Archive for February, 2012

Last couple of weeks and today I tried to build and capture a Windows 8 Developer Edition and Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Configuration Manager 2012. But unfortunately the Sysprep phase will always fail with an error 4 (The System cannot open the file) and 0x80004004. I also got the same error when using the Capture Task Sequence Media. 

But since I still would like to deploy and manage a custom Windows 8 image with Configuration Manager 2012, I tried it the old fashion way. Manually Sysprep the machine and create a custom WIM image from WinPE with imagex. Let’s see how it goes;

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In an earlier blog about the Remote Control CEP session I explained the rebuild and secure remote control feature in Configuration Manager 2012. Today I want to look at the Client Settings that are related to Remote Control.

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A couple of weeks ago I saw a well hidden new feature in Configuration Manager 2012, time to write a little blog about it. ;) As you probably know there are several ways to install the Configuration Manager 2012 client on client devices. A nice feature will help you with Configuration Manager 2012 client upgrades.

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As mentioned in my blog about the Replication Link Analyzer I would like to point out the Monitoring features in Configuration Manager 2012 since most of  those features are much better than in earlier versions of Configuration Manager. Let’s today have a look at the alerting mechanism in Configuration Manager.

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This first half of this year Configuration Manager 2012 will be launched with all the features like discussed here, here, here, here and here ;). But also software developers around the globe are developing solutions that will bring extra features for Configuration Manager 2012. One of the developers is Roel van Bueren, he is developing a product called Setup Commander.

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In the next couple of blogs I am going the write about the monitoring and troubleshooting possibilities when running into issues with Configuration Manager 2012. One of the new features in Configuration Manager 2012 is the Replication Link Analyzer. Let’s see how this feature looks like and what it can do for us.

 

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