ARM Templates for Service Map Dependency Agent Deployment

Yesterday Dave announced that there is a new Azure VM extension that deploys the Service Map Dependency Agent. The example provided was only for PowerShell so it was natural that we need ARM template as well. Continue reading “ARM Templates for Service Map Dependency Agent Deployment”

Automating the Deployment of SC 2012 SP1

System Center 2012 contained the Unified Installer tool but that tool was not updated for Service Pack 1. The tool was mainly used for deployment of labs for SC 2012. As the tool was not update for SP1 there is alternative PowerShell Deployment Toolkit. This alternative is actually a set of scripts that will help you with deploying SC 2012 SP1 from the download of the evaluation versions and all prerequisites till the actual installation. The scripts are made in such way that with some modifications can be used for deployment of other software. Download links and more detailed description can be found in these two articles:

Tool to Monitor Software Updates Deployment on Servers via SCCM 2012

Roger Zander the author of SCCM Client Center tool has released a new tool designed to help you during deployment of software updates. The tool gets a brief overview of status of the servers during patch deployment – Reboot pending, Updates missing, Install running, Users online and etc. The only downside of the tool is that it uses 4 of the 5 default WinRM connections to a server but you can change that with group policy. Keep in mind that no support or warranties are also provided. Requirements of the tool and download link you can find here.

Windows Server 2012 BranchCache Deployment Guide

Even in RC version Windows Server 2012 documentation is growing fast. Now you can download a document on how to deploy BrachCache in Windows Server 2012.

Deployment guide for SCOM 2012

The Guru for SCOM Kevin Holman gave us another great article for SCOM 2012. No further introduction is need so just click and read OpsMgr 2012: a quickstart deployment guide.