Java EE WebLogic Manual Discovery and Universal Discovery Issues in SCOM 2012 R2

This week I was tasked to start monitoring WebLogic applications using our Operations Manager environment.  We have an existing OEM (Oracle Enterprise Manager) system in place that was our primary resource for monitoring Oracle Databases and WebLogic as well.   However, due to the fact that the OEM SCOM Agent only brings in alerts into the … Continue reading Java EE WebLogic Manual Discovery and Universal Discovery Issues in SCOM 2012 R2

Upgrading Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 to System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (current branch – version 1511)

As of today the current branch version for System Center Configuration Manager is now available.   I won't go into the new features or explain much about the new name.  However, you can read more about the current branch on the following System Center Configuration Manager Team blog. You can download the evaluation here. This blog … Continue reading Upgrading Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 to System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (current branch – version 1511)

Include CU3 Client Update in OSD Task Sequences and Client Push Installations

Microsoft has added some nice features to ConfigMgr 2012 for instance the ability to auto upgrade your ConfigMgr clients.  Great feature however, it only includes service packs and revision upgrades.  So when a cumulative update comes out this feature is worthless.  CU3 was release back in September of this year.  Like most people I know … Continue reading Include CU3 Client Update in OSD Task Sequences and Client Push Installations

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Collection Query – Systems by System Roles

Recently I needed to create collections that would contain servers with certain site system roles.  For instance I needed a collection that would list all the Distribution Point.  Here is the query that I used: select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.SystemRoles = "SMS Distribution Point" The following values are also available.  Just replace “SMS … Continue reading ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Collection Query – Systems by System Roles

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit – Deploying an Operations Manager 2012 R2 Lab

So a few months ago I was at the Arizona System Center User Group (AZSMUG) and our guest speaker did a demo on the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit PDT).  During a few of my longer flights and boring days (very few of these) between clients I have started to mess around with deploying a few different … Continue reading PowerShell Deployment Toolkit – Deploying an Operations Manager 2012 R2 Lab

Deploying and Configuring Endpoint Protection for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2

Nothing fancy here but just my way of deploying Endpoint Protection using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.  I have it broken down into six sections.  Deploying the Role, Creating the needed device collections, creating the needed antimalware policies, creating the needed client settings, creating the ADR for the definitions, and monitoring .  My way … Continue reading Deploying and Configuring Endpoint Protection for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2

Installing Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager has been released by Microsoft.  To download and get more detailed information about what this update fixes please visit the official Microsoft KB Article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441. I will walk through how to update a primary site with a single site server.  How to create custom collections … Continue reading Installing Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part III – Configuration

Part III – Configuration Configuring Configuration Manager 2012 R2 In Part I – Infrastructure I walked through my infrastructure needs for my ConfigMgr Deployment at a higher level.  We created our Active Directory security groups, services accounts, and users that we will need.  We installed WSUS and SQL on our primary site server.  We also … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part III – Configuration

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part II – Installation

Part II – Installation Installing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 In Part I – Infrastructure I walked through my infrastructure needs for my ConfigMgr Deployment at a higher level.  We created our Active Directory security groups, services accounts, and users that we will need.  We installed WSUS and SQL on our primary site server.  We also … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part II – Installation

Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part I – Infrastructure

  Part I – Infrastructure Preparing the infrastructure for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 In this blog I will be deploying ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to a fictional company called Turner & Sons Time Travel.  (Yes, sorry, I am not that creative and my other the first thought of Turner Tots was all over the web.)  Turner & … Continue reading Deploying System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Single Site Server Scenario – Part I – Infrastructure