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Category Archives: System Center

CU4 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 has been released

An update (CU4) was released yesterday, Feb 2, 2015, for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 that replaces Cumulative Update 3 (CU3). This update addresses many distribution related issues, some minor OSD issues, a few critical site issues, some minor client bugs, some MDM fixes, and some SUP fixes. Also, there have been some additions, …

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Microsoft to start blocking out of date ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer

As we all know some of the most obvious paths into the system through the browser is through out of date ActiveX controls like old versions of Java and Flash, among others. While many enterprises may still have a need to run old versions of Java for their line of business app that they just …

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System Center 2012 R2 Preview released (with Server 2012 R2 also!)

If you are eager to get your hands on the latest release from the System Center suite, Microsoft has released System Center 2012 R2 for preview today. That is more commonly referred to as its components; Configuration Manager (SCCM, ConfigMgr), Operations Manager (SCOM, OpsMgr), Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Service Manager (SCSM), Data Protection Manager (SCDPM), …

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Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 SP1 is available

  For those of you running ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and still having some minor issues (or major depending on the business criticality of the function), Microsoft has released a hotfix (CU2) to help address them.. I do not believe this requires you to have installed CU1 first. This update just bundles a number of fixes …

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Importing ConfigMgr 2007 task sequences XML to ConfigMgr 2012 ZIP

With the new 2012 import/export functionality, the new file format is “.zip” file. This compressed file contains not only the task sequence XML can also include any dependencies to the task sequence like a boot image. While this is awesome for migrating between a test and production ConfigMgr 2012 environment, it does not help if …

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Notes from the Microsoft Management Summit 2013

This was another great year at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas. While there were not an major product launches, much focus was given on the enhancements with SP1 for System Center. This news isn’t new since SP1 has officially been out since January but while there has been a lot of discussion …

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System Center 2012 – Service Manager with Orchestrator RunBooks

Want users to make their own Service Requests to kick off advanced system tasks without IT administrator assistance? Service Requests through the Service Manager Portal can help provide a solution that can help alleviate IT administrative overhead. Below are some quick steps to create your own Service Request to kick off a Runbook to do …

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System Center Roadshow – May 2012

Consumerization of IT and how it affects User Centric Management. This May, Bennett Adelson went out on a multi city roadshow across the Microsoft Heartland District (of which we are the 2011 Partner of the Year) speaking about how the trends in consumerization forces the need for IT to shift from managing assets (hardware and …

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System Center Roadshow

  System Center 2012 – Embracing User Centric Management User Centric Management (UCM) is the delivery of necessary resources for corporate end-users anywhere, on any device, in a safe and compliant manner.  Bennett Adelson will explore how System Center 2012 and UCM is creating a paradigm shift in how enterprises go from supporting devices to …

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DPM 2012 RTM: LAB in Place Upgrade from DPM 2010 and SQL 2008

In this post, I am going to upgrade a LAB DPM 2010 server to DPM 2012 RTM.  This process will require several hours and take your backup environment offline during the entire process.  Be sure to do this during a time period where no backups are needed to be created or restored.  Additionally all backups …

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