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Month: June 2015

Cisco UCS Management Pack troubleshooting

Cisco UCS Management Pack troubleshooting

We are running SCOM 2012 R2 and we recently tried to set up monitoring for our Cisco UCS environment. We had some difficulty, after importing the management pack and setting up the config we were seeing these alerts within SCOM: (https://fqdn:443) [Cisco.Ucsm.Proxy.LoadCache.ProbeAction.ps1] Could not load file or assembly ‘file:///C:WindowsTEMPe1jdhj04.dll’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. After extensive research and much banging of heads we discovered that the resolution was to allow the Operations Management…

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Powershell Tip: Search for users with an Active Sync device

Powershell Tip: Search for users with an Active Sync device

The script below will search through a mailbox database and list the users that have Active Sync devices attached and list the type of device. ForEach ($mb in (Get-Mailbox -database DATABASENAME)) { Get-ActiveSyncDeviceStatistics -Mailbox $mb | Select @{Label=”Name”;Expression={$mb.Name}},DeviceType,DeviceOS,LastSuccessSync} Replace DATABASENAME with the name of the database you wish to query This script has been test on Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange 2010 SP3. Please follow and like us:0

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Powershell Tip: How many DIMMs are in a machine and utilised

Powershell Tip: How many DIMMs are in a machine and utilised

The following Powershell command will tell you the total amount of DIMM slots within a machine and what is currently installed within those slots, if anything. Just save it as a .PS1 file and when you run it you will be asked for the name of the machine you wish to query. If you wish to query your own PC just enter “localhost” as the name. $strComputer = Read-Host “Enter Computer Name”$colSlots = Get-WmiObject -Class “win32_PhysicalMemoryArray” -namespace “rootCIMV2” `-computerName $strComputer$colRAM…

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Shrink the SQL Server Reporting Services log database used by ConfigMgr 2012

Shrink the SQL Server Reporting Services log database used by ConfigMgr 2012

So today I came across an issue with my SCCM database server running low on disk space. On investigation I found the ReportServer_log.ldf file had grown to over 320GB in size! It would appear this is a known issue and some simple configuration changes to your database setup can resolve this. Change the recovery model1. Log onto SQL Management Studio and connect to the SCCM instance2. Expand Databases and right click on ReportServer (your name may vary depending on your…

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Investing in your own career

Investing in your own career

As we all know IT is a rapidly progressing market and for us IT professionals that means we’re constantly trying to learn and update our core skills to keep up with the changes. And as we’re all aware it’s not always possible for our employers to provide the necessary time or money to help keep up these skills leaving us in the dilemma to having to invest our own time and money into staying current. I’ve spent my own money…

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vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e – Build 2646482 Download

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e – Build 2646482 Download

In April VMware released vCentre Server 5.5 Update 2e Build 2646482, I had some issues installing it within my environment which I documented herevCentre Server 5.5 Update 2e Build 2646482 Install For those of you wishing to download and install the update within your environment it can be found here:Download VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2e Please follow and like us:0

Abseil complete!

Abseil complete!

Today I abseiled off the Forth Rail Bridge in order to raise some money for Macmillan Cancer Support. A completely terrifying experience but totally exhilarating at the same time!! 🙂 A HUGE big thank you to everyone who sponsored me and helped raise a whooping £220, thank you!!! 🙂 Now I’m off to get my sharpie and scratch “abseil off the Forth Rail bridge” from my bucket list. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Please follow and like us:0

PXE Boot Dell Venue 11

PXE Boot Dell Venue 11

I recently had to image a Dell Venue 11 7130 vPro tablet using SCCM 2012. The BIOS version the table had installed (A10) wouldn’t allow PXE boot, I had to upgrade the tablet to use the A13 BIOS version before it would PXE boot. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/dell-venue-11i-pro/drivers Please follow and like us:0

Patch ConfigMgr 2012 x64 clients during a task sequence using the PATCH property

Patch ConfigMgr 2012 x64 clients during a task sequence using the PATCH property

We recently updated our SCCM version to the latest cumulative update and I wanted to update our task sequence so that new clients were deployed with the latest SCCM agent version. In order to do this I completed these steps (please note we only deploy 64 bit clients so this tutorial only deals with these): 1. Open your task sequence 2. Within your Partition Disk 0 – BIOS/Partition Disk 0 – UEFI steps ensure the main partition has the following…

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