Out of Office funny.
The funny part about this out of office message, they sent me an email yesterday and they wanted me to reply yesterday! Go figure. (I replied today )
How to tell if you are a photoblogging junkie.
Episode 13: Chris Nackers
ConfigMgr OSD Tips/Tricks – What happens when I do this… uh-oh
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 ~ 11:00 – 12:30 pm PST
What drivers do you really need in WinPE? Why shouldn’t you just add everything until it works? How does MDT Application Mapping work?
If you want to know these answers then join Chris Nackers, Microsoft MVP as he dives into the world of OSD and answers these questions and more!
If you are just starting PowerShell or haven’t looked at it at all but want to get some starting information, you should really check out the “Windows PowerShell for Beginners” on demand session. This is available for free on the MMS 2012 Digital Experience site (http://www.mms-2012.com/digitalmms), and is led by none other than the inventor of PowerShell himself: Jeffrey Snover. The session is great because of the way Jeffrey explains not only the basics of PowerShell usage, but also the design methodology behind PowerShell. Understanding how PowerShell functions as it does can help you to grasp it’s usage and functionality. Everything is clear and concise, with many demo’s. Check it out if you have the time.
There were a few interesting tidbits I took away from the session:
- Windows 8/Server 2012 will ship with over 1,200 PowerShell cmdlets
- The PowerShell blog at Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell
- The forthcoming Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (currently in pre-release), which can help you search for scripts to handle certain functions and then use them to help you build your owns scripts. You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29101
- The Windows PowerShell 3.0 ISE (releasing with Windows 8/Server 2012) will have Intellisense built into it, an auto-completion assistance tool. This a nice feature already found in some third party PowerShell ISE’s.
The System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform enable discovering, monitoring, and managing UNIX-based and Linux-based computers by using the same interface and tools that you use to manage your Windows-based computers.
Due to some unforseen circumstances, we are rescheduling Chris Nackers’ SCCM Guru webcast, originally scheduled for May 16th, 2012, to May 30th, 2012.
You can find all the information about the “ConfigMgr OSD Tips/Tricks – What happens when I do this… uh-oh” webcast here:
James Bannan has a pure HTTPS implementation, and has encountered issues running CM2012 in this scenario. After long hours, he was able to create a lengthy, somewhat convoluted and manual workaround to allow CM2012 to work in his environment. Some of you may face the issue so grabbing James’ steps will be valuable right away.
Read the full article: How To: Build and Capture in Configuration Manager 2012 using HTTPS
This query lists all the machines with Windows 2008 showing the OS Edition, and Service Pack.
*Requires Normalize CM
|OS Manufacturer||OS Name||OS MajorVersion||OS ServicePack||OS Edition|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||NULL||Enterprise x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP0||Datacenter x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP1||Datacenter x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP0||Enterprise x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP1||Enterprise x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||NULL||For Itanium-Based Systems x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP0||For Itanium-Based Systems x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP0||Standard x64|
|Microsoft||Windows Server 2008||2008 R2||SP1||Standard x64|
Thease queries use the BDNA_HARDWARE_DATA class
select System.Name, HARDWARE.IsVirtual, HARDWARE.OS_Manufacturer, HARDWARE.OS_Name, HARDWARE.OS_MajorVersion, HARDWARE.OS_MinorVersion, HARDWARE.OS_ServicePack, HARDWARE.OS_Edition from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_BDNA_BDNAHARDWAREDATA_1_1 as HARDWARE on HARDWARE.SMSUniqueIdentifier = SMS_R_System.SMSUniqueIdentifier inner join SMS_R_System as System on System.SMSUniqueIdentifier = HARDWARE.SMSUniqueIdentifier where HARDWARE.OS_Name = “Windows Server 2008″ and HARDWARE.OS_MajorVersion = “2008 ”
SELECT v_R_System.Name0 as Name, Hardware.IsVirtual0 as IsVirtual, Hardware.OS_Manufacturer0 as OS_Manufacturer, Hardware.OS_Name0 as OS_Name, Hardware.OS_MajorVersion0 as OS_MajorVersion, Hardware.OS_MinorVersion0 as OS_MinorVersion, Hardware.OS_ServicePack0 as OS_ServicePack, Hardware.OS_Edition0 as OS_Edition
INNER JOIN v_GS_BDNA_Hardware_Data0 Hardware ON Hardware.SMSUniqueIdentifier0=v_R_System.SMS_Unique_Identifier0
WHERE Hardware.OS_Name0 = ‘Windows Server 2008′ AND Hardware.OS_MajorVersion0 = ’2008′
Cumulative Update 6 contains a number of fixes for Operations Manager 2007 R2, as well as all of the fixes from Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU5. A number of fixes may require manual steps to install.
Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following issues:
Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 resolves the following cross-platform issues:
Cumulative Update 6 for Operations Manager 2007 R2 adds the following cross-platform features:
Jalasoft has released Xian Wings for Android, allowing you to manage your System Center Operations Manager environment on your Android device.
Xian Wings on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jalasoft.hades.xianwings