Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 Upgrade Guide

Last week, Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. Our post will list everything you need to know before applying this major update. What’s new The main reason you will want to upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 is probably for Windows 10 support. No plan for Windows 10 deployment in your… Read More »

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How Do You Wipe Clean a Hard Drive?

By Garth Jones Similar to many IT professionals, I often receive requests from friends and family about how to wipe sensitive data from old computers. Usually what I suggest, and do myself, is to pull the hard drive out and stock pile it. I know this isn’t always the most practical or secure solution, although it reminds me of my...

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Will Windows 10 be the straw that breaks IT’s back?

By Tom Canning, Vice-President, APAC, Flexera Software Windows 10 and its as-a-service approach signal a challenging new paradigm for IT departments. The release of the Windows 10 operating system later this year will spell havoc for enterprise IT. It’s likely that already overstretched IT departments will reach breaking point as Windows 10 introduces the idea of Windows as a service – marking a shift away from three- to four-year operating systems updates to continuous, incremental delivery of new functionality. Given that software drives business today, typically about 30% of an organization’s applications require upgrades and migrations every year – even…

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Domain Controller SceCli event 1202

Greetings Humans! It is Sunday morning and I had to work very early to do some testing after a migration. There is also a lot of waiting involved so i resolved to run some checks on the health of our domain controllers. We had a lot of SceCli event 1202 warnings on every single DC. Those errors are potentially caused by an account that was deleted or not replicated correctly. That account is also part of the User Rights Assignment policy, most commonly on the “Logon as a service” settings. To figure out the account that is causing the error browse to: %SYSTEMROOT%\Security\Logs\winlogon.log Search for “Cannot find” In my case I found the following: Error 1332: No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. Cannot find postgres_eip. That means that the account postgres_eip does not match the SID Active Directory expects it to have. (as it no longer…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/david/domain-controller-scecli-event-1202/

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Software License Optimization Maturity Model: Continuous Compliance – Level 3

By Randy Littleson In this four part series, we’re going to break down the Software License Optimization Maturity Model and discuss what you can achieve at each level of maturity. This is the third in the series on Continuous Compliance – Level 3. You can view the rest of the series here: Installation Assessed – Level 1 Usage Understood – Level 2 Level 3 – Continuous Compliance – Are we compliant with our software license agreements? Level 3 enables the organization to identify what is “Entitled versus Consumed,” so that a software license compliance position is established. The inventory and…

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Building a Business Case for InstallShield? Use This

Whenever you make a case for purchasing software, the question of ROI or payback often comes up. That will include things like hours saved, fewer errors, and more. In addition to specifics about your company, it can often be helpful to have outside research to reference. We asked an independent research company, TechValidate, to check in with InstallShield customers on payback time. For almost 50%, the payback time was within a year. The chart below offers a deeper look and specific statistics. InstallShield® is the world’s leading Windows installation development solution. InstallShield is designed to enable development teams to be…

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Service Pack Madness

Today as most have read or heard, the latest service pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manger dropped. If you haven’t read about it, check out the official announcement: Announcing the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2. Also, here’s a great supplemental article on what’s […]

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Reminder – May’s Free SSRS Report is Computer Printer Details

Don’t forget to send an email to Info AT Enhansoft for this month’s free SSRS report, Computer Printer Details. It is only available in May! The Computer Printer Details report will show you all of the local printers attached to a specific PC. This report will also tell you what port each printer uses and each printer’s capabilities. Knowing this...

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IT/Dev Connections 2015 – Advanced SSRS Reports for ConfigMgr 2012 Admins

By Garth Jones It’s official! Steve Thompson (@Steve_TSQL) and I (@GarthMJ) will be presenting, Advanced SSRS Reports for ConfigMgr 2012 Admins, at IT/Dev Connections 2015. For more information and to register please visit, http://www.devconnections.com/. Watch our blogs (http://www.enhansoft.com/blog/author/garth; https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/) and twitter feeds for more details about this presentation!

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InstallAnywhere Tip: Using the Eclipse Visual Editor to Create Custom Code Panels

The flexible capabilities of InstallAnywhere provide an option to include custom code panels in installers. These custom panels extend com.zerog.ia.api.pub.CustomCodePanel and allow installation developers to design and employ custom panels. For developers familiar with the Eclipse development environment, the Eclipse Visual Editor provides the tools necessary to quickly prototype and easily refactor custom installer panels. For a blueprint on how to create a custom code panel using this editor, check out this great Tips & Tricks article focused on custom panels. InstallAnywhere is the leading multiplatform development solution for application producers who need to deliver a professional and consistent cross…

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero book is out

Hi All, Over the past few months I have been busy writing my new book about System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and PowerShell called System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero. Today, I would like to let you know that it is now available as e-book via RFLSystems.co.uk website (http://bit.ly/1EsS4OG), as paperback via Amazon UK (http://amzn.to/1F6psrK), Amazon US (http://amzn.to/1AVV3bL) and Amazon DE (http://amzn.to/1cvNene) while other Amazon’s website should be available soon. For most Configuration Manager administrators, the Configuration Manager console is more than sufficient to perform the necessary operations. However you are limited to what the console is designed to handle. For more complex tasks, or those that might extend beyond the scope of the console, you need an alternative. This book is packet with real-world scripts that have proven to save time when automation day-to-day tasks in a Configuration Manager environment. What will you…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-automation-from-zero-to-hero-book-is-out/

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