Removing orphan VMM Server from SCVMM.

During migration and upgrade process of our SCVMM server from 2012R2 to 2016 version we ended up with having our old and decommissioned VMM server.

We wanted to upgrade Servers to Windows server 2016 and to SQL 2016 version.
As part of this migration and upgrade, we ended up migrating and restoring our VMM DB to new server, and deploying new VMM.

As result we had fully functional SCVMM 2016 server.  One thing was bugging me is that there was information in SCVMM that we have two SCVMM servers as part of infrastructure. One SCVMM server was running and responding state and second was unresponsive with no option to remove it using SCVMM console.

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SCCM Console – unable to connect.

After installing fresh version of Windows 1803 on my laptop i have started to install all my tools on it.

After installing SCCM console, from location noted below, I couldn’t connect.
I verified that I am using same version and that i have right amount of rights to SCCM server.

<Configuration Manager site server installation path>\Tools\ConsoleSetup\

 

 

After examining log console file from location :

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\AdminUILog\SmsAdminUI.txt

The log file showed that my performance counter is not running

 [1, The performance counter '# images' was not found
[1, The performance counter '# images' was not found
[6, The performance counter '# result objects in memory' was not found
[6, The performance counter '# exceptions' was not found
[6, The performance counter '# exceptions' was not found
[6, The performance counter '# result objects in memory' was not found
[6, The performance counter '# exceptions' was not found
[6, The performance counter '# images' was not found
[1, The performance counter '# images' was not found 

The way to solve this is to run elevated command prompt and run LODCTR /R and reinstalling the console solved the problem.

 

Hope it will help someone.

Deploying BGInfo using SCCM

So, its been a while, but lets start.

Today, I was googling how to deploy BGinfo Using SCCM. Everybody suggested on community to use GPO for this task.

I didn’t like that method because I like to have more info about deployment. Also we have AGPM Group policy in place and I hate all the authoring that comes with AGPM.

So the way I did it is that I created the config file, copy it on local disk and run script that kicks of the BGinfo.

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Moving protected server from one DPM to another DPM.

In this blog, we will cover moving protected server from one DPM to another.

In addition, we will refer to DPM from you want to move  as Old DPM.

In addition, we will refere to DPM you want to move as New DPM.

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