sccm performance tuning

SCCM Performance Tuning – How to Fix Slow SCCM – Part 1

sccm performance tuningThis series will go through SCCM performance tuning and look at typical issues that may slow down your SCCM server. These are the same guidelines I follow when I install and configure SCCM for my customers.

It is my impression that many SCCM installations are done with default settings, and no maintenance tasks are configured on SQL or the server to increase performance.  The result is a horrible slow console to work with. These are things we will look at in this series.

When your brakes fail and lock on your car, a bigger engine is not the solution. A hardware upgrade for your SCCM server may not be the solution to a slow and unresponsive SCCM console. Read More

Surface Pro 3 Work Computer

Review – Surface Pro 3 Work Computer

I have used a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 work computer for almost more than a year now. My desk at the office have a docking station with a keyboard, mouse and headset with microphone connected. I also have two 24″ monitors connected in addition to the screen of the Surface. The docking station for the Surface Pro 3 only have 1 mini display port but a USB 3.0 graphics adapter was all I needed to set up the second monitor. My Surface is not joined to the domain and is treated as bring your own device.

Here are my experience with my Surface Pro 3 work computer.

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Inplace Upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 to Current Branch - Step by Step 1

Inplace Upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 to Current Branch – Step by Step

How to upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 to Current Branch. This guide is based on my experiences after upgrading several ConfigMgr installations to Current Branch and is a step-by-step guide with everything you need to know to perform a successful upgrade.

This guide applies to the following Configuration Manager 2012 versions:

  • SCCM 2012 SP1
  • SCCM 2012 SP2
  • SCCM 2012 R2
  • SCCM 2012 R2 SP1

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SCCM Clients Stuck In Provisioning Mode 7

SCCM Clients Stuck In Provisioning Mode

I have seen sccm clients stuck in provisioning mode several times during OSD deployment. The typical symptoms of clients stuck in provisioning mode are:

  • Client shows: client certificate none, it should be self-signed or PKI
  • Client does not receive any policy
  • The computer have just been installed with a task sequence.

To verify if it is actually stuck in provisioning mode we need to take a look at the registry of the client.

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Remove the CD and do not boot from CD – extra restart during deployment

Deployment took an extra restart after selecting which task sequence to use. This happend because multiple task sequences where published to the computer and the boot image for the selected task sequence where not used initially when booting.


I fixed this by making the task sequences use the same boot image. I know this might not be the ideal solution for everyone but the problem with this extra reboot is different version of bootimages beeing used.


Configuration Manager build numbers

How to upgrade ConfigMgr from evaluation version to full version

This is how you upgrade from evaluation version to full version of configmgr 2012. You enter the product key during the install phase of configuration manager 2012.

  1. Run configuration manager setup from the start menu. This ensures that setup is run wil the latest updates.
  2. Select perform site maintenance or reset this site.
  3. Select Convert from Evaluation to Full Product Version and enter the key.

How to manage Windows Server 2008 in Server Manager

The new server manager in Windows Server 2012 can also manage Windows Server 2008. This is how you set it up in 3 simple steps:

Windows Server 2008 with SP2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

  1. Install .NET Framework 4.0 (Download from Microsoft)
  2. Install Windows Management Framework 3.0 (Download from Microsoft)
  3. Run the following command in powershell to enable and configure Windows Management Framework “winrm quickconfig

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