Month: September 2012

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Points in SCCM 2012 work differently compared to how they Continue reading →

The new look SCCM 2012 Distribution Point: Single Instance Storage

I was leafing through some SCCM 2012 information and found an old post from John Vintzel about how the Distribution Continue reading →

Alert Update Connector for OpsMgr 2012

A new utility has been released that allows you to set or override custom field values, owners, and ticket IDs for OpsMgr 2012 alerts. Grab it here: System Center 2012 Operations Manager – Alert Update Connector

Compare Active Directory computer accounts with Configuration Manager resources

Despite all discovery methods, Health scripts and other cleanup efforts it might be helpful from time to time to simply compare all the computer account objects that we have in Active Directory with our resources in ConfigMgr. There are a couple posts available, that demonstrate how to integrate information from Active Directory into SQL reports. See e.g. “How to add AD data to ConfigMgr reporting” from Garth Jones. As you can see, in his post, Garth shows already how to compare AD accounts with ConfigMgr, so why this post? Well, they mainly use the ADSI provider as a linked server and the OPENQUERY SQL command to query AD. However most of them suffer from a limitation, that comes from Active Directory itself and will actually hurt most people in a even slightly larger environments. The AD...