Complete SCCM 1511 Installation Guide

Benoit LecoursSCCM23 Comments

In the first post of this SCCM 1511 Installation Guide blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to perform SCCM 1511 installation. In part 3, we will run the prerequisite checker and proceed to the complete SCCM 1511 installation. We will install a stand-alone Primary site. If you’re already running SCCM 2012 and want an upgrade to SCCM 1511, do not follow this guide. This guide is for a new SCCM 1511 installation only. See our upgrade guide instead. Prerequisite Check Before launching the SCCM 1511 installation, we recommend to launch the Prereqchk tool in … Read More

8 Ways to Monitor Distribution Points in Configuration Manager 2012

Nicolas PilonSCCM11 Comments

Distribution Points are an important part in the infrastructure of SCCM especially if you rely on an inefficient network. Clients must able to reach them to install applications, packages, software updates and operating systems. If you plan to install new distribution points in your organization, refer to our distribution point installation guide in Configuration Manager 2012. Once the installation is completed the work does not stop there, you must be sure to manage and monitor them. Monitoring distribution points daily is required to maintain a high service availability. In this post, we will explain the best ways to monitor distribution … Read More

How to perform a SCCM 2012 R2 Installation

Benoit LecoursSCCM5 Comments

In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our server and Active Directory. In part 2, we installed and configured SQL in order to perform SCCM 2012 R2 installation. In part 3, we will run the prerequisite checker and proceed to the SCCM 2012 R2 installation. We will install a stand-alone Primary site.   Prerequisite Check Before launching the SCCM 2012 R2 installation, we recommend to launch the Prereqchk tool in order to verify if all components are configured correctly. The SCCM 2012 R2 installation wizard will also run this check but if you’re missing a requirement, you’ll have … Read More

Move Content Library to another Drive

Benoit LecoursSCCM3 Comments

Did you know you can move the content library folder to another drive on your Distribution Point ? It’s quite simple. Simply use the ContentLibraryTransfer.exe from the SCCM SP1 Toolkit. You didn’t already downloaded the toolkit ? Shame on you ! Here’s the download link : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36213 The syntax of the tool is straight forward : ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive <Current Drive Letter> -TargetDrive <New Drive Letter> There’s no “built-in” logs but you can pipe the output in a text file Example : ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive C -TargetDrive D > c:CLT.log Once completed, you can validate the change in the registry : HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSMSDPContentLibraryPath Note : … Read More