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 ...

Logon Process Citrix XenApp

Logon Process Citrix XenApp
Tweet While working with the ComTrade Management Pack (XenApp) for OpsMgr 2012 there was an alert about the User Logon Process. The alert: Well oké that takes a while! But what are the phases they talk about? PHASE 1: USER PROFILE LOADING The phase starts just after the user credentials are validated and lasts until ...

NetApp Data ONTAP 8.1.1 – SMB2.1 oplocks 4

Tweet With a NetApp FAS2240-2 filer with CIFS enabled I encountered a problem with the performance of Windows File Share clients and Citrix XenApp Servers on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. After investigation of the problem it filtered down to user data, but then for random users. Hmm oke not good. Further investigation led to ...

NetApp Performance Monitoring

Tweet   Netapp sysstat reports filer performance statistics like CPU utilization, the amount of disk traffic, and cache utilization. When run without options, sysstat will print a new line every 15 seconds, of just a basic amount of information. You have to use control-C (^c) or set the interval count (-c count ) to stop ...

Microsoft App-V 4.x versions

Tweet On a quest for App-V versions I came across a nice overview which could come in handy. The original overview is found HERE. (and an updated version by Aaron Parker: HERE.) Here is the full list: Release Type Release Date Desktop Client Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Sequencer Management Server Streaming Server Link 4.5 ...

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 ...

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Configuration Pack 5

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Configuration Pack
Tweet Compliance Settings for ConfigMgr 2012. Microsoft has provided us with a Configuration Pack for ConfigMgr 2012. This Configuration Pack contains Configuration Items and a Configuration Baseline for our ConfigMgr 2012 environment. This Configuration Pack monitors following: Management Point(s); Site Server(s); Software Update Point(s). You can download the Configuration Pack HERE. From the Microsoft site: ...

ConfigMgr 2012 Compliance Settings

ConfigMgr 2012 Compliance Settings
Tweet   Compliance Settings in SCCM 2012 SP1. This was called ‘Desired Configuration Management’ in SCCM 2007. Compliance Settings consist of ‘Configuration Items’ and ‘Configuration Baselines’. There is another node here: ‘User Data and Profiles’. This one is not a Compliance Setting but Folder Redirection from within the ConfigMgr Console…(hmm well that’s what GPO’s are ...

WSUS and ConfigMgr 2012 HTTPS communication 3

WSUS and ConfigMgr 2012 HTTPS communication
Tweet When you have your ConfigMgr 2012 site fully communicating over HTTPS you may also want your Software Updates delivered over a secure channel. Well that´s possible! More info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633246.aspx When you have the WSUS component installed on the SCCM 2012 SP1 server, the same certificate that was used to secure the ´Default Web Site´ ...

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 ...