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Using DelegConfig to configure constrained delegation for SCOM Web Console

When installing the Operations Manager Web Console role on a standalone server, apart from a management server, you must enable constrained delegation. This is due to the double hop authentication from the Web Console role server, to the management server through to the SQL server. There is no better way to configure constrained delegation than […]

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) v2.6

Now that we have our Generation 2 Virtual Machine parent disks created, it’s time to put the new version of the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit through its paces. I do not deal much with Configuration Manager or Data Protection Manager, so they are not included in this configuration. You can download the variable.xml described in this […]

Deploying Generation 2 VMs with PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT)

Rob Willis has just released the latest version of his PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) and with it a new VMCreator script that allows you to deploy Generation 2 virtual machines. Before you can deploy your Generation 2 virtual machines, you’ll need to use the Convert-WindowsImage PowerShell script to create your template/parent VHD. Generation 2 virtual […]

SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 Guide

Over on the TechNet Gallery a great new guide has been published titled SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2. The guide delves into the configuration of SQL Server best practice, how to deploy SQL Server and how to protect SQL Server, all specifically focused around using SQL Server with System Center 2012 R2 products such […]

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources for System Center (revisited)

Several months ago, I created a DSC Resource that allows you to import System Center Operations Manager management packs. Several changes, included in the GA Update Rollup (KB2883200) for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, have made that blog post outdated. One change introduced with the GA Update Rollup is the location where you […]

Deploying SCOM Gateway Certificates when ADCS Web Enrollment is not enabled.

On a recent engagement no member servers are given access to enroll their own certificates, they had not enabled Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) Web Enrollment, and the only location certificates could be requested was from the ADCS role server itself. This represented a challenge since most documentation on creating certificates use all those concepts. […]