System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 available

This Community Technology Preview (“CTP2”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. CTP2 includes updates and enhancements to the following System Center 2012 components:

  • Virtual Machine Manager
    • Improved Support for Network Virtualization
    • Extend the VMM console with Add-ins
    • Support for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical units and discovery of SAS storage
    • Ability to convert VHD to VHDX, use VHDX as base Operating System image
  • Configuration Manager
    • Support for Windows 8
    • Support for Mac OS clients
    • Support for Linux and Unix servers
  • Data Protection Manager
    • Improved backup performance of Hyper-V over CSV 2.0
    • Protection for Hyper-V over remote SMB share
    • Protection for Windows Server 2012 de-duplicated volumes
    • Uninterrupted protection for VM live migration
  • App Controller
    • Service Provider Foundation API to create and operate Virtual Machines
    • Support for Azure VM; migrate VHDs from VMM to Windows Azure, manage from on-premise System Center
  • Operations Manager
    • Support for IIS 8
    • Monitoring of WCF, MVC and .NET NT services
    • Azure SDK support
  • Orchestrator
    • Additional support for Integration Packs, including 3rd party
    • Manage VMM self-service User Roles
    • Manage multiple VMM ‘stamps’ (scale units), aggregate results from multiple stamps
    • Integration with App Controller to consume Hosted clouds
  • Service Manager
    • Apply price sheets to VMM clouds
    • Create chargeback reports
    • Pivot by cost center, VMM clouds, Pricesheets
  • Server App-V
    • Support for applications that create scheduled tasks during packaging
    • Create virtual application packages from applications installed remotely on native server

You can get the System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 Downloads here:

VMware vSphere 5.0 Documentation

VMware vSphere™ 5.0 (“vSphere”) introduces many improvements and new features to extend the benefits and capabilities of vSphere 4.1. These advancements build on the core capacities in vSphere to provide improved scalability; better performance; and easier provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting. This paper focuses on the following new features and enhancements:

• Virtual machine enhancements
• Improved SSD handling and optimization
• Command-line enhancements
• VMware® ESXi™ firewall
• vSphere Image Builder
• vSphere Auto Deploy server
• vSphere Host Profiles
• VMware vCenter™ Update Manager

VMware View Bootcamp

VMware is organizing a nine-part VMware View Bootcamp: every day a new video is published for you to view. At the end of this bootcamp, you will have a good understanding of the VMware View solution, how to roll it out and how to optimize View in your environment. A free e-book of all the presentations is included in this bootcamp series. A hope I can download the free e-book Smile. Because I am going on Holiday next week.

VMware View Bootcamp Series

Design Considerations Guidelines for VMware View – Overview

  • Speaker – John Dodge, Sr. Manager PSO Services, VMware
  • Overview of the technical considerations to keep in mind while you’re designing a View environment

Watch the Video


Storage Deep Dive – Considerations and Best Practices

  • Speaker – Jim Yanik, Sr. Systems Engineer, VMware
  • How to design your storage infrastructure to fit your environment
  • Sizing and workload considerations

Watch the Video


Network Considerations and Best Practices

  • Speaker – Shannon McFarland; Consulting Engineer for Data Center technologies and Enterprise IPv6 design on Cisco’s Consulting Engineering team in the Office of the CTO, Cisco
  • Network requirements for LAN and WAN
  • Bandwidth requirements deep dive
  • Security considerations – Security Server, AV, Encryption, Authentication

Watch the Video


Optimizing the Base Image for VMware View

  • Speaker – Todd Dayton, Staff Product Manager, Desktop Product Management, VMware
  • How to build and tune your desktop image
  • User and workload considerations
  • OS specific tips (XP, Win7)

Watch the Video


Delivering Applications

  • Speaker – Heath Doer, Sr Systems Engineer, VMware
  • Packaging and updates (applink and appsync)
  • Best practices-storage, image management and application deployment
  • Application migration, application conflict and compatibility

Watch the Video


PCoIP Implementation Overview and PCoIP Tuning Best Practices

  • Speaker – Chuck Hirstius, PSO, WW Advanced Services, VMware
  • How to optimize PCoIP for different types of workloads
  • How to optimize for LAN, mobile and remote users
  • Bandwidth requirements

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Automating View 4.5 with Powershell

  • Speaker – Tom Elliot, Sr. MTS, Enterprise Desktop, VMware
  • Introduction to View PowerCLI
  • Setting up an environment and basic tasks
  • Creating your own scripts
  • Integrating with vSphere

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Leveraging Security Server for PCoIP

  • Speaker – Mark Benson, View Architect, Enterprise Desktop, VMware
  • Introduction to Security Server

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VMware View’s Reference Architecture

  • Speaker – Mac Binesh, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Enterprise Desktop, VMware
  • Review of RA for stateless desktops
  • Description of test environment, equipment and lab results

Watch the Video

    Fix voor Adobe Flash player & IE8

    Er zijn wat problemen met de Flash 10.0.32.18 versie. Deze geeft wat problemen om uit te rollen naar clients die geen admin rechten hebben. 
    Waarschijnlijk hebben de adobe software designers een aantal register key aangepast welke standaard niet de goede rechten krijgen.

    Maar je kunt flash versie 10.0.32.18 gewoon uitrollen als je de volgende stappen doet.

    Open de Flash GPO

        *      Computer Configuratie
        *           Policy
        *                Windows Settings
        *                     Security Settings
        *                          Register

    Voeg onder Register de volgende keys toe. 

    CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}

    CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D27CDB70-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}

    MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D27CDB6B-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}

    Geef domain users full control rechten dan zal je zien dat Adobe flash ook weer gaat werken voor gebruikers die geen admin rechten hebben.

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    Om te kijken of flash goed geïnstalleerd is laat hem of haar naar de volgende url toe gaan:
    http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

    BRON: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2163558

    Flash Player MSI Download

    Ik was aan het zoeken naar de laaste flash player msi links. Na wat zoeken eindelijk gevonden

    Hierbij de links voor Adobe Flash Player 10.

    Flash Player 10 for Internet Explorer MSI Installer
    Flash Player 10 for Internet Explorer EXE Installer
    Flash Player 10 for Firefox/Mozilla MSI Installer
    Flash Player 10 for Firefox/Mozilla EXE Installer

    En de links voor Adobe Shockwave Player 10:

    Shockwave Player 10.1 for EXE Installer
    Shockwave Player 10.1 for MSI Installer