Author: Anoop C Nair

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: Application Catalog Issues : Deployment and Troubleshooting Guide

Application catalog is very interesting feature of ConfigMgr 2012. As it’s new feature, we’re not very familiar with the installation and configuration best practices which we need to follow. The Application Catalog is the user’s gateway to the available applications that they can install while Software Center helps the user track the status of available and required software. More details about a...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to : Use Deployment Monitoring Tool

Deployment Monitor Tool (DeploymentMonitoringTool.exe) is new addition to ConfigMgr 2012 Toolkit. This Tool is a graphical user interface designed to assist in troubleshooting applications, updates and baseline deployments. In this post, I ‘m trying to explore Deployment Monitoring tool in some more details. How it can be used more effectively. The documentation provided with this toolkit is excel...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: Updated KB Articles

Quick post to list down the updated (9-July-2012) KB articles which are applicable to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM 2012). On 9-July-2012, 24 KB articles got updated. More details below. 1. Task Sequence Fails when using Stand-Alone Media in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager- kb/2716946 2. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager incorrectly uses the Site System Installatio...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 :: Migration Reference Guide

Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is very big topic and you need invest lot of time to study the current environment, plan, test and execute the migration. There are lot of articles and blog posts available to help you with migration process. Through this post, I’m trying to create a reference guide for the migration. Hope, it will be helpful. &#...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to : Recover CAS Server and Database

In this blog post, we’re going to cover my most favorite/cool feature of ConfigMgr 2012. Recover a CAS server without using any site backup. The CAS server will retrieve the Global data and Global-Proxy data from the Primary Site Server database. Also, the CAS reinitializes the site data from the primary site. If you want to know more about primary server recovery methods, go through my following ...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: Primary Site Server and Database Recovery : Part 2

In this post, we are going to see the recovery procedure of a primary site (without using any site backup). In other words, recover Primary site server from CAS. We can retrieve global and global proxy data from the CAS database. The site data is regenerated by clients that send information to the primary site. The CAS reinitializes the site data from the primary site. Note – We won’t be able to r...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: Primary Site Server and Database Recovery : Part 1

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Recovery options are changed. Remember, we have to run the Site Repair Wizard (after completing the installation wizard) in ConfigMgr 2007, but this is changed for good in ConfigMgr 2012. More details about ConfigMgr 2007 Site Repair Wizard – Site Repair Wizard Step by Step Guide. Now, In ConfigMgr 2012, the Recovery a Site option is part of Installat...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to : Use RBA Viewer (RBAViewer.exe)

The RBA modeling and auditing (RBA viewer) tool is System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Server Troubleshooting Tool.  The RBA viewer is new addition to configmgr toolkit. The RBA modeling tool can help you to create a custom security role and export it. The auditing of security role/s and security scope/s is also possible through RBA Viewer (RBAViewer.exe).   Three very useful button...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: How to : Use Policy Spy (PolicySpy.exe)

Policy Spy is System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Troubleshooting Tool. Policy Spy can be used for the troubleshooting of the policy system of SCCM / ConfigMgr Client. Have you ever played with PolicySpy.exe? If not, start using it !!!! In this post, I ‘m trying to explore Policy Spy tool in some more details. How it can be used more effectively. The documentation provided with this to...

#ConfigMgr / #SCCM 2012 :: How to : Use Client Spy ( CliSpy.exe )

Client Spy is System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client Troubleshooting Tool. Client Spy can be used for the troubleshooting of software distribution, Inventory and Metering Issues. Have you ever played with CliSpy.exe? If not, start using it !!!! In this post, I ‘m trying to explore Client Spy tool in some more details. How it can be used more effectively. The documentation provided with th...

#ConfigMgr / #SCCM :: Software Distribution Notification Issues, How to: use WBEMTEST to check client policies

Clients may not get “New Program is Available”pop-up system tray notifications in ConfigMgr even though the “Display a Notification Message”option is checked in the Admin Console. The “New Program notification” for clients is controlled by two Policy entries, and if either is set “FALSE”then the new program pop-up will not show: a. CCM_SoftwareDistributionClientConfig/DisplayNewProgramNotification...

#SCCM / #ConfigMgr 2012 :: Troubleshooting CAS Performance Issue

Here is an interesting and very helpful post from Matt Shadbolt. In this post he talks about the I/O performance issue faced on his lab environment. This issue could happen in our production environment as well if we don’t have proper design in terms of storage (Disk/Lun/NAS). Full Post – http://anoopcnair.com/2012/06/25/sccm-configmgr-2012-troubleshooting-cas-performance-issue/