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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SCSM Dashboard from Expit in Version 3.0 available

ExpitLogoI have written about the Expit Ensight last Year, now there is a new Version and new Features. Expit is providing Ensight 3.0 as a Dashboard for SCSM.

Dashboard and KPI are very important for Analysts, so Expit is providing a solution for that.

There is a free Community Edition which limits the functionality to Incidents and Problems. The paid Professional Edition has no limitation on Reporting and Dashboard functionality.

Whats New?

Expit done a lot about Performance, so the Console is much faster than the old one. Also in a Environemnt with a lot of Data, the Console is still fast.

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Installation and first look at the new SCSM HTML5 Portal

Hi, today the Update Rollup 8 and the new System Center Service Manager Portal has been released.

Microsoft released a new and fresh HTML5 Version, without the need of Silverlight or SharePoint.

In this Article I want to take a look at the Setup and the look and feel of the new SCSM Portal.

The Portal will show up in a modern UI, Announcements, Caching and some customizations.

Setup

Download the Setup and Management Pack from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49556

First, enable the IIS Role, if you are installing the Portal on a new Server.

The following Features need to be selected

  • ASP.Net 4.5
  • Basic Authentication
  • Windows Authentication
  • .Net Extensibility 4.5
  • HTTP Activation (.NET Framework 4.5 Feature)

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How to add a Category to SCSM Business Service Components

I recently faced the challenge to add custom Category Classes to System Center Service Manager Business Service Components.

I will skip the introduction on how to build custom classes with Visual Studio, cause Marcel did an awesome Job already here: http://marcelzehner.ch/2015/04/13/scsm-quickvids-for-scsm-20122012r2-authoring-video-4-create-a-custom-form-step-1/

I want to show how to create this classes, cause I think someone can also need this.

Preparation

As Marcel showed us in his Videos, we need the related Management Pack as a reference in our Visual Studio Solution.

But what Management Pack?

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Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 8 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SCOM, SCO, SPF,  SCVMM and Windows Azure Pack.

The UR 8 and the Portal for SCSM will be released next week.

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 8 for System Center 2012 R2: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3096378

Here are some Details

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I am MVP

MVP_FullColor_ForScreenI am proud to announce that I has been awarded as an MVP in the Category “Cloud and Datacenter Management”

So now I am a happy member of the MVP Community, it is my first time, so I am looking forward to what is happening now.

2015-10-01 17_43_08-Glückwunsch zum Microsoft MVP 2015! - Message (HTML)

Get more information about the Microsoft MVP award: Microsoft MVP Award Website

Michael Seidl aka Techguy

Update Rollup 7 für System Center 2012 R2

Seit heute steht das Update Rollup 7 für die aktuelle System Center Familie bereit.

Update Rollup 7 für System Center 2012 R2 bringt viele Fixes für die Produkte SCDPM, SCOM, SCO, SCSM, SCVMM und Windows Azure Pack.

Bitte das Update zuvor in einer Testumgebung installieren, da wir aus der Vergangenheit ja wissen, das solche Update Rollups auch mal Probleme verursachen können.

Am besten auch mal ein paar Tage mit der Installation warten, sollte es Probleme geben, werden diese in den ersten Tagen nach Veröffentlichung ja bekannt gegeben.

Hier die Lister de betroffenen Produkte und der Download zum Update:

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Passwort Reset für Endbenutzer mit SCOOSP, SCO und einer SMS

Mit SCOOSP lassen sich ganz einfach, tolle Lösungen umsetzen. Lange schon geplant, habe ich jetzt eine Lösung erstellt, mit der sich der End User selbst sein Passwort zurücksetzen kann.

Da SCOOSP so aufgebaut ist, kann ein Team Mitglied den Request starten, durch die notwendige SMS Authentifizierung, entsteht hier aber keine Sicherheitslücke.

Aber hier mal die Lösung wie Sie umgesetzt wurde.

Send SMS Runbook

Das erste Runbook dient dazu die SMS zu versenden. Ich nutze dazu den Cloud Dienst Twilio welchen ich per PowerShell ansteuere.

Ihr könnt auch ein lokales SMS Gateway oder einen anderen Dienst verwenden, das spielt hier keine Rolle.

Das RB ist so aufgebaut, das Text und Empfänger per Initialize Data übergeben werden.

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