SCCM 2012: Hardware Inventory errors on VDI Environment

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Last couple of weeks I investigated an issue with hardware inventory errors on a Stateless pooled VDI environment. After deploying the Master to a number of desktops everything looks OK in the SCCM console. No conflicting records and all the desktops shows an active client. But after some time we noticed that the BADMIFS folder was growing. Looking into the dataldr.log log file we saw the following warnings:
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SCCM 2012 and SCOM 2012: Patching and Maintenance Mode

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When System Center Configuration Manager is used for patching and System Center Operations Manager is used for monitoring you may have some difficulties with alerts during a patch window. The standard option ‘Disable Operations Manager Alerts while software updates run’ in SCCM does not solve all your alerting problems. This option is improved from 2007 to 2012, but you will receive alerts from the reboots after installing the updates. Continue reading

SCOM 2012: Powershell Maintenance Mode Script

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Putting hosts in Maintenance mode through the SCOM console is not the fasted way when you have more than 1 host on which you want to activate Maintenance Mode and when the host is also part of a cluster it’s not enough to only add a maintenance window for that host. You will still receive cluster alerts from the cluster on where the host resides. So today I created the first version of  my own Maintenance Mode script. The script has the following functionality: Continue reading