ConfigMgr CB Upgrade “SSL Provider: The target principal name is incorrect” or “Win32 Error = 145” when using /testdbupgrade

If you are performing a ConfigMgr CB upgrade from ConfigMgr 2012 and you are utilizing a Clustered SQL Server environment with named instances, you may be greeted with the following error when attempting to perform the command for the testdbupgrade prior to the actual upgrade. These two errors are commonly seen together when performing this…

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ConfigMgr Current Branch, Service Connection Point and what’s in the telemetry

When installing ConfigMgr 1511 you are prompted whether you will be working in online or offline mode. A new site system role called Service connection point (this is the old Microsoft Intune connecter), will (when working in Online mode) communicate with Microsoft and upload telemetry data about your environment. The amount of telemetry data depends…

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Configuration Manager – Wake on LAN, one stop shop

Wake on LAN is it a mystery? Is it a myth? Nope it really is not that hard and this guide helps you by putting everything in one nice spot.   WOL Requirements: a. ConfigMgr The requirements for the ConfigMgr server are that the server must be up and running, the Management Point needs to…

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Windows 10, WindowsUpdate.log and how to view it with PowerShell or Tracefmt.exe

Author: Charles Allen With the release of Windows 10, there is going to be a change to the way the Operating System logs created and how we can view them. For those of us who are supporting services like Configuration Manager and Windows Update Services to deploy Software Updates, this means a change to how…

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How to Remove, Block and Prevent "Get Windows 10" Application for Enterprise Environments

How to Remove, Block and Prevent "Get Windows 10" Application for Enterprise Environments In the Enterprise environment, it is important to maintain control over your devices, while the "Get Windows 10" app is a great component for the home environment to help reserve and upgrade your Windows version (7, 8 and 8.1 Home or Professional) to the…

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Setting up Multicasting in ConfigMgr 2012

Setting up Multicasting in ConfigMgr 2012 Multicasting was a feature added into ConfigMgr 2007 R2, that has continued support into ConfigMgr 2012. Multicast allows for image deployment with a much reduced network load in the environment. By utilizing multicast in ConfigMgr 2012, you can significantly reduce the network utilization. Normal deployment of operating systems in…

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ConfigMgr 2012 and utilizing BranchCache in your environment basics

ConfigMgr 2012 and utilizing BranchCache in your environment basicsThere are plenty of articles out there for BranchCache but I wanted to through one together that covers the over-view of the basics with use with ConfigMgr 2012 and the logs that you can use to verify it is working. Let’s first start with a little background…

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"Get Windows 10 App" – What does it mean for Enterprise Environments

"Get Windows 10 App" – What does it mean for Enterprise Environments Recently, I have seen a growth in questions from customers regarding the "Get Windows 10 App" that has been showing up on Home and Pro versions of our Operating Systems. Customers are curious of how this will translate into the enterprise environment and…

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Migration Tool – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 using the Computer Account

Migration Tool – ConfigMgr 2012 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 using the Computer Account   Section A – Ports Before you configure the Source Hierarchy to start your Data Gathering, you will want to assure the following ports are open.   When gathering data the following network protocols and ports are used by Configuration Manager to…

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