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SCCM Primary sites design considerations

Today I will discuss scenarios under which you might require multiple primary sites.

As a thumb rule use a stand-alone primary site to support management of all of your systems and users. 726 more words

System Center

#Azure and #MSOMS notable updates weeks 23-24/17

After a long weekend in green and sunny Ireland here we are again with some hot topics.


The big news is the new gateway SKUs… 699 more words


Nano Server future and Windows Server servicing channels

Nano Server has been presenting as an ideal Windows Server option for general infrastructure roles including Hyper-V and Storage since the RTM release. It’s been changed. 420 more words

Windows Server 2016

SCOM 2016 - Upgrade Notes from the Field

Upgrading from SCOM 2012 R2 to SCOM 2016 is theoretically no such big deal. BUT sometimes you could face issues at the customer’s infrastructure, which force you to take some extra hurdle. 1,839 more words


SCOM 2016 - System.Data.SqlClient. SqlException, Exception Error Code: 0x80131904 Login failed for user

Sometimes there are things you won’t understand. I tried to install a new SCOM 2016 management server in a virgin Azure VM (Windows Server 2016). The necessary SQL Server 2016 was placed on another Azure VM (Windows Server 2016). 218 more words


Expert Tips for SCCM Log Analysis

1. Locate cmtrace.exe (or another suitable “active” log viewer)
2. Open cmtrace.exe and click “yes” to register it as default log viewer
3. Consume precisely 5 quarts of a strong, caffeinated liquid substance… 157 more words


(Seriously) 5 Most Common SCCM Issues

Joking aside (for a few minutes anyway)…

The five (5) most common root causes for SCCM site issues that I’ve seen over the past year, working as a consultant. 601 more words