the name change is public now

what was once “System Center Configuration Manager 2012” is now “System Center 2012 Configuration Manager” .  Download the RC here  

Updated MP for ConfigMgr 2007

if you use OpsMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2007 and have had issues with the previous MPs for ConfigMgr, you need this updated MP:  System Center Monitoring Pack for Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 (Converted)  .  Fixes some bugs and issues that existed in the previous versions of the ConfigMgr MP.

missing date and time data in CM2012 logs

You are using trace32 to view CM2012 log files but the date/time field is blank.  Why?  Well, you are more than likely using the “old” version of trace (the CM2007 version).  Close the version you are using and go to the Tools folder in the CM2012 source media and copy the new trace32.exe.  For CM2012…

Installing ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2….

the docs state it needs SQL 2008 with CU10 or higher.  I had CU10 installed but CM setup wouldn’t get past the SQL version requirement.  Upgraded to CU13, install worked.  So, if you are installing CM2012 Beta 2, just install SQL 2008 with Service Pack 1 and install CU13 and you should be OK.  I’m sure these SQL version…

The case of the trailing space….

ConfigMgr 2007 primary site server backups were failing at a customer site.  “SQL Writer not found” error in smsbkup.log.  CM2007 SP2 on one server, SQL 2005 on a shared SQL server.   SQL server hosted lots of databases, including ConfigMgr.  That is almost always a bad idea and continued to be so in this case.  After lots of troubleshooting, including looking at…

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ok, that is done, now we continue on with the show that is already in progress

MS150 bike ride pledges

If you have found anything useful on this blog, please take a minute and consider pledging a couple dollars towards the MS150 bike ride I’m doing in a few weeks in Texas.  I’ll be riding 150 miles over two days, from Frisco TX to Ft Worth TX.  I would greatly appreciate it and your money will go…

CM P2V migration tool beta  

SQL version for ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2…

Let me save you some time.  You can’t use SQL 2008 SP2 or R2 for beta 2.  You must use SQL 2008 SP1. I’m sure we’ll support R2 in future betas, but for now you need SP1.