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If you are a 501(c)3 there is no reason to buy VMware. In fact, you should use TechSoup.org to get all the Microsoft and Cisco you can. Ideally you would be keeping track of donation cycles and timelines and planning at least a year ahead on what donation requests you are going to make from Tech Soup next time the cycle comes around. This is especially true ...


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I know this question is a bit old, but there's some untruths being posted here. There is nothing wrong with how SCCM 2012 functions, the problem is a misunderstanding of how it deploys software and updates. It is not fair to quote Microsoft when they say it was behaving "by design" and that you cannot do anything but set a deadline far into the future. This ...


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Currently we suggest SCVMM to our customers only in cases of four and more nodes. I can’t tell for sure whether you need SCVMM in your case, but our last customer with four servers and over 100 VMs is almost not using SCVMM. For more information on configuration, these two topics were very helpful for us: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center-...


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System Center is a suite of different monitoring, configuration management, and automation tools Microsoft sells for the Windows operating system. Collectively they achieve Systems Management. SCOM, System Center Operations Manager, is the monitoring component of that suite. SCCM, System Center Configuration Manager, handles configuration management. HP ...


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Please try the following: On the VMM and then Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Server\Settings Change the value of BITSTcpPort from 443 to an unused port number. (i.e 8500) Reboot the VMM server after changing the value register. The fix might be to update all nodes to latest updates (...


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Have you tried setting the deadline to ridiculously long into the future? That's how I handle advertisements to my servers in SCCM 2008. I set the deadline for 1 year from the date I roll out the advertisements to the servers. Nice and convenient, since when the patching window rolls around, all the updates are there, waiting to be installed, but won't ...


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Why not just make your deployment "available" rather than "required"? That way the updates will appear in Software Center but not automatically install. Also, maintenance windows apply to the Client, not to the Collection. "An additional gotcha is that if a machine is a member of more than one collection that have Deployments targeted to them, and one of ...


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From the context, we can see that it simply means each unique installation of Windows Server, whether physical or virtual.


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I finally received an answer directly from a very smart gentleman at Microsoft. I'll share the contents of our findings that don't have identifiable customer information in them: The OpsManager database and SM DWStagingAndConfig database must have matching collations locales not necessarily the same exact collation as implied by some of the documentation. ...


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Group Policy could be adding that registry value. The gpresult tool can give you insight into the settings being applied via Group Policy. Any program running as the user could be doing it, because users have rights to modify that part of the registry by default. Being that it's changing "Every few days" I suspect it's not Group Policy that's doing it (...


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Step 1 I am only prompting for the user id for this Runbook. User ID (data type: String) Step 2 I need to determine the ID of the Runbook, in order to pull the SID in a later SQL query. Here is the SQL query that returns the Job ID. SELECT POLICYINSTANCES.JobID FROM POLICYINSTANCES INNER JOIN ACTIONSERVERS ON POLICYINSTANCES.ActionServer = ACTIONSERVERS....


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Not sure if you would be happy with this statement or not, here is the official statement: Configuration Manager supports installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to upgrade a site that runs Configuration Manager SP1. You can run the upgrade on the site servers of central administration sites and primary sites. After a primary site ...


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It looks like this is yet another case of Microsoft documentation being out-of-date and inaccurate. Excerpting from Clarification on SQL Server Collation Requirements for System Center 2012 from the System Center MSDN blog: There has been quite a bit of confusion over the requirements for SQL Server collation for the various components of System Center. ...


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Reproducing the problem Assuming you have installed Microsoft Windows 7+ / Server 2008 R2+ Microsoft Internet Explorer 11+ (IE) Adobe PDF Reader 11+ (Reader) Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection / Microsoft Malware Protection (MalwareProtection) the following seems to happen here: MalwareProtection registers a component named Microsoft Antimalware ...


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While oleschri's answer is quite comprehensive, I want to add some additional detail. In my observations, I do not see MpOAv impacting or being related to this issue. Removing the Extension Validation key also does not change any behaviors I experience - the rest of the post got me to dig further... When using Internet Explorer 11 and visiting many Google ...


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SCVMM2016, PowerShell (that's what Microsoft pushes real hard), and there are some third-party products as well, but they are vendor locked-in so isn't really an option now.


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As I CyrAz says in Microsoft Technet Short answer : you can't, and you shouldn't. Use an actual log management system if you need one (LogAnalytics, ELK, Splunk...) Longer answer : you could create a regular event collection rule for every event log, but that would create an enormous amount of data. SCOM database is not made for this usage. However, what ...


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You seem to have the wrong answer selected. The check boxes you have circled in your graphic clearly only apply to Machines that have a maintenance window defined. It plainly says as much in the line of text above the check boxes. In SCCM, if no maintenance window is assigned, it is assumed that it's ok to maintain that server any old time. Which makes ...


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It is for the distribution point, I believe by default your site management server has to be a DP as well, even if you don't store any packages on it. There are articles out there for how to move it, but this is why it ended up there in the first place. Also, once it moves the name will change as well, moving to the f drive for example it will become ...


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Assuming that SCCM 2012 behaves like SCCM 2007, the absence of a maintenance window means that the machines in that collection will install updates whenever they feel like it (at or after the deadline), as you have found. Personally what I do is to have collections based on AD security group membership. Servers that are members of the Tuesday Maintenance ...


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Use the collation Latin1_General_CI_AS. This is supported across the System Center 2012 SP1 suite. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj656654.aspx and http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2012/05/24/clarification-on-sql-server-collation-requirements-for-system-center-2012.aspx


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This one saved the day: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dataprotectionmanager/thread/913e1de9-4b10-4479-9c6a-95c5b504e1d8/ It turns out that I had been a bit too eager when restricting Windows Firewall. After inspecting MSDPMAgentInstall.log I noticed this error: ConfigureFirewall method return hr =0x80004005 A Google search took me to ...


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You technically can install SCCM on a domain controller, but I personally am warning you against it. It is not recommended. Domain Controllers should be only domain controllers (with maybe some other lightweight things like DHCP, etc..) In addition, SCCM is a large, complex, heavy application that requires a lot of resources. You're just signing yourself ...


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The SCA agent supports command-line arguments for silent installation. The specific switches can be found here. Once you have the script, you can deploy it via a config management tool (like Intune, which you said you are unable to leverage for this) or through a more cumbersome approach like using psexec or PowerShell remoting to execute the script on ...


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Can I use a Office 2013 Professional Plus MSI with a Home and Business product key and be within the licensing agreement No. For a Click-to-Run deployment what would be the Product ID for Home and Business that I would use in the element of the XML Configuration file? See below. <Product ID="HomeBusinessRetail"> And what seems to be a helpful ...


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I found a TechNet blog post from May 2014 that describes "complete configuration steps of using Azure backup from a System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) perspective". So hopefully, the blog post is somewhat useful to you or someone else who has stumbled upon this unanswered question, posted Sep 2014. Using and Monitoring Azure Backup for Windows ...


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This is a common configuration (except with multi-host clusters in production). Carry on.


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SCCM is always gonna copy double disk space when copying from a scratch directory to a DP, I don't think there's a way around this. If you want to conserve space on the server, consider having the clients download directly from MS if your bandwidth can handle it, or setting your scratch directory off the server. Otherwise, the only real solution is more ...


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Oleschri's explination is highly accurate. One MS Support explanation was this a few days ago: "After internal analysis and working with partners, we believe we’ve identified the root cause as a problem with how Adobe is using our registry key in IE, resulting in Adobe behaving as if it is blocked or not installed even though it is. The problem has been ...


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There's no such cmdlet for that http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj821822(v=sc.20).aspx But if you export settings for endpoint protection in xml file and place it somewhere in your network you can push installation with powershell in the following way: $computers = Get-Content "C:\computer.txt" foreach ($computer in $computers) { #The location ...


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