Cross Forest Support in ConfigMgr 2012 Part 1: Simple Management

Cross Forest support in Configuration Manager is a topic often discussed, can be confusing, and has changed considerably with the introduction of 2012 Configuration Manager. While each environment may have its own needs based on environmental configuration, there are some ‘Hard’ technical requirements that must be followed in order to achieve cross forest management of…

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Client Push Installation change in Configuration Manager 2012 and how to take advantage of this change for troubleshooting purposes.

Yesterday while enjoying a lazy afternoon read through the Configuration Manager 2012 TechNet documentation, I came across this gem which was at the time news to me – Client push installation starts and tracks the installation of the client by using the Configuration Manager database and no longer creates individual .CCR files. When you enable…

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Runbook Commander Update 1.5 – An Orchestrator Console Extension for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Updated 10/26/2012 – Runbook Commander 2.0 has been released. Information can be found and the following links. Download Location – http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Runbook-Commander-20-116ec91c Runbook Commander 2.0 Overview – http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/10/19/runbook-commander-2-0-system-center-orchestrator-console-extension-for-configuration-manager.aspx Deployment and Administration Guide – http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/10/23/runbook-commander-2-0-deployment-and-administration-guide.aspx Items added in V1.5 – Runbook Commander now supports extended console actions against not only Computer objects but collections as well. Runbook…


Runbook Commander – An Orchestrator Console Extension for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – Part 2

UPDATED 5/26/2012 Download location – http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Runbook-Commander-An-dba1fd33 Update 1 Additions – http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/06/27/runbook-commander-update-1-5-an-orchestrator-console-extension-for-system-center-2012-configuration-manager.aspx Last week I introduced ‘Runbook Commander’ – An Orchestrator Console Extension for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in somewhat of a Beta release. Today I would like to follow up that introduction with some enhancements and a more formal release. You can visit my previous post…

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Runbook Commander – An Orchestrator Console Extension for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Updated 10/26/2012 – Runbook Commander 2.0 has been released. Information can be found and the following links. Download Location – http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Runbook-Commander-20-116ec91c Runbook Commander 2.0 Overview – http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/10/19/runbook-commander-2-0-system-center-orchestrator-console-extension-for-configuration-manager.aspx Deployment and Administration Guide – http://blogs.technet.com/b/neilp/archive/2012/10/23/runbook-commander-2-0-deployment-and-administration-guide.aspx Note – Some of this content (screen shots, Video, etc.) is outdated, however conceptually the informaiton is still valid. Introduction and Disclaimer…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Migration – Deep(ish) Dive Part 1

In this series of System Center PFE blog posting I will be taking a deep-ish dive into the Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012 Configuration Manager Migration capabilities. This series of posts will examine logging, status messages, data, and the flow of the migration process. For a basic understanding of the migration such as what can…

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Long Live Right Click Tools – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console Extensions

Admittedly I do not use custom console extensions very often, however I know that these right click tools are quite popular; from time to time I will encounter a customer situation in which creating a custom console extension makes sense. With System Center 2012 Configuration Manager we have a new console, a ribbon, and basically…

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