Upgrading to Exchange 2010 SP2

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 includes a number of new improvements. For details on all of the features check out Technet. This post will walk through the steps to upgrade to SP2 from Exchange 2010 SP1. Hybrid Configuration Wizard  Federated Delegation  Address Book Policies  Cross-Site Silent Redirection for Outlook Web App  Mini Version of Outlook…

SQL Server – Table Variable Joins

I will admit that sometimes I have been known to use temporary tables rather than table variables, because of what I thought were limitations of the table variable. Turns out, table variables can do almost anything that a temporary table can do. Plus, they have the added bonus of having better performance, especially if they…

Self Study Guides: MOM Team Article – OpsMgr 2012 (Part 5)

These articles have been out for a while, but they are a great reference guide to learn about one of System Center 2012 largest products (Operations Manager).  This guide gives reference to many of the components and topics referenced in OpsMgr 2012. Give it a peek! http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2012/09/04/system-center-2012-self-study-guide-operations-manager.aspx?   Topics include: Microsoft Virtual AcademyVideos and WebcastsMicrosoft IT…

OpsMgr (#SCOM) Resources Pools–What they do not do [#SYSCTR]

Resource Pools were added in Operations Manager 2012. As a quick definition for what they are: “A resource pool is a collection of management servers used to distribute work amongst themselves and take over work from a failed member.” – subset from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh230706.aspx. I would update that slightly to the following definition based upon this…

KB2522623 and Offline Servicing

In a recent post about ConfigMgr 2012 Application Installation Failures, I discussed applying the hotfix described in KB2522623 during a build and capture task sequence to resolve access denied error for untrusted clients for Install Application tasks. As a follow-up, the brilliant, Quiet Shy (aka WMI) Guy just IMed me and asked whether you could…