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  • Blog Post: Odd quirk after upgrading Visual Studio 2013 Preview Edition

    I had an odd error when loading existing projects after I upgraded from Visual Studio 2013 Preview edition to the RTM edition: The project file could not be loaded. Root element is missing. C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\12.0\bin\Microsoft.CSharp.targets I noticed I had a left over entry for Preview...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #6 CMTrace

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! I thought I’d write some stuff about CMTrace, the Configuration Manager free log tracing tool. I still find folks who don’t know how useful...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #5 MDT 2012

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have MDT 2013! Here's a quick guide to installing MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1. There isn't much to the installation itself, and is intuitive enough not to need...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #4 Setting up the Primary

    Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #4 Setting up the Primary NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager– #3 Setting up the CAS

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about the pro’s and con’s of having a Central...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - CAS - #2 Do I need one

    NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about setting up a good test last, we can...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #1 The Lab

    REPOST - Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - #1 The Lab NOTE: I had to move a few articles I wrote away from their existing location and on over to this blog, it’s old information now, since we have ConfigMgr 2012 R2! This guide kicks off my tour of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 R2 Available

    Go check out MSDN , you’ll find the new 2012 R2 releases including the hardcore Configuration Manager 2012 R2. For ConfigMgr 2012 R2 you can upgrade your site to R2 level, or install a new site at R2 level. There’s sure to be loads of guides coming out over the next few days, keep an eye on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 SP1 RTM's - ConfigMgr SP1 is here

    Our first service pack for ConfigMgr is now fully available! Check out these MS announcement links Delivering Unified Device Management with Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Microsoft Advances the Cloud OS With New Management Solutions Download Microsoft System Center Private...
  • Blog Post: OSD Device Naming with UDA–Asset Check

    Recently I had a Client who wanted to control the naming of their devices during the build cycle in OSD during New, Replacement and Upgrades scenarios, they also wanted to specify a User Device Affinity for some but not all devices. The mechanism had to leverage an initiative that was physically asset...
  • Blog Post: Install Guide - ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta + Server 2012 + SQL 2012 CU 3

    *** UPDATED *** Here's a guide for installing ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta onto Windows 2012 with SQL 2012 RTM CU 3 Please keep in mind that this guide is suited for the lab only, do not use SP1 Beta in production. There is no upgrade path from SP1 Beta to SP1 RTM We can now for the first time join together...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Cumulative Update 1–Deploy using Software Updates

    I wrote here about installing the first update bundle for ConfigMgr called System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Cumulative Update 1 , and skipped over deploying using Software Updates, well here’s how to get the CAB file the cumulative update 1 creates when you install it, and deploy to your Clients...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 RTM very close …

    Looks like we have an RTM date set for August for Windows Server 2012. I’ve been using Server 2012 in my lab for a while now, and it is incredibly lightweight and fast, packed with new features but I mostly just use it for Hyper-V 3.0 (and I do use the Storage Pools feature). I’ve nearly...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SDK - Released (RTM)

    Something for the weekend? The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SDK provides information applicable to administrators who want to automate Configuration Manager through script and to developers adding features and extensions to base Configuration Manager functionality This Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - CAS - Do I need one

    Following on from my previous article on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager where I talked about setting up a good test last, we can now move on to whether we need a CAS for the company Configuration Manager is being installed into. You can read this and more fantastic articles from Rob here
  • Blog Post: Lab - System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - The Lab

    This guide kicks off my tour of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and we begin with the foundation of your testing platform, the lab hardware. You can read this and more fantastic articles from Rob here
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - RTM

    It's been RTM for a while, but MMS needed to happen before I could call it out. So ... System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is now RTM !!! And yep, that is how it is called now, SC2012CM and not ConfigMgr 2012 :-<> Check out the product here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 - RTM!

    Yep, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 has RTM'd !!! Check it out here What's new: Some of the key changes in MDT 2012 are: Comprehensive tools and guidance to efficiently manage large-scale deployments of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 365. An enhanced user-Driven...
  • Blog Post: System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2010 has gone RTM

    Bit behind on dishing up the news ... I see that SCSM 2010 has gone RTM. We're going to give this release some attention on WMUG, first up we'll put together a virtual meeting so we can demo the tool itself and have a long Q&A. Will announce this on the front page of www.wmug.co.uk very...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 and DST\WOL issue

    Configuration Manager 2007 RTM\SP1 has a wee bit of an issue dealing with GMT dates that are offset by DST. Essentially if you are in a DST timezone then the DST offset is not factored correctly, resulting in Wake On Lan (WOL) packets arriving at the destination machines one hour earlier than intended...