Systems Center 2012 R2

Systems Center 2012 R2

Useful Windows Commands to Troubleshoot System and Networks

Useful Windows Commands to troubleshoot System and Networking CHUONG K. NGUYEN – BSc., MCSEx2, MCSAx2, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA Below is a short list of commands used to troubleshoot system and networking in Windows environment. ping -t google.com (continuously pinging a host) pathping gogole.com (ping and show traffic path) shutdown -m \\host -r -f -t… Read more Useful Windows Commands to Troubleshoot System and Networks

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 13 – Deploying Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Client Software Using GPO

When you deploy Configuration Manager Clients using Automatic Site Wide Client Push Installation method (we did this is a few labs back), during the discovery process, configuration manager clients are installed automatically. To demonstrate this lab, i.e., using Group Policy to deploy Configuration Manager Clients, we need to first disable the Automcatic Site Wide Push… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 13 – Deploying Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Client Software Using GPO

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 11 – Client Installation In SCCM 2012 R2

After installing SCCM, we need to configure boundaries and run the discovery process. Once that is completed, we can now perform client installation. First, we need to configure a network access account for the installation / configuration to be successful. There are quite a few methods for client installation: Client Push Installation: The administrator initiate… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 11 – Client Installation In SCCM 2012 R2

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 10 – Client Settings Configurations in SCCM 2012 R2

Client Settings are settings that can be configured to apply to all clients in a hierarchal manner. In SCCM 2012 R2, these client settings are organized at collection level which means we can specify different settings at different object collections. Client Settings have priority number, the smaller the number, the higher the priority. SCCM has… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 10 – Client Settings Configurations in SCCM 2012 R2

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 9 – Installing Site System Roles in Systems Center Configurations Manager 2012 R2

Site System Roles add extended functionalities to the SCCM site. There are many roles such as: Site System Role: A computer that runs the core SCCM setup program that provides the main functionality for the site. Site Database Server: SQL DB Server storing information about CM assets and site data. Component Server: Runs ConfigMgr Executive… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 9 – Installing Site System Roles in Systems Center Configurations Manager 2012 R2

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 8 – Discovery and Boundary Configurations

Definitions: First, we need to familiarize all the terms before moving to performing the lab. Discovery Methods: Discovery identifies Computer, User, and Network Infrastructure resources that SCCM can manage. The discovery creates a Discovery Data Record (DDR) and stores that record in the Configuration Manager Database. There are several types of discovery: Active Directory Forest… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 8 – Discovery and Boundary Configurations

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 7 – Installing Updates for SCCM 2012 R2

As soon as we finished installing SCCM 2012 R2, we should consider applying hotfixes to patch any known issues. In this lab, I will be installing two hotfixes; namely, KB2905002 (current version should be KB2910552) and KB2907591. KB2905002 resolves two known issues: Windows Deployment Service (WDS) stops running after you enable the PXE Service Point… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 7 – Installing Updates for SCCM 2012 R2

SCCM 2012 R2 PART 6 – Installing SCCM 2012 R2

Download and extract the installation files to a directory (C: \SC2012_R2_SCCM_SCEP). On the SCCM machine, create a new directory C:\SCCM-Prerequisites. Inside this directory: C:\SC2012_R2_SCCM_SCEP\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 Run the file setupdl.exe You will be asked for a location Now specify C:\SCCM-Prerequisites as the location. Click Download. Wait for the download to be completed. After the download is completed,… Read more SCCM 2012 R2 PART 6 – Installing SCCM 2012 R2