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 [...]

PowerShell/SMA/WAP: Controlling LEGO Mindstorms EV3 from PowerShell/SMA Runbook – Part 1 – The Runbook

A few weeks ago i posted the video about my demo of the LEGO Mindstorms robot, controlled by a Runbook inside the Service Management Automation section of Windows Azure Pack The video has been seen by many people and i have gotten so much great feedback! Multiple people have asked me of “How did you do that?” I have decided to do a multi part post, first posting the details, then more guides to how to do the different setup tasks Part 1 – SMA Runbook, Overview + Setup Part 2 – How to setup a variable asset in SMA [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:25:52+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Automation, Windows Azure Pack (WAP)|4 Comments

PoshCAT 0.2 version released

I just published PoshCAT 0.2 version and the changes are as follows: · New Client Actions o Desired Configuration Manager Cycle o Application Machine Policy Cycle o Application Global Evaluation Cycle o Install ConfigMgr Client o Get App-V Client Packages o Get App-V Client Configuration o Get App-V Client Version o Enable App-V Client Package Scripts o Get ConfigMgr Client Available Applications o Get Applied Group Policies o Refresh Group Policies o Get Free Disk Space · Alternate Credentials Support – you can specify only one account · Active Directory Connector · Better error handling · Separate folder for reports [...]

Scorch 2012 RC: It is out! Go get your copy today!

  Today Microsoft release alot of new versions of System Center software: Available System Center 2012 Products: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RC, built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection. System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta [...]

By | 2011-10-28T10:09:07+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Automation, Service Manager (SCSM)|0 Comments

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta: Creating an overview of RunBooks using Orchestrator Web Service and PowerPivot For Excel

In my opinion, one of the greatest improvements in Orchestrator compared to Opalis is the extended web service. Opalis did have a web service too, but the Orchestrator service has a more functionality. One way to utilize this new web service is by using PowerPivot for Excel. PowerPivot for Excel is an addon developed and published by Microsoft. You can read more and download a trial here using PowerPivot for excel , it is possible to connect to all different types of data sources and create real-time reports. It is really easy to do, specially with a web service like [...]

By | 2011-08-08T09:00:00+00:00 August 8th, 2011|Automation|3 Comments

Dude, Where’s my Config Mgr Agent log files?

On my workstation i am running Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit. Today i got a small scripting task, which required me to view the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Agent Log files. On most Operating Systems (aka. 32bit) the log files are placed in “C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\”. But on mine it was not. I had no luck search the internet, so i tried a files search for one of the logfiles. I discovered that on my system they are located in “C:\Windows\sysWOW64\CCM\Logs”. The reason for this, must be because the agent is 32bit and my system i 64bit. I hope someone else will [...]

By | 2009-03-23T12:05:09+00:00 March 23rd, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|2 Comments