Certificate requirements for SCCM 2012

UPDATE: 02/05/2012

Now that Configuration Manager 2012 has been released, there’s official documentation available on TechNet about what the PKI requirements are in order to configure CM12 for HTTPS communications. They are very similar to the Native mode requirements in CM07. However, the Site Server Signing certificate is not required, as the CM12 server will […]

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 […]

Installing SCVMM 2012 Beta 2

This year is going to be a big one for System Center, with a whole raft of major product updates scheduled to be released later during 2012. Microsoft TechEds the world over are going to be chock-a-block with some excellent, and hopefully very exciting announcements and hands-on labs.

To get things rolling in my own […]

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 […]