CU1 for ConfigMgr 2012 is out!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2717295   Issues that are fixed Administrator Console When a new distribution point is added to a package that contains more than 100 existing distribution points, the new distribution point cannot be added, and you receive the following error message in the Administrator Console: The SMS Provider reported an error. When you click Details in…

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Inventory data for offline clients

ConfigMgr client computers that are powered on but are not connected to the corporate network will continue to execute hardware and software inventory processes as scheduled and will store the data locally.  Once the client is able to connect to the ConfigMgr site server and retrieve policy the client will upload the saved inventory records…

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include vs exclude collection - who wins?

In ConfigMgr 2012 you can have include collections to include members and you can have exclude collections to exclude members.  Makes sense, right?   But what happens if a collection member (could be a computer or a user) exists in both collections, the include and the exclude?  Which one takes priority?  The exclude would win, so the…

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Mastering ConfigMgr 2012 book

Finally got my copies of the book (Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager) from the publisher, which reminded me I needed to put something on my blog about the book.  I was the technical editor for the book and I wrote the chapter on role-based administration and the chapter on endpoint protection.  We started working…

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hello live writer!

ok, enough with doing blog posts in IE.  Now setup to use Live Writer, making my random helpful stuff entries easier to post!

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ConfigMgr 2012 console in read-only mode?

After installing a primary under a central admin site you may get the following message when attempting to open the console at the primary site level:  “Your Configuration Manager console is in read-only mode while this site completes tasks related to maintenance mode”.  This usually indicates that the initial replication between the CAS and the primary isn’t complete…

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What happened to appdeploy.com?

I have recommended the appdeploy.com web site to countless customers over the year as THE software packaging reference site.  Now, that url takes you to itninja.com and it looks like Dell has done their best to turn a great site into something not nearly as intuitive and useful.

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SQL memory allocation

During the Configuration Manager Risk Assessment Program (RAP) offering that MS Premier provides to customers one issue we look for, and usually find, is the fact that SQL memory has not been limited.  Now, on a production SQL server that may not be an issue.  But, if SQL is running locally on the primary or CAS,…

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Security Compliance Manager 2.5 is out

Been using the beta for a while, now the 2.5 RTM is available here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc835245.  Not sure what SCM is?  Come see our Instructor Led Labs and Breakout Session on Security Compliance Manager at MMS! #mms2012  

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If you have read my blog....

…and found anything here that is useful please consider making a tax deductible donation to the bike ride (the MS150) I am doing in a few weeks to support Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  The ride is May 4-5 in the North Texas area and we will ride over 150 miles over the course of two days.  Any…

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