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  • Microsoft Configuration Manager 2012 R2 PowerShell Documentation Script Version 2.3

    In June 2013, David O’Brien (Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP) released his Config Manager documentation script. A little while ago, several users emailed me asking for help as they were trying to run the script using Microsoft Word 2016. David had left my email address in the error message so I reached out to David for permission to update his script. David stated I could maintain it on my site. Along with the help of Michael B. Smith (Exchange MVP) and a hard-working, dedicated group of testers, the script will now be maintained and housed on my site.

    David’s last script update was version 2.2. With all the changes made in this update, I decided to change the version number to 2.3.

    Disclaimer: I know nothing about System Center or Configuration Manager and have access to neither. The only way this script was updated was with the help of a couple of very dedicated testers (David M. and MBS). The latest version of PowerShell V5 complained about a lot of issues with this script (and all the other documentation scripts) and I have fixed what the testers reported and were able to test. There are still a couple of things PowerShell V5 complains about but none of the testers used any of those Configuration Manager options. If you use the new -Dev and -ScriptInfo parameters when you run the script, I would appreciate you sending me those two files so I can fix anything else that PowerShell V5 complains about.

    #Version 2.3 11-Jul-2016 (first release by Carl Webster)

    • Added support for Word 2016
    • Added -Dev parameter to create a text file of script errors
    • Added more script information to the console output when the script starts
    • Added -ScriptInfo (SI) parameter to create a text file of script information
    • Added specifying an optional output folder
    • Added the option to email the output file
    • Changed from using arrays to populating data in tables to strings
    • Cleaned up some issues in the help text
    • Color variables needed to be [long] and not [int] except for $wdColorBlack which is 0
    • Fixed many $Null comparison issues
    • Fixed numerous issues discovered with the latest update to PowerShell V5
    • Fixed output to HTML with -AddDateTime parameter
    • Fixed saving the HTML file when using AddDateTime, now only one file is created not two
    • Fixed several incorrect variable names that kept PDFs from saving in Windows 10 and Office 2013
    • Fixed several spacing and typo errors
    • Fixed several typos
    • Removed the 10 second pauses waiting for Word to save and close

    If there are other parts of Configuration Manager  you would like to see included or you see errors in the data, please email me. All I ask is that you also send me the two files produced by -Dev and -ScriptInfo.

    You can always find the most current script by going to




    About Carl Webster

    Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, LLC and specializes in Citrix, Active Directory and Technical Documentation. Webster has been working with Citrix products for many years starting with Multi-User OS/2 in 1990.

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