Reboot Pending Report, How to create the report.

A few days ago one of my peers ask me a very interesting question, how can I get a report that show reboot pending machines. I told him this was not an easy task to be performed in ConfigMgr 2012 due to the many parameters that makes a machine in need of a reboot. So…

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Where did my cache location go?

  Hello All, ConfigNinja here to write about the client cache management a few weeks ago I was working onsite with a customer, and they performed an upgrade to a new version of Configuration Manager. When completed the upgrade, something happened on some of the machines in their environment: their cache size changed from 5120MB…

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Talking Database II

Hello All, this is ConfigNinja here to Talk about Databases. Welcome to the second blog post on Talking Database, since the first blog post was good and now that we have delivered the session at MMS http://www.mmsmoa.com. Thanks to all of the people that attended this event and the sessions I delivered with my peer,…

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Collection Evaluation – One tool, One Report

Hello, ConfigNinja here writing you about Collection Evaluation and information on how to review the current collection performance. Collection performance is often one of those questions I get when working with some of my customers, and recently I got a question about the collection evaluation and the changes made to the collection. I decided to…

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You implemented a SQL Cluster for SysCtr 2012 R2 ConfigMgr and you forgot what?

You implemented a SQL Cluster for SysCtr 2012 R2 ConfigMgr and you forgot what? I was configuring a SQL Cluster this past week and I always try to configure it the best way I can. The cluster was an all-in-one cluster type for multiple System Center Products. One of the key things I always remember…

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SQL Trace Flags and ConfigMgr

Hello everyone, ConfigNinja here. In one of my old blog posts I wrote a little bit about the usage of SQL Trace Flags in ConfigMgr. Q. First what is a SQL Trace Flag? A. Trace flags are used to temporarily set specific server characteristics or to switch off a particular behavior.  Use them only when…

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Talking Database in ConfigMgr

Hello, ConfigNinja here to write to you about optimizing the site database in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. One of the areas we cover with our customers is the ConfigMgr site database. For the past few months I have reviewed data about the site database and ways to improve performance, especially since it’s being…

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Sysctr 2012 R2 ConfigMgr: Reporting 101

Hello All, ConfigNinja here to write about Reports in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. One of the topics that I like the most is the creation of reports, at the beginning of the month we released the Creating Custom Reports by Using SQL Server Views in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This documentation is…

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How to create an RBA capable report for ConfigMgr R2

Hello all, ConfigNinja here trying to show you a few tips and tricks to convert your current custom reports using the new RBA(Role Based Administration) for reports. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn236351.aspx#BKMK_WhatsNew_Monitoring_and_Reporting This new feature on R2 brings  lots of benefits, especially for those users that don’t need to have access to all the data within ConfigMgr and limit…

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Released, It’s time to upgrade

With this new release, it means a lot of things but one of the meanings is that we can take advantage of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. But how about if you already have System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in a Windows Server 2008 R2, what you will you do. I decided to…

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