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    glad to hear it, to summarize Microsoft is aware of the issue and has produced a fix
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    To piggy back off this, talked to HP about this earlier today as well. Pre-release BIOS are available but they need to have it approved/signed off before providing it for testing purposes. I was told mid-April is their tentative release date for this. Anything with a kaby lake processor is having the UEFI PXE boot issues according to them or have had reports. They pointed to the G4 model laptops and the G3+ model desktop machines.
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    Update: please see this updated guide for SCCM 1802 CB, with SQL Server 2017. Introduction In a previous guide I showed you how to install System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2012R2. Times are changing fast in this cloud-first mobile-first world, and as a result the System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) releases are being released rapidly. In addition to these releases are new Windows Server and SQL Server releases. Now that these new releases are all supported to run together, this guide will show you how to quickly install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 using SQL Server 2016, and then upgrade it to System Center Configuration Manager version 1610 (Current Branch). We use System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) in this guide as it is the latest baseline version available on Microsoft's Volume License Service Center site (as of time of writing, December 2016). Some PowerShell knowledge is desired. I will show you how to do most actions manually as well as automated. Assumptions In this guide I assume you have already installed two workgroup joined servers running Windows Server 2016 (choose Windows Server 2016 Standard (Desktop Experience)) as listed below, and that you've configured the network settings. I also assume you have some knowledge of PowerShell, if you don't, start learning it now ! Server name: AD01 Server status: Workgroup joined IPv4 Address: 192.168.4.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.4.199 DNS: 192.168.4.1 Server name: CM01 Server status: Domain joined IPv4 Address: 192.168.4.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.4.199 DNS: 192.168.4.1 Server name: Smoothwall Server roles: A Linux firewall for sharing internet into these virtual machines, in hyperv you can add two legacy nics to achieve this. Scripts used in this guide The scripts used in this guide are available at the bottom of the guide in the Downloads section, download them before beginning and extract them to C:\scripts on your destination server(s). Step 1. Configure Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Note: Perform the following on the AD01 as Local Administrator on the workgroup joined server. To setup Active Directory Domain Services you could manually click your way through the appropriate wizard in Server Manager or automate it using PowerShell. For your benefit I'll show you both methods below, all you have to do is choose which one suits you. Method #1 - Do it manually 1. To manually setup ADDS, in the start screen search for Server Manager 2. Click on Add roles and features, for Installation Type choose Role-based or Feature-based installation 3. For Server Selection choose the local server (AD01) 4. For Server Roles select Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server, answer yes to install any required components. 5. Continue the the wizard and click Install, then click Close to complete the wizard. 6. After it's finished, perform the Post Deployment Configuration by clicking on Promote this server to a domain controller select the Add a new forest option, give it a root domain name such as windowsnoob.lab.local and click through the wizard, when prompted for the password use P@ssw0rd. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To configure ADDS automatically, use the ConfigureADDS.ps1 PowerShell script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 2. Join CM01 to the domain Note: Perform the following on the CM01 as Local Administrator on the workgroup joined server. Method #1 - Do it manually To join the domain manually, bring up the computer properties. Click on Change settings beside the computer name, click Change and enter the appropriate domain join details, reboot when done. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To join the domain automatically, use the joindomain.ps1 PowerShell script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 3. Create users Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator You can do this step manually or automated using the supplied PowerShell script. Method #1 - Do it manually To create users manually, add the following users in AD using Active Directory Users and Computers: * <your user name>, a domain user, this user will become a local administrator on CM01 * Testuser, a domain user * CM_BA, used for building ConfigMgr created images * CM_JD, used for joining computers to the domain * CM_SR used for reporting services. * CM_CP, a domain user used when installing the Configuration Manager Client for Client Push. * CM_NAA, a domain user, (Network Access Account) used during OSD Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To create users automatically, use the Create Users Usergroups and OUs in AD.ps1 PowerShell script. Tip: You need to edit the script and adjust the variables to your liking, for example if you want to change the default password. You may also want to rem out the MDT and MBAM user/groups that are created and change some of the user names within the script. To rem out a line place a # in front of it. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 68-80] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. After running the PowerShell script in Windows PowerShell ISE you'll see something like the following. Step 4. Create the System Management Container Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator For details of why you are doing this see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712264.aspx. Method #1 - Do it manually Open ADSI Edit, click on Action, Connect To and click Ok, Double Click on Default Naming Context and the DC= that appears below it. Click on the + and scroll down to CN=System. Right Click on CN=System and choose New, Object, choose Container from the options, click Next and enter System Management as the value as shown below Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To create the System Management container automatically, use the Create System Management container.ps1 PowerShell script. Step 5. Delegate Permission Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator Method #1 - Do it manually Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Click on view, select Advanced Features. Select the System Management Container, and right click it, choose All Tasks and Delegate Control. When the Welcome to Delegation of Control Wizard appears click next, then click Add. click on Object Types, select Computers. Type in your Configuration Manager server name (CM01) and click on Check Names, it should resolve. Click Ok, then Next. Choose Create a Custom Task to Delegate, click next, make sure This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder is selected. Click next, select the 3 permissions General, Property-Specific and Creation-deletion of specific child objects are selected then place a check mark in Full Control. Tip: Repeat the above process for each site server that you install in a Hierarchy. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To delegate permissions to the System Management container automatically, use the Delegate Permissions.ps1 PowerShell script on CM01. That's right, on the ConfigMgr server. Step 6. Install Roles and Features on CM01 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator To support various features in System Center Configuration Manager, the setup wizard requires some Server Roles and Features pre-installed. On CM01, login as the username you added to the Local Administrators group and navigate to C:\scripts. The XML files within the Scripts Used in This Guide.zip were created using the Export Configuration File option in Server Manager after manually installing roles and features and the accompanying PowerShell script simply installs it. Note: Make sure your Server 2016 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the location of the media. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To install the roles and features needed, start Windows Powershell ISE as Administrator and run the install roles and features.ps1 script. Step 7. Download and install Windows ADK 10 version 1607 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator The ConfigMgr prerequisite checker will check for various things, including ADK components such as USMT and Windows Preinstallation Environment (amongst others), therefore you need to install Windows ADK on your server. To do so, either download ADKsetup from here and manually install it or run the setup ADK and WDS.ps1 PowerShell script to download and install the correct components for you. This script not only downloads the components needed, it's also installs ADK 10 and then installs Windows Deployment Services. The setup ADK and WDS.ps1 PowerShell script is available in the Scripts Used in this Guide zip file. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To download and then install Windows ADK 10 with the components needed, start Windows Powershell ISE as Administrator and run the setup ADK and WDS.ps1 script. Step 8. Install SQL Server 2016 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator The following script will create a ConfigurationFile.ini used to automate the installation of SQL Server 2016, and after it's installed the script will download the SSMS exe (Management Studio) and install it. SQL Server no longer comes with the Management Studio and it's offered as a separate download, don't worry though, my PowerShell script takes care of that for you. Note: Make sure your SQL Server 2016 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the location of the media. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To install SQL Server2016 use the Install SQL Server 2016.ps1 script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 17-75] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 9. SQL Memory Configuration Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Depending on your memory configuration and server setup, you may also want to configure SQL memory limits as per the following guidance prior to installing ConfigMgr otherwise you'll get warnings in the Prerequisite checker when it runs the Server Readiness checks. Configuration Manager requires SQL Server to reserve a minimum of 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory for the central administration site and primary site and a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) for the secondary site. This memory is reserved by using the Minimum server memory setting under Server Memory Options and is configured by using SQL Server Management Studio. For more information about how to set a fixed amount of memory, see here. If your SQL Server is configured for unlimited memory usage, you should configure SQL Server memory to have a maximum limit. Method #1 - Do it manually Open Management Studio, select CM01, right click, choose Properties, select memory and configure the values as appropriate for your environment. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Use the following PowerShell in ISE on the server that you installed SQL Server 2016 on, thanks go to SkatterBrainz for the code snippet, you might want to adjust the $SqlMemMin and $SqlMemMax variables to suit your environment. $SqlMemMin = 8192 $SqlMemMax = 8192 [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.VisualBasic') | Out-Null [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.SqlServer.SMO') | Out-Null $SQLMemory = New-Object ('Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server') ("(local)") $SQLMemory.Configuration.MinServerMemory.ConfigValue = $SQLMemMin $SQLMemory.Configuration.MaxServerMemory.ConfigValue = $SQLMemMax $SQLMemory.Configuration.Alter() Step 10. Restart the Server Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Open an administrative command prompt and issue the following command: shutdown /r Step 11. Install the WSUS role Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Now that SQL server is installed, we can utilize that for the WSUS database. To install WSUS and configure it to use the SQL servers database instead of the Windows Internal Database, do as follows: Method #1 - Do it manually <Coming soon> Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Browse to the location where you extracted the scripts, C:\scripts. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as administrator, open the Install roles and features_WSUS.ps1 script, edit the $servername variable and replace CM01 with the ServerName your are installing ConfigMgr on (SQL server). Make sure to have your Windows Server 2016 SXS media in the path referred to by $Sourcefiles. Step 12. Download and extract the ConfigMgr content Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator To install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 you'll need to download the content. You can download it from Microsoft's Volume license site for use in production or from MSDN for use in a lab. The VLSC download can be found be searching for Config and then selecting System Center Config Mgr (current branch and LTSB 1606) as shown below. Method #1 - Do it manually For the purposes of this guide I used the 1606 release from VLSC. This iso is named SW_DVD5_Sys_Ctr_ConfigMgrClt_ML_1606_MultiLang_ConfMgr_SCEP_MLF_X21-16461.ISO and is 1.20GB in size. Once downloaded, I mounted the ISO in Windows File Explorer and copied the contents to C:\Source\SCCM 1606 on CM01. Step 13. Download the ConfigMgr Prerequisites Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator You can download the prerequisites during ConfigMgr setup or in advance. As you'll probably want to install more than one copy of ConfigMgr (one lab, one production) it's nice to have the prerequisites downloaded in advance. To do that, open a PowerShell prompt with administrative permissions and navigate to the following folder: C:\Source\SCCM 1606\smssetup\bin\X64 Run the following line .\SetupDL.exe C:\Source\Downloads Tip: Browse to C:\source\SCCM 1606\SMSSETUP\TOOLS and double click on CMTrace.exe, answer Yes to the default logging question. Then, using Windows File Explorer, browse to C:\ and double click on ConfigMgrSetup.log which will open the log file in CMTrace. This will allow you to view any errors or problems with the download of the prerequisites in real time. Step 14. Extend the Schema Note: Perform the following on the Domain controller server (AD01) as Administrator. You do not have to extend the Active Directory schema if it was already extended for Configuration Manager previously. 1. Using Windows File Explorer on the Active Directory Domain Controller, browse to \\<server>\c$\Source\SCCM 1606\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 where <server> is your ConfigMgr server 2. locate extadsch.exe, right click and choose Run As Administrator. 3. A command prompt window will appear briefly as the schema is extended, check in C:\ for a log file called ExtADSch.log it should look similar to this Step 15. Install SCCM Current Branch (version 1606) Note: Perform the following on the ConfigMgr server (CM01) as Administrator. If you are NOT using eval (as in my example) then you need to add this section to the configuration.ini file [SABranchOptions] SAActive=1 CurrentBranch=1 Method #1 - Do it manually <Coming soon> Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell You will need to edit the Install SCCM Current Branch version 1606.ps1 script and replace the variables inside with those that work in your environment. For example, to change the ProductId open the script in Windows ISE, locate the line that reads $ProductID= and either enter your ConfigMgr Product Key or use the evaluation version of ConfigMgr by entering the word EVAL. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 16-17 & lines 32-57] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Once the script completes successfully, System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (version 1606) is installed. Note: Currently there is a bug when using System Center Configuration Manager 1606 (Current Branch) and Windows ADK 1607 when used with Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016, in that the boot images will not be created. The error shown in ConfigMgrSetup.log will be "ERROR: Failed to call method ExportDefaultBootImage. Error 0x80041013". If you experience this issue add your voice to Microsoft Connect ID 3116118. The solution at this point is to continue onto the next step and use Upgrades and Servicing to upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 1610 (Current Branch). After completing that upgrade, the ADK 1607 boot images will be correctly added to ConfigMgr. Step 16. Upgrade to SCCM Current Branch (version 1610) Note: Perform the following on the ConfigMgr server (CM01) as Administrator. Method #1 - Do it manually As the upgrade process is a whole blog post by itself, please follow my guide here. Summary In this guide you used a lot of PowerShell to automate most of Installing System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (version 1606), including installing and configuring SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. You then upgraded to version 1610 using Updates and Servicing. Related Reading Configuration Manager and the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 here. Documentation for System Center Configuration Manager here. What's new in version 1610 of System Center Configuration Manager here. Recommended hardware for System Center Configuration Manager here. Supported operating systems for sites and clients for System Center Configuration Manager here. Support for SQL Server versions for System Center Configuration Manager here. Use a command line to install System Center Configuration Manager sites here. Supported operating systems for System Center Configuration Manager site system servers here. Install-WindowsFeature here. Downloads You can download a Microsoft Word copy of this guide here dated 2016/12/6 How can I install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016.zip You can download the PowerShell scripts used above here Scripts Used In This Guide.zip
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    Up and running again! Thanks to anyweb (and Microsoft) we are now running 1702 and so far everything looks good! A huuuge thank you for the help!
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    Up and running again! Thanks to anyweb (and Microsoft) we are now running 1702 and so far everything looks good!
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    I have upgraded Windows-Noob.com today to the latest and greatest version of the IPS Community Suite. We are now on version 4. Among all the other features, this should significantly improve your experience when accessing the site on mobile devices thanks to the responsive theme. If there are any issues that you notice, please post in the Suggestion box.
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    What has to be done if you change the external web services url in regards to the proxy server / edge server, and the internal and external certificates.
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    This list of guides (think of it as a living index) will be updated by me whenever I write a new guide for the new versions of System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) or System Center Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) and how they incorporate with Microsoft Intune. These guides are broken down into three different sections: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) System Center Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) Setting up PKI in a lab on Windows Server 2016 The Current Branch release is meant for your production deployments and the Technical Preview releases are for testing new upcoming features in the product, and are aimed at Lab use only. The PKI guides are added in case you want to experiment with any roles requiring certificates using SCCM. If you are looking for some of my other guides then please check below: Microsoft Intune (standalone) in Azure step by step guides are here Microsoft Intune (hybrid) guides look here (over 61,103 views as of July 2017) Configuration Manager 2012 guides then look here (over 1 million views as of July 2017) Configuration Manager 2007 guides then look here (over 948388 views as of July 2017) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit guides are here SMS 2003 guides are here (over 10423 views as of July 2017) cheers niall System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Installation - How can I install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Configuring Discovery - How can I configure discovery for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Configuring Boundaries - How can I configure boundaries in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Using Updates and Servicing in Offline mode - How can I use Updates and Servicing in Offline mode in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Using Updates and Servicing in Online mode - How can I use Updates and Servicing in Online mode in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Setting up the Software Update Point - How can I setup Software Updates in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Installing the Client agent - How can I configure client settings and install the ConfigMgr client agent in System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1602 from System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1511 How can I use the Upgrade Task Sequence in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) ? How can I use servicing plans in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) to upgrade Windows 10 devices ? How can I deploy Windows 10 with MDT 2013 Update 2 integrated with System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Setting up PKI in a lab on Windows Server 2016 Part 1 - Introduction and server setup Part 2 - Install and do initial configuration on the Standalone Offline Root CA Part 3 - Prepare the HTTP Web server for CDP and AIA Publication Part 4 - Post configuration on the Standalone Offline Root CA Part 5 - Installing the Enterprise Issuing CA Part 6 - Perform post installation tasks on the Issuing CA Part 7 - Install and configure the OCSP Responder role service Part 8 - Configure AutoEnroll and Verify PKI health
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    Any guides how to deploy Lync 2013 to one AD Domain/Forest with multiple sites? HA is in mind... What servers need to be deployed to sites and how to do the configuration?
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    Hei sorry for not answering sooner. If you just install Lync 2010 standard then all u need is dc (as in domain) + 1 server to install Lync itself (standard). If u want high availability then Enterprise version is the way to go. With enterprise you can create pools of frontend servers for instance (with dns triks thouse pools work as load balancing). Also some spoilers from the next version: http://www.zdnet.com...ore-7000001415/ ---> Consolidation of roles; no separate server role needed for monitoring and archiving. Also if memory serves u cant select your own (remote) sql when using Standard (this could be lie as i dont remember no longer).
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    This list of guides is all about System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. If you want to learn about SCCM 2012 this is how you can do it ! I've put together this list together to help people like you learn about Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and to help people learn about how they can integrate Microsoft Intune with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to manage their iOS, Android and Windows Phone mobile devices. If you are looking for some of my other guides then please check below: Microsoft Intune (standalone) in Azure step by step guides are here Microsoft Intune (hybrid) guides look here (over 61,103 views as of July 2017) System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch and Technical Preview) here (96,953 views, May 2018) Configuration Manager 2007 guides then look here (over 948388 views as of July 2017) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit guides are here SMS 2003 guides are here (over 10423 views as of July 2017) Note: Some of my guides are also available for download, please see below links download the Microsoft Intune Mobile Device Management guides here. download the Standalone Primary guides in PDF and WORD format here. Step-by-Step Guides Hierarchy with CAS using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 1. Installation - CAS using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 2. Install the Primary server - P01 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 3. Configuring Discovery and Boundaries using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 4. Adding roles and configuring custom Client Device Settings and custom Client User Settings using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 5. Adding WSUS, Adding the SUP role, deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 6. Adding the Endpoint Protection role, configure Alerts and custom Antimalware Policies using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 7. Build and Capture Windows 7 X64 SP1 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 8. Deploying Applications using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 9. Deploying Monthly Updates using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 10. Monitoring our Monthly Updates Automatic Deployment Rule using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 11. Upgrading your hierarchy to Service Pack 1 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 12. Connecting Powershell and building a reference image of Windows 8 with .NET 3.5 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 13. Deploying Windows 8 X64 with custom Start screen using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 14. Using Compliance Settings CM12 in a Lab - PXE boot failure after upgrading to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy Windows 8 X64 to the Microsoft Surface Pro using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Definition Updates from a UNC file share CM12 in a Lab - How can I determine what Antimalware Policy is applied to my SCEP 2012 SP1 client ? CM12 in a Lab - when running /testdbupgrade for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 you get an error: SQL Native client 11 is not installed CM12 in a Lab - How can I backup System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - SQL Server 2012 SP1 support in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CM12 in a Lab - The CM12 BitLocker FrontEnd HTA - video CM12 in a Lab - The CM12 BitLocker FrontEnd HTA CM12 in a Lab - Where can I download additional clients for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I sequence applications using App-V version 5 for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy a Hidden task sequence in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I pre-provision BitLocker in WinPE during Windows 8 deployments using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can i disable “Connect to a wireless network” during Windows 8 OOBE ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy Windows 8 in UEFI mode using Configuration Manager 2012 ? CM12 in a Lab - Why is my System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console in read-only mode ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I view hidden Endpoint Protection Reports in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I upgrade System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I add a PXE enabled Distribution Point on Server 2008 X86 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I display my System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy in Bing Maps ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I enable Debug View in the Configuration Manager console? CM12 in a Lab - How can I easily prompt for a computer name in Configuration Manager 2012 CM12 in a Lab - Importing Computers using a file CM12 in a Lab - Two New Endpoint Protection Reports added, What are they and what do they look like CM12 in a Lab - How can I setup a Distribution Point on a Windows 7 PC in Configuration Manager 2012 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I capture an image using Capture Media in Configuration Manager 2012 ?
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    In Part 1 of this series we got our AD and SCCM servers ready, and then we installed System Center 2012 Configuration Manager as a standalone Primary site. In Part 2 we configured the SCCM server further by adding some Windows Server roles necessary for the following Configuration Manager 2012 functionality, Software Update Point (SUP) and Operating System Deployment. In Part 3 we configured the server further by Enabling Discovery methods and creating Boundary's and Boundary Groups. In Part 4 we configured Client Settings, Added roles and Distributed the Configmgr Client to our Computers within the LAB, then in Part 5 we enabled the Endpoint Protection Role and configured Endpoint Protection settings and targeted a collection called All Windows 7 Computers with these settings and policies. In Part 6 we configured our SUP further to Deploy software updates to our All Windows 7 Computers and Build Windows 7 X64 collections. In Part 7 we used the Build and Capture process to create our Base Windows 7 X64 wim image. In Part 8 we created a USMT 4 package to migrate the users data using hardlinking and then we imported the captured image into ConfigMgr and created a Deploy Windows 7 X64 task sequence. We created a Deploy Windows 7 X64 Collection and set some User Device Affinity collection variables. In Part 9 we created an Application, and created a deployment type for that application to only install if the Primary User was True for that device (User Device Affinity), we then copied our Task Sequence (duplicated it), deployed the new Task Sequence, added a computer to the new collection and then PXE booted the computer to the Deployment Menu. In Part 10 we monitored the Deployment process in a lot of detail to how UDA sent state messages and we verified that our application installed on the users Primary Device, in addition we modified our collection variables, and added a prestart command to our boot image to prompt for the SMSTSUdaUsers. In Part 11 we setup the Reporting Services Point Role and verified that reporting was working. In Part 12 we demonstrated a new feature in ConfigMgr which allows us to Patch operating system WIM images using Offline Servicing. This means that you can apply Windows Updates by using Component-Based Servicing (CBS) to update the your previously captured WIM images. In Part 13 we looked at how Role Based Administration is used within ConfigMgr and we created a new custom role to allow a user (or users within a Security Group) to view Software Update Reports. This is useful because you will probably want one team to take care of configuring and deploying software updates, and to grant another (Management etc) the capability of reviewing Compliance Reports. Now we will perform a side-by-side migration from Configuration Manager 2007. For recommended reading about migrating to Configuration Manager 2012 and best practise advice, please refer to the following links from Technet:- Introduction to Migration in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Planning for Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Configuring Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Operations for Migrating Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Security and Privacy for Migration to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Some key points about migration. Before you migrate any data from Configuration Manager 2007, you must first install and configure the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy. You should not try to recreate or mirror your hierarchy from the source to the destination. Plan to only migrate what you need in the new hierarchy and focus on the new features and design of Configuration Manager 2012. You cannot upgrade from SMS 2003 to Configuration Manager 2012, the only supported method is to migrate from SMS 2003 to Configuration Manager 2007 (in-place or side-by-side) and then perform a side-by-side migration to Configuration Manager 2012. Or, you could call it a day on SMS 2003 and start fresh with Configuration Manager 2012. You cannot do an in-place upgrade from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012. If you want to migrate your data and objects from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 then you have to perform a side-by-side migration. Your source hierarchy (Configuration Manager 2007) must be at Service Pack 2 level. You must specify the top level site of your source heirarchy (Configuration Manager 2007). When System Center 2012 Configuration Manager gathers data, the following network protocols and ports are used: NetBIOS/SMB – 445 (TCP), RPC (WMI) - 135 (TCP), SQL Server - 1433 (TCP). As a result, ensure that they are not blocked between your source and destination servers. To perform the migration, the account used in Configuration Manager 2012 console must be a member of the Full Administrator security role. This security role grants permissions to manage all migration operations, which includes the creation of migration jobs, cleaning up, monitoring, and the action to share and upgrade distribution points. If you have mixed collections containing users and computers in Configuration Manager 2007, separate them into separate collections prior to the migration. Site codes must be unique. You cannot re-use site codes from a source hierarchy (Configuration Manager 2007) to the destination hierarchy (Configuration Manager 2012). When you migrate content, it is the compressed source files that migrate to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. We can migrate the following: Collections, Advertisements, Boundaries, Software distribution packages, Virtual application packages,Software Updates, Operating System Deployment, Desired Configuration Management, Asset Intelligence, Software metering rules. Ok now that we are aware of the above, and after reviewing the pages on Technet for best practise advice, let's do a simple migration in our LAB. This LAB has a Configuration Manager 2007 server configured with a separate boundary from our Configuration Manager 2012 site boundaries. Both sites are within the same AD Forest. Both sites are standalone primaries. For this LAB we will migrate some Software Update items. Before doing so let's take a very quick look at what the software updates collection structure looks like in our Configuration Manager 2007 site. Step 1. Specify Source Hierarchy Perform the following on your Configuration Manager 2012 server as SMSadmin. In the Administration workspace, expand Overview and select Migration, as we havn't migrated anything yet it's going to look pretty bland. We need to specify the source hierarchy in order to establish a connection between the source (CM07) and destination (CM12) servers, so click on Specify Source Hierarchy in the ribbon. when the wizard appears we need to specify the Top-Level Configuration Manager 2007 site server. So fill in those details. Next we need to specify the Source site account to use to access the SMS Provider for that site server. The account needs read permissions on all source site objects. In our LAB we will specify the CM07Admin account which was the same account used to install that site server. So click on the Set drop down menu and select New Account. Input your account credentials and click on Verify Click on Test connection make sure you see a successful connection before proceeding. We will use the same account as the source site SMS provider account, so click on OK to exit this wizard. after clicking ok you'll see a window informing you that it is gathering data from the source site a few minutes later and it's done, close that window. at this point we can now see that our migration summary window has populated with some information. Note: You can start and stop the data gathering process by using the Gather Data Now, and Stop Gathering Data actions in the Configuration Manager console. Step 2. Create a migration job Perform the following on your Configuration Manager 2012 server as SMSadmin. In the ribbon click on Create Migration Job When the Migration Job wizard appears give it a name that is descriptive of what we are planning on migrating. Notice that in the drop down menu for Job Type we have three choices Collection Migration Object Migration Objects modified after migration In this case we are going to migrate collections, so we will name this migration job as follows:- Migrate Software Update Management Collections Click next and a list of collections that can be migrated to Configuration Manager 2012 are displayed. As we are only interested in migrating our Software Update collections, let's select them. If you have advertisements associated with these collections (Deployment Management Tasks) then they will be migrated also if you select Migrate objects that are associated with the specified collections. next we get to select objects that we want to migrate. Look through what is highlighted and decide if you really want to migrate it or not, this is a LAB so we'll let everything stay selected. for Content ownership, specify which site in your Configuration Manager 2012 hierarchy will be the designated owner of the content, in our LAB we have standalone primaries so just click next. next you can specify the Security Scope to be applied to the migrated objects, select the Default option. (I will return to Security Scopes in a separate Part). if any collections need to be limited to All Systems or All Users then they'll appear here, we are ok so lets proceed. On the Site Code Replacement screen you may see collections that are based on Queries that are limited to Site codes, we don't have any in this LAB so nothing appears, but if you have any queries like this in your LAB then you'll see those collections listed here. What it's telling you is that you'll have to edit the queries to point to the new site code. and now you get to review the information, you can save it to a file (recommended) which is a plain text file that lists things that you should be aware of. Save the file, read it. Action it. Next you can decide to run the migration job now (default) or schedule it until later. We want to migrate now so let's do that. Note that we don't want any new deployments being enabled after an advertisement is migrated so verify that setting is not selected (by default it is not selected). This will mean that you have to manually enable the deployments in Configuration Manager 2012, but that's ok isn't it. click next at the summary and let the wizard do its work...then review the confirmation screen Step 3. Monitor your migration job and resolve issues found. Perform the following on your Configuration Manager 2012 server as SMSadmin. In the console click on Migration Jobs and you'll see the status of our newly created migration job, in the screenshot below it is still running. After a while it should complete, note that the status in our LAB says Failed. Before we find out why, let's review the information that the job shows us in the summary, in particular let's review the Object Migration Progress. We can see that it has migrated 2 objects, 7 failed and 3 were skipped. Click on the Objects in Job tab to get specific information about the status of migration. The objects that are skipped are empty collections (empty collections are NOT migrated). The failed objects are more interesting and you can select each object that has failed and read its corresponding message (by scrolling to the right) to find out what you need to do to fix it. for example, the following message appears on one of the objects:- Great, now we know what's wrong and how to fix it. The message in this example is telling us that the products synched are not matching on the destination (it doesn't understand how to deal with them) so let's verify how our Products are configured on both sites, CM07 on the left, CM12 on the right, see the difference ? They should both be identical prior to running the Migration Job, this is an important lesson for you :-) So correct the problem, do a Software update sync on CM12 and run your migration job again. Repeat this process for each failed message until all messages have been actioned upon. Note that you will most likely have to go and Gather Data again particularly if the logs/messages tell you to do so. But once you've resolved the problems your migration should complete as per the screenshot below. and here's what did get migrated, I may go into further details about migrations in a later post, notice the migrated Advertisments become Deployments. another view in Software Library, Software Updates don't forget to enable any Deployments that you want enabled Finally, you can review the Migration Summary screen to get an overview of your total Migration Progress (you'll need to create more migration jobs to get the other objects if you want them Troubleshooting note You can review the migctrl.log and smsprov.log log files for more information about problems with your migration see screenshot below. They will give you more information about what is going on behind the scenes.
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    Jason Sandy's explains it very well here - have a read !
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    I Had same issue , I was getting assembly reference issue if try to access reports, I followed below steps and got it fixed. Yes I had bakup pf all my custom reports so that was not an issue for me. 1. Uninstalling the ConfigMgr 2012 Reporting Services Role: 1.a Open the ConfigMgr 2012 Console 1.b Navigate to Administration \ Site Configuration \ Servers and Site System Roles 1.c In the Servers and Site System Roles window on the right side of the screen locate the Server you need to remove the role from and select it 1.d In the lower pane of the window (Site System Roles) scroll down until you see Reporting Services Point 1.e Right click the Reporting Services Point, select Remove Role 1.f In the confirmation window, click Yes 1.g Close or minimize the ConfigMgr 2012 Console 2. Uninstall the SQL Reporting Services: 2.a On Server with the SQL Reporting Services open the Control Panel 2.b Navigate to Programs and Features (Add \ Remove Programs) 2.c In the Uninstall or Change a Program list select Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (64-bit) 2.d Click the Uninstall\Change option at the top of the list 2.e On the SQL Server 2012 Dialog, click Remove 2.f On the Setup Support Rules Dialog, click OK 2.g On the Select Instance Dialog, assure the correct instance is select and click Next 2.h On the Select Features Dialog, place a check mark next to Reporting Services – Native and click Next 2.i On the Removal Rules Dialog, click Next 2.j On the Ready to Remove Dialog, click Remove 2.k On the Complete Dialog, click Close 2.l Perform a reboot 3. Clean up the SQL Reporting Service DBs: 3.a Open the SQL Server Management Studio 3.b On the Connect to Server Dialog, verify connection settings and click Connect 3.c Expand the Databases 3.d If the ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB are still present perform the following, if not close the SQL Server Management Studio and move to step 3.j 3.e Select the ReportServer DB, right click and select Tasks and then Detach 3.f On the Detach Database Dialog, select the Drop check box and then click OK 3.g Select the ReportServerTempDB, right click and select Tasks and then Detach 3.h On the Detach Database Dialog, select the Drop check box and then click OK 3.i Close the SQL Server Management Studio 3.j Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where you stored the ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB database files and the log files 3.k Delete the actual ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB files and log files 4. Re-Install the SQL Reporting Services: 4.a On Server that you just removed the SQL Reporting Services from open the Control Panel 4.b Navigate to Programs and Features (Add \ Remove Programs) 4.c In the Uninstall or Change a Program list select Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (64-bit) 4.d Click the Uninstall\Change option at the top of the list 4.e On the SQL Server 2012 Dialog, click Add 4.f On the Browse for SQL Server 2012 installation media, locate and select the location of the install media, then click OK 4.g On the Setup Support Rules Dialog, click OK 4.h On the Product Updates Dialog, click Next 4.i On the Setup Support Rules, click Next 4.j On the Installation Type Dialog, select Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2012, click Next 4.k On the Feature Selection Dialog, check the Reporting Services – Native, click Next 4.l On the Installation Rules Dialog, click Next 4.m On the Disk Space Requirements Dialog, click Next 4.o On the Server Configuration Dialog, click Next 4.p On the Reporting Services Configuration Dialog select the Install Only radio button, click Next 4.q On the Error Reporting Dialog, click Next 4.r On the Installation Configuration Rules Dialog, click Next 4.s On the Ready to Install Dialog, click Install 4.t On the Complete Dialog, click Close 5. Configure the SQL Reporting Services: 5.a On Server you just re-installed the SQL Reporting Services on open Reporting Services Configuration Connection 5.b On the Reporting Services Configuration Connection, click Connect 5.c Select the Web Service URL, click Apply 5.d Select the Database, click Change Database button 5.e Select Create a new report server database, click Next 5.fClick the Test Connection button, click Next if successful 5.g Click the Next button 5.h Click the Next button 5.i Click the Next button 5.j Click the Finish button 5.k Select the Report Manager URL, click Apply 5.l Click Exit 6. Re-install the ConfigMgr 2012 Reporting Services Role: 6.a Open the ConfigMgr 2012 Console 6.b Navigate to Administration \ Site Configuration \ Servers and Site System Roles 6.c In the Servers and Site System Roles window on the right side of the screen locate the Site Server you removed the Reporting Point Role from and select it 6.d Right click the Server and select Add Site System Roles 6.e On the General Dialog, click Next 6.f On the Proxy Dialog, click Next 6.g On the System Role Selection, place a check next to Reporting Services Point, click Next 6.h On the Add Site System Roles Wizard, click Verify 6.i On the Add Site System Roles Wizard, click Set by User Name, select Existing Account 6.j On the Select Account Dialog, select the account, click OK 6.k On the Add Site System Roles Wizard, click Next 6.l On the completion Dialog, click Close 6.m Wait for roughly 5 minutes 6.n Navigate in the ConfigMgr 2012 Console to Monitoring \ Reporting 6.o Click the Links located in the right pane to assure they work 6.p Navigate in the ConfigMgr 2012 Console to Monitoring \ Reporting \ Reports and verify they are present
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    Thanks, that is a much easier/better method. I dislike copyprofile.
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    The short version for installing Reporting services: Add-CMReportingServicePoint -SiteCode <sitecode> -SiteSystemServerName <FQDNserver> -UserName <credential> -ReportServerInstance MSSQLSERVER And speaking of 1702, there is a new exiting tool called Content Library Cleanup tool - finally! Check it out.
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    It's taken a while pulling them out & putting them back in one by one but I can confirm that to get the touchscreen working on a Surface 3 in WinPE it requires the following drivers be put in the boot image: Surface TouchScreen Device Intel Serial IO GPIO Controller Intel Serial IO SPI Controller
  20. 1 point
    Hi Everyone, This a relatively old post but I see that people (including myself) who are setting up their SCCM infrastructure are asking the same question about setting a ComputerName during the OSD task sequence. I originally gave the steps a try but it was not working for me in the beginning. Through another info source on SCCM, I learned that when deploying your OSD TS to All Unknown Computers, you MUST set the deployment type to AVAILABLE and not required. Once I re-deployed to a test PC, voila!! everything started to work as described in the original post. I'm pretty sure that this important step is not mentioned anywhere in this topic thread so I figured I would add it in case anyone else out there is getting stuck on this too.
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    Could be ports: http://www.toolzz.com/?p=749 could be fqdn on your sup, or custom categories/products from SCUP https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/27e6d79c-103b-4f77-bdf0-a564f5f4d4ba/sms-server-6703-sms-wsus-synchronization-failed?forum=configmgrsum Or... if it's working fine anyway...just ignore it...
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    Okay, resolution to this was to basically create a new Configuration Manager Package which I did do, but what Microsoft did was basically Re-Create the Client Package as if we built in the CAS. Since my Client package was created in the Stand Alone initially and was Expanded to the CAS it might have caused some issues??? I don't really totally agree with that, but oh well. Here are the Resolution they did: 1. Create a new ConfigMgr client package with any name and no programs (Source: \\server\SMS_Site\Client) 2. Create a new ConfigMgr client upgrade package with any name and no programs (Source: \\server\SMS_Site\Client Upgrade) The packages you created manually will be automatically deleted; no need to remove them later. New default packages will be automatically created. 3. run the following queries in the CAS site database – change the old and new package Ids accordingly: update ClientDeploymentSettings set FullPackageID = 'new Client PkgID' where FullPackageID ='old Client PkgID' update ClientDeploymentSettings set UpgradePackageID = 'new Upgrade PkgID' where UpgradePackageID ='old Upgrade PkgID' 4. Restart SMS_Executive and SMS_Site_Component Services 5. Delete the problematic package after distributing the new default client package to the desired DPs. This is how it looks now: (You will see WFT000D2 is the new Client Package)
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    Double check that you have all the IIS-Pre Reqs installed! got the same problem when i left out ASAPI Filters and something else.
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    The link to http://policelli.com/Files/Deploying_Lync_Server_2010_Enterprise.pdf seems to be dead. Can you up it somewhere please?
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    I'm following this Lync guide... DC + Front End + Back End + MA server I wonder is this all needed or just yours set up DC and front server I get but back end server en ma server needs to be apart then FE? any explanation would be helpfull thanks guys
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