Tag Archives: 2012

Send notification email from SCCM 2012 Task Sequence

I wanted to be able to send an email from a step in a SCCM 2012 OS Deployment (OSD) task sequence. This was so that I could be notified when the task sequence had completed successfully. The account used to … Continue reading

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SCCM 2012 PXE-E55: ProxyDHCP service did not reply to request on port 4011

Had this today, didn’t have any of #60, #66 or #67 DHCP options set that might have been conflicting (per Microsoft guidelines). I was able to build Hyper-V VMs at the site where the problem distribution point was, but PCs … Continue reading

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SysProcs is RDS equivalent of Citrix LogOffCheckSysModules

Now that I’m no longer running Citrix XenApp, I had to research how to tell the Terminal Server service to ignore a process that was stopping a process being killed when the RemoteApp executable had quit. In XenApp you add … Continue reading

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PowerShell script to update RDMS server list

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 is great in many ways, but it has some serious flaws. One of these is the pretty terrible so-called Remote Desktop Management Server concept. This is actually just some functionality built into Server … Continue reading

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2012 R2 DC server rename DNS configuration

In my test environment I experimented with renaming a 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller, i.e. changing its computer name. Things seemed to be mostly OK afterwards, and I found I didn’t need to fiddle with DFS-R as you had … Continue reading

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RDSH 2012 R2: Shadow Users without Connection Broker admin rights

It seems as though the only way to use the PowerShell Get-RDUserSession cmdlet against the Connection Broker is if the user running the command is a member of the  Administrators group on the Connection Broker server. This might be undesirable…! This … Continue reading

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Basic RDS 2012 R2 Shadowing Console

Whereas older versions of Windows had the tsadmin.exe utility, Server 2012 R2 doesn’t have anything equivalent. Helpdesk staff need a simple, easy to manage and configure console to allow them to shadow Remote Desktop users. Luckily this is pretty easy to achieve … Continue reading

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VMM 2012 R2 Live Migration failure 0x8007274C

I’d completed my first rebuild of a host from Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2. I’d put the SCVMM agent etc. back onto it and everything seemed OK. I then tried to do a Live (VSM) migration of a VM from another … Continue reading

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VMware E1000e vmnic Windows Server 2012 data corruption

Found this yesterday: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2058692 “On a Windows 2012 virtual machine using the default e1000e network adapter and running on an ESXi 5.0 or 5.1 host, you experience these symptoms:  Data corruption may occur when copying data over the network.  Data … Continue reading

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