Upgrade to System Center Orchestrator 2016

System Center Orchestrator should be the first Product to upgrade to 2016, so we also will start with SCO.

The Upgrade is straight forward and an easy one, but we have some pre-checks to make sure everything runs smooth.

First we will make a small Health Check to make sure SCO is doing fine, afterwards we proceed with our Backups followed by uninstall 2012 R2 and Installing 2016.

Lets go.

SCO Health Check

We normally use the “Orchestrator Health Checker” to get a quick overview of our environment. You an download the small Tool here:  http://scorch.codeplex.com/releases/view/99063

So take a look at your running and queued Runbooks and make sure nothing important is sill running or not to many Runbooks are in Queue.

After we have made sure that our SCO is healthy, we can take the next step.

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System Center 2016 is here

 

We have been waiting a long time, Microsoft released the new System Center 2016 suite nearly a month ago.

A few days after, also Update Rollup 1 has been released.

As I am mainly related to SCDPM, SCSM and SCO, I will show you all the news around these three Products

So lets take a look, what’s new with System Center 2016.

Service Manager 2016

  • Time to create and update Work Item is reduced
  • Workflows are faster
  • Group and queue calculations improved
  • Faster SCCM and Active Directory Connector
  • Grooming improvements

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MVP, the second year

MVP_Logo_Avatar_Secondary_Black_CMYK_300ppiYes, around three weeks ago, on October 1st 2016 I received, the nearly most important Mail a year.

My MVP Renewal was perfect, so I am part of this community for the second year in a row.

 

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2016 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Cloud and Datacenter Management technical communities during the past year. Also in this email:

  • About your MVP Award Gift
  • How to claim your award benefits
  • Your MVP Identification Number
  • MVP Award Program Code of Conduct

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say “Thank you for your technical leadership.”

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TOP 10 Posts, first half-year period 2016

This my TOP 10 list of Blogposts in the last six month.

The list is measured by the Views of Posts in the last half-year period 2016

Something has changed since the last TOP 10 Post.

This is the list, relaxe and read again.

  1. PowerShell Import-Module oder Add-PSSnapIn
  2. Powershell Get-Date
  3. Windows 7 SP1, Fehler C0000034 beim Updatevorgang 282 von 118412– behoben
  4. Export PST bei Exchange 2010 SP1
  5. PowerShell BackupScript
  6. Installation and first look at the new SCSM HTML5 Portal
  7. System Center Data Protection Manager
  8. Standarddrucker und Druckereinstellungen mittels PowerShell konfigurieren
  9. Ablaufdatum des Passwortes der AD User mit PowerShell auslesen
  10. System Center Data Protection Manager
  11. Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 released

This are my last TOP 10 Post Summaries:

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 9 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SPF, VMM, Windows Azure Pack.

As we know, there is the possibility that the actual Update Rollup can contain some Bugs, so maybe wait a few days to install, or try it on a Test Environment.

Get all Information’s about Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2:

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Interview with Darryl van der Peijl

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Here is the next Interview in 2016, its Darryl van der Peijl from the Netherlands.

From time to time I will ask some of my colleagues from the community if they are interested to answer some Questions, so here we are.

From this point now, Darryl will answer my Questions, at the end I will let you know where to connect with Darryl and where his Community work is available.

 

Small Introduction of you and what you are doing

My name is Darryl van der Peijl based in the Netherlands.
Currently working for Inovativ which is a consulting company focussed on Microsoft technolgies and we’re doing lots of cool stuff. I’m awarded as Microsoft MVP and blog regulary on my own blog and hyper-v.nu which is a community blog.

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I’m speaking at…

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a lot of cool Events in the near Future. I want to us this Post to give you some Information’s about my upcoming Speaker Slots.

On April 28th 2016 I will speak at the System Center Usergroup Meeting in Linz, Austria. At this Event I will speak about SCOOSP. So this will be the first Public Event in Austria related to SCOOSP, so come in and join. Its absolutely free to attend, for more Information’s got to https://www.xing.com/events/system-center-powershell-user-group-event-austria-1666689/guestlist

 

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The next Event will be really big. Carsten Rachfahl (MVP) is organizing a Community Event with 5 parallel Tracks. There will be 19 MVP’s including myself.

I will talk about SCDPM 2016, and all the new cool Features.

The Event will be in Düsseldorf, Germany on the May 12th, 2016. There are still some tickets available, so hurry up. https://www.cdc-germany.de/

 

 

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

SCSM 2012 R2 and SCCM 1511 supported?

Hi, a lot of people out there, including some of our customers, did an upgrade of SCCM to Version 1511 with an SCSM Connector in use. Than some errors has been reported in the community and MS told us that SCCM 1511 and SCSM 2012 R2 is not supported at this time.

No good News. The Event Log showing Errors with EventID 33333 and 34115 with Messages like “Data Access Layer rejected retry on SqlError:” and “Error writing relationship of type System.MobileDeviceHasOperatingSystem”

Microsoft told us first, they will support SCCM 1511 with SCSM 2016, no good new too.

But MS was surprising us today and announced they will support SCCM 1511 with SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 10.

Additionally, MS told us that each new SCCM Version will be followed by a supported SCSM Version within 4 weeks.

Thanks MS for helping us with our customers.

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 9 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SCOM, SCSM, SPF, SCVMM and Windows Azure Pack..

As we know, there is the possibility that the actual Update Rollup can contain some Bugs, so maybe wait a few days to install, or try it on a Test Environment.

Get all Information’s about Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3129757

Here are some Details

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Check Last Backup, Version 1.3 available

There is a new release of my “Check Last Backup” SCDPM Script. I have done some modification on the Code and added some new Features.

Skip HyperV now reports the span Days, so you can see if there is a Problem.

The query for running Job now ignores Tape Jobs.

And we now create a Summary Report and you will be able to send this via mail.

Hope you like the new Script, here is the Code, at the End is the Link to TechNet Gallery Download. Please rate and comment for new Features.

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