Orchestrator 2012 R2 Licence issue with SQL Always on

After installing Orchestrator 2012 R2 into my SQL always on environment, I had found an issue that when I failed over to the secondary SQL node the Orchestrator console was no longer working as was popping up with a license error. After looking around on the internet I found a potential solution from here:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8d80e9fd-869f-49b9-b055-53cd831b0402/sql-always-on-reenter-product-key?forum=scogeneral So […]

Scripting Shared Nothing Live Migration

I was working with a customer recently to replace their existing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V clusters and System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) installation with new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V clusters and System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager installation. The customer was concerned about downtime for moving their Virtual Machines (VMs) from […]

Operations Manager 2012 System Center Private Bytes Monitor Flipping State

Operations Manager 2012 System Center Private Bytes Monitor Flipping State

Recently we came across some issues where our Operations Manager 2012 environment was running very slow. So the Investigation into why Operations Manager was running so poorly began after initially checking the physical performance of the servers, we could see that they were being highly utilised with the Management Servers and the Operations Manager Database […]

Operations Manager IIS 7 IISADMIN Monitor

Operations Manager IIS 7 IISADMIN Monitor

Recently I had come across an issue where we were experiencing performance issues with our Operations Manager environment. So I consequently run the System Center Core Monitoring reports and the “Data Volume by Management Pack” report so I could see the amount of data that was being collected and put into the database. From this […]

Benefits of Integrating Windows InTune with Configuration Manager 2012

Benefits of Integrating Windows InTune with Configuration Manager 2012

Recently I was asked about Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities within Configuration Manager 2012 and what benefits integration with Windows InTune can bring. This blog article will highlight the benefits and the range of devices that can be managed. Mobile Device Management ‘Out of the Box’ Out of the box, Configuration Manager 2012 is not […]

Initialisation Error Loading the Deployment Workbench in Windows Server 2012

Initialisation Error Loading the Deployment Workbench in Windows Server 2012

When you deploy the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to Windows Server 2012 you may come across the following error when trying to load the Deployment Workbench: “Initialization Error: PowerShell is required to use the Deployment Workbench” As you know PowerShell comes as standard in Server 2012, this error is to do with the execution policy, to […]

Service Level Objective Reporting Error

Service Level Objective Reporting Error

I had a tricky problem recently at a client where I had configured a Service Level Objective but the availability was reporting healthy while the Distributed Application it was based on was in a failure condition. I thought that the process of trying to diagnose the problem was interesting as it touched a number of […]