Download Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 yesterday and we can download the preview version of the new OS today. That’s fast.

Go get your bits at Microsoft preview site 

Microsoft created a Insider Program to provide updates of Windows 10 development where you need to register in order to get the bits.

Alternatively:

Win10 Technical Preview x86 ISO – 2.9GB

Win10 Technical Preview x64 ISO – 3.8GB

Enjoy~

ConfigMgr 2012 R2: Report not running

Found some “strange” issue with reporting. srsrp.log doesn’t show any error, everything looks just fine except launching a report. When we click Run on any report, it doesn’t seems to launch.

Decided to check those log files, found from this log located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\AdminUILog\SMSAdminUI.log

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Found this error in the highlighted lines. Tricky part is it’s not highlighted in Red using cmtrace.

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Solution:
1. Install Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package. It can be found from the Internet or C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\ReportViewer.exe

2. Close and launch your SCCM Console again and it should be able to Run the reports now.

Unable to login to ConfigMgr Application Catalog

Detected this error “Portal Web Site Control Manager detected PORTALWEB is not responding to HTTP requests. The http status code and text is 500, Internal Server Error”

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Solution= Re-register IIS using the command shown below:

1. Launch command prompt with elevated rights

2. Go to %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319 (Framework if it’s on a 32-bit computer)

3. Type aspnet_regiis.exe /iru hit Enter

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4. Immediately you can login to the portal and slowly you’ll notice the error will be gone.

Cheers!

RBA: ConfigMgr 2012 Client Push Permission, Site blank

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Found a great site configuring permission needed using RBA Viewer (downloadable from ConfigMgr SP1 Toolkit)

Check it out here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jchalfant/archive/2014/02/27/minimum-permissions-needed-to-perform-client-push-in-configuration-manager-2012.aspx

ConfigMgr 2012 – SQL Report keep prompting for credentials

This is similar with App Catalog keep prompting for credentials post.

While accessing ConfigMgr SQL web reports at http://servername/reports web page, it keeps prompting for credentials and won’t allow me to access the reports. Access given in ConfigMgr.

Since my Internet Security settings was done, it has something to do with SQL Reporting Services.

Solution:

1. Locate rsreportserver.config file at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS11.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\ReportServer (Path and SQL server version may differ).

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2. Open the file and search for RSWindowsNegotiate

3. Comment the RSWindowsNegotiate authentication type as shown in picture below

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4. Restart SQL Reporting services and retry launching the reports without the prompts Smile

ConfigMgr 2012 Application Catalog prompting for credential

The solution for this usually is to add the ConfigMgr server name into intranet sites zone in your web browser. This also can be done in Client Settings.

However, this time even with Client settings configured, it’s still prompting. This time, I did this to stop it from prompting.

  1. Go to Primary Site, launch Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console
  2. Expand Default Web Site and click on CMApplicationCatalog
  3. Under IIS category, click on Authentication

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4.    Ensure Windows Authentication is Enabled

5.   Click on Providers

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6.  Move NTLM provider to top, click OK

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7. Restart IIS services and retry to login to your Application Catalog.

The credential prompt should be gone now.

Enjoy!!

Configuring Distribution Point on Windows Server 2003

Encountered some errors configuring Windows Server 2003 as DP in ConfigMgr 2012. What I learned and found were 2 things required to be perform:

1. Go to %ConfigMgr Installation Path%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\X64
2. Copy smsdpprov.mof to the Windows Server 2003 computer

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3. Run a command using command prompt. mofcomp smsdpprov.mof

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4. Installing RDC. Locate the installer at %ConfigMgr Installation Path%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Client\i386

5. Copy msrdcoob_86.exe over to Windows Server 2003 and install it.

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6. Go ahead and Configure the Windows Server 2003 as DP in ConfigMgr 2012 and it should be working like a charm

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