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WARNING!–New Hyper-V Linux IC’s CRASH SCVMM

After enjoying the fantastic on hold music for a CSS case with an unstable SCVMM installation, I had the pleasure of working with a sharp Support Engineer (DeWitt) where we quickly determined the VM what was causing the pain.

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Orchestrator–Impressions

After only 6 weeks working on the new Beta builds of Orchestrator 2012; I have to admit this is one suite which has a lot of potential.

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SCVMM Self Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Released!

This evening Microsoft have announced the release of SCVMM SSP2.0 SP1, (yep that’s a mouth full) in its full glory for you to deploy and use with your System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 environment.

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SCVMM2012 Beta–Dynamic Optimization Questions?

So, I have been teasing with the plan of enabling the newly integrated Dynamic Optimization functions in SCVMM which as I evaluated, led me to want some answer’s.

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Failover Clustering and SCVMM2008R2 = VM Missing?

So, some genius on you environment needs to do work on your Hyper-V host, but is oblivious to all the magic which is going on in the back room with SCVMM to keep the private cloud ticking; which is only elaborated with a refresher bug still in 2008 R2 which decides to mark these moved VMs as missing.

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SCVMM2012 Beta–Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Physical Deployment Fails

If you have been playing with the Physical deployment options for new Hyper-V hosts in SCVMM 2012, you might already learned the hard way that the process will run almost to completion, but never reach the final goal.

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Orchestrator–Auditing?

If you have started using the Orchestrator 2012 product for some of your test and evaluation work, you likely have also been checking out some of the really cool information shared by Robert Herne and Charles Joy.

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Exchange–Active Sync Devices in the last 7 Days

Today, I was asked to generate a new report of the mobile devices which are currently syncing with our Exchange environment, which is something that I have done a few times before, but to complete the exercise I used to parse the HTML logs from the frontend web servers, and then run some filters to figure out duplicate connections etc. As you can appreciate the exercise was not the fastest in the world to complete, and still needed a fair amount of massaging after, to generate a nice chart.

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RemoteApp’s Stopped Publishing?

So, you have followed the instructions, adding your Remote Desktop Session Hosts into the correct Groups, and Added your Remote Desk Web Access Server into the Local group of each of your Session hosts but for some ungodly reason when you check the event log on your Remote Desktop Web Access Server you continue to see errors.

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System Centre Orchestrator 2012 Beta Lands!

It’s official, the next member of the System Centre Family has just reached the Beta milestone and is ready for download right now. take a look at the SC blog here and grab a copy of this really interesting technology.

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