SCCM 2012 – ConfigMgr on a SQL 2008 R2 Named Instance 1

SCCM 2012 – ConfigMgr on a SQL 2008 R2 Named Instance
Tweet When you install ConfigMgr 2012 on a separate box with a separate SQL 2008 R2 Server in a named instance remember that ConfigMgr cannot handle Dynamic Ports used by SQL! Furthermore note the prerequisites needed for SQL on a ConfigMgr installation: A dedicated SQL server or Instance for each site with Configmgr 2012. The ...

Microsoft SQL Server versions 3

Microsoft SQL Server versions
Tweet Hi, Once in a while I get the question What version of SQL Server am I running, or what version is my SQL instance running? Here is an overview of the SQL versions for SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012. I also provided direct links to the various Service Packs (SP) and ...

Exchange connector in SCCM 2012

Exchange connector in SCCM 2012
Tweet Hi, for mobile device management in ConfigMgr 2012 we need the Exchange connector. The Exchange connector is transfers the mobile device administration from an Exchange administrator to SCCM. This gives: – Inventory and reporting possiblities – ActiveSync policy – Remote Wipe capability – On-premise or Hosted Exchange are supported – Support for all Exchange ...

Mobile devices in SCCM 2012

Mobile devices in SCCM 2012
Tweet Hi, with the introduction of SCCM 2012 Microsoft Mobile Device Management in ConfigMgr is enhanced. Up until now the management of mobile devices was done by Mobile Device Management 2008 (MDM), SCCM 2007 R3 and/or Exchange 2007/2010. Now an Exchange administrator has to manage mobile devices like Windows Moblie 6.0/6.1/6.5, WindowsCE 6.0, Nokia Symbian, ...

Request Applications in SCCM 2012

Request Applications in SCCM 2012
Tweet Hi, in the last post (here) we set up the Application Catalog Website. We  made an application that needed administrator approval. How does this look like? First the user sends a request. Oke the Request was submitted. The user has the ability to cancel the request. As shown in the SCCM 2012 console there ...

Using Application Catalog in SCCM 2012

Using Application Catalog in SCCM 2012
Tweet Hi, in the last post (here) we set up the Application Catalog Website. But it is still empty. As stated before we can now provide software to users, and be able to approve requests. Let’s deploy some applications. – XML Notepad, free to use for users; – Google Chrome, needs approval from a manager. ...

Software Center and Application Catalog in SCCM 2012

Software Center and Application Catalog in SCCM 2012
Tweet Hi, Well oke, the RAP (Run Advertised Program) is gone in ConfigMgr 2012, and we got the Software Center in return. Nice but now what? For Advertised Programs we now have the: Application Catalog! The Application Catalog is a web-site where a user can find his/her software. For an administrator it is also possible ...

Deploy Applications in SCCM 2012

Deploy Applications in SCCM 2012
Tweet Hi, Let’s take a look at application deployment in ConfigMgr 2012. First of all, things have changed. And for the better. In SCCM 2007 an user would get his/her software mandatory (pushed) or published via RAP (Run Advertised Programs) or Add/Remove Programs, both found in the Control Panel. For most system administrators and users ...

Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 First Look

Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 First Look
Tweet Hi, Microsoft has released Beta 2 of System Center Configuration Manager 2012. The anticipated release is Q4 of 2011, and this is a first look. Let’s start with: I’m impressed! Being a Beta means there are a couple of things that needs some attention: The database can only be SQL 2008 SP1 with CU10 ...

System Center Road map 2011

System Center Road map 2011
Tweet Hi, this is the System Center Road map as released by Microsoft for 2011. Looks like an exciting year :-)!