Month: March 2014

Considerations for Enabling Distributed Views on a CAS

So what are distributed views and why use them? I recently posted about an issue where I was forced into enabling distributed views (DV) for my primary sites.  Technically, I enabled DV for the hardware inventory link (there are two others as well).  We had looked at using DV earlier, but even in SP1 there were issues.  But with R2, we’ve found them to be fully functional. So what are DV?  Simply put, you tell your primary sites to keep client data instead of replicating the data up to the CAS.  Normally DRS replicates data up via SQL (CM07 would copy files to in central inboxes and let SQL import that data all over again).  DRS uses a variation of the SQL Service Broker (instead of merge or transactional replication) to copy this data back to a primar...

ConfigMgr Inventory: Per User Network Printer Mapped Information (datashift replacement)

Back when Windows 98 and Windows XP were the norm, there was a script available called "datashift", which would grab information from users regarding their printers, and included any network mapped printers.  It worked because everyone was a local...

Implementing RBAC in System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager

This blogpost will detail my experiences and insights gained from implementing Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in a System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager environment. Overview: After installing Service Manager a couple of so called User Roles are created: Report User End User Read-Only Operator Activity Implementer Change Initiator Incident Resolver Problem Analyst Change Manager […]

Count of PCs by OU v2

  For more details please see: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/aea60e7b-a88b-48d8-8cc3-8675097abe62/trying-to-do-a-report-of-sup-failures-by-ou?forum=configmgrinventory   SELECT OU.ou, COUNT(*) AS 'COUNT' FROM dbo.v_R_System SYS join ( select SOU.ResourceID, Max(SOU.System_OU_Name0) as 'ou' from dbo.v_RA_System_SystemOUName SOU Group by SOU.ResourceID) OU on SYS.ResourceID = OU.ResourceID /*WHERE SYS.Netbios_Name0 IN ( 'PHO-PVR63186', 'WCO-PVP11579', 'PAL-PVI82336', 'LOM-PVI46044', 'LOM-PVI49102', 'LOM-PVR46148', 'PUG-PVI92643', 'RED-PVI54875', 'REN-PVR27553', 'WLA-PVR125834')*/ Group by OU.ou ORDER BY OU.ou

Count of PCs by OU v2

  For more details please see: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/aea60e7b-a88b-48d8-8cc3-8675097abe62/trying-to-do-a-report-of-sup-failures-by-ou?forum=configmgrinventory   SELECT OU.ou, COUNT(*) AS 'COUNT' FROM dbo.v_R_System SYS join ( select SOU.ResourceID, Max(SOU.System_OU_Name0) as 'ou' from dbo.v_RA_System_SystemOUName SOU Group by SOU.ResourceID) OU on SYS.ResourceID = OU.ResourceID /*WHERE SYS.Netbios_Name0 IN ( 'PHO-PVR63186', 'WCO-PVP11579', 'PAL-PVI82336', 'LOM-PVI46044', 'LOM-PVI49102', 'LOM-PVR46148', 'PUG-PVI92643', 'RED-PVI54875', 'REN-PVR27553', 'WLA-PVR125834')*/ Group by OU.ou ORDER BY OU.ou

Count of PCs by OU v2

  For more details please see: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/aea60e7b-a88b-48d8-8cc3-8675097abe62/trying-to-do-a-report-of-sup-failures-by-ou?forum=configmgrinventory   SELECT OU.ou, COUNT(*) AS 'COUNT' FROM dbo.v_R_System SYS join ( select SOU.ResourceID, Max(SOU.System_OU_Name0) as 'ou' from dbo.v_RA_System_SystemOUName SOU Group by SOU.ResourceID) OU on SYS.ResourceID = OU.ResourceID /*WHERE SYS.Netbios_Name0 IN ( 'PHO-PVR63186', 'WCO-PVP11579', 'PAL-PVI82336', 'LOM-PVI46044', 'LOM-PVI49102', 'LOM-PVR46148', 'PUG-PVI92643', 'RED-PVI54875', 'REN-PVR27553', 'WLA-PVR125834')*/ Group by OU.ou ORDER BY OU.ou

Count of PCs by OU

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Count of PCs by OU

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Count of PCs by OU

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Be CAS I told you not to! More CAS pain points with CM12

Well I told you not to install a CAS, didn’t I?  But of course I no choice since my team supports the servers that manage 365K clients.  Well, we had one heck of a week last month. It started with a phone call from Sherry Kissinger waking me up to say we had a replication issue.  She said she dropped a pub file to get the Hardware_Inventory_7 replication group to sync.  My 1st thought was that our Alabama primary site was holding onto files again with SEP (Symantec Endpoint Protection) not honoring exclusions.  We had files stuck in despoolr.box the prior week and entries in the statesys.log showing that it was having problems trying to open files.  I told her to uninstall SEP and I’d go into my office and logon. So I logged on and start looking ...