Author Archives: Peter

Missing Reporting Services node in Configuration Manager Console installed on a 64-bit computer

Symptom The entire Reporting Services node was missing on a remote configuration manager console that was installed on a 64-bit computer. Reason The installation of the configuration manager console was spread between the C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Program Files folders. Fix Specify an installation … Continue reading

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Strategy for applying post SP2 ConfigMgr client hotfixes

Recently I performed perhaps the last SCCM2007 installation that I’ll ever do and ended up applying approximately thirty post-SP2 hotfixes. Where possible, I elected for the installer to create a package for me for any client side hotfix components. I ended … Continue reading

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Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) Installation Bug

Issue When you add the Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) role service [part of Active Directory Certificate Services] to a Windows Server 2008 R2 server, the console may crash after you specify a registration authority. It seems that Microsoft neglected to … Continue reading

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Security Event Log Collection from a Domain Controller

I recently decided to implement this in my lab to see if it was possible. An extra step is required beyond the typical instructions provided by Microsoft. In this scenario we have a domain controller (DC1) that we want to … Continue reading

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Lync Server 2010 / Exchange Server 2010 UM Integration – Certificate Issue

Symptom I recently came across an interesting issue when trying to integrate Lync Server 2010 with Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging. The symptom was that, whenever we tried to transfer a call from the Auto Attendant to a Lync … Continue reading

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SCOM Monitoring Using a Scripted Database Query

I recently had a request to write some code that would enable System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM) to perform a database query against a SQL database and then evaluate the result to determine if various systems were healthy. The first … Continue reading

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IIS 7.5 and .NET Framework 4 – Installation order does matter

1. The Issue The MSDN documentation ( ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool ) states the following about installing .NET Framework 4 together with IIS 7.5: The .NET Framework 4 can be installed side-by-side with previous versions of the .NET Framework on a … Continue reading

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