This post contains a collection of usable links for all infos, blogs and other stuff about Opalis and System Center Orchestrator
How to install the new System center Orchestrator Beta on a server that was previously a Opalis 6.3, when the setup insists that opalis is currently installed, even though you have uninstalled it.
Read all the details in Adam Hall blog Article It contains all the links you need! http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/06/17/orchestrator-2012-beta-all-the-useful-links.aspx Downloading as we speak, looking forward to testing the new version in my test environments! I will be blogging about different parts of the orchestrator for the next few months.
Opalis 6.3: Fixing the Operator Console Error “java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files” on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
How to fix: Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Files when installing the Opalis Operator Console on Windows Server 2008 R2
SCUP 2011 enables you to author and publish you own custom updates. When you publish updates SCUP offers you 3 different options. Full Content, this will download the binaries and make them available for a deployment in Configuration Manager thru WSUS. Metadata only, will only download metadata and is suitable when you want to track compliance only. Automatic, the download will take place after SCUP has communicated with Configuration Manager. if any Configuration Manager clients are requesting the update a full content will be initiated otherwise only metadata will be published. This setting requires that you have configured the ConfigMgr. [...]
Staging driver in the driverstore, makeing it available for none admin user!
The latest version of System Center Custom Updates Publisher 2011 is released and ready for download. SCUP 2011 is a freeware tool from Microsoft that can assist you in authoring and publishing 3rd. party updates to Configuration Manager and System Center Essentials. To get you started you can download the complete SCUP 2011 installation and configuration guide here I hope the guide can save you a few hours of work and get you up and running with SCUP today. In my guide I have references to two files used to deploy the needed certificates. Those are: Certutil.exe and certadm.dll, [...]
In part 1 and Part 2, I talked about the requirements for Bitlocker and walked you through how to extend your Active Directory Schema if you run Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2 Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controllers. We then sat the permission so that a Windows 7 machine was able to write its own TPM owner password to Active Directory. Today we are going to put the configuration made in part 1 and 2 to the test and enable bitlocker on a Windows 7 machine. Then we are going to install the Bitlocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory tool [...]
PowerShell: Creating new users from CSV with password and enabled accounts or How to Pipe into multiple cmdlets
How to create users from a CSV file, set their password and enable them in one command. This method shows you how to pipe the same output into multiple cmdlets by using the ForEach-Object Cmdlet.
I have seen a few sites the last couple of days where SCUP returns an error while trying to download Adobe Flashplayer 10.3.181.16 using either SCUP 4.5 or SCUP 2011. To fix the problem you can: Open SCUP 2011 and navigate to the Adobe flash catalog Select Adobe Flash 10.3.181.16 and open the properties Copy the download URL and paste it into a browser. This will download the update to a local source. In my example to E:\AdobeFlash After the download click Browse and select the local file. After you select the filename you will need to paste the download [...]
I have a number of customers who wants to set the power settings trough the TS, as opposed to using GPO’s. I guess that makes sense if you want to allow you users to change the settings them self… By default windows 7 will set the following power options: Sleep/standby in 15 min on battery (DC), Sleep/standby in 30 min on Power (AC). Hibernation after 360 min on both AC and DC. Sleep/standby when lid is closed on laptop. Some of my customers do not want their machines to sleep or hibernate, unless the user makes this choice. this [...]
The first beta is now available on Microsoft Connect… Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 adds support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Further info here https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=8689
While doing refresh scenarios, its possible to have USMT set the current Keyboard settings for the existing users on the reinstalled OS. The problem however, is setting the same default keyboard settings for new users on that machine.. By default the Keyboard settings will be that of the reference image, so if the keyboard settings in the image is en-US/00000409 it will be so on the deployed machine, unless this is changed somehow ( E.g Unattend.xml, variable, Reg e.t.c) In an XP to Win7 migration scenario (or 7 to 7), you could run a script, to pick up the current [...]
Websites: http://connect.microsoft.com – Connect to the CM2012 Beta program http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff657840 – Configuration Manager 2012 download http://innovation.connect.microsoft.com/configmgrbeta/discussions – Configuration Manager 2012 discussion list http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=083f45ca-1ede-4f7a-be74-77854c3a9b01&displaylang=en – SCUP 2011 download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=b64c2029-0f56-4606-ba0c-ea92e03541f5 – FEP2012 beta download http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/default.aspx – System Center homepage http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-vnext-beta.aspx – Latest info on CM2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/cm/gg721914 – CM2012 videos http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/configurationmanager/ – Configuration Manager News groups http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/configurationmanager/en/us/default.aspx – Config Mgr. homepage http://www.myitforum.com/ – Great community http://www.smsexpert.com/ – Information about MOF editing http://www.1e.com/ – Config Mgr. addons http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam/default.aspx – System Center Config Mgr. team blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2010/11/30/configmgr-2007-antivirus-scan-and-exclusion-recommendations.aspx – ConfigMgr 2007 Antivirus Scan and Exclusion Recommendations http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699359.aspx#CD_OOBM – New Out of Band Management features in Configuration [...]