SCCM 2012 R2: No Source Pull Distribution Point available

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A few weeks ago I was working with a customer on a global SCCM Project where the use of Pull Distribution Points would be a huge benefit to reduce WAN traffic between some of the major sites.

So we ordered a few new (virtual) servers and installed the Distribution Point Role. Everything looked ok, so we moved on and enabled the Pull Distribution Point option, but we couldn’t specify any source for the Pull Distribution Point.

 

I went back to my lab, where I tried to reproduce this behaivor, but in my lab everything worked just fine.

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ConfigMgr 2012 version/build numbers

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From time to time, I get questions about what version of ConfigMgr is equal what release of ConfigMgr.

Here is a complete list of all avaliable CU updates for System Center Configuration Manager (July 2014). I’ll try to keep this page updated when new updates are avaliable for download.

Release Version Build Download ConfigMgr 2012 RTM 5.00.7711.0000 7711 ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 5.00.7804.1000 7804 ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU1 5.00.7804.1202 7804 KB2817245 ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU2 5.00.7804.1300 7804 KB2854009 ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU3 5.00.7804.1400 7804 KB2882125 ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 More >

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU5 is now available

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Cumulative Update 5 for System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager has been released and are now avaliable for download.

Note: If you’re running ConfigMgr 2012 R2 you don’t need this update. This update is for ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 only!

The update can be downloaded here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2978017

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU5 fixes the following issues:

Task sequences
  • The Continue on error check box is not selected under Task Sequences when an Install Software step and a Virtual Application package are defined as the source. This affects only task sequences that are migrated from More >

Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2014

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Today I received an e-mail from Microsoft and I am delighted to share that I have been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2014 for the seventh consecutive year.

I am honored to receive this award again and I appreciate everyone that reads my blog, watch me speaking, attend my training and keeps up with me on twitter (@ronnipedersen). I will strive to keep contributing to the community and hope that my contributions helps you out in some way.

I would like to thank everyone of you who have supported me in any form especially my family, friends, colleagues, all members of the

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Simple Windows Hack to prove why BitLocker is important

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Today I was presenting at Microsoft IT Camp, and an question about why BitLocker should always be implemented came up. So I showed this simple demo on how Windows (and other operating systems) can be hacked, if the disk is left unencrypted.

The demo was showed on the latest version of Windows 8.1 Update with all updates installed.

Some of the students asked for en guide, so they could show the demo where they work, so here it is…

  1. Login using a standard user account
  2. Show that the Local Administrator Account is disabled
  3. Restart the computer, and boot from a standard Windows DVD
  4. 4. When

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Houston here we come…

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Thursday morning I’m leaving for the Microsoft TechEd event in Houston. On my way to Houston I’ll spend a few days in one of the cities on this planet I truly love… New York. It’ll be lots of shopping, sightseeing, great food and relaxing… Nothing else

TechEd is one of the biggest events in world for IT Pro’s. This year my main focus will be on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Windows Intune, Windows 8.1 Update and hopefully more information about the next release of Windows (that was announced during the build keynote a few weeks ago).

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Speaking at TechNet TechTalk

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Within a couple of weeks, I have the honor to speak at the Microsoft TechNet TechTalk event in Copenhagen. The main focus of this event, is to provide a technical update, on the latest version of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and new features in the “Update 1” released earlier this month.

Looking forward to another great event…

More information is available here (in Danish):http://blogs.technet.com/b/rasmush/archive/2014/04/24/technet-techtalk-pr-230-sentere-windows-update.aspx

Event Facts:

Date: 21. may 2014 (08.30 til 17.00)Location: Microsoft Denmark, HellerupLanguage: Danish and

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System Center User Group Meeting – May 2014

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Welcome to yet another meeting in the Danish System Center User Group. We are very excited to announce our next event and offer you the opportunity to come and meet with fellow System Center administrators and influencers. The main focus of this event, is Windows Azure and Hyper-V.

Special Guest Speaker: Brian Mason, Microsoft MVP: Enterprise Client Management.

This event will have a limited number of attendees compared to some of our previous events, and please note that this event is hosted by Microsoft Danmark.

During this event you can expect to see lots of live demos of

Please note that

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New Windows 8.1 Deployment labs on TechNet

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Three brand new deployment labs, created by Johan Arwidmark, are now available on the TechNet Virtual Labs platform.

Creating a Windows 8.1 reference image http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845755

Deploying Windows 8.1 with MDT 2013 (Lite Touch) http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845757

Deploying Windows 8.1 with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 (Zero Touch) http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9845756

Enjoy.

+Ronni Pedersen

SCCM 2012 R2 supports WS 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355)

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System Center 2012 R2 components are now fully supported on the newly released updates for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2919355). The update can be applied to the latest version of System Center 2012 R2.The CU1 update for SCCM 2012 R2 is not required but highly recommended.

More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2949669

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