Your company's ad could live here and reach over 50,000 people a month!

Author: Cireson Team

Upgrading Distribution Points from SCCM 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012 Error, 0x800706BA!

Recently during an implementation for an upgrade from SCCM 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012 I found that some Distribution Points (DPs) that I was attempting to upgrade were not finalizing on their upgrade. I checked out the Distmgr.log and started seeing the below error as follows: CWmi::Connect() failed to connect to \\<<DPSERVERNAME>>\root\SCCMDP. Error = 0x800706BA First off, one of the thin...

Different Aspects or Concepts of Configuration Manager’s Application Model

Written by Newton Cunningham at Cireson. There are 3 interesting concepts that need some discussion in regards to the Application Model in Configuration Manager 2012, and they are the following: Maintenance Windows Distribute on Demand Roaming clients In no way are these three items necessities when setting up the application model, but they are new and old items that need to be discussed. The fol...

Application Model for Configuration Manager 2012 Isn’t All That Bad

Written by Newton Cunningham at Cireson. For all those that are like me and are stuck in our old “package” way of doing things, the application model is in all reality a huge step forward in regards to what it can do for you with the proper understanding of its capabilities. As far as a little history, the main 3 parts of a package are represented by different terms within the application model an...

Planning Cross-Forest Communication for Configuration Manager

Written  by Newt Cunningham at Cireson. With some environments there comes the necessity of incorporating other forests for Configuration Manager to maintain. There are certain things that need to happen on the Configuration Manager server in order for other forests (and their clients) to work in harmony with Configuration Manager. Here are a few points to help with understanding what needs to hap...

Lessons Learned with Configuration Manager 2012 Cross-Forest, Internet-Based Client Management Configuration

In a recent implementation, I enjoyed (and cried over) learning some lessons in regards to setting up Internet Based Client Management in multiple forests. There are several things that need to be put into place in order to get Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 working properly with intranet clients, internet clients located in the same forest as ConfigMgr, and internet clients located in sep...

Adding a Field to the Right of an Existing Field – SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool

First, I would like to thank all the Microsoft MVP for the Incident Extension blogs and video, and others who have provided information on extending the Incident and Service Request. We all know the Authoring Tool can be tricky.  To complement what is already out there, I have provided the instructions to add the fields perfectly to the right of existing fields. It will show up as if Microsoft put...

Service Pack 1 for Configuration Manager 2012 may stop the ability to install clients

This is tougher to notice in an environment that already has Configuration Manager 2012 setup and clients installed (unless you are using OSD on a daily basis), but an environment that is getting a fresh install of Configuration Manager 2012 would notice this quickly since they are pushing out hundreds, if not thousands of clients. As of January 10th you may have noticed that your Configuration Ma...