Failed to Apply UR2 to SCSM 2012 SP1 – Performance Counters not found

I’ve been updating a couple of SCSM2012 SP1 installations to UR2 and everytime time I run into the same problem – the installation fails. The installations fails with:  error occured while executing custom action: “_Installhealthserviceperfcountersforpatching” Looking at the SCSM2012_CU_KB2802159_AMD64_7.5.2905.125.msp.0.log I can see the following errors: InstallCounters: LoadPerfCounterTextStrings() failed . Error Code: 0x80070002. momv3 “D:\Microsoft System Center…


SCSM Active Directory Connector optimization

Often customers setup Active Directory connectors to import all objects from the root of the Domain. This means that all users (enabled and disabled), groups and computer objects are imported. First thing to consider about the AD Connector is to determine whether we need all objects in the CMDB. Lets start with the computers: If…