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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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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WSUS not configured error during Configuration Manager 2012 Software Update Point Installation

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) Recently I tried configuring Software Update Management in Configuration Manager 2012. After installing WSUS on the Configuration Manager 2012 box, I tried to install Software Update Point as a site role. The Software Update Point role successfully installed, as per the SUPSetup.log file (under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs) However, my updates…

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Operating System Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) A few days back, I configured OS deployment in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Beta 2 to deploy a Windows 7 Image, which I had captured using Configuration Manager 2007. It was all in a Hyper-V environment so no drivers were to be included in this scenario.  I wanted to share…

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How to fix missing system console user information from SCCM reports

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) In recent months, I have worked on two different cases where the TopConsoleUser field was missing from SCCM Reports for some of the computers. For example, here are some predefined reports where the information was missing: — Hardware 3A – Primary computer users — Hardware 3B – Computers for a Specific…