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.
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