Our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 New features

Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. This service pack includes tons of new features. We covered the complete installation, now we decided to compile a list of our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 new features and we’ll be describing how to enable them and explain why they made the cut. Preferred Management Points Official description from Technet : Preferred… Read More »

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8 Ways to Monitor Distribution Points in Configuration Manager 2012

Distribution Points are an important part in the infrastructure of SCCM especially if you rely on an inefficient network. Clients must able to reach them to install applications, packages, software updates and operating systems. If you plan to install new distribution points in your organization, refer to our distribution point installation guide in Configuration Manager… Read More »

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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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System Center Futures 2016 and Beyond

Last week I was able to attend the first ever Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago. There was a lot of exciting news announced at this conference around the many Microsoft products and technologies. Everything was covered from SharePoint, Exchange, Unified Communications, Office, Windows server, Windows 10, all things Azure and more. This post is focused […]

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How to install Software Update Point in SCCM 2012 R2

In part 1 of this blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous Site Systems roles available in SCCM. Role installation… Read More »

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Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation guide

Here’s a step-by-step SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 Installation guide. Installing SCCM cumulative updates is very important to your infrastructure. It fix lots of issues, which some of them are important. As this is a cumulative update, you don’t have to install prior CU(1,2,3,4) before installing CU5. CU5 contains all the fixes included in previous CU.… Read More »

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Multilingual User Interface Pack inventory with SCCM 2012

We all use a minimum of one operating system language on our computers.  It may be likely that a company that has many employees may end up with several nationalities. This means, more multilingual user interface (MUI) pack is required in your operating system deployment. When a MUI Pack is installed, the user interface language… Read More »

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How to install a Certificate Registration Point in SCCM 2012

In part 1 of this blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous Site Systems roles available in SCCM. Role installation… Read More »

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What are the benefits to use Tibanna?

Tibanna is a Software-as-a-Service solution that utilizes Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager to provide small to medium-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers enterprise-level capability for monitoring their IT environment. Unlike an on-premise enterprise management and monitoring solution, Tibanna has a cloud web-based portal that allows users to securely monitor their IT environment. Tibanna proactively generates… Read More »

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How to install and configure SCCM Cmdlet Library

Today, the SCCM product group is taking a new update direction. From now on, the future Cumulative Updates (CU) releases won’t contain any PowerShell changes. The Cmdlet Library will be the vehicle for any future cmdlet updates. This separation means no more breaking cmdlets when updating to a new CU and more frequent cmdlets fixes/releases from… Read More »

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Connection can not be made because one already exists

We recently received incidents from the field that latest updates information under a specific site server were not updated even if a software updates scan cycle was enforced. We found out that the problem appears after a series of DNS changes and network modifications. Configuration Manager 2012 communicate software updates scan information using state message… Read More »

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How to install SCCM 2012 R2 Windows Intune Connector

In part 1 of this blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to install SCCM. In part 3, we installed a stand-alone Primary site. In the next 16 parts, we will describe how to install the numerous Site Systems roles available in SCCM. Role installation… Read More »

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