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Archive for January, 2013

Upgrade SCCM 2012 to SCCM 2012 SP1

As mentioned in my first blog of this year a walkthrough of the upgrade to SCCM 2012 SP1. First of all needless to say maybe, but download all the things you need. This is not only the media of SCCM 2012 SP1, but also ADK (Windows Assesment and Deployment Kit) that can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652 To make sure you are ready to start check the following pages: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj591552.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj628195.aspx Check the version of SQL you are using and check if this is supported for SP1, otherwise take care of the matter before you continue. Then install the  following items from ADK: Then, if you are upgrading in a production environment, make sure you have backups and check that your environment is healthy. When everything is ready to go start the SP1 installation. Below you will find the screenshots with remarks if needed. As you can see below, we have…

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Happy 2013!

Too all of you best wishes for 2013! Hopefully it will be a good year with new exciting technical adventures. I have spend the Christmas and new year in Moscow enjoying some peace and quiet with my family. Tomorrow I will fly back and the normal life will start again. off course I had some time to think and put myself some targets. In 2012 I have put a lot of effort in getting my new System Center certifications in order, MCSE Private Cloud, Configuration Manager 2012 and in the last month upgrade to MCSA Server 2012. In that respect there was a lot of work done. Also the new releases took some time, so the year has passed quickly. In 2013 my first target will be to get certified MCSE Server Infrastructure. I think that the target that will follow still have to reveal themselves. First blog to write…

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