System Center 2012 SP1 Beta downloadable evaluation VHDs Now Available

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta – Installable Bits (if you want to do that instead of VMs) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 App Controller – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34781 Operations Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34780 Orchestrator – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34778 Service Manager – Service Pack 1 Beta http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34777 Virtual Machine Manager –… Read more

DPM Support Tip: ID 41 Details: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it (0x8007274D)

When trying to restore to a Recovery Database (RDB) you may get an agent timeout with the following error message: ID 41 Details: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it (0x8007274D) You may also see errors in the Exchange Application event log for VSS like this one: Log Name: Application… Read more

DPM Support Tip: Reporting fails with "implementation is not part of FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms"

When opening Reporting Services Configuration Manager, the Web Service URL and Report Manager URL fails with the following error: Reporting Services Error An internal error occurred on the report server. See the error log for more details. (rsInternalError) Get Online Help Exception of type ‘System.Web.HttpUnhandledException’ was thrown. This implementation is not part of the Windows… Read more

KB: Creating protection for Hyper-V VMs on Windows Server 2012 fails with Internal error code 0x809909E2

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where using DPM 2012 SP1 to create a protection group for a Hyper-V workload that is running on Windows Server 2012 fails to complete. ===== Symptoms When using System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM) SP1 to create a protection group… Read more

KB: MSDPM.EXE crashes during Garbage Collection causing DPMDB growth in Data Protection Manager 2007

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where MSDPM.EXE crashes during Garbage Collection causing DPMDB growth in DPM 2007. ===== Symptoms Every day at midnight, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) starts a couple of maintenance tasks which are referred to as Garbage Collection. During Garbage Collection,… Read more

System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 (UR3) Released!

We are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 (UR3) has been released.  Keeping with our currently schedule of releasing update rollups quarterly, Update Rollup 3 provides updates for issues that have been reported to Microsoft. This update contains updates for Service Manager, Data Protection Manager, and Operations Manager.  This also marks… Read more

MMS 2013 Dates Announced!

We’re happy to announce that MMS will return to Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 2013! In order to be one of the first to know about the opening of MMS 2013 registration, send mail to mmsnotfy@microsoft.com to subscribe to MMS News & Updates.   http://www.mms-2012.com/headlines/details/34ddda43-7b11-e211-84a1-001ec953730b… Read more