Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Download links, installation instructions and the list of issues fixed for each component are documented in the following KB: KB2706783 – Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783) J.C…. Read more

System Center 2012 Service Manager Survival Guide

I was checking out what was new over in our TechNet Wiki and came across a System Center 2012 Service Manager Survival Guide that was recently published by a Microsoft employee.  It’s essentially a page that acts as a pointer to the best SCSM information on the web: You can use the information below to… Read more

Sealing a Management Pack in System Center 2012 Service Manager

Here’s a great article by Microsoft’s own Anil Erduran that I found over in our TechNet Wiki. This one talks about Management Packs in SCSM 2012, the different between a sealed MP and an unsealed MP as well as how to easily seal your MP: As is the case in Operations Manager, all customizations for… Read more

Including Links to Incidents or Activities in Notification Templates (SCSM 2012)

UPDATE: Feb 14 2012 – Please read Given some additional testing we have verified that there is an issue here.  The code that applies a notification template will place curly braces (i.e. { and } ) around the GUID in the notification that is sent out.  When those curly braces are handled by a browser… Read more