Category: System Center

Beware When Using Descriptive Names For VMM

Over the years I’ve seen lots of computer naming standards.  Some have used Simpsons or Tolkein character names, football player surnames, etc.  That has mainly because of laziness, but sometimes it’s to do with security-by-obscurity because “hackers then can’t figure the network out”   Ooooooo-k then!  No need for defensive comments on that topic On…

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System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 Date

I’m tuned into the MS Jumpstart for VMware on the Virtual Academy and Justin Incarnato (Orchestrator PM) said that Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 would be out in April. Technorati Tags: System Center Please follow and like us:

Azure Services For Windows Server

Microsoft likes to talk about how they are the only company offering both pubic (Azure) and private (Windows Server and System Center) cloud solutions.  What about hosting partners?  Can they implement Azure?  In the immortal words of Vicky Pollard: no but yeah. You can’t buy Azure appliances.  They were supposed to come via the likes…

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System Center Global Service Monitor Availability

Global Service Monitor for System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager is now available.  However, it’s not quite as simple as your normal feature in OpsMgr, because there is a cloud service involved. Version 1.0.1800.0 of the System Center Global Service Monitor Management Packs can be downloaded and installed freely.  Then you are going to need…

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Strike Up Another Reason For Using System Center Configuration Manager In Your Cloud

It is rare that Microsoft releases a bad update through Windows Updates, but one appeared this week, as Hans Vredevoort posted.  How do you avoid the problem of automatically pushing out “bad” updates straight after they are released? Well, here’s the “solution” I often encounter when I talk to consultants and administrators: We approve patches…

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System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Is On The Volume Licensing Service Center – And Ready For Production

Fellow MVP, Johan Arwidmark (@jarwidmark), just tweeted that he saw SysCtr 2012 SP1 on the VLSC site.  I just checked.  He’s right: TechNet is for evaluation and MSDN is for test/development/demo.  What you download from the VLSC site is for production usage … and for managing Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (including Hyper-V).  This…

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