Troubleshooting PXE boot issues in Configuration Manager 2012

A very short one from me today, we recently published an interactive tutorial in troubleshooting PXE. Choose to get straight down to it or go through an overview and background of PXE first: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10082/troubleshooting-pxe-boot-issues-in-configuration-manager-2012 Rob York Premier Field Engineer

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Management Pack: Azure Powershell Monitoring leveraging Azure AD Authentication

Just wanted to let you know about a sample System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Management Pack enabling for monitoring Microsoft Azure leveraging Azure Powershell and Azure AD Authentication which I published on TechNet Gallery (https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-Powershell-36381d61)   It assists with smoothing the management experience by removing the dependency on Azure Management Certificates to authenticate to Azure….

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Secondary Sites and SQL Server Express 2012

Lately, I’ve been helping my customer plan for a ConfigMgr 2012 upgrade from SP1 to R2.  After a particularly troubled initial upgrade from RTM to SP1 a couple of years ago, I was emphasising how important it was to give the pre-upgrade checklist its due diligence.  Most of the items on the list are fairly…

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How To Auto Uninstall User Device Affinity Applications in Configuration Manager 2012

Before Christmas, a colleague came to me with a customer scenario where they were leveraging User Device Affinity to pre-deploy software installations to users, however they were looking for a method to automatically uninstall the software when either a user’s device affinity changed or the application was revoked. The application virtualisation white paper discusses methods…

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Service Manager 2012 – Creating Workflow Notifications in Change Requests

The Change Request process in Service Manager can involve a lot of repetitive data entry. This is largely caused because workflow emails for a Review\Manual Activity in a CR by design only take information from themselves and not the parent CR/ For example, if the parent CR for the review activity has been logged as the…

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#8 – Operations Manager Agent deployment and basic monitoring testing over the Windows Azure P2S VPN connection

    This post is (last) Part #8 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #7 – Configure Name resolution over P2S VPN Connection . . . . ….

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#7 – Configure Name resolution over P2S VPN Connection

  This post is Part #7 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx    Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.    Link to previous part: #6 – Configure and connect the P2S VPN Client to the Windows Azure P2S VPN     . ….

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#6 – Configure and connect the P2S VPN Client to the Windows Azure P2S VPN.

  This post is Part #6 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx    Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.    Link to previous part: #5 – Create and Export the P2S VPN Client Certificate   . . . . . . ….

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#5 – Create and Export the P2S VPN Client Certificate

  This post is Part #5 of the: Windows Azure Monitoring over P2S VPN using System Center 2012 Operations Manager Available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/archive/2013/11/05/windows-azure-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-point-to-site-p2s-test-vpn-setup-virtual-machine-monitoring-over-p2s-vpn-by-using-system-center-2012-operations-manager.aspx     Please make sure you read previous post(s) beforehand.     Link to previous part: #4 – Create Virtual Machine in the P2S VPN Network Availability Group   . . ….

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