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Category Archives: MMS2013

System Center: SQL installation guide

I was always a bit upset because of missing SQL installation guide for System Center (and other products using SQL as a back—end). Usually a product manual says – install SQL as per SQL installation guide. I guess SQL should be install customly for a specific front-end though.

 

I finally found a white paper prepared by Paul Kelly from Infront describing the process in greater details: http://paulkeely.blogspot.ca/2013/02/sql-server-guide-for-system-center-2012.html

Thank you, Paul!

SCVMM: Remove unattend.xml from \Panther folder when use MDT for image preparation

 

A note from MMS2013: When prepare an image using MDT it put unattend.xml file in c:\windows\Panther. SCVMM 2012 SP1 use a virtual floppu to inject its own unattend.xml. |Panther folder will always win!

So to get SCVMM working properly add an additional step to MDT Task Sequesnce (right after sysprep step) – Delete unattend.xml file from c:\windows\Panther

Windows To Go: Notes from MMS 2013

I attended a session related to Windows To Go at MMS 2013.

 

Important points:

1. Use either KMS or AD-based volume activation for WTG, MAK can be set, but does not have any sense since machine will be reactivated every time when a new hardware is used and it can exhaust your MAKs Smile

2. Add network (and if necessary USB)  drivers for all models WTG will be used on to be sure WTG will be able to get network.

3. Use AD offline domain join AND ask your users to use WTG on corpnet at least once (to be sure they have cached credentials).

4. Never use roaming profiles or folder redirections (with offline folders) for users who will use WTG – that may fill your USB stick very quickly. Workaround – configure a Primary Device for user in AD (A Windows 12 schema extension is necessary) and use GPO to use Roaming profiles and folder redirection on Primary Devices only.