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Monthly Archives: November 2012

How to add a Product key to expired evaluation version of SCOM 2012

I have a SCOM 2012 in my lab and one day I found I cannot connect to its management console. I  got a famous error saying about service inner exception Smile

I digged logs and found my evaluation version is expired. Looks like I did not add my MSDN key at the very beginning for some reasons.

Microsoft has an article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2699998 saying how to add the key to Eval version. Unfortunately, when I tried to run SCOM PowerShell as admin I received:

"The term ‘.\OperationsManager\Functions.ps1’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:67 + Import-Module OperationsManager; .\OperationsManager\Functions.ps1 <<<< ; .\OperationsManager\Startup.ps1
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (.\OperationsManager\Functions.ps1:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

The term ‘.\OperationsManager\Startup.ps1’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:100 + Import-Module OperationsManager; .\OperationsManager\Functions.ps1; .\OperationsManager\Startup.ps1 <<<”

PowerShell did not want to connect anyhow to an expired eval version.

Resolution:

1. I had time sync with my VSphere host – I DISABLED the sync

2. DIsabled network adapter (to avoid time sync with DC)

3. Changed time to be in a grace period

4. Followed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2699998 This time PowerShell connected just fine

5. Changed time back and reenabled the NIC.

Now my SCOM is up and properly activated.

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Lync 2013: Prepare Current Forest task failed

Environment:

I am installing Lync 2013 in AD where I already have Lync 2010 installed. Lync 2010 security groups are in a dedicated OU.

Issue:

Forest Preparation failed with the following error:

Error: Existing universal groups were found in "OU=Lync,OU=Demo Security Groups,DC=XXX,DC=XXX,DC=XXX,DC=com". Specify where to create new Lync Server universal groups explicitly at the command line with the GroupDomain parameter.

Resolution:

Move Lync security groups to a default “Users” container in AD.

the resolution is found here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/zh/ocsplanningdeployment/thread/f3ab494b-fc9e-43ae-8268-411ead5e7317

OSD:IE Customization

Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) can be used for IE customization/branding. IEAK for different versions  can be downloaded from here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb219517.aspx

Hyper-V 2008 R1: Best Practice

SCCM 2007: Security Update: September 2012

Certifications

I passed 70-413 and 70-414 and got my MCSE (again Smile , this time on Server 2012). Why Microsoft could not use other acronyms for these new certifications?

SCCM 2012: You cannot install SCCM Client to a French version of Windows 7

Microsoft published a hotfix for abovementioned problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737681

SCCM: Updates cannot be deployed due to WSUS improvements

Recently Microsoft published a WSUS update to support Windows 8 and Server 2012.  A lot of updates must be re-downloaded after that, otherwise they cannot be deployed.

Here is the way to fix it:

SCCM 2007: Apply hotfix described in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2783466

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2012/11/02/support-tip-configuration-manager-client-deployment-packages-may-not-deploy-due-to-updates-having-to-be-re-downloaded.aspx

SCCM 2007: Support for Windows 8 and Server 2012