Deploying a Configuration Manager Linux Client

January 30, 2015 Leave a comment

In this post I will walk you through the steps of installing the Linux client, and ensuring the client is registered with Configuration Manager. Lastly I will walk through creating a custom device collection for the Linux systems.

In this example I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1. I have joined it to my domain.

Installing the Linux Client for Configuration Manager

You will need to download and extract the executables from Microsoft for the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Linux or Apple client.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=39360&useDLM=true

Once you have downloaded and extracted the files copy over 2 files. You will need the install and the ccm-Universalx64.tar in order to install the client.

Once these files are copied over, open a terminal shell as a SU and run the following command:

./install -mp <computer> -sitecode <sitecode> <property #1> <property #2> <client installation package>

The install will take a few moments to run, and should complete successfully.

 

Creating a Linux Devices Collection

 

In this final step I am going to show you how to create a collection query for your Linux Systems. This is a simple query where the client Edition for Linux systems in this case = “13”.

 

The end result should show all your Linux Devices within the collection.

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Creating a Prestaged image using Configuration Manager 2012 R2

August 15, 2014 Leave a comment

As of late I have started to see more and more organizations take advantage of providing an image to the organizations hardware vendor to save time in deploying the image out to their systems. The goal is to have the image already on the systems so that when the systems arrive on site at the organization, they will just continue with the task sequence.

This post will walk through the steps to .wim file that can be applied to a bare-metal system either on site or from your hardware vendor. The post will then show the continuation of the process once the system is on site.

Create the prestaged media

Browse to the Software Library and expand Operating Systems. Right click Task Sequences and select Create Task Sequence Media.


The Create Task Sequence Media Wizard window will open.
Select Prestaged media and click Next.


Select how media finds a management point. In this example I chose Dynamic media. Click Next.


Specify the information for the media file. Click Next


Select the security settings for the media. In this example my lab is running with certificates.


Browse for the task sequence. The selected task sequence will reference content.

Select the boot image to be used.

Note: This must be the same boot image as referenced in the task sequence above.


Select the image package that will be applied as part of the prestage wim.


If any applications are needed, select those.


Select content packages to add.


If you are using driver packages, select those.


Specify the distribution point(s) for the media.


Customize the task sequence media


Confirm the settings


Importing the prestaged image into Configuration Manager

Browse to Software Library expand Operating Systems and right click Operating system Images. Select Add Operating System image.

Browse to the path of the .wim file created in the previous steps. Click Next.

Provide the details and click Next.

Review the summary and click Next.

Deploy this image to your distribution points.

Creating a Task Sequence to deploy the prestaged image to a computer

Since I do not have a hardware vendor for my lab, and everything is virtualized, I am providing the steps I used to apply the In this section I am providing the steps I used to apply the wim image similar to how it would be applied to a bare-metal system.

I have created three tasks. First we need to format and partition the disk.

Next we need to apply the prestage wim file.

Lastly we want to shutdown the winPE.

Staging a system with the prestage image

Now that we have the task sequence ready, boot up the virtual machine and select the Prestage task sequence.

The Task Sequence will begin to apply the wim. When the Task Sequence has completed, the system will power off.

Continuing the image post prestage

Now that we have the prestage image applied to our system, we can power up the system. The system will load into the boot environment. Select the Task sequence for continuing the imaging process.

Note: My windows 7 x64 Enterprise Task Sequence was created using the MDT 2013 integration.

 

The process will continue to finish applying the needed settings.

Once it is completed, you should be at the CTRL + ALT + DELETE screen.

 

 

 



Categories: ConfigMgr 2012

Operations Manager 2007, 2007R2, 2012, 2012SP1, 2012R2 Hotfixes

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Below are the hotfixes and cumulative updates for all versions of Operations Manager and the versions to which they apply.

This post will be continuously updated as new hotfixes become available. Some of these updates are required based on certain conditions. I do not recommend installing each and every single one of these. Please read the KB article and install them only if you are experiencing the problem described in the KB article.

Last Updated 3/20/2015

 

Operations Manager 2007/R2

KB Article Description Applies to Last Revision Date
958936 System Center Operations Manager 2007 cannot receive SNMP trap data when you use a Windows Server 2008-based computer or a Windows Vista-based computer as a proxy agent for SNMP devices January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
960363 Charts in a performance report are incorrectly scaled, or a report that contains multiple charts does not display the charts in the correct order in System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Last Review: January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
936838 After a System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent sends discovery data to a management group, no rules are deployed for monitoring in later management groups Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
936481 You cannot install the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Reporting feature in a disjointed namespace environment Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 6.0
938505 Some report information does not appear in Japanese in the Japanese version of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 14, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
938510 You cannot obtain elevated user rights in management servers and in agents in System Center Operations Manager 2007 or System Center Essentials 2007 environments Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 2.0
939585 Some SSL Monitoring monitors display an incorrect status or an incorrect name in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
941557 Management servers that are running the release version of System Center Operations Manager 2007 do not process the agent event data from an agent of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
941811 A memory leak occurs if an agent of the release version of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 reports to System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 management servers Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 2.0
941977 You receive error messages when you try to edit the Web application monitoring settings in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 2.0
945312 The OpsMgr Health service may incorrectly display the health state of the cluster nodes in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 2.0
949875 When you run a task in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Operations Console on a Russian version of Windows Server 2003, the task outputs are displayed in corrupted text Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
949969 Some data partition tables that exceed the data retention period are not groomed from the Audit Collection Services database in Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
951148 You cannot install Operations Manager 2007 Reporting if the SQL Server Reporting Services instance takes more than 60 seconds to start Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
2878378 OpsMgr 2012 or OpsMgr 2007 R2 generates a “Heartbeat Failure” message and then goes into a greyed out state in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
2590414 You are prompted for the latest version of the Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library management pack when you try to edit a new management pack in Operations Manager 2007 R2
950853 A memory leak occurs when you monitor Exchange Server 2007 by using the MOM 2007 agent in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
951527 Modifications that you try to make to a Web application that was created before you upgrade Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 are not saved Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1, when used with:Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
951529 System Center Operations Manager 2007 runs scripts in the Rule Name field or in the Description field Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
951380 Some computer properties for a cluster node may not be collected by the discovery process in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007Service Pack 1, when used with:

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
952857 The Custom Event Report does not list the GenericLog-type events in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
952937 The relative date picker returns wrong dates when you run a report in a month that has less days than the previous month in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
953817 The Administrator Console exits when you try to use the “Set Resolution State” option for an alert that is generated in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
954643 Event ID 31569 is logged after you install a management pack that includes reports on a System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 server or on a System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 server Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 June 21, 2014 – Revision: 2.0
954823 A custom event report does not display events that are generated by the generic CSV text log collection rules when Parameter 1 to Parameter 20 is included in the Report Field criteria in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
956172 The CcmExec.exe process crashes on a Windows 2000-based computer if both a System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 agent and a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client are installed on this computer Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
956240 The SQL Server process may consume lots of CPU resources on the server that hosts the Operations Manager 2007 database after you make Operations Manager 2007 configuration changes Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
957123 Hotfix for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 enables monitoring support for IIS 7.0 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
957135 You cannot change the alert resolution state of any alert in the Active Alerts view in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
957199 The System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 operations console cannot display English product knowledge when you open the properties dialog box of an alert: “No product knowledge was available for this Alert” Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
957511 Warning alerts and warning monitor state changes do not occur as expected for a Web application that is created by using the Web application template in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
959867 You cannot specify a management pack to store a new override of a monitor or of a rule in the Operations console in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
963005 The Add Object Wizard displays only 500 objects even if more objects exist in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
968082 Error message when you add an agent assignment rule in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 if an Active Directory domain name begins with a numeric digit: “XSD verification failed for management pack” Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 3.0
969130 The size of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Data Warehouse database may grow if many event collection rules exist within management packs Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 15, 2015 – Revision: 4.0
970533 The Product Knowledge tab is displayed as the Company Knowledge tab after you import a Language Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 January 16, 2015 – Revision: 2.0
2028594 Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cumulative Update 1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 July 31, 2010 – Revision: 2.0
2878378 OpsMgr 2012 or OpsMgr 2007 R2 generates a “Heartbeat Failure” message and then goes into a greyed out state in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 April 17, 2014 – Revision: 3.2
Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Updates
979257 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 2
2251525 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 3
2449679 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4
2495674 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 5
2626076 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 6
2783850 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 7

 

Operations Manager 2012/R2

 

RTM Description Applies to Last Revision Date
2878378 OpsMgr 2012 or OpsMgr 2007 R2 generates a “Heartbeat Failure” message and then goes into a greyed out state in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1    
2674695 System Center Operations Manager 2012 Update Rollup 1
2731874 System Center Operations Manager 2012 Update Rollup 2
2756127 System Center Operations Manager 2012 Update Rollup 3
2785681 System Center Operations Manager 2012 Update Rollup 4
2822776 System Center Operations Manager 2012 Update Rollup 5
  Update rollups 6 & 7 did not contain any updates for Operations Manager    
2878378 OpsMgr 2012 or OpsMgr 2007 R2 generates a “Heartbeat Failure” message and then goes into a greyed out state in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Cumulative Updates
2785682 System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 1
2802159 System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2
2836751 System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 3
2879276 System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 4
2904730 Description of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 5
2929885 Description of Update Rollup 6 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1
2965420 Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1
2991997 Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1 
3023167 Description of Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1
Operations Manager 2012 R2 Cumulative Updates
2904734 Description of Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2
2929891 Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
2965445  Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager    
2992020 Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
3023138 Description of Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

 

 

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