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Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is another of the big releases in the System Center suite this year, and promises to deliver a lot of exciting new functionality.

I’m already running SCCM 2007 SP2 R3 in my home lab environment, so I’m keen to find out how SCCM 2012 performs. Here’s my step-by-step installation experience…with […]

Run SCVMM Console from a non-domain workstation

OK…I have a teensy confession to make. The title of this blog post is a little misleading because at this point in time you can’t install the SCVMM Console on a non-domain-joined workstation. Domain membership is checked before the installer runs, and so far there’s no way to bypass this.

In general, an SCVMM system […]

Managing a domain Hyper-V server from a non-domain workstation

The home Hyper-V server is running away merrily. I have noticed that the 7200rpm drives are definitely not up to scratch when I perform relatively intense procedures, like creating a fixed VHD and installing an OS in another VM using an ISO mounted on the local filesystem…still, it gets there in the end and at […]

Upgrading to SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Microsof recently announced the final release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1. This service pack release provides support for Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX – features which were added to Hyper-V with Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Because my home Hyper-V system makes heavy use of Dynamic Memory, I’ve been running the RC […]