Virtual Log Files and impact on ConfigMgr performance

  VLF (Virtual Log Files) can have a negative effect on database performance. Too many VLFs will slow down the startup, shutdown and read/write performance of any database. VLFs are created when a transaction log file is allowed to auto-grow. While auto-growth will likely be enabled per database, the transaction log file should already be […]

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System Center Update Publisher 2011 now supports Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has just announced that SCUP 2011 now supports Windows Server 2012.  As you know, Microsoft regularly releases support information about products when major releases (like Windows Server 2012) are available.  Despite Windows Server 2012 releasing last October, support for SCUP 2011 is just now being communicated. You can read all about the announcement, and read about some lingering issues...

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Virtual Log Files and impact on ConfigMgr performance

  VLF (Virtual Log Files) can have a negative effect on database performance. Too many VLFs will slow down the startup, shutdown and read/write performance of any database. VLFs are created when a transaction log file is allowed to auto-grow. While auto-growth will likely be enabled per database, the transaction log file should already be […]

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Creating an Endpoint Protection Alert using System Center Orchestrator

CM 2012 does not provide a built-in method for alerting administrators when a remediation action fails for Endpoint Protection. When remediation fails, the device is still considered infected. Even more of a concern is if the infection changes Endpoint Protection settings. This is the first of a two part series that will go over how to create an alert so that administrators...

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Migrating Clients from SCCM 2007 to CM 2012

Migrating clients from SCCM 2007 to CM 2012 is the last step in completing your migration. As with the rest of the migration process, this step should be carefully planned and thought-out before attempting the client migration. Migrated Client Data When migrating clients from SCCM 2007 to CM 2012, the client GUID and advertisement history are preserved. This is how...

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Three options for managing mobile devices using SCCM 2012 without Windows Intune

In System Center Configuration Manager 2012 the spectrum of devices that can be brought under centralized management is significantly expanded. In SCCM 2007 Windows Mobile and Windows CE were the only platforms that could be managed, and to do this required native mode (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633175.aspx). Does this mean that with SCCM 2012 you can now remotely manage application installs and OS...

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Adaptiva and myITforum giving away a Microsoft Surface at TechEd 2013

Adaptiva sent out a press release today talking about their activity at TechEd 2013.  And, I’ll be on hand helping them give away a Microsoft Surface tablet!   Press Release Adaptiva to Demonstrate New IT Efficiency and PC Power Management Solution at Microsoft TechEd North America 2013   Microsoft Gold Partner to Showcase New IT Software Platform and Promote Industry-Wide...

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Monitoring CM12 Prerequisites and IIS configurations

Is IIS on your CM12 Site Systems properly configured ? An easy way to monitor (and automatically fix) your settings is using the compliance settings management from Configuration Manager 2012… Based on Prerequisites for Site System Roles , I’ve created a DCM Baseline example that monitors and fixes IIS configurations and missing Server features that are used on ConfigMgr2012 Site...

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New Blog

Hi All, this is my 1st blog post here…and let me start talking a bit about myself…….

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WMUG Event – Software Updates Overview with Robert Marshall MVP

 

 

I’m running a session on Software Updates Management on the 23rd of May between 19:30 to 20:30 using LiveMeeting.

This is an online event that does not require an invitation, just turn up on the scheduled date and time.

Here’s the link the Events page on the Windows Management User Group website for more information.

See you there!

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