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Update for Windows Server Update Services SP2

A few days ago, Microsoft released an update for Windows Server Update Services SP2. There are two main fixes in this update: System Center Update Publisher does not publish customized updates to a computer if WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the .NET Framework 4.0 are installed  “Metadata only” updates cannot be expired or revised in WSUS 3.0 SP2 Download it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720211/en-us?sd=rss&spid=13876

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5-day course in System Center Configuration Manager 2012, running and gym!

I’m currently attending a 5-day System Center Configuration Manager 2012 course in Kista, Stockholm. Actually, it’s two new Microsoft courses, that they have managed to cram into 5 days, instead of 8. • 10747: Administering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (Normally 5 days) • 10748: Deploying System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (Normally 3 days) The courses is in BETA and focus on the Release Candidate of SCCM 2012, as the RTM had not been release at the time of making…

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System Center Configuration Manager SP1 announced at Tech Ed 2012

Yesterday, it was announced that there soon would be an SP1 release for Configuration Manager 2012, and with quite a few great changes from the RTM. Here are some of the updates posted at Kent Agerlund’s blog yesterday: New OS support: Windows 8 Windows 8 tablet – Intel SoC tablets support Mac OS X Linux and Unix – Changes in SQL replication – Now it will be possible to add a new CAS, after you have created a stand-alone primary…

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Book: Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

As far as I know, this is the only book covering SCCM 2012 that has been published yet. I received it a couple of days ago, and have read through almost half of it, and I can just say that it’s really good material. So, if you’re looking for a book covering SCCM 2012 I advise you to pick this one up. Written by Kent Agerlund, Steve Rachui, Santos Martinez and Peter Daalmans. You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-System-Center-Configuration-Manager/dp/1118128982/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339439423&sr=8-1&keywords=mastering+system+center+2012+configuration+manager

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Microsoft Hotmail is receiving a Metro makeover and possibly a new name

According to some leaked screenshots that liveside.net has picked up, Microsoft Hotmail is receiving a new Metro look and perhaps a new name. If you look at the screenshots available you can see that there is a new name for the mail service called “Newmail”. There has been a lot of rumors flourishing about this name, if Microsoft actually will change the name of their service. According to TechCrunch, the name “Newmail” is only a placeholder name and will not…

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New courses available at Microsoft Virtual Academy

In the past few days, Microsoft has added a couple of new courses at their free education center: Microsoft Virtual Academy. Some of the new courses are: – Microsoft Solution Accelerators for the Datacenter and Private Cloud – System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – System Center 2012 Operations Manager – Windows Server 2012 If you haven’t already checked out this site, I strongly advise you to do so! Link: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com

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How to simulate a client using SCCM 2012 SDK

I just ran into this interesting blog post at MSDN and thought I’d share it with you. If you’ve ever worked with SCCM or another system in a lab, you know how nice it would be to create “fake” clients instead of doing the tedious task of creating them as usual. Go here to read more about it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/minfangl/archive/2012/04/25/step-by-step-on-how-to-create-a-fake-client-using-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-client-sdk.aspx

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How To Give Minimum Permissions To a User For Joining a Workstation To The Domain

INTRODUCTION If you work as an IT system administrator, you probably have come across this quite often. I don’t know how many times I have seen people be Domain Administrator without there being a more justified reason than “it was easy”. Follow the steps described in this blog post to mitigate this issue. SOLUTION This is quite a simple task to do in Windows Server using Delegation of Control. Here’s how you do it: 1. Open Active Directory Users &…

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