Orchestrator Posts

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 2 and Windows Azure Pack Update 2 are Now Available

Time flies by and Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available. Almost all components are receiving update. There are a lot of nice fixes in this update that you will want to squash. Before doing that in production make sure you test them in your dev environment. Here are the fixes: […]

Check out the upcoming #DFWSMUG!

The upcoming DFWSMUG this Friday, April 25, 2014 in Irving Texas looks like it’s going to be a packed event. A subset of the schedule and the event registration link are below: 9:00-9:30 Breakfast & News Updates 9:30-10:30 Cameron Fuller – What’s Coming Soon in the Operations Manager 3rd Party Extensions Space In this session […]

Get the inside scoop on MS TechEd 2014 and fun in Houston (6-Part Videos Series)

Joey Snow and guy in the funny interesting hat (Rick Claus) have been talking on Channel9 about what’s going on inside and outside the conference. Whether you are thinking about attending the conference or already have your conference ticket bought and travel booked, they have some info that may tip the scales for you. The […]

SCSM HOW-TO: Extending default properties collected by the VMM Connector

Working with the System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM) Self-Service Portal in the data center involves leveraging components in the CMDB imported through the VMM connector. Long time ago I noticed that the Release property of my service templates wasn’t being imported. The problem this poses is presenting the user with the service template that […]

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 […]