Set default OU for new AD computers

Set default OU for new AD computers
Tweet As we all know the standard Default Container for newly created computer objects is ‘Computers’ But I want my newly created computer objects in another Organizational Unit (OU), Always! This can be easily achieved by an old friend: REDIRCMP You have to use the Container-CN (which can be easily found with ADSIEdit!) Always handy ...

Microsoft KMS Client Setup Keys

Tweet I needed to change a Windows Server 2012 installation from STANDARD to DATACENTER with KMS activation. The process is still the same as always, but you need the keys. The can be found HERE. The procedure: To install a client setup key, open an administrative command prompt on the client, type slmgr /ipk <setup key> and press ...

Monitoring ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 via OpsMgr 2012 SP1 1

Monitoring ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 via OpsMgr 2012 SP1
Tweet This post will describe the setup that is needed in order for your OpsMgr 2012 SP1 environment to monitor your ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 site. First download the MP via this URL http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34709 Execute the installer and you will end up with 4 files: EULA.rtf Microsoft.SystemCenter2012.ConfigurationManager.Discovery.mp Microsoft.SystemCenter2012.ConfigurationManager.Library.mp Microsoft.SystemCenter2012.ConfigurationManager.Monitoring.mp Import the 3 Management Pack Files for ConfigMgr. ...

OpsMgr 2012 Management Packs for Windows Server 2012 and SCCM 2012 SP1

Tweet All Management Packs can be found in Pinpoint: http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/search/operations-manager-d11?q= Here is an overview of Server 2012 MPs: Monitoring Pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34709 Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39039 Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36438 Windows Server DNS 2012 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=37141 J2EE, JBoss, Tomcat, Weblogic, WebSphere http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29270 Windows Server Cluster http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2268 Windows ...

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 / ...

User Certificates

Tweet Note to self: When you choose to redirect the Application Data folder the certificate store folders are NOT redirected. They will reside in the default folder. Personal Certificates are stored under following locations: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Credentials%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CLR Security Config%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CryptNetUrlCache HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CryptographyHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System ProviderHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates  

Change Management console language Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 2

Tweet   When starting the management console the language of the local OS will be detected. Then it will search if a language pack is present. When found, the corresponding language will be shown and troubleshooting will become a lot harder. Try searching errors in Dutch 😉 for instance… Two solutions are possible to show ...

PXE boost SCCM 2012 2

PXE boost SCCM 2012
Tweet PXE booting during a OS Deployment with ConfigMgr 2012 can be a bit slow on a Windows 2008 R2 / 2012 server. This is because Microsoft has set values that will suite most network environments. But I want SPEED. Now what? Good news. You can tweak your PXE-enabled Distribution Point! Add a registry key: ...

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 ...