Enlightenment for SCVMM – Defining Network Locations & Tags

The primary thing that took some digging up when starting to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 was understanding of Network Locations & Tags.  There is a great blog on this topic but I want to make sure that we extend this a bit taking into account yesterday’s post of enabling of VLAN trunking….


SCVMM Transfers using BITS – Improving Performance

The one feature in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 that goes a long way to making life much simpler for environments who focus on provisioning a lot is the disabling of SSL transfers.  The overhead to transferring over SSL is not overly small and to boot the data getting transferred is often…


Two-way Trusts & SCVMM | Operations Mgr 2007 Gateways – No Go

If your like me, you have a day job and that day job consists of meetings that are ramblings of this or that and sometimes even meetings that plan other meetings (oh, these are painful).  The true joy of my day is when I can close my door and just let the sunshine peak in…

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Dynamically Deploying ConfigMgr Site Roles using Scripts

Getting Started At Microsoft IT, we are beginning the process of running our ConfigMgr infrastructure on Hyper-V (virtualized) and we are starting to invest some energy in architecting our future data center in a way to ensure we are cost effective yet performance conscious. In this blog post, I wanted to share some of the…