Could not retrieve a valid database or server scenario for this install

A costumer of mine had an OpsMgr breakdown, due to misconfiguration of run as accounts. We got the first management server up and running again, but I couldn’t get the second to run. I then removed the Operations Manager installation completely and restarted. I logged back on, opened the setup as administrator to install the management role again, but I got the following error:     Could not retrieve a valid database or server scenario for this install – What?   Even though I was logged on as administrator, the most logical explanation would be insufficient privileges. So, I created [...]

By | 2012-10-23T12:07:02+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Operations Manager (SCOM)|5 Comments

Delete OpsMgr 2007 Management Group information

  Scenario: - A running OpsMgr 2007 environment with agents – to be degraded. - New OpsMgr 2012 environment without agents. You start pushing agents from OpsMgr 2012, to the same servers which are monitored in OpsMgr 2007. - You successfully install the agent on all servers, which means the agents now report to both OpsMgr 2007 and 2012. You then uninstall all the agents from OpsMgr 2007. This works fine, but the problem is that the management group information for the 2007 environment doesn’t disappear: I digged into the registry, where i could see that these keys are not [...]

By | 2017-08-22T13:04:58+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Operations Manager (SCOM)|0 Comments

Operations Manager Web Console Unavailable

  All of a sudden, I received this error at a costumer site. At first I was thinking that it was simply because the web site has stopped, or another IIS-related thing, but all everything was running. I even restarted the web site and the IIS service. But, this was in fact related to framework, and the solution was simply to open a Command Prompt as Administrator and run the following command: c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe –iru     The command finished in a matter of seconds, the error disappeared from Operations Manager right away and the web console worked fine again. When [...]

By | 2017-08-22T13:04:49+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Operations Manager (SCOM)|3 Comments

ConfigMgr Cloud Distribution Points

One of the new features in ConfigMgr SP1 is Cloud based distribution points. ConfigMgr SP1 clients can use the CDP as a fallback solution when the requested content is not available at an on-premise distribution point (the new term for the “old fashion DP”). It is not a replacement for Internet Based Client Management. The benefit of having cloud distribution points are: You can easily create them You can easily add more resources if the scenarios where extra bandwidth is needed e.g. when upgrading to Office 2013 worldwide Nice fallback solution Clients will fallback to the Cloud DP if the [...]

By | 2012-10-16T13:59:45+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|11 Comments

Child domain objects are not Discovered in SCCM

In most cases people have configured their User, System or Group discovery correctly by adding an LDAP path that SCCM will start discovering from. Could be an OU [LDAP://OU=Computers,DC=Domain,DC=Local] or even the domain root [LDAP://DC=Domain,DC=Local]. “But, but! We are missing several objects and they seem to be residing on one or more of the child domains!” Fear not! SCCM have logs, and logs will always help us when we are in dire need of guidance.. Browse through: adsgdis.log (Group Discovery) adsysdis.log (System Discovery) adusrdis.log (User Discovery) Somewhere in these logs you will find what might be the culprit causing problems. [...]

By | 2012-10-12T15:27:22+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|2 Comments

SMSPXE.Log in SCCM 2012

A commonly asked question the forums these days is – “anybody seen the SMSPXE.log?” With ConfigMgr SP1 the log is placed on the distribution point in <X>\SMS_DP$\SMS\Logs where X is the location of the contentlibrary. The log files contains a bit more useful information compared to Cm07 and CM2012 RTM. Below is a snippet of the log file where an unknown computer performs a PXE boot and runs an “advertisement” (what ever that is”) Client lookup reply: <ClientIDReply><Identification Unknown="0" ItemKey="0" ServerName="" ServerRemoteName=""><Machine><ClientID/><NetbiosName/></Machine></Identification></ClientIDReply>     SMSPXE    10/11/2012 5:35:33 AM    5640 (0x1608) 00:15:5D:01:75:20, B9291B40-5182-4CAB-BFFF-ADF05C1C4663: device is not in the database.    SMSPXE    10/11/2012 5:35:33 [...]

By | 2012-10-11T17:10:10+00:00 October 11th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|3 Comments

Mastering SCCM 2012 SP1 training

System Center 2012 SP1 just released, and it’s not a minor release. I have been working with SMS since 1996 and I haven’t seen anything like this in the past. If you need training on Configuration Manager 2012 I highly recommend that you attend the correct class and it must be a class where the material is based on the latest Service Pack. There a huge changes in Service Pack 1 and we will make sure that you learn about all of them. Our Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 class has been running with great success since May 2011 and is [...]

By | 2012-10-04T12:50:04+00:00 October 4th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Training|2 Comments

Updated version of the Package source Changer

As described in this blog post one of the many task involved in migrating from CM07 to CM12 is updating the package source in your packages. A new version of the tool has just been released with new cool features to make your migration experience easier and less painful. Installing and configuring the tool Download the latest version here and start the tool on the CM12 server. When the tool is launched click Configuration, specify the name of the Configuration Manager 2012 site server and click Save.  Click List, this will retrieve a list of all the source locations used [...]

By | 2012-10-03T08:17:01+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|8 Comments

Naming Conventions in SCOM 2012

During many Operations Manager installations at customers two things really struck me – the lack of naming conventions and good coffee – You guys have really good coffee machines which for sure make a consultant daily life easier and even better. Back to Naming Conventions – SCOM is just easier to maintain when you have good references aka Naming’s for all of your Object Reference. Sometimes companies writes a 28 pages long documents about the naming’s – like Microsoft’s (From MSDN) pretty good explanations where one of the first statement is: Do not use Hungarian Notations, - Ohhh no - [...]

By | 2012-10-02T21:43:50+00:00 October 2nd, 2012|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment