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Troubleshooting Certificates and Configuration Manager 2012

While implementing certificates in my Configuration Manager 2012 lab I came across a couple of certificate issues. I was not able to install Configuration Manager Clients and the enrollment of devices was not stable.    

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Configuration Manager 2012 and certificates

With Configuration Manager 2012 you are able to secure your Configuration Manager infrastructure with certificates per Site System Role instead of whole Configuration Manager Sites in Configuration Manager 2007. Let’s look at how you are able to enable secure communications to and between the site system roles in Configuration Manager 2012.

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The installation on node CCR-Node2 is inconsistent

Last night I had to upgrade an Exchange 2007 CCR cluster to the latest Service Pack 3. Following the steps below, this error occurred while executing step 4. The installation on node ‘CCR-Node2’ is inconsistent. ConfiguredVersion = 8.1.240.6, 8.2.176.2 = UnpackedVersion. An upgrade might not have completed successfully.

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Enabling Geographical view in Configuration Manager 2012

In Configuration Manager 2012 you are able to monitor your sites and sites server systems via the Geographical view in the Configuration Manager Administration Console. If you have an enterprise environment with locations all over the world or throughout your country, this feature can be very nice to have an overview of your Configuration Manager […]

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CEP PCM and P2V Migration Toolkit Session Summary

Today an interesting Community Evaluation Program session held by Chris Adams, Group Program Manager of the Configuration Manager 2012 team, about the package Conversion and Physical to Virtual Migration Toolkit for Configuration Manager 2012. First news was the fact that “CM CEP leader” Jeff Wettlaufer is leaving Microsoft to join RES Software. Good luck Jeff, […]

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Software Update Point placement in Configuration Manager 2012

Last couple of  days I was building my lab environment for the writing of Mastering Configuration Manager 2012. The lab environment consist of one Central Administration Site, a Primary Site in a new Configuration Manager 2012 infrastructure and a Primary Site and Secondary Site in a Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure. This way the migration feature can […]

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SCCM 2007 lost permissions after domain change

Did you ever lost control of your Configuration Manager 2007 environment after you changed the Configuration Manager server from domains. I did, in my test lab. Silly me 😉 I changed the server from domains, corrected the SQL permissions on the Configuration Manager database but the Site Management in the Configuration Manager Console was empty and stayed […]

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CEP Configuration Manager Software Distribution part 2 summary

Today another rerun of the CEP Application Management part 2 session was held again. Bryan Keller and Craig Morris both sr. Program Manager of Microsoft went deeper into the Application Management in Configuration Manager 2012. In this blog I will highlight the most important parts of the session. You still can join the program by […]

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MDT support for Configuration Manager 2012 is there!

Finally the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 beta1 supporting Configuration Manager 2012 is there! Something I have been waiting serveral months for. 😉 The free Microsoft Deployment Toolkit brings more deployment intelligence to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 to fully support Zero Touch OS Deployment, but of course it can also be used stand alone for […]

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Configuration Manager 2012 and High Availability

In SMS 2003 and Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft supported some kind of support for high availability. You were able to install for instance a Management Point multiple times in a Primary Site but you were needed to configure  Network Load Balancing to make the Management Point high available. Will this changed in Configuration Manager 2012?

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CEP Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta started

Today another Community Evaluation Program started, this time for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. During this session the CEP was explaned bt Kenon Owens, the Technical Product Manager of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 beta. The next following months I will try to follow this CEP also and report the information back to […]

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About Peter Daalmans
Peter is a Senior Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility Suite) MVP with CTGlobal with a primary focus on the Enterprise Client Management and Enterprise Mobility. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde since 2010 on ConfigMgrBlog.com / PeterDaalmans.com.

Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands.

Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit and in 2013 Peter had the honor to speak at TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand. See more here.

Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security

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