Needles in a Haystack: DisableLoopbackCheck – Failed Installation of OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Databases and Reporting with Server 2012 and SQL 2012 SP1 over Hyper-V and ESX 5.1 (E1000E vs. VMXNET3 Networking)

Recap of situation: Failed Installation of OpsMgr 2012 SP1 on Server 2012 and SQL 2012 SP1 over Hyper-V and ESX 5.1 (E1000E vs. VMXNET3 Networking) This started becoming a real problem when I found the System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 Installation could not complete successfully in an all-in-one or remote DB\Reporting (SSRS)configuration.  The installation…

QuickTricks: Overrides to enable autorestart of Orchestrator services (#SCOM, #SCORCH)

In my lab environment my services used by Orchestrator which would fail occasionally (System Center Orchestrator Management Service and System Center Orchestrator Runbook Service). The Orchestrator management pack alerts on these conditions but by default it does not auto-restart these services. For a quick way to get these to auto-restart download the management pack available…

Catapult and MMS 2013

Catapult Systems is really stepping up their involvement at the Microsoft Management Summit in 2013. Highlights include: Joining forces with myITforum for the Twitter Army Catapult has five speakers involved in presentations at MMS spanning seven different sessions Catapult Systems will be at booth #739 – if you are going to MMS stop by and…

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Upgrade Guide

There has definitely been a lot of hoopla around Service Pack (SP) 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). From lots of failures actually caused by certain, over-zealous anti-virus/security products to the fact the SP1 adds a lot of new features. All in all SP1 is a massive upgrade that also includes many new…