Last week I had the great pleasure to deliver the updated 6451B – Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 at Cornerstone in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is a really great course and it was a really great week, thank you everyone who attended! The new updated “B” version is updated to cover
Some of the challenges I often face when installing/upgrading an application are for instance: LAN and WAN links must not be overloaded Exclusions must be handled A phased roll-out must be used to minimize the risks/performance impact on the WAN To be able to do a phased installation/upgrade for instance the computer name can be
For all you not attending TechED 2010 in Berlin, recorded sessions are now available for everyone at http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe There are many great System Center Session I strongly recommend checking out the following sessions on Configuration Manager 2012: System Center Configuration Manager V.Next Overview: http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/MGT203 System Center Configuration Manager V.Next Technical demonstration, Where pre-beta 2 code was
At TechED 2010 in Berlin that the official name for the System Center Configuration Manager V.Next version will be Configuration Manager 2012! The 2012 name will also be shared with other System Center products like, System Center Operations Manager 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. I am so excited about these products that I have
Brad Andersson was the keynote speaker on this year’s TechED. Brad started with parallels to the industrial revolution and comparing it to the “technical revolution” we will see today with the introduction of Cloud services. The presentation followed a story of the end user experience. -Windows Phone, focusing on the new end-user experience of the
In some scenarios like demo, test and proof-of-concept environment it is sometimes necessary to install the SCCM DashBoards Solution Accelerator on the SCCM Primary site server itself, which is not recommended in a production environment. The first time I ran this setup I noticed that Windows SharePoint services stops the default website, which SCCM depends
When upgrading an application one challenge can be that the previous version needs to be uninstalled before the new version is installed. Sometimes there could be more than one previous version that must be uninstalled during the upgrade. In this example we have the following requirements for the upgrade: If present Java 6.20 update 20
I often get the question how to handle applications with dependencies to other applications using Configuration Manager 2007. I have written this example and will follow up with a post on how to do it using SCCM v.next which is much easier than using SCCM 2007. You can use the “run another program before” feature
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