This has been a busy week for me on the Internet airwaves! On Wednesday my interview with Richard Campbell for RunAsRadio.com went live… In Show #242 Richard and I discussed System Center Essentials 2010, which brings the power of the System Center family to small and mid-sized business. This was my fifth appearance on RunAs … Continue reading Mitch on RunAsTechNetRadio!
I like to practice what I preach, even if it inconveniences me a little bit. So as annoying as it was last week when my user account password expired and I had to select a new one. It was more annoying because my System Center Essentials stopped working at the same time. It reminded me … Continue reading Logon Failures with SCE
Occasionally there is an announcement or new offering worth calling special attention to and the teams at Microsoft wanted me to make sure everyone saw this one: Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA): http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ MVA has been around for a few months and we are trying to raise awareness about its existence to the broader community. I … Continue reading Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA):
It has taken a lot of managing and work, but today I can see the fruits of my labour – an entire environment of GREEN checkmarks. When all systems are healthy, this IT Admin is happy! Of course, a few of my virtual machines are off, and my laptop is configured to get updates from … Continue reading Green is GOOD, Red is BAD, Yellow… look both ways!
If you are starting to use System Center Essentials (or, for that matter, System Center Virtual Machine Manager) to manage your virtual environment, then you can save a lot of time creating virtual machines by using VM Templates to build and configure the virtual machines, and ISO files stored in Virtual Machine Libraries to deploy … Continue reading Creating a Virtual Machine from VM Templates and ISOs using System Center (Video)
I have been working on this tour for HP Insight with System Center Essentials 2010 for a few months, and I am glad to have overcome a lot of pitfalls that I discovered along the way with regard to the installation process for the product. As one of the people involved quipped (after a relatively … Continue reading HP Insight with System Center Essentials
Most of you know that Microsoft’s System Center family of products are the leading solutions for IT systems management. They have come a long way in the past seven years, to the point where it is a rare company that does not have at least one System Center product installed in their organization. Although there … Continue reading System Center Essentials: Microsoft monitoring and management for SMBs
A few months ago I received HP’s branded System Center Essentials (HP Insight with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010) to prepare for my current tour. As with any server-based application, the best practice is to make sure that your host operating system is patched with the latest Service Pack, Security Patches, and Critical Patches. Additionally … Continue reading System Center Essentials: Installation Gotchas
I found myself with a weird problem this morning. Most of the time I manage my virtualization environment with System Center Virtual Machine Manager. However because of a client project I have re-implemented System Center Essentials 2010, which has most of the VMM components that I use integrated into it. In order to add virtualization … Continue reading Uninstall the VMM Agent from Server Core