Monthly Archives: September 2013

Error 401 while connecting to DP

Hi All, During a new build of a test machine using Windows 7 SP1 x64, we had a requirement to add the machine to a workgroup instead of domain. At 1st, it was really easy task, we duplicated the existing and working task sequence and changed the domain information to add to a workgroup instead of a domain and started testing. For our surprise, it failed. On IIS logs, I could see that client (on a WinPE) tried to download the wim file and fails (access denied). Once fail, it connects using the Network Access Account and download worked fine. it applied the wim file and download extra packages without any issue. machine was rebooted and installed the client, once done, another reboot and try to install an app and it failed. looking at the datatransfer log we saw access denied (error 401) CAutoImpersonate::ImpersonateUser Sending PROPFIND request using URL http://SERVERFQDN:80/SMS_DP_SMSPKG$/Content_b8f4d18c-2364-4226-8857-06c0047724eb.1…

UNDERSTANDING SYSTEM CENTER 2012 SP1 CONFIGURATION MANAGER: The Walkthrough Book is available

Hi All, After more than 1 year, few cancellations and re-starters, I finally managed to finish my CM12 Book. The e-book version is available here. I really like to thanks everyone that helped me to achieve this goal, in special to the reviewers Cleber Marques, David Nudelman, Heinrich Pelser, Niall Brady and Panu Saukko. The printed version will be available soon.

UNDERSTANDING SYSTEM CENTER 2012 SP1 CONFIGURATION MANAGER: The Walkthrough Book

Hi All, After more than 1 year, few cancellations and re-starters, I finally managed to finish my CM12 Book. The book will be available soon in a e-book format on my website and I hope a printed version will be available from Amazon I really like to thanks everyone that helped me to achieve this goal.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 available

Hi All, today Microsoft released the ISO for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. I’ve already downloaded my and i’m creating a bootable Windows 8.1 iso to upgrade my surface pro. My server will shortly be upgraded to R2 as well… Seems that today will be a long night 🙂 ps. note that Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are not currently supported in a production environment and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 is not RTM, it means that you cannot deploy Windows 8.1 with SCCM 2012 SP1 or R2 Preview