Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 – Installing SCCM 2012 R2 and CU4

In the first three posts of my SCCM 2012 R2 posts I covered the Active Directory, SQL and Windows requirements to install Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 in a lab environment.

SCCM 2012 R2 Pre-requisite installs part 1 Covered Active Directory and Schema Extensions SCCM 2012 R2 Pre-requisite installs part 2 Covered SQL 2012 Additional Feature […]

Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 – Pre-Requisite Installs Part 3

In the first two posts on this multi-part blog post about installing Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 I covered the pre-requisites for Active Directory and SQL Server (Reporting Services). In Part 3 I am covering the requirements for the Windows OS for the SCCM 2012 R2 Site Server.

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Microsoft SQL 2012 Installation Video for SCCM 2012 R2

Quick video to show a SQL 2012 Installation to use with SCCM 2012 R2

 

Microsoft SQL 2012 Installation Video for SCCM 2012 R2 from Everything-Virtual.com on Vimeo.

Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 – Pre-Requisite Installs Part 1

With an ever expanding Windows estate in my lab (and being a former Microsoft SCCM Engineer) I decided that rather than downloading Microsoft patches to every single server in my lab I would install SCCM 2012 R2 and utilise a single source for my downloads. Now sure I could have just gone down the WSUS […]

Installing the Home Lab – VMware Certificates – Part Two

In the first post in this series we installed the Windows 2012 R2 Root Certificate Authority. This, the second in a series of posts details the configuration of the VMware specific Template and the distribution of the Root CA Certificate.

VMware Cert Template Creation

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Installing the Home Lab – VMware Certificates – Part One

The following post, the first in series of posts, details the installation and configuration of a Windows 2012R2 Enterprise CA to be used with a VMware Infrastructure Home Lab.

It is assumed at this stage that you have a single host installed and are running a Windows Domain controller.

As this is a home lab […]

Microsoft drops the bomb about TechNet Subscriptions

Microsoft dropped the bomb last night about the retiring of the TechNet Subscription service from the 31st of August 2013 with the added news that subscribers may still activate purchased subscriptions up until the 30th of September 2013.

I for one have been a big champion for the yearly subscription service from Microsoft and in […]