell module needs to installed on the machine that will be executing the operations;
  • PowerShell v5.x
  • If the script execution policy on the machine executing these operations is set to Restricted, then this will need to be updated to RemoteSigned. See the Microsoft website for more information.


When creating jobs for operations contained within this package, they need to be run on the target machine as a user who has the correct privileges within your environment. To create and securely store keys:

  • In the Configuration area of your Hornbill instance, navigate to Platform Configuration > Security > KeySafe;
  • Click on the + Create New Key button, then select Username + Password;
  • Give the KeySafe Key a Title (this is the name/identifier for the Active Directory account as you will see it when creating an IT Automation Job, or adding an IT Automation node to a Workflow);
  • Optionally add a Description;
  • Populate the Username field with the domain username for the account being used, for example: DOMAINNAME\yourusername;
  • Populate the Password field with the password for the above account;
  • Select Create Key to save.

Once you have created your KeySafe Key, you can then use it to populate the Credentials > Admin or Run As inputs when creating IT Automation Jobs from this package.

Package Automations

Device - Add To Collection Adds a Configuration Manager Device to a Collection.
Device - Approve Approves a Configuration Manager device.
Device - Block Blocks a Configuration Manager device.
Device - Get Details Gets information about a Configuration Manager device.
Device - Remove Removes a Configuration Manager device.
Device - Remove From Collection Removes a Configuration Manager Device from a Collection.
Device - Unblock Unblocks a Configuration Manager device.
Invoke Discovery - System Invokes a system discovery.
Invoke Discovery - User Invokes a user discovery.
Package - New Deployment Creates a package deployment to a Configuration Manager collection.
Package - Start Deployment Creates a package deployment to a Configuration Manager collection.
Script - Approve Approves a Configuration Manager PowerShell script.
Script - Deny Denies a Configuration Manager PowerShell script.
Script - Get Details Gets information about a Configuration Manager PowerShell script.
Script - Invoke Invokes a Configuration Manager PowerShell script.
User - Add Device Affinity Adds device affinity to a Configuration Manager user.
User - Remove Device Affinity Removes device affinity from a Configuration Manager user.

See also

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