All posts tagged System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

res-wm2014-00It’s almost Easter so a quick blog about RES Workspace Manager 2014 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2. ;) After describing the integration of  RES Workspace Manager 2014 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 application model, how a deployment is initiated and how App-V ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and RES Workspace Manager 2014 are better together. It’s now time to have a look at another feature of RES Workspace Manager 2014 that supports Configuration Manager 2012 R2. RES Workspace Manager 2014 is also to deploy applications and packages while logging on, logging off, refreshing the Workspace Manager agent or while reconnecting to a session. Let’s see how this works.

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Today the first Cumulative Update for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released. Cumulative Update 1 will fix issues related to the following areas:

r2-cu1

  • Administrator Console
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Reporting
  • Application Virtualization
  • Internet-based clients
  • Software Center
  • Operating system deployment
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Application management
  • Supported operating systems (Mac OS X 10.9)
  • Site systems
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Wake-up proxy

Download and read more about the update here.

res-wm2014-00After some extremely busy weeks I finally found some time to write a blog again. In my earlier blogs about RES Workspace Manager 2014 I explained the support of this current version with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Microsoft App-V version 5. I my first blog about the support of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 in RES Workspace Manager 2014 I mentioned that you are able to deploy the application with RES Workspace Manager 2014 without actually deploying it to a collection in Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

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intune-extensions-00This week a new feature of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 together with a new release of Windows Intune was finally enabled, let’s meet the Extensions for Windows Intune. Microsoft is able to quickly enable new Mobile Device Management features or supported platforms to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with the Extensions for Windows Intune feature without needing to release a new version or release of Configuration Manager 2012 R2. This feature is able to anticipate on the constantly changing mobile device market.

As from now two new extensions are available and can be enabled within the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console. Let’s see how this works.

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res-wm2014-00Playing around with RES Workspace Manager 2014 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 the last couple of weeks trigged me to try more scenarios that can be tested and implemented. Yesterday I quickly showed you how RES Workspace Manager 2014 is able to manage a normal application with a Deployment Type installing the MSI version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

In this blog we will have a look at the integration of App-V version 5 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 where the App-V 5 version of the Adobe Reader resides. In the next blog(s) we will have a look at applications with more Deployment Types and the deployment of them based on the requirement rules.

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res-wm2014-00Last couple of weeks I was able to test the new upcoming RES Workspace Manager 2014 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. With RES Workspace Manager you are able to manage your workspace by for instance locking it down and just publishing shortcuts for the applications a user is allowed to run.

The current version, RES Workspace Manager 2012 is currently supports both Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012 but only the legacy packages and programs. But the new version RES Workspace Manager also supports the new applications. (Finally) I remember asking it every time on every event where RES was present :)  Today a quick sneak peak of how the integration looks like.

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techdaysnl2014Last year I had the pleasure to present a session together with Kenneth van Surksum at the TechDays Netherlands about ConfigMgr 2012 Notes from the field. This year on April the 16th and 17th TechDays will be back in The Hague. Also Kenneth and me will be back with a session about, this time the Application Model in Configuration Manager 2012.

Let us know that you want to see and learn and we will try to fit it in our session!

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sp1cu4

Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 has been just released. CU4 will fix some issues related to the following areas:

  • Software Distribution
  • Operating System Deployment
  • Administrator Console
  • Application Virtualization
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Site Server

This cumulative update will replace Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1.

The Setup will also create a Software Update Catalog for the update which you can use to deploy via SCUP and Configuration Manager 2012.

Download the update here.

dns00At one of my customers I am currently building a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager environment that must be able to support and manage their enterprise environment but also multiple not trusted forests in their environment. When adding one of the not trusted Active Directory Forests, the Active Directory Forest the Configuration Manager site information was published correctly but the discovery of the Active Directory Forest failed every time with an error that it failed to connect to forest.

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install-error-04At a customer lately I had an issue that my ConfigMgr 2012 R2 installation failed after the database has been configured during the setup process. After looking at the ConfigMgrSetup.log I noticed that the ConfigMgrSQLCert_PS1.cer file could not be saved to the location where the Configuration Manager Database was created.

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setuperror-00Wow, seems like ages ago that Wally Mead was at our Windows Management User Group Netherlands meeting back in November. During this Friday Afternoon Drink Wally talked about the new release 2 of Configuration Manager 2012. One of his sessions was a live upgrade of Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2. During the live upgrade and Wally shared his knwoledge about how to prepare and perform an upgrade to Configuration Manager 2012 R2. One of his tips and tricks which I wanted to share with you and was I still on my to-do list was about closing the install screen to early.

I think (hope) that the most of you know it already, if not see what can happen.

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