Project VRC released new white paper about impact of antivirus on VDI

Today Project Virtual Reality Check (Project VRC) released the ‘Phase V’ white paper which provides independent insights in the impact and best practices of various antivirus (AV) solutions on VDI performance. The R&D project ‘Virtual Reality Check’ (VRC) was started in early 2009 by the Dutch IT companies PQR and Login Consultants and focuses on […]

Add a server to Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

In a previous post I talked about some simple PowerShell commands to configure the basic settings of a Windows Server 2012 Core. The next logical step is to add this server for further administration to Server Manager. Server Manager is available as a part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 and on Windows […]

Powershell support in WinPE added in SCCM 2012 SP1

With the new Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8 comes WinPE version 4.0 which now supports Powershell. System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta offers the option to add components to WinPE. With this you can add Powershell support to the Boot Images from the SCCM 2012 SP1 Console. First of all, […]

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PowerShell for basic Windows Server 2012 configuaration

Since the core edition of Windows Server 2012 is the recommended way to go, Powershell can help you with your basic administration and configuration tasks. Besides scripting those tasks, you can also use Powershell to configure your computers manually. Here are some simple Powershell commands for the basic configuration tasks of new installed computer. Rename […]

RSAT for Windows 8 installation fail

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 enables you to manage roles and features on computers that are running Windows Server 2012 from a remote computer that is running Windows 8. RSAT for Windows 8 is available for download here. Even though you may have downloaded the English language for your English Operating System, the […]


App-V client and PAC proxy

A PAC file or Proxy Auto-Configuration file defines how web browsers can automatically select an appropriate proxy for accessing a given URL. The file is based on rules defined using Javascript. Most likely you will add a rule for the App-V server or SCCM distribution points, otherwise the App-V client tries to connect to the […]

Open SCCM 2012 in Debugview

To help you with troubleshooting, there is a hidden feature in SCCM 2012. The figure below shows the default layout of SCCM. To add some additional troubleshooting options you have to create a new shortcut to the ConfigMgr application. But, at the end of the line add: SMS:DebugView Launch the application with the newly created […]

Change SQL Server Collation

During installation of SCCM 2012 in my lab environment I ran into the following problem during the Prerequisite check: SCCM 2012 requires the SQL server instance to use SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation. Collation is specified during installation, so I had to re-install the SQL server or rebuild the database. Because my SQL Server is a new installation, […]


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