Coretech Shutdown utility 0.9 is ready for download

An updated version of our Coretech Shutdown utility is ready for Download For more information about the utility and how to use it with ConfigMgr refer to this post Change list Bug Fixes: Fixed problem, with program not ending in shutdown/restart/logoff, when using both the /f and /c switch. Additions: Added Localization, the program will now appear in the same language as Windows, provided it exists. (default: english) Added the posibility of RTF styled description, using the /dRTF argument Added the argument support for localization, to force language of the program. Added the argument support for Powered By "Wake on [...]

By |2012-04-24T13:16:04+01:00April 24th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|20 Comments

MMS 2012– Simplify your Deployments

Last week @MMS 2012 Chris Nackers and I had a session on how to review and simplify ConfigMgr 2007 deployments. We have received a lot of positive feedback after the session – thanks for that. Scripts and utilities that we demonstrated Script to remove expired updates from you distribution points and update packages Example used in the session: cscript.exe DeleteExpiredUpdates.vbs /SMSProvider:CM01 /PkgID:"A010000E" /AssignmentID:"1;2;3;4;5;6;7; Coretech Shutdown Utility to control computer restarts after patching Example used in the session: /t:300 /m:60 /d: “You computer has not been restarted for a week\” /f /c /ebM:168 Script (ConfigMgr package) to uninstall software updates Example [...]

By |2012-04-24T13:03:14+01:00April 24th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Events|12 Comments

Mastering Configuration Mananager 2012 book released

Our book Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is avilable from Amazon . Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will help you design, plan and implement Configuration Manager 2012. You’ll find a lot of background information about CM12 and also best practices on how to implement the different features. Sample chapters Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Table of Contents Mastering ConfigMgr 2012 available General information about the book Check also or follow us via @masteringsccm or Facebook

By |2012-04-24T05:11:02+01:00April 24th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|1 Comment

Coretech Shutdown Utility 0.9

Download Restarting computers in the IT environment is often hard to accomplish, without facing problems like: Very unhappy users Scenarios where you restart while the end-user is using the computer for a demo or presentation End-users calling Servicedesk and complaining about a virus that’s shutting down their computer Restarting computers that are already compliant, and did not need a restart. This tool tries to satisfy both the user and the administrator. Giving the user: The ability to execute, abort or/and postpone. A clear indication of the time left. Giving the administrator: The ability to customize the user experience, visual as [...]

By |2017-08-22T13:03:26+01:00April 23rd, 2012|Tools|23 Comments

Error installing the Application web catalog

Just ran into an error this morning while installing the Application Web Catalog role on my ConfigMgr 2012 server. When trying to log on to the catalog I got an IIS error related. I look into the SMSPortalWebSetup.log file on the site server and noticed this Error: IIS Asp.Net is not registered To fix the error I had to manually registered the component Open a command prompt as administrator and navigate to C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ type aspnet_regiis –i and Enter Remove the Application Web catalog role and reinstalled it (not needed but I didn’t want to wait for the reinstall process to [...]

By |2012-04-06T11:36:51+01:00April 6th, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|5 Comments

Adding the Product ID to your Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM 2012)

Just returned from a customer where we installed the Final Realease of Operations Manager downloaded from Microsoft Volume License Service Center. After the installation we checked the About window in the Help Menu and as you can see from below it stated that we installed a Eval edition… To enter your license key so you avoid the Time bomb of 180 days you must use a Powershell cmdlet, start your Operations Manager Shell and enter the Set-SCOMLicense –ProductID command, like: Enter Y to Confirm the License, and thats it. Reboot your Management Server, and check the About window in the [...]

By |2012-04-03T19:32:02+01:00April 3rd, 2012|Operations Manager (SCOM)|21 Comments

Awarded Configuration Manager 2012 MVP

This Sunday is a great day. Sitting in my hotel room in Zürich with a beautiful mountain view while writing on my upcoming book (title is System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Mastering the fundamentals) and in ticks this mail in my inbox: Dear Kent Agerlund, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in System Center Configuration Manager technical communities during the past year. I think it’s time to hit [...]

By |2012-04-01T17:16:04+01:00April 1st, 2012|Configuration Manager (SCCM), Personal|3 Comments