Monthly Archives: October 2013

System Center 2012 R2 is out

Hi All, Today, 1 day before the official release, Microsoft released the System Center 2012 R2 RTM on MSDN. For me it means that i’ll be sleeping really late today and tomorrow and my weekend will be fun…lots of fun rebuilding my VM’s. thanks

Secondary Site or Remote Distribution Point?

Hi All, today my post is about design and infrastructure, more specific on when use or not use secondary site as today, people has a misconception. The reason of this misconception is simple, SCCM 2007 secondary site worked differently from the 2012 version. On a 2007 version, you would use secondary site where your network is slow and the number of clients where high (depending on the network speed it could be only 10 clients). Another reason would be if the network was unreliable. On 2012 version, Microsoft changed the way secondary site works a bit, the 1st change is that a secondary site has a database and this database is part of the overall SCCM infrastructure replication, however, secondary site does not hold everything as a primary site, but only information that is required for the machines connected to that secondary site. Another huge change is that MS added…

Unboxing Start Wars!?!?!?

Hi All, today is a happy day for my Star Wars ships collection, after almost 4 years i finally opened 1 box. I started this collection about 6 years ago and by the time my daughter started crawling, i had to take action to keep them “alive”…and the result was to put them in boxes.. I don’t know how exactly how many i have, but i can easily say 70+… Few images if you’re wondering what they look like

Good – Cheap – Fast

Hi All, it’s there, and you find it everywhere… On IT it is not different, you find companies looking for people that knows a lot of technologies, even those technologies do not mach. Examples of it are everywhere, companies asking experts in System Center * (ConfigMgr, OpsMgr, etc) and Exchange, or Windows and Linux, etc. and always expect you to be the best, work fast and be cheap… There are lots of examples, but recently, i was contacted by an agency and our chat was like the following: Agency: Hi Raphael, m name is XXXX from YYYY and we are recruiting for a role that you’ll love. it is really interesting and paying well. Me: Oh, well, I’m not looking for anything at the moment, but if it is really irresistible, why not? Agency: We’re looking for someone with really strong knowledge of SCCM and OS Deployment, do you know…

System Center 2012 R2 RTM?

Hi all, if you’re like me waiting for the System Center 2012 R2 RTM/GA release, you still need to wait few more days as the official announcement should be done with the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 GA on the 18/10. it means 9 and 1/2 days to day (well..depending on where you’re now, these can be a bit more or less :)) Anyway, as far was i know, there are few System Center products already on RTM just waiting the 18 to be published. But what we’ll get from the R2 release? In terms of Configuration Manager, the main new “feature” will be support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2…for me this is the most important one as i rebuild my lab using Windows server 2012 R2 and waiting the R2 be GA to continue with my personal project…it means, less hours of…