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How to Backup SCM 2012 Server

SCCM 2012: Hierarchy Monitoring detected that the ConfigMgr SQL Server ports 1433,4022, are not active on Firewall exception

Issue: ConfigMgr logs the error even though Windows Firewall is disabled or it is enabled and all exceptions are added to SQL Server(s). Environment: I had an environment  consist of a two node SQL Cluster hosting ConfigMgr database and a separate ConfigMgr primary site server Resolution: Windows firewall service must be started on both SQL nodesand ConfigMgr itself. As soon as the service is started exceptions for TCP 1433 and 4022 must be added to SQL nodes firewall. After that the firewall profiles can be disabled using: netsh advf set allp state off Reference:  http://777notes.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/sccm-2012-hierarchy-monitoring-detected-that-the-configmgr-sql-server-sql_name-ports-14334022-are-not-active-on-firewall-exception/

Add Copy To or Move TO on Windows 7 Right Click Menu

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Add Copy To or Move To On Windows 7 Right Click Menu – In this post we will see the steps on how to add copy to or move to on windows 7 right click menu. While there are lot of registry hacks available for Windows, one of them allows you to add aCopy ToorMove Toon Windows 7 right click menu. This option can be very useful when you want to move or copy a file but don’t have the other folder open already. Before you make any changes to the registry it is recommended to take a backup of registry. We will now see the steps to add copy to or move to on windows 7 right click menu manually.

Add Copy To Folder To open theRegistry Editoron your Windows 7 computer, hold the Windows Key + press R to open the run, typeregeditto open theRegistry Editor. In the Registry Editor navigate to the following key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers.  Right click theContextMenuHandlersand clickNewand clickKey. The value of the key should be{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D1…

Outdated entry in the DNS cache error when using Remote Desktop

You may sometimes get error messages about outdated entries in the DNS cache, when you are using remote desktop. (The connection cannot be completed because the remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified. This could be caused by an outdated entry in the DNS cache. Try using the IP address of the computer instead of the name.)
The first thing you should do, is to make sure that the clock is correct on these nodes:
1: The client machine
2: The remote machine you are connecting to
3: And if used, the domain controller(s).
And of course, make sure that you don’t have any invalid dns cache. clear the dns cache by doing this in cmd: ipconfig /flushdns.

Information on the ConfigMgr 2007 client side process for Software Updates

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I want to take a minute and walk through the process a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client goes through when processing Software Updates but before we get into that I'd like to explain how to find information specific to a particular update in the client side log files.  When viewing the logs on the client you need to reference the GUID that is assigned to each update. To view this GUID for all your updates you can go into the console and anywhere that updates are displayed in a list, right click on the column header (where it has Bulletin ID, Article ID, etc…) and select View –> Add/Remove Columns. You then have to select “Unique Update ID” in the left list and then select “Add”. Now select “Move Up” until the Unique Update ID is the first one in the list on the right. Now if you look at the console, you will see the GUID as the first column in the window, then find your update and you now have the GUID for that update. You can see the updated console display here…

How to uninstall SCCM 2012 agent

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How you remove it manually. From the command promt type (Start>Run>cmd)

C:\Windows\system32> cd\
C:\>cd windows
C:\windows> cd ccmsetup
C:\Windows\ccmsetup>ccmsetup /uninstall

Keep an eye on the un-installation using the log files from C:\Windows\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.log

Once that’s complete delete the following files in bold
C:\Windows\ccmsetup 
C:\Windows\ccm
C:\Windows\SMSCFG.ini

Remove the Machine Certs from the SMS store

To do this
Start>Run>MMC>Click File>Add/Remove Snap-in…>Certificates>Click Add>Computer Account>Local Computer>SMS

Delete the certificates in the SMS store.

How to unhide virus from pen drive which are hidden even after enabling show hidden folders.

If your Pen Drive is infected with any of the following viruses:
* Autorun.inf
* new folder.exe
* Iexplorer.vbs
* Bha.vbs
* nfo.exe
* New_Folder.exe
* ravmon.exe
* RVHost.exe or any other files with extension.
Actually this viruses are hidden and can't be seen even after
you enable show hidden folders.
Following simple dos command will change the attributes of
these files ,there after you can remove it by pressing delete
key.
Follow these steps:
Step1.:Type cmd in Run
Step2.: Switch to the drive on which pen drive is connected
(like C:\> h: enter)
Step3.: type exactly as attrib -s -h *.* /s /d and hit enter
(don't forget spaces).
Now you can see hidden virus files and you can delete them