Evaluation Guide for System Center 2012 R2 Released

Announced at TechEd 2013 Europe by Brad Anderson, the R2 bits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 have been released as previews. Our sister site, Windows IT Pro, has the coverage and a list of all the download links. You can catch all of that here:  Microsoft Keeps TechEd 2013 NA Promise, Releases Previews for Blue Servers. SQL...

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MP for Windows Server Updated

The System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 Operating System. Read the full details and download: System Center Management Pack for Windows Server Operating System

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Missing Windows Server 2012 from your Software Updates in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1? There’s a hotfix for that

Just released, Microsoft has posted a hotfix that fixes an incorrect reference to Windows Server 2012 in the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 site database.  The incorrect reference causes available updates to be missing for Windows Server 2012. Grab the hotfix: FIX: The Schedule Updates Wizard does not list content for Windows Server 2012 in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack...

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Manage Windows Server 2012 using Windows RT or Windows 8

Microsoft recently released a free Windows Store app that allows you to manage users, devices, alerts and access shared files in Windows Server 2012.  While the app description suggests just Windows Server 2012 Essentials, it does work with Windows Server 2012, too.  If you’re managing this environment and are running Windows 8 or Windows RT (Microsoft Surface), you’ll want to...

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Free eBook: The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

Veeam has produced a free eBook covering Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012.  Brien Posey authors the book with contributing chapters from Pete Zerger and Chris Henley. From the page: The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 gives you simple step-by-step instructions to help you perform Hyper-V-related tasks like a seasoned expert. You will learn how to: Build clustered...

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Monitoring Pack for Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services now available

The Remote Desktop Services Management Pack helps you manage your computers that are running Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2012 by monitoring the health of Remote Desktop Services role services. What it monitors: RD Session Host RD Virtualization Host RD Licensing RD Gateway RD Connection Broker RD Web Access Download the MP and the MP guide: System Center 2012...

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System Center Monitoring Pack for Active Directory Federation Services Updated for Windows Server 2012

10/17/2012 – Update release, version 7.0.8560.0, enables the management pack to monitor AD FS 2.1 in Windows Server 2012 in addition to AD FS 2.0 that is included Windows Server 2008 R2. The System Center Monitoring Pack for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) monitors events that the AD FS 2.0 Windows service records in the AD FS 2.0 event...

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Update on the Windows Server 2012 Launch game

For those wondering who won the Windows Server 2012 Launch game through participation on the Windows Server 2012 Launch web site, here’s a quick update. The third party is doing the drawing for the winners this week and then Microsoft will start notifying the winners.  There will be a location created online on the Microsoft web properties to show stats, updates, and...

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