Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 available !!!

Hi to all,

Great news, the Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is available !!!

 

Sources

System Center 2012 R2 (all product) support for the April 2014 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update available NOW ! (KB2919355)

Hi to all,

 

Great news, System Center 2012 R2 components are supported on the April 2014 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355). The update can be applied to the latest System Center 2012 R2 workloads deployed before or after the update is offered or installed using your preferred distribution channels.

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Click Here for access to the KB2919355 !

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Applies to

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 App Controller
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manage

Hotfix Package 4 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 1 (Server) is now available !

Hi to all,

Great news, the Hotfix Package 4 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 1 (Server) is now available !

This hotfix package fixes the following issue.

Management Console scrolling

When you use the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server management console, the scroll bar to enable and disable applications in packages across many panels constantly jumps back to the top as you use it. This prevents you from being able to select items at the bottom of the list.

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Click Here for download

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Amazing Data Deduplication !!! How to Optimize your free space on Windows 8.1 & Windows 2012 R2 (reminder)

Hi to all,

It’s with a big pleasure that you explain a great method for reduce the files space on your harddisk and win a lot of free space with the Data Deduplication feature on Windows 8.1 & Windows 2012 Server !

First, what is Data Deduplication in detail ?

With Windows Server 2012 & Windows 8-8.1, there is a new cool feature, called Data Deduplication. Data deduplication involves finding and removing duplication within data without compromising its fidelity or integrity. The goal is to store more data in less space by segmenting files into small variable-sized chunks (32–128 KB), identifying duplicate chunks, and maintaining a single copy of each chunk. Redundant copies of the chunk are replaced by a reference to the single copy. The chunks are compressed and then organized into special container files in the System Volume Information folder. In addition, chunks are also compressed for further space optimization.

The result is an on-disk transformation of each file as shown in the picture below. After deduplication, files are no longer stored as independent streams of data, and they are replaced with stubs that point to data blocks that are stored within a common chunk store. Because these files share blocks, those blocks are only stored once, which reduces the disk space needed to store all files. During file access, the correct blocks are transparently assembled to serve the data without calling the application or the user having any knowledge of the on-disk transformation to the file. This enables administrators to apply deduplication to files without having to worry about any change in behavior to the applications or impact to users who are accessing those files.

Example on Windows 8.1 on my Desktop:

Before Data Deduplication Feature:

After Data Deduplication Feature activated !!!!!!

D: Drive 3,82 GB to 48,3 GB Hard disk Free space win !!!

E: Drive 12,5 GB to 24, 5 GB Hard Disk free space win !!!

F: Drive 610 GB to 620 GB Hard Disk free space win !!!

G: Drive 11 GB to 47 GB Hard Disk free space win !!!

How to enable the data deduplication on Windows 8.1:

Download Package files and for SCCM 2012 sources Here

 Unzip to C:\

 Launch this command on CMD prompt with admin right elevation:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab  /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab  /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab

and type

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Dedup-Core /all

You can check the data deduplication activation in Windows Features

Open a powershell prompt and type this under:

e:  is an example, change and indicate the drive where you want activate the data deduplication )

Enable-DedupVolume -Volume e:
Set-DedupVolume -Volume e: -OptimizeInUseFiles

To force start data deduplication, open a powershell prompt and type this under:

Start-DedupJob -Volume e: -Type Optimization

How to enable the data deduplication on Windows 2012:

For enable this feature on Windows 2012, select add and features wizard and install Data deduplication feature (shown under):

Bye

Michaël BERTUIT

Architecte Expert Microsoft

 

SCCM 2012 | Free eBook available for download: Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience !!!

Hi to all,

Great news, a new ebook titled Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience that is free to download !!!

Part 1: WMI for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 administrators is designed to familiarize you with basic WMI concepts and tools, show you how to use WMI classes to create Configuration Manager queries, and help you understand the underlying database design of Configuration Manager so you can create custom reports for querying the information you need.

Part 2: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Reporting is designed to familiarize you with SSRS and show you how to integrate SSRS with Configuration Manager 2012 and to customize and create new reports using SSRS.

Part 3: Configuration Manager Deployment Tips provides tips that cover a wide variety of different scenarios to help you ensure the success of your deployments.

 

Get a high-level overview of System Center 2012 R2—and get a running start transforming your datacenter and cloud-optimizing your business. This guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical advice and under-the-hood insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center team at Microsoft.
 
 Download the PDF (12.4 MB)

For more:

HERE

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 | SCCM 2012 R2| How to simply uninstall and reinstall ConfigMgr client !!!!

Hi to all,

A little post for you inform and remind that a new convenient option for uninstall and reinstall ConfigMgr 2012 client !!!

This new option is available when you want deploy client by the push method; see under:

1-Right click on device and click on Install client

2-Click Next

The new option appear and you can select if you want uninstall existing client and install with a new same or new version !!!

:-)

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 / SCCM 2012 R2 | New KB2916611| Automatic Deployment Rules do not work when you use specific proxy authentication on a site server that is running Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Hi to all,

Interesting news, a new KB is available for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 (SCCM 2102 R2) !!!

Bug or Issue:

Automatic Deployment Rules do not work when you use specific proxy authentication on a site server that is running Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager2 R2

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a primary site server that is running Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
  • You configure the software update point and the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role on the site server.
  • You set up a proxy server that requires a user account for authentication.
  • You set up a user account in site system properties for proxy authentication.
  • You create and run Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR).

In this scenario, the update cannot be downloaded successfully. Additionally, an error message that resembles the following is logged in the PatchDownloader.log file:

Downloading content for ContentID = number, FileName = filename.cab. Software Updates Patch Downloader date time 3872 (0x0F20)
Try username domain\username Software Updates Patch Downloader date time 3204 (0x0C84)
Proxy enabled proxy server IPaddress:port Software Updates Patch Downloader date time 3204 (0x0C84)
HttpSendRequest failed HTTP_STATUS_PROXY_AUTH_REQ Software Updates Patch Downloader date time 3204 (0x0C84)
Download http://wsus.ds.download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/crup/2013/09/filename.cab to C:\windows\TEMP\filename.tmp returns 407 Software Updates Patch Downloader date time 3204 (0x0C84)
ERROR: DownloadContentFiles() failed with hr=0x80070197 Software Updates Patch Downloader date time 3872 (0x0F20)

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Click Here for Download KB2916611

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Let’s Go for install !!!

Launch KB Setup and click Next

Accept licence terms and click Next

Click Next

Click Next

Click Next

This package is  for  deploy on ConfigMgr 2012 Site server; Click Next

This package is  for  deploy on ConfigMgr 2012 Console operator ; Click Next

Click Next

Click Install

Click Finish

Don’t miss to deploy packages !🙂

Click Here for Download