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SCCM 2012 and SQL 2008 R2

After my earlier venture in the troubled waters of SQL database loss, I figured that I had survived the worst that could come. That is until my SQL and Storage guys let me know that due to some on-going concerns with the Cluster, that they planned to destroy and rebuild.

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SCCM 2012 Database Recovery

If you followed some of my earlier posts you will be aware that I recently deployed my first SCCM 2012 environment into production, and as part of the process I made a number of decision’s regarding the architecture and roles:

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NPS Audit Logs–Was it successful?

While working on some WiFi access issues today, I was trying to determine which systems were authenticated along with the systems which were being declined; however all I was able to locate was failure after failure.

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Hyper-V - Virtual F5 Load Balancer

As the scenarios of what I need to test before moving solutions into production get more complex, I often find that not having my Lab match the production environment can result in undesirable results; most of which are always associated with either firewall rules or a load balancer configuration.

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How does Direct Access map IPv4 to IPv6 addresses?

Good question; if you ever ping a DNS name for a node in your corporate environment which is running IPv4, then the Windows 2012 NAT64 and DNS64 kick into action.

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SCO Exchange 2010 Management IP

Cool Stuff – this just hit the TechNet Gallery; created by Bart Timmermans** from Inovativ, added some really cool new features to the awesome Orchestrator 2012 product. This is how Bart introduces this pack on TechNet – Grab it HERE

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CSPP 2012 RTM Deployment

Deploying the Private Cloud process pack requires a number of pre-requisites to be in place and fully working.

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SCCM 2012 Building the Servers

In this post I am going to cut back on screen shoots, and just focus on the main points, if you need deep dives, use the comments and ill try to help, and of course I can strongly recommend the top class guides by fellow MVP Niall Brady which are very technical with tons of great hints and tips. We will hit the bullets that offer the road map to what I am installing on the servers, and why. At the end of this post we should have the basics all in place across the globe to start getting some work done and focusing on the objective.

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SCORCH Best Practices–Workflow

Continuing on the Best Practice band wagon for Orchestrator, this time we will take a peek at the ever sensitive workflows which glue the Runbook’s together.

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SCORCH Best Practices–Going Live

During MMS, Ryan Andorfer (General Mills, and Codeplex fame) presented some of the Best Practices which he worked out in conjunction with some other Orchestrator Power Users/Guru’s. Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of working with Ryan reviewing some of my own practices, issues and of course Integration Pack challenges, so I think its only fit that we should take a little time out to consider these practices and why they are actually important.

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