Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 with SQL Server 2014 SP1 available

Johan Arwidmark released a new Hydration Kit for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 with SQL Server 2014 SP1.

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The Hydration Kit is a very easy way to setup a test lab and start testing all your scenario’s.

Please go to http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/485/Hydration-Kit-for-ConfigMgr-2012-R2-SP1-with-SQL-Server-2014-SP1 for more info.

Enjoy playing with it and until next time.

Ken

Hybrid Data Protection – DPM – Azure – Hybrid IT Camp


Moving to hybrid cloud

with Windows Azure Virtual Machines & System Center 2012 R2

Hands-On Lab | Step-by-Step Guide

Lab 4 – Hybrid Data Protection

Lab version: 2.0.1

Last updated: November 6, 2013

Importantthese VMs were built using evaluation software. To ensure that the labs continue to function after the evaluation period has expired, hosters will start the VMs from a saved state and so the VMs will not resync their time unless they are rebooted. Avoid rebooting any VMs during this lab

For all labs, use the following credentials:

  • Username:    Contoso\Administrator
  • Password:    Passw0rd!

Contents

Contents    2

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AUTOMATIC HYBRID USING SYSTEM CENTER SERVICE MANGER AND ORCHESTRATOR – HYBRID IT CAMP



Moving to hybrid cloud

with Windows Azure Virtual Machines & System Center 2012 R2

Hands-On Lab | Step-by-Step Guide

Lab 1 – Automatic Hybrid Using System Center Service Manger and Orchestrator

Importantthese VMs were built using evaluation software. To ensure that the labs continue to function after the evaluation period has expired, hosters will start the VMs from a saved state and so the VMs will not resync their time unless they are rebooted. Avoid rebooting any VMs during this lab

For all labs, use the following credentials:

  • Username:    Contoso\Administrator

  • Password:    Passw0rd!



  1. Contents

    Contents    2

    Overview    3

    Lab 1: Automatic Hybrid Using System Center Service Manger and Orchestrator    4

    Exercise 1.1: Provisioning a Development Environment in Azure    4

    §    Prerequisites    4

    §    Complete the Self-Service Request Form    4

    §    Review the Solution Components in SCSM and SCO    8

    §    View the Results in the Windows Azure Portal    12

    Exercise 1.2: Deploying Resources in Azure IaaS using the System Center 2012 Integration Pack for Azure    14

    §    Configure a self-signed certificate for use with the Azure Management API    14

    §    Upload the certificate to your Azure subscription    15

    §    Update the Azure Integration Pack Global Configuration settings in Orchestrator    15

    §    Complete the configuration of the VM deployment runbook    16

    §    Review the runbook worklow and run the runbook to deploy VM    18

    §    Log into the Windows Azure Portal to verify the VM deployment    19

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PROVISIONING A WINDOWS AZURE VIRTUAL MACHINE – HYBRID IT CAMP



Moving to hybrid cloud

with Windows Azure Virtual Machines & System Center 2012 R2

Hands-On Lab | Step-by-Step Guide

Lab 0 – Provisioning a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

Lab version: 2.0.1

Last updated: November 6, 2013

Importantthese VMs were built using evaluation software. To ensure that the labs continue to function after the evaluation period has expired, hosters will start the VMs from a saved state and so the VMs will not resync their time unless they are rebooted. Avoid rebooting any VMs during this lab

For all labs, use the following credentials:

  • Username:    Contoso\Administrator

  • Password:    Passw0rd!

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HYBRID USING APP CONTROLLER – HYBRID IT CAMPS

 



Moving to hybrid cloud

with Windows Azure Virtual Machines & System Center 2012 R2

Hands-On Lab | Step-by-Step Guide

Lab 2 – Hybrid Using App Controller

Lab version: 2.0.1

Last updated: November 6, 2013

Importantthese VMs were built using evaluation software. To ensure that the labs continue to function after the evaluation period has expired, hosters will start the VMs from a saved state and so the VMs will not resync their time unless they are rebooted. Avoid rebooting any VMs during this lab

For all labs, use the following credentials:

  • Username:    Contoso\Administrator

  • Password:    Passw0rd!



  1. Contents

    Contents    2

    Overview    3

    Lab 2: Hybrid Using App Controller    4

    Exercise 2.1: Connect App Controller to Windows Azure    4

    §    Create Connection Certificate    4

    §    Upload the certificate to your Azure subscription    4

    §    Export the certificate to use with App Controller    5

    §    Connect App Controller to Windows Azure    5

    Exercise 2.2: Working with Windows Azure and App Controller    8

    §    Copy Fabrikam Fiber Resources to Windows Azure    8

    §    Deploy Fabrikam Fiber to Windows Azure    9

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HYBRID AND CLOUD-ONLY MONITORING – HYBRID IT CAMPS



Moving to hybrid cloud

with Windows Azure Virtual Machines & System Center 2012 R2

Hands-On Lab | Step-by-Step Guide

Lab 3 – Hybrid and Cloud-only monitoring

Importantthese VMs were built using evaluation software. To ensure that the labs continue to function after the evaluation period has expired, hosters will start the VMs from a saved state and so the VMs will not resync their time unless they are rebooted. Avoid rebooting any VMs during this lab

For all labs, use the following credentials:

  • Username:    Contoso\Administrator

  • Password:    Passw0rd!



Contents

Contents    2

Overview    3

Lab 3: Hybrid and Cloud-only monitoring    4

Exercise 3.1: Configuring the Windows Azure Fabric Management Pack    4

§    Install the Management Pack    4
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UPGRADE WINDOWS XP ERROR 800700C1 – SCCM 2012 R2 HOTFIX

You cannot stage a Windows PE 3.1 boot image to a Windows XP-based computer in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Microsoft has released a hotfix for SCCM 2012 R2 to allow you to deploy Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 to a Windows XP computer.



Assume that you install or upgrade to Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager on a System Center Configuration Manager site server. When you try to deploy a task sequence that has an associated Windows PE 3.1 boot image to a Windows XP-based computer in an update scenario, the deployment fails, and the following error message is logged in the Smsts.log file:

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO DEPLOY WINDOWS 8.1 CORRECTLY?


Are you interested in learning how to deploy Windows 8.1 correctly?  Attendees of this Jump Start will find out how to avoid deployment pitfalls and how to streamline theprocess from a team of experts.

The Jump Start is March 12th, 2014 from 9am-1pm PDT.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • OS Deployment Scenarios

  • OS Deployment Tools Overview

  • Overview of Windows ADK 8.1 and WDS

  • Introduction to the MDT 2013

  • Identify, Build, and Test Master Images

  • Import Master Images

  • Create Deployment Task Sequences

  • Enable Dynamic Deployment (Rules)

  • Configuration Manager 2012 R2