SCCM 2012 SP1 and SQL Server 4

Tweet Here is an overview of the SQL Server configurations and requirements for supported SQL Server installations for ConfigMgr 2012. Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx   Configurations for the SQL Server Site Database Each System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site database can be installed on either the default instance or a named instance of a SQL Server installation. The SQL Server instance can ...

SCCM 2012 SP1 Upgrade Checklist

SCCM 2012 SP1 Upgrade Checklist
Tweet This information was taken from Microsoft and could come in handy: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822981.aspx Use the information in the following check list to help you identify and plan for pre-upgrade configurations and additional actions that are related to upgrading your sites and hierarchy to Configuration Manager SP1. Step More Information Ensure that your computing environment meets the ...

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. ...