Transition from Small Business Server to Standard Windows Server

  Transition from Small Business Server to Standard Windows Server These steps are applicable for transition from all the versions of Small Business Server to Windows Server 2008/ 2008 R2/ 2012. Note: The Transition Pack which was used previously for same is no more available. Transition Process: 1. To ensure a seamless Transition we need… Read more

SCCM 2012 Reporting: Get system serial number & create custom SSRS report

  Once again our expert Manoj Kumar sharing his valuable insight on SCCM 2012 Reporting. In Configuration manager 2012 we do not have an out of the box report which shows the system serial number. Below is a very simple report which includes: System Name, User Name, OS, Service Pack, Manufacturer, Serial Number, Model &… Read more

Step by Step guide to lower Active Directory Functional Level

    Newest member in the A-Team, Aman Sahota, gives us insights on some simple, yet important steps in Active Directory management. In Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012, you can lower the Forest and Domain functional level from 2012 to 2008 R2, or from 2008 R2 to 2008. But you cannot lower… Read more

Publishing RemoteApps and Remote Session in Remote Desktop Services 2012

    Publishing RemoteApps and Remote Session in Remote Desktop Services 2012   The newest member in the A-Team, Ahmed Moseb, along with Yash, helps us with a neat customization that can be done in Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012.   In Windows Server 2012, you can either publish the RemoteApps on… Read more

Step-by-Step installation of Exchange Connector 3.0 RC for System Center 2012 Service Manager

Step-by-Step installation of Exchange Connector 3.0 RC for System Center 2012 Service Manager   The mountaineer of the A-Team, Bhuwan Upadhyay, takes the baton and discusses a common scenario observed with System Center 2012 Service Manager. The System Center 2012 Service Manager – Exchange Connector 3.0 connects System Center 2012 Service Manager to Exchange for… Read more

Transition from SBS2011 to Server 2012 the Essentials Route

  Hello Everyone! Today’s blog post brings a scenario where certain SBS users wants to migrate to Server 2012 but wants to retain their SBS like features, like RWW , exchange management from console etc. However it’s not possible to transition sbs2011 to server 2012 as the OS version is different. It’s possible to migrate… Read more

SCCM Report To Get All Microsoft office versions

SCCM Report To Get All Microsoft office versions We’re back with new and interesting post by Manoj Kumar. Many times you get a request to track your software deployment progress.  An example, you are working on new office version deployment using SCCM and you want to track the progress on install office count.  Here’s a… Read more

Service Manager 2012 External User Import

Welcome everyone! Today’s blog is written by Manoj Kumar, our newest and most experienced team member in the world of System Center. Service Manager 2012 External user Import in his words 🙂   One of the common scenarios that we come across for Service Manager 2012 is whether there’s a way to sync User CI… Read more

Prestaged Media Changes and Step by Step tutorial of creating a Prestaged Media in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

  Hello! My name is Manjunath Balasundaram. I am going to talk about Prestaged Media changes in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and take you through the new wizard options. As we know, SP1 was released few months ago and one of the major changes made in SP1 release of Configuration Manager 2012 is around Prestaged Media…. Read more

Enable Kiosk Mode in Windows 8.1

  Windows devices are widely used for kiosks where the users should be able to use only an application and nothing else. This makes sure that an anonymous user can use the kiosk and the application, but not harm it in any way. To achieve this, you had to lock down the Windows device and… Read more