System Center 2012 or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for OS Deployment, Part 2, by Dujon Walsham

NOTE: I’d like to thank Dujon Walsham for writing this series of blogs. Please let me know if they are useful, and submit your own! Thank you! Karen Forster   This is part 2 of my blog, “OS Deployment: System Center Configuration Manager 2012, or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or Both,” http://blogs.msdn.com/b/customer_reviews_of_stb_products/archive/2013/03/11/os-deployment-system-center-configuration-manager-2012-or-microsoft-deployment-toolkit-or-both-by-dujon-walsham.aspx? Inthis part, I will…

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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…


Upgrading System Center 2012 Components to Service Pack 1

Near the end of January I was performing an upgrade to my demo lab for System Center 2012 to SP1 so that I could perform a demo for a client wishing to see Service Manager SP1. Of course, another benefit is that it helps ensure the process works so I can better assist my customers…


Review of FTP Integration Pack for System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Orchestrator, by David Allen

System Center 2012 SP1 includes a lot of functionality beyond the traditional service pack updates. SP1 is what really lights up a lot of the private cloud functionality in Windows Server 2012. Reviewing all the features and capabilities in System Center 2012 would be a huge project, so you can find reviews of individual features…

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Hyper-V and Me, by Andrew France

I work as a Technical Specialist for an Independent school  in the UK, and I have been kindly asked to provide a post to share my experience of using Windows Server Hyper-V. Coincidentally it’s almost 4 years to the day that I visited Microsoft to talk about virtualizing our systems, so this has given me…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta: Marc Westerink’s Solution When Building Images from Operating System Installer Package not Available

NOTE: Marc Westerink asked me to post his solution for an issue he experienced using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta. Please note that Marc is discussing beta software, which you should not use in a production environment. Thank you, Mark! If you’d like to download System Center 2012 SP1 Beta, click here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607…

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Contribute Your Review the EASY Way!

I’ve gotten some feedback saying that some people would like to have their review posted on this blog but don’t want to go through the process of registering to be an official MSDN blogger. Well … I hear and I obey! I give you options: Option 1: If you just want to get your review posted…

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Write a Customer Review Now! Here’s How

Who knows more about Microsoft’s Server and Tools products than you? Please share your knowledge, your workarounds, your tips, your favorite features, whatever you think will help your fellow technology professionals. Please don’t feel limited to writing about the latest 2012 versions of Windows Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, and System Center and any other…

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