Creating DPM Replica Manually Using Windows Explorer

Sachin Kumar is a Premier Field Engineer from India and will take us through the steps to create a manual DPM replica  through Windows Explorer Hello, DPM fans. This is post will walk us through the process of creating a DPM replica manually.  I often see people stumble while creating DPM Replica Manually, not sure…


System Center Configuration Manager 2012 – SCEP Policy behavior

Michael Michailidis, our PFE from Greece, shares a recent System Center Endpoint Protection scenario he worked on. Recently I worked on a case regarding the policy behavior of System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) through Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. A customer of mine realized that all the custom policies, deployed in different collections, had the same…


The Case For Hosting a ConfigMgr SQL Database on a Dedicated SQL Instance

Summary:  Piotr Gardy, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer based in Poland, provides us with recommendations on why (and how) a ConfigMgr database should be hosted on its own dedicated SQL Server instance.  For more useful tidbits, please check out Piotr’s Polish language TechNet blog. When you perform following operations with System Center Configuration Manager (a.k.a….


Going to MMS 2013? Check out these sessions delivered by Microsoft Premier Field Engineers!

If you are attending this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2013), you can’t miss these sessions.  Created by industry experts from Microsoft Services Premier Field Engineering, these sessions promise to deliver some of the best notes from the field from the perspective of some of Microsoft’s top talents. Here is a list of breakout sessions…


Anti-Tampering for the Antimalware Service in System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 SP1

  Summary: This article was contributed by Amber Goins, a Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer.  System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) SP1 introduced important and often-requested new Anti-Tampering features for the Antimalware service, and Amber takes us through a practical tour of how to troubleshoot this environment.  Enjoy! System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) administrators may have…


Monitoring FIM 2010: Event descriptions

Jeff Ingalls, an Identity Management PFE based out of the U.S. West Region, handles proactive onsite support and training for Microsoft’s Identity products, such as Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 (FIM.) Over the past year he has been working to bring a FIM Health Check offering to our Premier customers. One of the items in…


Introducing RAP as a Service from Microsoft Services Premier Support

Hello everyone, my name is Yong Rhee and I’m a Premier Field Engineer.  In this post, I’m excited to discuss a new Premier Support offering called Risk Assessment Program (RAP) as a Service. For those that are not familiar with RAP, it is a Microsoft Services Premier Support offering that helps prevent serious issues from…


Runbook nuances in System Center Orchestrator 2012

Our colleague from the United Kingdom, Sergio Carrilho, writes about System Center technologies. In a recent blog post, he describes some nuances of working with runbooks (sort of like workflows) when using System Center Orchestrator. I found it intriguing and it helped me understand what Orchestrator is all about. Enjoy!


Fixing the Great Rollback of November 2000, 2012 (and other time rollback problems)

Mark M* has even more information to help you address Active Directory time rollback problems, over at AskPFEPlat. I’ll paste his table of contents below: Recovering from a time rollback is a complex situation so read each step carefully and don’t skip ahead or you’ll make the problem worse. Also this post is going to…


Understanding Content Management storage options in Config Manager 2012

First-time blogger Arnold Gagnon describes Content Management Storage Options in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. The content library is the main storage location for Configuration Manager. It stores all content files for software updates, applications, operating system deployment, and so on. The content library is located on the site server and on each distribution point,…