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listing the group membership of a computer in opsmgr [part 3]

a long time ago, I posted about this stuff...http://marcusoh.blogspot.com/2010/01/listing-group-membership-of-computer-in.html
http://marcusoh.blogspot.com/2010/01/listing-group-membership-of-computer-in_06.htmlboth of which were just works in progress... and as it turns out, completely wrong! I ran into this post this morning that simplified what I was doing down to a few lines. here it is:$group = Get-MonitoringObject | Where { $_.DisplayName -eq"YourGroupName"}
$MonitoringClass = Get-MonitoringClass -Name "Microsoft.Windows.Computer"
$group.GetRelatedMonitoringObjects($MonitoringClass,"Recursive") | Select DisplayName
source: http://michielw.blogspot.com/2010/12/scom-get-nested-group-members.html

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moving to endpoint protection

made the switch this morning to forefront endpoint protection -- or what will be known as system center endpoint protection. most of it went okay, but there were a couple of mcafee components that made the process PAINFUL! believe it or not, the antivirus component was not it.the removal of the host intrusion prevention system (hips) and the mcafee agent itself were both more time-consuming than required, each with its own peculiarity. :/removing hipsattempting to remove the hips agent may produce an error about needing to "disable self-protect mode." I am shamelessly stealing this from the site kmit4u because the instructions are quite near perfect and don't need revising:Click Start, Run, type explorer and click OK. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Host Intrusion Prevention\Double-click McAfeeFire.exe. Click Task, Unlock User Interface. Typethe unlock code, and select Administrator Password.
NOTE: By default, the unlock code is abcde12345.  After the user interface …