Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft has release UR2 for System Center 2012 R2. There are many good fixes for the System Center products in this release. For Service Manager a good amount of console issues are resolved including the annoying FullAdapter error. Here is the list: Assume that users have both SMTP and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) endpoints. When […]

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DPM Backup Summary Report

For some time DPM reporting has been an area within DPM that has needed improvement. Since DPM version 2007 the community has asked for improved reporting or an easy way to create custom reports to fit their needs. A quick search will yield many forum threads discussing the need for better reporting in DPM. Backup […]

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Featured on IT PRO Experts

Lee Berg a Systems Management Specialist, active member in the System Center community and now coworker of mine at Concurrency.com has a great YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com//LeeAlanBerg with Microsoft technology videos for the IT Pro community. It features Weekly Service Manager and Private Cloud round up’s, Demos, Reviews, and Interviews. Lee has been doing these IT […]

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Server Manager SP1 Update Rollup 4 Error

I recently ran across some problems when trying to update System Center Service Manager SP1 with Update Rollup 4 (UR4) (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40836). Here is the error: “Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Service M has stopped working“.   There is a Temp folder on management servers with SCSM setup logs like in the screenshot. The […]

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Windows Server 2003 Support Coming back to DPM 2012 R2

There hav been some grumbling since the release of DPM 2012 R2 as it dropped support for Windows Server 2003 even though Windows Server 2003 is still supported by Microsoft. You can see a glimpse of the communities feedback on this at this TechNet thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c425421b-b726-4125-82fc-beae8947722c/dpm-2012-r2-agent-update-on-windows-2003-server-x64?forum=dpmsetup Many environments out there (and usually not by the […]

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SYSTEM CENTER METRO ICONS

There is a cool new download on TechNet gallery of metro icons for System Center. There is an icon for every application in the suite. These can be used in Visio diagrams or other documentation for System Center. There even is an icon for Provance, Gridpro, and MBAM. Maybe we will see a Cireson and […]

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