Monitoring machines using Certificates with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 – Part 2

(Post courtesy Rohit Kochher) In part 1, we discussed scenarios where Operations Manager uses certificates to monitor computers in a workgroup or non-trusted domain. We also configured the certificate template for Operations Manager. In this post we will use certificates for gateway servers and deploy them. At the end we will also have the steps…

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Monitoring machines using Certificates with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 – Part 1

(Post courtesy Rohit Kochher) In this series of two blogs, we will discuss about monitoring machines in non-trusted domain. In part one we will discuss about scenarios to use certificates and configuring certificate template for Operations Manager. In part two, we will talk about installation, approval of gateway servers and configuring monitoring for Workgroup machines….

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Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 3)

(Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia. Steps below are from the Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper) Previous Post: Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 2) Configure Configuration Manager Distribution Point Servers and Client to Enable Virtual Application Deployment 1. Enable Standard…

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Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 2)

(Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia. Steps below are from the Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper) Previous Post: Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 1) How to Perform Common Virtual Application Management Tasks with Configuration Manager App-V integrates seamlessly with System…

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Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 1)

(Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia. Steps below are from the Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper) Application Virtualization is an important component of the virtualization stack. An important and a vital ingredient in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure cuisine, it separates out the application from…

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Configuration Manager 2012 RC: Configure Software Catalogue portal and publish applications

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) The Software Catalogue portal is a cool new feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Administrators can publish applications for end users, and optionally they can enforce authorization before actual deployment of the application. I tried to configure the feature in the release candidate of Configuration Manager 2012 and captured screenshots…

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Configuration Manager 2012 RC: What’s new in Software Update Management?

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) Configuration Manager 2012 is introducing a lot of changes in update deployment procedures. Most of the changes are around the "HOW" part while there are some new concepts too. In this post I’ll talk about what some of the changes are around: Configuration of Software Updates components Deployment of software updates…

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Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues with Lync 2010

(Post courtesy Kapil Hudiya) In order to make sure that your Lync server is running successfully with all the required features, I want to share my experience of troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 and client connectivity If you have followed best practices and configured Lync 2010 according to Microsoft recommendations, it is less likely that you…

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How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Primary site

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) Previous Post: How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Central Administration Site On the primary site server, again make sure you have following components available. 1. Make sure you have x64 Windows server 2008 Operating System 2. Install supported version of SQL server 2008 (for Configuration Manager 2012 RC you must…

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How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Central Administration Site

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) When I recently had to install Configuration Manager 2012 RC in my lab setup, I thought of capturing screenshots. I installed a Central Administration Site and a Primary site attached to it. To follow along, download the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Release Candidates Here…

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