System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available

Time flies by and Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available. Almost all components are receiving update. There are a lot of nice fixes in this update that you will want to squash. Before doing that in production make sure you test them in your dev environment. Continue reading “System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available”

SCSM Maximized Console CPU Issue Will Be Fixed in SCSM 2012 SP1 and SCSM 2012 R2

There is a nasty issue with the SCSM console that when it is maximized it can consume a lot of CPU. This issue has been around since SCSM 2012 and it can be annoying in environments with Terminal Servers. As I’ve reported this issue a couple of times and pushed hard to be fixed I am proud to announce that this will happen very soon for SCSM 2012 SP1 and SCSM 2012 R2. This will happen in the next rollup updates for System Center 2012 SP1 and R2 and you can read more about here along with many other improvements and fixes. I hope you will be glad that this issue is fixed and that it will bring you on new perspective about the SCSM console performance.

A Must Course for Every IT Pro

ITIL may sound as a boring topic but I cannot stress enough how important is. It is not needed to know it to the detail you just need to know enough to do your work which depends on your position. There is a ITIL course on the MVA titled System Center 2012 R2: ITIL for IT Pros which is the right amount of ITIL information to get started and very good presented. Even though I am ITIL certified I’ve still watched it as there is always something new and useful you can learn. Check it out as soon as you can.

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Another free System Center book is available. Grab it here.

Insufficient Permissions on Custom Fields in SCSM 2012 SP1/R2

I’ve recently stumbled on the following error in SCSM 2012 R2: Continue reading “Insufficient Permissions on Custom Fields in SCSM 2012 SP1/R2”