Have you seen the MVP Speaker Series hosted by Microsoft ? If not have alook on the link below for some awesome deep technical sessions related to Windows Server and System Center.
Last year Stefan Roth created a script to download the sessions from Microsoft Management Summit 2012, I have updated his script abit to be able to download the sessions for 2013. At this moment all sessions are not available yet, but they will be within the coming week.
Script consists of a Powershell Script and a Session Txt file with all the sessions defined.
To download the Script and the session file please go to this link.
Initial script source from here : http://blog.scomfaq.ch/2012/04/21/mms-2012-download-sessions-offline-viewing/
You may have noticed that Metro apps doesnt honor proxy settings from Internet Explorer. So you have some alternatives to sort that out.
If you are just testing on one machine you may want to test this command in an elevated command prompt.
I assume most of you have seen and heard the finally System Center 2012 is out the door, below is a link with a good post with Configuration Manager 2012 KBs that was release duringApril thet you should be aware of before you start didding deep with the product. Go read now !
New Knowledge Base articles for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Well my answer is first off always NO. Thats a good starting point when dscussing when you should use a CAS or not. Simply the answer is NO NO NO ! There are a few exceptions but they are very few.
- Do you have more then 100 000 clients? Sure go for a CAS due to the supportability of 100 000 clients on a single primay !
- Political issues, if you loose go beat on the wall again untill you win.
- Building a Gloabl 24/7 organisation where you want to give your self time to work on the systems dusrint night etc might be one but not nessecary one depending on how you stand up your roles.
Almost all the old arguments for adding a primary are gone, two classical examples below.
- Delegation of duties haveing one group manageing the servers and another managing the clients, All that you now can manage with role based administration.
- Different Client Settings client in Sweden should have one setting and the German clients another, in SC12 CM now you can do Custom Client settings that you target to Collections so they are no longer site based.
As always when I do designs try to keep the hierachy as simple as possible, making it to advanced is also making it require more effort managing in most cases. Above is not all cases we will bump into but want I really want to get out here is dont just put up a CAS because you think you need one, you should have very valid reasons for standig up a CAS as it will addd more complexity to your environment. SC12 CM is really about hierachy simplification, I know it will take some time to get this out there but make amental note dont stand up a CAS just because someone said so.
Nedan finns nu aktuellt Schema för System Center Friday som vi i SCUG kör, mer info om mötena kommer, mötena kommer vara via Livemeeting och spelas in samt sedan läggas upp på vår youtube kanal.
System Center Friday – What new in SC12 Configuration Manager
Friday, 16 March 2012 at 15:00-16:00
Jörgen Nilsson och Stefan Schörling tar er igenom nyheterna i System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
System Center Friday – SC12 Configuration Manager design considerations
Friday, 30 March 2012 at 10:00
Jörgen Nilsson och Stefan Schörling tar er igenom vad ni bör tänka på vid design av System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
System Center Friday – SC12 Building a self-healing IT Infrastructure
Friday, 27 April 2012 at 09:00
Anders Bengtsson tar oss igenom hur man bygger en självläkande IT Infrastruktur med system Center 2012 Operations Manager och Orchestrator
System Center Friday – SC12 Configuration Manager Feature dive
Friday 11 May 10-11
Stefan Schörling och Jörgen Nilsson går igenom Settings Management / Endpoint Protection och Client Health i System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
System Center Friday – SC12 OSD med Johan Arwidmark
Friday, 18 May 2012
Johan Arwidmark tar oss igenom 1 timme operativ systems utrullning med system Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Mer info kommer.
System Center Friday – SC12 Helautomatiserad självbetjäning
Friday, 25 May 2012 at 13:00
Jonas Ullman & Patrik Sundqvist tar oss igenom hur vi bygger automation med System Center 2012 Service Manager / Orchestrator / Configuration Manager. Mer information kommer.
System Center Friday – Upgrading to SC12 Operations Manager
Friday, 1 June 2012 at 09:00
Hur går en uppgradering till System Center 2012: Operations Manager till? Vad skall man tänka på? Anders Bengtsson reder ut begreppen och går igenom möjligheterna att uppgradera till System Center 2012 Operations Manager.
Thanks to everyone that attended mine and Jörgens session last week. As promised we will post some MBAM (Microsoft Bitlocker and Administration) Blog posts the coming weeks.
To start with here are the links that we had in our presentation. We will post more thing related to MBAM along the way so please stay tuned here for more MBAM information.
MBAM MP for Operations Manager
MBAM in WinPE
Handling of TPM
Update Rollup for FEP 2010 has been released so go read about it as it will enhance your FEP expericne with Config Mgr for update management. It also has some new OS uspport
TechNet Whats New ! – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh211541.aspx