OS Deployment: System Center Configuration Manager 2012, or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or Both? –by Dujon Walsham

I wanted to write this article in order to establish the differences with two Microsoft deployment technologies, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and provide scenarios of what they can do and cannot do and the benefits and drawbacks of each Organisations always don’t tend to have the same type…

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System Center 2012 SP1: Missing Performance Monitor Counters

After the upgrade to SP1 and installation of the SCOM agent on your Service Manager Data Warehouse and Management servers, you will note several Warning events in the Operations Manager event log.  These event IDs are logged as 10102.  The cause of these are missing performance monitor counters.  The description of these will begin with…


System Center 2012 SP1: Missing Server Version Registry Key

After completing the upgrade of SP1 in my System Center lab, I found that there were some issues in the event log that concerned me.  The first one I focused on was the inability for the agent to determine the agent version number for reporting back to System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The event viewer displayed…