SCCM 2012 PCM (Package Conversion Manager) fails to install when console is in a non default location

While testing the SCCM 2012 PCM (Package Conversion Manager) tool, I came across a bug during the installation. The MSI installed fine, return code was good, but there were no extensions visible int he console. The Package Conversion Manager icons were not visible on the ribbon pane when selecting a package.This is because the SCCM console… Read More »

Server 2012 – Windows Server Manager unable to manage role & feature data because of a pending restart

I have recently come across a curious issue in my test lab.  My DC , running Windows Server 2012 RTM, can no longer query its own role & feature data via servermanager (or otherwise). All attempts to manage roles & features return errors relating to a pending restart being required from a previous role installation.… Read More »

Configuring Virtual Networks in SCVMM 2012 SP1 – Some Handy Links

SP1 for VMM 2012 has introduced a lot of change in the way virtual networks can be configured, with the introduction of HyperV 2012. Some handy guides & links below for configuring virtual networking post SP1 https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDkQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.microsoft.com%2Fdownload%2F9%2FD%2F6%2F9D6B4507-BA5A-4DAE-A08D-4DBFD128FDD0%2FSC2012SP1_VMM_CTP2.docx&ei=2S39UImZIIaQiQfvuoGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNF7OKS4dbo-n2iiGt9LSsNfKxIrBw&sig2=pS6QzoCtNLO-8ypmpcyG_A&bvm=bv.41248874,d.aGc http://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg610596.aspx

Category: VMM

Why the "install multiple applications" in SCCM 2007/MDT Task Sequences option is a bad idea

SCCM 2007 with MDT Task sequences gives us the option of installing multiple applications in a task sequence. Instead of adding in each Package & Program that we want to run in the sequence using the “Install Software” step, we can use the “Create Task Sequence Variable” step,  define each variable as a pairing of… Read More »