Author: Brian Mason

CM12 R2 SP1 not ready for Distributed Views

If you have a CAS (you shouldn't), and if you have enabled distributed views, you might want to hold off from upgrading to SP1 for CM12 R2. It sounds like we'll need a hotfix for the upgrade so that certain tables and views are checked for during the ...

SCORCH – Don’t Get Burned!

Remember last year when Microsoft changed its licensing model for System Center as a whole? Evidently, things are still not quite as clear as we thought. I know our user group had Microsoft folks tell us that if you had CM07 with SA, that you would now own the System Center Suite. And the suite included CM, SCOM, SCORCH, etc. But it’s not as simple as that. Microsoft put out some pretty deta...

SCORCH – Don’t Get Burned!

Remember last year when Microsoft changed its licensing model for System Center as a whole? Evidently, things are still not quite as clear as we thought. I know our user group had Microsoft folks tell us that if you had CM07 with SA, that you would now own the System Center Suite. And the suite included CM, SCOM, SCORCH, etc.But it's not as simple as that.Microsoft put out some pretty detailed inf...

The MP Replica Doc

I love MP Replicas and have mentioned them before: How Replicas help you to scale BDNA Guru Session Guru Blog Follow-Up with some CM07 notes MPLIST\CERT Issues with Replicas Well here is a document fellow CM MVP Kent Agerlund has written. ...

Server 2012 OSD Issues in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

I just tried a CM12 SP1 TS to deploy Server 2012 (using MDT 2012 U1). I got the same error as listed here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2468097 Failed to load class properties and qualifiers for class BDD_UsePackage in task...

Replacing server with CM07 running SQL12

We upgraded our CM07 production environment to SQL12 last year. We like SQL12 and I think I've mentioned before that we saw about a 10% improvement in performance. So yay! But there is a downside we didn't consider. This weekend, we replaced our ol...

PS – I Love You

I'm no scripter by any means, but I sure know when they're nice to use vs. the CM console.  Here are some PowerShell scripts I'll demo at the AZ User Group.  One is for flipping all of my deployments from an empty collection (which my ADRs ar...

PS – I Love You

I'm no scripter by any means, but I sure know when they're nice to use vs. the CM console.  Here are some PowerShell scripts I'll demo at the AZ User Group.  One is for flipping all of my deployments from an empty collection (which my ADRs ar...

PS – I Love You

I'm no scripter by any means, but I sure know when they're nice to use vs. the CM console.  Here are some PowerShell scripts I'll demo at the AZ User Group.  One is for flipping all of my deployments from an empty collection (which my ADRs ar...

PS – I Love You

I'm no scripter by any means, but I sure know when they're nice to use vs. the CM console.  Here are some PowerShell scripts I'll demo at the AZ User Group.  One is for flipping all of my deployments from an empty collection (which my ADRs ar...

PS – I Love You

I'm no scripter by any means, but I sure know when they're nice to use vs. the CM console.  Here are some PowerShell scripts I'll demo at the AZ User Group.  One is for flipping all of my deployments from an empty collection (which my ADRs ar...

PS – I Love You

I'm no scripter by any means, but I sure know when they're nice to use vs. the CM console.  Here are some PowerShell scripts I'll demo at the AZ User Group.  One is for flipping all of my deployments from an empty collection (which my ADRs ar...