Tag: configmgr 2012

Creating VHD from Configuration Manager

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Another fancy feature from within Configuraiton Manager is the ability to create VHDs direcly from the console by using a task sequence. Think of the possibilities of creating golden images by bulding a VHD file and then importing this direcly into SCVMM. In…

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Pull-based distribution point and rate limiting

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One of the awesome features in Configuration Manager SP1 is the ability to define a distribution point as pull based. In essence what it does is that instead of pushing content from a site server to all the distribution points within a site,…

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Configuration Manager Documentaion update August 2013

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The Configuration Manager team at Microsoft released a huge number of updates today regarding the System Center 2012 R2 release –>http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/08/29/announcement-configuration-manager-documentation-library-update-for-august-2013.aspx And something I was waiting for, finally showed up! how to create a VHD from a task sequence –> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn448591.aspx

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Load balancing Application Catalog for Configuration Manager

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A customer asked me recently can I configure load balancing for my Application Catalog service on Configuration Manager, since It runs on Silverlight im unsure how it will work… Sure you can!The Application Catalog in Configuration Manager consist of two components, the Application…

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One system to manage them all

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Microsoft has seen that all environments aren’t all black and white. Some have Linux/Unix based systems, some have Mac’s and some are just sitting on a terminal such as Wyse or Igel.And then there are some that just use a tablet (iPad or…

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Automating Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 with PowerShell

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First part of this series, I showed how you could run and install all the necessary prerequisites silent and automated, this time I will write a bit more instead of just adding the commands.In Service Pack 1, Configuration Manager will finally include cmdlets…

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Configuration Manager 2012 silent install

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To run the Setup Downloader from command promt setupdl \MyServerMyShareConfigMgrUpdates /VERIFY: Use this option to verify the files in the download folder, which include language files. Review the ConfigMgrSetup.log file in the root of the C drive for a list of files that…

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Boundaries and Boundary Groups

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I see a lot of searches towards the blog regarding boundaries and boundary groups so therefore I thought that I should post a bit more about how these settings work and how they affect your site. A boundary is a network location in…

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SCCM 2012 and High Availability

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Short post!What is important when planning your SCCM deployment ? Plan for High Availability! (among other things)SCCM can span from a simple to a very complex solution And it can also be in a complex hierarchy as well. So it is important to…

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ConfigMgr 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta

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Microsoft just released the beta of service pack 1 for System Center 2012. And for ConfigMgr that includes: Deployment and management of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Distribution point for Windows Azure to help reduce infrastructure costs Automation of administrative tasks through…

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