Today I upgraded my OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Beta environment to SP1 RTM. The upgrade process is not supported by Microsoft but works without any problems. The upgrade process of the server components completed in 45 minutes.
The original Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Beta version number was 7.0.8925.0:
Yesterday it toke me 30 minutes to upgrade my current Configmgr 2012 lab environment from SP1 beta to SP1 RTM. From Microsoft perspective it’s a unsupported way of upgrading but in my case the upgrade process was very easy and completed without any problems.
The Beta version number was 5.0.7782.1000:
Today Microsoft made System Center SP1 available on the Technet and MSDN websites. If you have a login for one of those websites you can download the SP1 RTM bits. SP1 give all System Center products support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. For more information about what’s new please follow the links below:
Last week Microsoft released the updates KB2506143 and KB2506146 through Windows Update. Caution with installing these updates when using Configuration Manager 2012. After installing this update you could end up with broken clients and/or servers. The client health check on clients will show the following error in the console:
Yesterday Microsoft released cumulative update 2 for ConfigMgr 2012. Cumulative Update 2 includes the updates from CU1 and some new updates. One important bug where I recently blogged about ‘When dynamic media is used to deploy an operating system to a computer that was imported into the database together with a computer name, the correct name is not applied. Instead, the computer is named “MININT-xxxxx.”‘ is fixed through CU2.
Today Mike Jaquet posted on the Microsoft Forums that SP1 of System Center is RTM’d. General Availability will be in early January 2013. See below the orginal post on the Microsoft Forums:
Last weeks I have moved my blog from blogger to an own hosted server. On this server I can use WordPress as a blog system. I like WordPress and the number of plugins and themes is great. I also deleted some old posts from my blog. As you can see the layout is also changed from some basic blogger style to a fresh new ‘Metro’ style. In the coming months I want to spend more time with blogging about the System Center products. I will primarily blog about System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operations Manager and System Center Service Manager.
Let me know what you think of the new layout?
Yesterday Kevin Holman (TSP) posted a nice blog article about monitoring your ConfigMgr 2012 environment with OpsMgr. The Management Pack of ConfigMgr 2012 is completely rewritten from scratch. The ConfigMgr 2012 Management Pack has the following improvements:
- No Scripts inside the Monitoring MP
- Reduction of Code inside the MP
- Reduced number of Rules and a increase of Monitors
- Disabled work flows out of the box
- A guide and appendix as documentation is included
More detailed information can be found on Kevin Holman his blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2012/12/11/monitoring-configmgr-2012-with-opsmgr.aspx
Today I investigated a issue related to Operating System Deployment in ConfigMgr 2012. During the Deployment of Windows 7 the computer didn’t receive the computer name from the SMS database. Every deployment was ending with a computer name which sounds like: ‘MININT-XXXXX’. We are using Task Sequence Media to receive the Task Sequence. After investigating the log files I could only found this related settings:
I have not tested this BUG in the Beta of SP1. I will update this topic as soon as the results are known.
UPDATE: This bug has been fixed after installing ConfigMgr 2012 CU2