VMM WSUS Synchronization Gets Broken When You Install ASR Provider

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have VMM Server 2012 SP1 or R2 Installed
  • You have added WSUS server in your VMM Server to synchronize updates. The WSUS server is using Proxy to connect to Windows Update.
  • You’ve installed and configured Azure Site Recovery Provider on the VMM server. The Provider is configured to use the same proxy as WSUS server. Authentication to proxy is based on computer rather than user.
  • When you try synchronize VMM with WSUS, VMM tries to connect to the WSUS server trough the proxy used by ASR provider and job fails with the following text:

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Creating Azure-like Windows Server Images with System Center



A small update on this topic. If you do not want your customers to face error 0x800F0906 when they try to install .NET Fraemwork 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 I would suggest you to install and disable .net FRamework 3.5 feature with DISM prior syspreping your images. The following commands should do the work: Continue reading “Creating Azure-like Windows Server Images with System Center”

New MP: System Center Management Pack for WSUS on Windows Server 2012

Another MP that covers monitoring for role or feature from Windows Server 2012. This management pack monitors a role that I have seen being used in almost every Windows organization. You can download the documentation and the MP from here. The guide doesn’t contain any information on how to configure the MP as it seems you install it and just works. In the guide can be found description on what is being monitored by the MP.