Monday, 24 September 2012

Post Setup Configuration tasks for SCCM2012

Configure Active Directory Discovery for Computers, Users, or Groups
Use the information in the following sections to configure discovery of computers, users, or groups, by using one of the following discovery methods:
Step-1 : Verify HeartBeat discovery
1.Select |  \Administration\Overview\Hierarchy Configuration\Discovery Methods
2.”Enable Heartbeat Discovery” is check marked
Step-2 : Active Directory System Discovery
1.GOTO > \Administration\Overview\Hierarchy Configuration\Discovery Methods
And Select “Active Directory System Discovery” , Right Click Properties or On the Home tab, in the Properties group, click Properties
2. On the General tab, select the check box to enable discovery, or you can configure discovery now, and then return to enable discovery later.
Click the New icon New Icon to specify a new Active Directory container
3.Browse the path to select specify the account to use as the Active Directory Discovery Account.
4.Click OK | OK  to save.
5.On the Polling Schedule tab, configure both the full discovery polling schedule and delta discovery.
6.Click Ok to Finish

Step-3 : Configuring Sites to Publish to Active Directory Domain Services
To configure Active Directory forests for publishing:
1.Select  |    \Administration\Overview\Hierarchy Configuration\Active Directory Forests
click Properties to open the Discovered forest properties.
2. On the General tab, complete configurations for the forest that you want to discover and specify the Active Directory Forest Account.
3.on the Publishing tab, complete configurations for publishing to this forest
3. Click OK to save changes.
To enable a Configuration Manager site to publish site information to Active Directory forest

Reference :

Shockwave Player:

Modify the registry hive,
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Shockwave 11\AutoUpdate
y ->n
We can use the below URL for testing auto-updates:
Open the URL and right click on the animation screen of Adobe Shockwave player and select Properties.
Check if the "Automatic Updates Service" is disabled.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

SCCM2012 RTM Installation

    This post was republished to Packaging & SCCM Solutions at 1:53:06 AM 9/12/2012
    SCCM2012 RTM Installation
    1. Log on as the admin user for SCCM installation.
    2. From within the SCCM setup media run splash.hta
    1. Enter Product Key
    1. Accept Software License Terms
    2. Accept Prerequisite Licenses
    6. I have downloaded the Prerequisite files earlier, select “ Use Previously downloaded files” | Next
    7. Enter a Site code and friendly name | Next
    8. Click Next
    9. It will run the pre requisite check again | when finished click begin install
    10. When finished click Close image

    Tuesday, 11 September 2012

    SCCM 2012 SP1 – Pre Requisite

    WSUS Upgrade :
    Configuration Manager requires Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) of at least version 3.0 SP2 with KB2720211 and KB2734608 installed. If using remote software update points, site server must have WSUS administration console installed. For more information on WSUS installation see
    SQL Server Memory Allocation :
    Configuration Manager requires SQL Server to reserve a minimum of 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory for the central administration site and primary site and a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) for the secondary site. This memory is reserved by using the Minimum server memory setting under Server Memory Options and is configured by using SQL Server Management Studio. For more information about how to set a fixed amount of memory, see
    Open SQL Server Management Studio | Log-IN | Select Server Properties | Select Memory | Update Min Memory to 8GB
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 with Hot Fixes :
    Apply the below patches to SQL server 2008 R2 to support SCCM2012 SP1
    • KB2703282
    • KB2679367
    • KB2528583
    Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) :
    The Windows Deployment Tools component of the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is required and must be installed before Setup can continue. See
    To Update : USMT , ACT ,Windows deployment tools & Win PE
    To apply permissions to the System Management container by using the Active Directory Users and Computers administrative tool
    1. Click Start, click Run, and then enter dsa.msc to open the Active Directory Users and Computers administrative tool.
    2. Click View, and then click Advanced Features.
    3. Expand the System container, right-click System Management, and then click Properties.
    4. In the System Management Properties dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click Add to add the site server computer account. Grant the account Full Control permissions.
    5. Click Advanced, select the site server’s computer account, and then click Edit.
    6. In the Apply to list, select This object and all descendant objects.
    7. Click OK and then close the Active Directory Users and Computers administrative tool to complete the procedure.
    Prepare the Windows Environment for Configuration Manager
    Follow the link to configure “Server 2008 R2” to prepare environment for SCCM2012 SP1: