Deployed SP1 for 2012 and suddenly things aren’t as they seem?
Distributions look OK in the console, but not working? Imaging deployments failing during the download of the image? Odd errors in the distmgr.log like:
Failed to set share security on share \\sccm2012.domain.com\SMSSIG$. Error = 5
Failed to set access security on share SMSSIG$ on server sccm2012.domain.com
DPConnection::Disconnect: Revert to self
Cannot find or create the signature share.
We saw that and more and puzzled over it for a few days, until I finally ran across this thread :
In our case the Site System account was already set to the local computer. I did two things, so either one could have fixed it.
Set the Site System account as a local admin (we only had a primary site server)
Changed the Site System account over to a network account, then changed it back to the computer account.
Once I did that and rebooted the server for good measure., imaging and everything else took off again. Luckily we’re in pre-production on SCCM 2012, so no production clients were affected.
Addendum : Once this is done, it's probably a good idea to delete and re-create your boot images. Remove them from disitribution, delete them, then re-create them and re-distribute them. Look for errors in the smspxe.log, it should be clean. We were seeing errors that appeared to be related to distributing a .ttf. Once we deleted and re-distributed, the pxe logs were clear.
If you have to configure this, do yourself a favor and stop by here first. Save yourself some searching and heading in trying to figure out permissions when trying to connect the management console, particularly when both machines are in workgroups (you lab, for instance).
If you're going to work for a startup, or even a relatively new company, do not fear to ask about things like funding, capital, revenue, and profitability. It could save you some ginourmous headaches.
Beyond, of course, all of the amazing content I’ll miss and friends I won’t see:
All of the vendors, pinging my to stop by and see them and pick up their swag while I’m at MMS. Just taunting me.
Passed. Again, I’ll call out the guys below who do a great job on the course.
If my iPhone ever shows up. Note it’s “Free for a limited time”!
By know we all know that ITIL is a necessary evil. Or perhaps not evil to you, but something we all need to be aware of to varying degrees, depending on your organization and place in it.
I’ve been through a couple of rounds of ITIL training, both for V2 and the update. We just finished the V3 foundations course, and it was hands down the best facilitator I’ve seen for ITIL training. The fine folks at svcmgtdynamix.com do an excellent job of wrapping your head around the concepts and acronyms, while linking it back to your every day reality. I’ve had instructors in this just “go through the slides” and these guys are far, far better. I’d recommend them to anyone seeking any of the ITIL training services that they offer.
I’m leaving my position of 11+ years to pursue opportunities a little closer to home. Hopefully I won’t leave the Systems Management community too far behind – I’m trying to sell them on SCOM – but my duties are certainly going to change and broaden as I move from a firm with dozens of offices in 20+ states to a firm specializing in hosted services.
Regardless I will not leave the MyITForum community behind, and will post up interesting technical issues here as they arise.
There are many ways (and reasons) to create dynamic groups in SCOM. Just a quick post with links that outline some of the more common ways to do it, based on various criteria.
Great Webcast on using a Formula!
Don’t know how this blog hid from me for so long, but Michael Pietroforte does a great job over on his 4sysops blog. You should add it to your RSS feed post haste.
I stumbled across his post on free e-books for admins
, which he pledges to keep up to date. Great stuff!
Let’s see here. Exchange 2010 + AD 2008 + 20 new edge servers running Hyper-V with 4 guests each + iFolder 3.8 + Storage Upgrades + transitions + life = no blog posts for some time. Yikes!
The “Copy Package” command in sccm is great. It would be nice to be able to select more than one target at a time. It would also be nice to be able to do Packages, Software Updates, and OS Images in one wizard. Yeah, I’m lazy.
If you haven’t yet, seek thee out RD Tabs
for RDP session management. Right now I’m debating between it and Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection Manager
. I like Microsoft’s ‘log out’ feature, and the mini-view, but I like RD Tabs layout better. YMMV.
True or not, the below is both interesting and plausible enough to be fun.
The next time you are washing your hands and complain, because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500's:
There is an old pub in London which used to have a gallows adjacent to it. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hung. The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner, was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ''ONE LAST DRINK''. If he said yes, it was referred to as "ONE FOR THE ROAD". If he declined, that prisoner was "ON THE WAGON".
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive, you were, "PISS POOR" but, worse than that, were the really poor folk, who couldn't even afford to buy a pot, they "DIDN'T HAVE A POT TO PISS IN" and were the lowest of the low.
Most people got married in June, because they took their yearly bath in May and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers, to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "DON'T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER!"
Houses had thatched roofs, thick straw piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom, where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top, afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "DIRT POOR". The wealthy had slate floors, that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh, until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence a threshold.
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day, they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight, and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme ''Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot, nine days old''.
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon, to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "BRING HOME THE BACON." They would cut off a little, to share with guests and would all sit around talking and ''CHEW THE FAT''.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes - so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided, according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or ''THE UPPER CRUST''.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of ''HOLDING A WAKE''.
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So, they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, some were found to have scratch marks on the inside, and they realised they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night, "THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT" to listen for the bell. Thus, someone could be, ''SAVED BY THE BELL'' or was considered a ''DEAD RINGER.''
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