Kelverion CMDB Population Solution Updated

The Kelverion CMDB Population Solution enables System Center 2012 users to populate their Corporate CMDB with the Asset data actually collected by their System Center tools. Asset data collected by SCOM, SCCM, SCVMM and Active Directory can all be entered automatically into your Corporate CMDB via Orchestrator. Following feedback from a number of customers we have made a series of changes...

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Collection Rule for Windows Restart Events (restarted from bugcheck) – Windows Server 2012 R2

Have you had a few crashes (restarts due to a bugcheck) but no Alert from SCOM? Don’t worry, SCOM is not broken. It turns out the Windows Server management pack (6.0.7061.0) does not contain an Alert generating rule for the target Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System, only up to Windows Server 2012 Operating System. So if this is an important rule for...

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Microsoft App-V 5.0: Sequencer

This is the second part of a series about App-V 5.0. Part one focused on integrating App-V with SCCM, how to install the App-V client, and some common scenarios where App-V may be appropriate. Part one can be found here: http://www.windowsmanagementexperts.com/microsoft-app-v-5-0-cm-2012-integration/microsoft-app-v-5-0-cm-2012-integration.htm. This part in the series will focus on the App-V sequencer. I will take you through sequencing a simple...

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Using your Configuration Manager data to Populate your Companies CMDB

As Users of this forum will know System Center Configuration Manager captures a massive amount of Asset data about the devices it has installed Agents onto. This is exactly the sort of data companies want to record in their CMDB but there has been no easy way to extract that data and use it.  So companies have resorted to the...

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Using App-V to Deploy Office 2013

IT administrators, with the release of App-V 5.0 SP2, now have the ability to virtualize the volume license edition of Office 2013. This is new, as previously you could only virtualize the Office 365 version of Office 2013. The article can be used to deploy both, though I will focus primarily on the volume license version. I will cover the...

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Kelverion Webinar – Annoucing our new Ready Built Runbook Solutions

So you’ve got Orchestrator and you’ve done some evaluation and you know it can do some clever things but all you have is a blank screen.  Now you are being asked to automated the provision of Virtual Machines, connect SCOM 2012 to your Service Desk, get System Center 2012 data into your company’s CMDB and not sure where to start?...

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Automated Self Service VM provision – A Ready Built Solution

With the power of Windows Server 2012 and the launch of System Center 2012 SP1 Self-Service Virtual Machine Provision has been placed into the hands of all Microsoft’s customers large or small.  A fully automated Self Service provision of a HyperV VM from a Service Catalogue is now a reality whatever the size of your IT team. Great you think...

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System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Available on October 18, 2013

In addition to announcing the release of Windows 8.1 on October 18th, Microsoft has also announced that the R2 releases for System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 will also be available at the same time. This is evidence that Microsoft’s full product catalog is now more tightly integrated. With 2 major product releases per year now, it will be...

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Monitor Information Reporting (MIR) VS. Win32_DesktopMonitor

Not too long ago, a senior SCCM consultant gave us the idea to put together a webcast comparing Monitor Information Reporting (MIR) to Win32_DesktopMonitor. If you were planning to use Win32_DestopMonitor to give you reliable and accurate results about your monitor inventory, after viewing this webcast, you might think twice. http://youtu.be/eNCE7qZF1sU  

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Running Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013? Manage it with System Center

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is the small and medium business solution that Microsoft provides for full service and process management. The solution includes activities for Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Project Management, and Service Management and seeks to ensure that most every market is covered. So obviously, for companies running this solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV becomes a critical technology that...

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