Videos from System Center Universe Europe 2015 Online! Watch my 3 session here!

  Azure Automation Introduction SCUE15 - Azure Automation Introduction from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Azure Automation Deep Dive SCUE15 - Azure Automation Deep Dive from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Get runbooks from the AA sessions here: http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/azure-automation-samples-from-sessions/ Service Management Automation - Automating System Center SCUE15 - Automating System Center from itnetX AG on Vimeo. Here another cool Azure Automation session from SCU: SCUE15 - Migrating from Orchestrator to Azure Automation from itnetX AG on Vimeo.   Thanks for a great time at SCUE 2015! .. hopefully see you next year!

By | 2015-10-23T15:22:20+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Tech Days.se 2015 – SCO & SCSM–Lessons learned from the real world–Slides, Examples, Tools, Template / How to use runbook template

Thanks for being a great audience! and for so many showing up! As promised I have uploaded the runbooks and management packs I demonstrated in the session including my SCO Template for runbooks Content Examples Tools Runbook Template Slides Download here: Links: Best practices book: https://t.co/pOHfdmSJra Coretech MP Transfer tool http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/scsm-sco-management-pack-transfer-tool-beta-3-freeware/ SCSM Extension Integraiton Pack http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs/scoscsm-2012-create-objects-with-activities-with-coretech-integration-pack-for-scsm-2012-extension-beta-2 Parse Export https://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/104915 Sanitize Export + Custom Runbook Activity Type + Lots of other stuff https://scorch.codeplex.com/   How to use the runbook template: Import runbooks. this includes folders and shared runbooks. But, to be able to create another stage that points to [...]

By | 2015-10-22T16:29:31+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Automation, Events|0 Comments

Techdays Sweden 2015, notes and links

Thanks to all attending the preconference on Managing Windows 10 with Microsoft EMS, MDT and Configuration Manager. To all of those who attending the “What’s new and coming in Configuration Manager vNext”. Sessions from Techdays will be online on Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays-Sweden/TechDays-Sweden-2015 Configuration Manager vNext information https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn965439.aspx#BKMK_Win10Servicing Windows 10 Servicing must read https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226(v=vs.85).aspx Windows 10 Servicing must read https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt574263(v=vs.85).aspx and NO, it’s not the same doc SQL Audit - https://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/powershell-sql-audit-script/ WSUS optimization - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ Windows 10 Defender OMA-URI downloads - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/managing-windows-10-using-on-premises-mdm-in-system-center-configuration-manager-vnext/ Install and configure onprem-mdm in Configuration Manager vNext - http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/kea/install-and-configure-on-prem-mobile-device-management-mdm-with-configmgr-vnext-tp3/  

By | 2015-10-22T09:43:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|0 Comments

Troubleshooting: An error occurred when creating the WSUS Signing Certificate (Secunia)

Lately I have been doing some Secunia integrations with System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager (SCCM/ConfigMgr 2012). When you are setting up the connector between Secunia CSI and WSUS one of the first things the wizard is asking you to do is to Configure a WSUS Self-Signed Certificate, the WSUS signing certificate is required to create and install local packages. Without it, only packages from Microsoft Update will be installed. How-ever this time I got this error when trying to 'Automatically create and install certificate'  during the Connector Wizard: An error occurred when creating the WSUS Signing Certificate Now this [...]

By | 2015-10-20T20:14:46+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Security|1 Comment

How to: Create custom SQL- based Reports in System Center 2012 R2: Configuration Manager

A customer asked me  for a “how-to” on how to Create reports in SCCM 2012, so why not share with everyone. This post is not intended to show how to write or design queries, but show you have to create  a report based on a SQL query you might already have. Even-though we are skipping how to write SQL Queries for know, this post is still going to be a bit long. Time for that cup of coffee! First some requirements: You need to have an SQL Server instance for SCCM with SQL Reporting Services running You need to have [...]

Add the “Trigger Setup Rollback” Step in Windows vNext (Windows 10) Upgrade Task Sequence for proper status monitoring

With the announcement of Windows 10 Microsoft released a pre-created Task Sequence for an in-place-upgrade scenario with all the necessary steps it takes to upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. For more information and the task sequence itself go to the System Center Team blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/06/16/revised-content-for-the-win10-in-place-upgrade-via-task-sequence-for-configmgr.aspx The task sequence after imported into SCCM: Now, the task sequence comes 100 % out-of-the-box, but if you want to monitor Roll Back Scenarios then you have to add a simple step at the end of the sequence named Trigger Rollback. To do this simply create create the step under the Rollback [...]

Windows Defender not getting definition updates on a Windows 10 client managed by ConfigMgr

With the announcement of Windows 10 Microsoft said that ConfigMgr 2012 would natively support Windows Defender in the latest Service pack (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/05/14/announcing-the-availability-of-sysctr-2012-r2-configmgr-sp1-and-sysctr-2012-configmgr-sp2.aspx). That means, for those of you who are using Endpoint Protection as the Antivirus solutions on clients and servers, needs to start using the Windows Defender instead and stop deploying SCEP (to Windows 10). Now, this is great because old policies work great, however definition updates for Endpoint Protection do not so we have to make a little adjustment to our routines. First confirmation on the policies: SCEP with Policy from SCCM: Windows defender with policy from SCCM: [...]

By | 2015-10-13T00:24:25+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Windows Client|0 Comments

Azure Automation: Script for downloading and preparing AzureRM modules for Azure Automation!

Update from MSFT: 2/22/2016: To respond to a common user question, right now there is no timeline on when additional modules / new versions of modules will be shipped out of box in the Automation service. If you have additional requirements besides what we currently ship globally, these modules / module versions will have to be imported as user modules. Please note the new guidance is that if the latest version of any Azure/AzureRM module is imported as a user module to an automation account, the latest versions of ALL Azure/AzureRM modules (not just the ones that ship out of [...]

By | 2015-10-12T16:01:15+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Azure|7 Comments

Troubleshooter note: SQL Installation fails with exitcode 0x84BB0001 on a ReFS formatted partition.

So I tried to install SQL the other day for a new ConfigMgr environment, but I kept getting an error during the first seconds of the installation with 0x84BB0001 as the exit code. With some quick investigation into the log files I found this%Temp%\SqlSetup_Local.log:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt: Shows that the installation has difficulties installing on a ReFS formatted partitionDisk Manager Shows that D:\ is formatted with ReFS (I blame my PowerShell Script :)): Now the quick and easy way of fixing this is to reformat the partition to NTFS. And this is what I did in this case. But [...]