HASMUG 2014 | March 27th – Registration now open!

 

 

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Agenda:

  • Putting Dynamic Application Maps into System Center
  • Tackling third-party vulnerabilities
  • End-user IT Service requests with System Center
  • Taking your Service Manager Implementation and CMDB to the Next Level

Community Sessions:

  • ConfigMgr and Business Intelligence: Start to Finish
  • Microsoft’s RaaS for System Center Program
  • Implementing and Integrating BranchCache with Configuration Manager 2012

 

HASMUG 2014 | January – Wally Mead & System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Slides from January’s meeting with Wally Mead:

 

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Overview - http://1drv.ms/1hwd5wG

 

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Upgrade from SP1 - http://1drv.ms/1hwddMC

 

Wally Mead did some research to more thoroughly answer some questions that were raised at the meeting. Please find the answers to those questions below:

  • Want the type of maintenance window displayed in the Collection properties *** DCR previously filed
  • Want VHDX support  *** DCR previously filed
  • Want more control over automatic client upgrades – switches to enable for desktops versus servers *** DCR filed
  • Can you use SQL Express to test a database upgrade process? *** No, you can’t. The code blocks it, as it does an upgrade of the database, and we only support primary and CAS on full SQL Server editions.
  • Are the MDT databases compatible between versions (for upgrade from MDT 2012 Update 1 to MDT 2013)? *** The database is compatible with the new version. There is one issue with apps that have names longer than 255 characters, other than that, all should be good.
  • Any known issues with extracting prestaged content files when multiple packages are in the file? *** Our team has never experienced that in our testing, and indicated no reports from anyone for it. So the suggestion is to open a case with CSS to have them look into it.

HASMUG 2014 | M1 – System Center News & Updates

Howdy Folks, it’s that time again! As presented at HASMUG on January 31st. This publication is apart of an annual 4 part series of anything new & noteworthy in the System Center world. We publish it at the end of every HASMUG (Houston Area Systems Management User Group meeting). The publication has two placeholders: (ECM) Enterprise Client Management, and (CDM) Cloud and Datacenter Management. We hope it is useful and informative for the global System Center community.

The link to the slides is here: http://tinyurl.com/scnews2014m1

Full content below:

System Center

•System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 1 Released
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904734
•Technical Documentation for Getting Started with System Center 2012 R2
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40814&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

•System Center 2012 Visual Studio Authoring Extensions with support for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Released
http://www.scom2k7.com/system-center-2012-visual-studio-authoring-extensions-with-support-for-visual-studio-2012-and-2013-released
•TechNet Library documentation updated

Enterprise Client Management

Configuration Manager

  • Updates

–      Cumulative Update 4 Released for System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2922875

–      Microsoft now supports OS upgrades for ConfigMgr infrastructure
http://blog.configmgrftw.com/?p=706

–      Creating Custom Reports by Using SQL Server Views in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn581954.aspx

–      HOTFIX: Applications that use dynamic variable lists are not installed in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913703

–      Free eBook: Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145396204.do

–      Free eBook: Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145396396.do

  • Community

–      A complete guide to Wake On LAN for ConfigMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2012
http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2014/01/28/a-complete-guide-to-wake-on-lan-for-configmgr-2007-and-configmgr-2012.aspx

–      Taking a closer look at ConfigMgr client registration failure when the site server is configured for HTTPS only
http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2014/01/15/taking-a-closer-look-at-configmgr-client-registration-failure-when-the-site-server-is-configured-for-https-only.aspx

–      How to find ConfigMgr Collection membership of client via Powershell?
http://www.david-obrien.net/2014/01/13/find-configmgr-collection-membership-client-via-powershell/

–      Upgrading to ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU4
http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/144/Upgrading-to-ConfigMgr-2012-SP1-CU4.aspx

–      Configuration Manager Web Frontend Update
http://scottkeiffer.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/configuration-manager-web-frontend-update-1-0-4/

  • KB

–      Automatic Deployment Rules do not work when you use specific proxy authentication on a site server that is running Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2916611

–      List of published KB articles and hotfixes for Configuration Manager
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9539.list-of-public-microsoft-support-knowledge-base-kb-articles-for-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-configmgr-2012.aspx

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2889321

Windows Intune

  • Updates

–      New Enhancements to Windows Intune
http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/01/29/new-enhancements-to-windows-intune.aspx

–      Windows Intune Company Portals for iOS and Android Now Available
https://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2013/11/25/windows-intune-company-portals-for-ios-and-android-now-available.aspx

–      New Windows Phone app: Windows Intune Guide-To-Go
https://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2013/11/05/new-windows-phone-app-windows-intune-guide-to-go.aspx

–      New MVA Course: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager & Windows Intune
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-windows-intune#?fbid=aKOnUf9BQbn

  • Community

–      Known issue and Workaround: Devices not upgraded to iOS7 might fail to renew modern device management profile
https://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2014/01/27/known-issue-and-workaround-devices-not-upgraded-to-ios7-might-fail-to-renew-modern-device-management-profile.aspx

–      Upcoming changes to the Windows Intune Endpoint Protection Policy
https://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2014/01/21/upcoming-changes-to-the-windows-intune-endpoint-protection-policy.aspx

–      How to publish line of business (LOB) apps for iOS devices through Windows Intune
https://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/archive/2013/12/03/how-to-publish-line-of-business-lob-apps-for-ios-devices-through-windows-intune.aspx

  • KB

–      “Cannot obtain the value from this computer 0×80041002″ error message after the Windows Intune service is upgraded to a new release
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2891801

 Cloud and Datacenter Manager

App Controller & Service Provider Framework

  • Update

–      Free eBook: Cloud Management with App Controller
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/05/04/free-ebooks-great-content-from-microsoft-press-that-won-t-cost-you-a-penny.aspx

  • Community

–      Installing App Controller 2012 R2? Don’t Forget To Remove The Old SQL Server Agent Jobs
http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2014/01/installing-app-controller-2012-r2-dont.html

  • KB

–      You can’t upgrade from an evaluation version of App Controller to a licensed version
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908312

 Data Protection Manager

  • Update

–      Issues that are fixed in System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager Update Rollup 1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2014/01/28/issues-that-are-fixed-in-system-center-2012-r2-data-protection-manager-update-rollup-1.aspx

–      System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1 Update Rollup 5
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904723

  • Community

–      Updated Visio stencils for SCDPM 2012 R2
http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.ie/2013/11/new-dpm-2012-r2-visio-stencils.html

  • KB

System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager upgrade fails with ID: 4323 and “A member could not be added“
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2912500

Operations Manager

  • Update

–      Cumulative Update 7 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2783850

–      Windows Server Operating System Management Pack Updated
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9296&WT.mc_id=rss_alldownloads_all

–      SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services MP Released
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41658

–      SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services MP Released
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41659

–      Branch cache MP Updated
http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2013/12/updated-mp-windows-branchcache-mp-for.html

–      BizTalk MP Updated
http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2013/12/updated-mp-windows-server-2012-r2.html

–      Active Directory MP updated
http://www.opsman.co.za/scom-active-directory-management-pack-6-0-8228-0/

–      HP Storage MP Updated
http://cloudadministrator.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/updated-mp-hp-storage-management-pack/

–      UNIX and Linux Operating Systems MP Updated (and agents)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29696

–      Windows Server Distributed Transaction Coordinator 2012 R2 MP Updated
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41560

 

  • Community

–      UR1 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Step by Step
http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2014/01/29/ur1-for-scom-2012-r2-step-by-step.aspx

–      Free Management Pack development utility from BridgeWays
https://bridgeways.com/products/mp-author

–      Update rollups for Operations Manager
http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-maze-of-update-rollup-packages-for.html

–      Designing Operations Manager for HA
http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2013/12/free-guide-scom-2012-r2-ha-options-with.html

–      SCOM health script/audit
http://opsmgr2k7.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/scom-health-scriptaudit/

–      Operations Manager and the Azure Monitoring Gateway (first four parts available via
http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/12/16/operations-manager-and-azure-better-together-amgw-agent-installation-[sysctr-scom-azure].aspx

–      Microsoft Management Packs release status
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16174.microsoft-management-packs.aspx

–      Updated/New Visio stencils for OpsMgr (Thanks Kevin Greene!)
SCOM 2012 R2 Infrastructure Visio Stencils
http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-scom-2012-r2-infrastructure-visio.html
SCOM 2012 R2 Application Visio Stencils
http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-scom-2012-r2-application-visio.html
SCOM 2012 R2 APM – NEW
http://sdrv.ms/IeYftz
SCOM 2012 R2 Networking NEW
http://sdrv.ms/IeYogC
KB

–      The System Center Management service stops responding after an instance of SQL Server goes offline
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913046

 Orchestrator and Service Management Automation

  • Update

–      Update Rollup 5 for System Center Orchestrator 2012 SP1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904725

  • Community

–      Document your Orchestrator Runbooks with the updated “Visio and Word Generator”!
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/10/04/document-your-orchestrator-runbooks-with-the-updated-visio-and-word-generator.aspx

–      Orchestrator Use Cases Spotlight blog series
#1 : Alert Remediation, where automation is used to monitor specific situations, and react automatically. This is also the introduction post to the series.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/04/3589799.aspx
#2 : Maintenance tasks, where recurring tasks are being handled in a consistent and automated manner, triggered manually or when a specific condition is met (this post!)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/11/automation-orchestrator-back-to-basics-use-cases-spotlight-2-of-5.aspx
#3 : Provisioning and Change Management Automation, where automation handles backend processing or user requests from a service catalog or any provisioning process worth automating in your context
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/11/automation-orchestrator-back-to-basics-use-cases-spotlight-3-of-5.aspx
#4 : Cross-technology integration. Here automation can be used to integrate otherwise silo’d technologies, or help in better together and migration scenarios (integrate a monitoring solution to a manager of manager, or into a ticketing solution)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/11/automation-orchestrator-back-to-basics-use-cases-spotlight-4-of-5.aspx
#5 : “Miscellaneous” scenarios, like dynamic resource allocation, and new user onboarding as examples
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/11/automation-orchestrator-back-to-basics-use-cases-spotlight-5-of-5.aspx

–      Automate failover in SMA with Operations
http://contoso.se/blog/?p=3919

  • KB

–      Orchestrator Designer generates a prompt for a license key after you migrate the Orchestrator database
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2920037

–      The Orchestration Console cannot be opened after upgrading to System Center 2012 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919041

 Service Manager

  • Updates

–      Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913703

–      Pre-Order System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed (will be Published June 2014)
http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Service-Manager-Unleashed/dp/067233707X?tag=vglnkc7481-20

–      Free eBook: Optimizing Service Manager
http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145396716.do?sortby=publicationDate#tab_03_0

–      Expit EnSight for Service Manager released
http://expit.com/expit-ensight-for-service-manager-released/news/5

–      Community

–      Buchatech.com – Launch a Runbook from a Service Manager Console Task
http://www.buchatech.com/2013/12/launch-a-runbook-from-a-service-manager-console-task/

–      Anton : Creating new work item with Template
http://blog.scsmsolutions.com/2013/12/check-list-creating-new-work-item-based-on-template-using-scsm-sdk/

–      Coretech Morten Meisler – Set-SCSMTemplateWithActivities powershell script
http://blog.coretech.dk/mme/set-scsmtemplatewithactivities-powershell-script/

–      SCSM.US – Improving your scsm skill with free powershell training
http://scsm.us/2013/improving-your-scsm-skills-wfree-powershell-training

–      Approval does not work from portal when review activity was created by runbook/script/SDK!
http://blog.coretech.dk/jgs/scoscsm-2012-approval-does-not-work-from-portal-when-review-activity-was-created-by-runbookscriptsdk/

–      SCSM Virtual User Group Lyncup is back for 2014!
http://scsm.us/2014/scsm-lyncup-is-back-for-2014

  • KB

–      Upgrade to System Center 2012 Service Manager R2 fails and returns a ReportLibrary.mpb error
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2909838

 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Updates

–      UR1 Released for SCVMM 2012 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904712

–      UR5 Released for SCVMM 2012 SP1
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2822776

–      Hyper-V Recovery Manager is now GA
http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hyper-v-recovery-manager-configure-vault/

–      Lync Server 2013 Service Templates for Virtual Machine Manager now available
http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/11/06/introducing-lync-service-templates.aspx

  • Community

–      How to add an already running VM in Virtual Machine Manager to a Windows Azure Pack Subscription
http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2013/12/12/how-to-add-an-already-running-vm-in-virtual-machine-manager-to-a-widows-azure-pack-subscription.aspx

–      Online VHDX Resize with SCVMM 2012 R2
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2014/01/29/online-vhdx-resize-with-scvmm-2012-r2.aspx

–      Updated Visio stencils for SCVMM 2012 R2
http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.ie/2013/11/new-scvmm-2012-r2-visio-stencil.html

–      Blog Series: System Center Orchestrator as a Service Part
Post 1 – Introduction to service deployments
http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2014/01/15/scvmmservicetemplates.aspx
Post 2 – Prerequisites for creating a multi-tier instance of Orchestrator Service
http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2014/01/16/scvmmservicetemplatespart2.aspx
Post 3 – Creation of SQL and Application Profiles for use in this service deployment
http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2014/01/18/scvmm3.aspx
Post 4 – Configuring the Service Deployment
http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2014/01/28/scvmm4.aspx

–      KB

–      Port availability issue during host evacuation in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2916613

–      Networking errors (23801, 23753) when a virtual machine is assigned a static IPv4 address through System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2915463

–      How to enable debug logging in Virtual Machine Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913445

–      How to determine the version of Virtual Machine Manager
http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2013/12/03/kb-how-to-determine-the-version-of-virtual-machine-manager.aspx

–      Error 26184″ when you assign a LUN to a cluster in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1
http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2013/11/25/kb-quot-error-26184-quot-when-you-assign-a-lun-to-a-cluster-in-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2012-sp1.aspx

–      You may have problems with Virtual Machine Manager if some SPNs are missing
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2123063

 Anything else “cool”?