SQL Server 2012 SP1 – MsiInstaller Application Log Entries

SQL Server 2012 SP1 – MsiInstaller Application Log Entries
Tweet If you are on SQL Server 2012 SP1 (11.0.3000) and you notice the Windows Application log filling up with MSI Installer events: Information / Event ID 10000 / RestartManager / Starting session 0 – YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:sss.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Information / Event ID 11724 / MsiInstaller / Product: SQL Server 2012 Management Studio — Install started. Information / ...

Components in WinPE Boot Image – SCCM 2012 SP1 1

Tweet I was going through the Optional Componets you can select to inject in your SCCM 2012 SP1 Boot image. Then I found this reference to the excellent Microsoft site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824926.aspx Here is an overview for the components. First the standard and then the optional ones! Area Optional component name Description Scripting WinPE-Scripting WinPE-Scripting contains ...

Cumulative Update (CU1) Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) 2

Tweet Microsoft has released the first Cumulative Update (CU1) Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1). This CU1 is available here! An overview: Issues that are fixed Administrator Console A Discovery Data Record (DDR) that contains organizational unit (OU) paths that are longer than 220 characters are not processed. The DDM.log ...

Security Compliance Manager 3.0

Security Compliance Manager 3.0
Tweet With the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) can help you to create and maintain security baselines using Group Policy Objects or System Center Configuration Manager 2012. With SCM, you can obtain baseline policies based on security best practices , customize them to the particular needs of your organization and export them to a number ...

HTTPS Communication SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 3) 3

HTTPS Communication SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 3)
Tweet If you do a default installation of ConfigMgr 2012 the clients will communicate over HTTP with the Management Point. Also all traffic from the Distribution Point will be over HTTP. And if you use the Application Catalog, well that’s HTTP also. In this 3 post series I will explain the steps to go from ...

HTTPS Communication SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 2) 7

HTTPS Communication SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 2)
Tweet If you do a default installation of ConfigMgr 2012 the clients will communicate over HTTP with the Management Point. Also all traffic from the Distribution Point will be over HTTP. And if you use the Application Catalog, well that’s HTTP also. In this 3 post series I will explain the steps to go from ...

HTTPS Communication SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 1) 2

HTTPS Communication SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 1)
Tweet If you do a default installation of ConfigMgr 2012 the clients will communicate over HTTP with the Management Point. Also all traffic from the Distribution Point will be over HTTP. And if you use the Application Catalog, well that’s HTTP also. In this 3 post series I will explain the steps to go from ...

Create Cloud Distribution Point on Windows Azure with SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 2) 1

Create Cloud Distribution Point on Windows Azure with SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 2)
Tweet Cloud, everybody is talking about that. And with the new ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 fully integrating with Windows Azure it’s time to see how this works. You need to have some things in place first, so here we go: A Windows Azure subscription (duh) A working PKI Infrastructure 2 (a .cer and a .pfx) certificates ...

Create Cloud Distribution Point on Windows Azure with SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 1) 2

Create Cloud Distribution Point on Windows Azure with SCCM 2012 SP1 (Part 1)
Tweet Cloud, everybody is talking about that. And with the new ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 fully integrating with Windows Azure it’s time to see how this works. You need to have some things in place first, so here we go: A Windows Azure subscription (duh) A working PKI Infrastructure 2 (a .cer and a .pfx) certificates ...

SCCM 2012 SP1 Site Backup and Afterbackup.bat 2

SCCM 2012 SP1 Site Backup and Afterbackup.bat
Tweet It’s always better and a preventive thought to Back-up your Daily SCCM 2012 Backup, (keeping a daily copy on the server and copying the backups to an alternate location). Because if your SCCM server falls down you still have a back-up! In the process of SCCM’s daily backup (visible in smsbkup.log), there’s an ‘AfterBackup.bat‘ file used to perform post-backup ...