Configuration Performance SMA System Center Troubleshooting

SMA – Database Grooming Some Things You Should Know

SMA is Microsoft’s on-premise automation engine and the successor of Opalis / Orchestrator. We have utilized this engine quite a lot and have lots of experience developing PowerShell workflows for SMA. But as every system your need to maintain and pamper it, otherwise it will strike back at some point. We recently experienced such an […]

Configuration PowerShell Script Troubleshooting

PowerShell – PowerShellGet Module “Publish-PSArtifactUtility : Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘ElementValue’”

In PowerShell 5.0, Microsoft introduced the PowerShellGet module. This module contains cmdlets for different tasks. E.g. it lets you easily install / upload PowerShell modules / scripts from and to an online gallery such as It even lets you find scripts, modules and DSC resources in such repositories. This is a fantastic way to […]

Configuration SCCM SMA System Center Troubleshooting

PowerShell – SCCM Cmdlet Library “Get-CMDeviceCollection : Specified cast is not valid.”

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved in the latest version here While doing some SCCM automation we bumped into an issue with the SCCM Cmdlet Library 5.0.8249.1128. When you try to execute a workflow using PowerShell Remoting in SMA like this… After some investigation we could not determine the cause of it, so the […]