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 ...

SCCM 2012 SP1 binaries released for re-download

Tweet There were some flaws in the initial download files for Config Manager 2012 SP1. Microsoft has released the new binaries according to Steve TH – MSFT. The binaries for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 have been updated to correct some minor issues. The binaries have been updated at the Download Center, ...

SCCM 2012 SP1 Client push fails with Authenticode Signature error

Tweet There is a problem with Client Push installation in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. One of the prerequisites, MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi, which comes during the ccmsetup installation is digitally signed and the signature expired on 10-01-2012. Therefore Client Installation cannot be performed! Following error will appear in the ccmsetup.log: c:\windows\ccmsetup\logs\ccmsetup.log: Couldn’t verify ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi’ authenticode ...

Server 2012 DirectAccess: Useful NETSH Commands 2

Server 2012 DirectAccess: Useful NETSH Commands
Tweet During DirectAccess deployments, you can use several netsh commands as part of the initial deployment testing from a DirectAccess client. In the event of problems, this will often include the use of additional advanced netsh commands which are more troubleshooting focused. The netsh tool is immensely powerful, and the following commands provide a good starting point to assess, understand and ...

Windows Server 2012 KMS Service Activation 7

Windows Server 2012 KMS Service Activation
Tweet So we have Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 RTM and want to activate them with our KMS server. For this to be successful we need to update our KMS Service, with is currently servicing out Windows Server 2008 R2 servers and Windows 7 clients. When we try to activate a Server 2012 server ...

RoboCopy switches 1

Tweet So I was busy with the most fabulous copy tool ever – RoboCopy. I always forget the exact switches, so for reference use here they are: /S Copies subdirectories (excluding empty ones). /E Copies all subdirectories (including empty ones). /LEV:n Copies only the top n levels of the source directory tree. /Z Copies files ...

Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook

Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook
Tweet Hi, I have done a book review on the Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook which I wanted to share with you. The auther, Andrew Plue, has done a great job on explaining the latest and greatest anti-virus and anti-malware product of Microsoft, Endpoint Protection. The book was published by Packt Publishing and can be found here! ...

Report Builder 2.0 is not installed as a click-once application on report server – SCCM 2012

Report Builder 2.0 is not installed as a click-once application on report server - SCCM 2012
Tweet When you click on Monitoring > Reporting and you want to create a new custom report, you could get a prompt with the message that Report Builder 2.0 is not installed as a click once application.   Do not type in the url in to Internet Explorer and start downloading and installing the Report Builder 2.0. ...

Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012

Tweet With Windows Server 2012 Microsoft introduces a built-in software based data deduplication solution. Where some deduplication solutions provide their services file-based, the deduplication in Windows Server 2012 is block-based. Deduplication in Windows Server 2012: Only available in Windows Server 2012. Deduplication is cluster aware. Based on a filter driver per volume. Not supported on boot- or ...

IIS for Microsoft App-V 4.5 Management server

IIS for Microsoft App-V 4.5 Management server
Tweet   IIS requirements for Microsoft App-V 4.5 Management server:   From Server Manager go to Add Roles to start the Add Roles Wizard. Select Web Server (IIS). When prompted, click Add Required Features to add the dependent features. In the Add Roles Wizard, on the Select Role Services page: Application Development: ASP.NET Add Required ...