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Data Protection Manager: using custom volumes instead of storage pool

Within Data Protection Manager you can use custom volumes instead of the storage pool. This can be helpful in specific scenarios where the storage pool is just not the thing you need. You have to use local disks on the DPM server for custom volumes. These can be: Local installed (RAID) disks SAN storage connected […]

Medium Changer driver for DataDomain VTL

The StorageTek L180 driver is needed to let the DataDomain VTL function properly. Click here to download it. The driver says it’s suitable for Windows Server 2003, 2008, but also works with Windows Server 2012 (R2).

Change management console language System Center 2012 products (ConfigMgr, VMM etc.)

This is an easy one. When starting the management console the language of the local OS will be detected. Then it will search if a language pack is present. When found, the corresponding language will be shown and troubleshooting will instantly become a lot harder (or you can just try to search for non-English errors, […]

ID 804: Template already exists – VMM 2012

Virtual Machine Manager crashed while creating a template. When I retried to create the template, the message ‘template {name} already exists. specify a unique name’ with ID 804 appears. I found this article, which was very helpful: http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/error-804-hung-template-creation-in-scvmm-2008-r2/. These instructions are also working for SCVMM 2012 SP1. Basically, you will adjust one value in your […]

How to renew the SCCM Site Server Signing Certificate

When your SCCM Site Server Signing Certificate has expired you will experience problems with packages, virtual applications and OS deployment with your SCCM clients. The SCCM server reports “SMS Policy Provider has failed to sign one or more policy assignments. It will retry this operation automatically.” in the Component Status SMS_POLICY_PROVIDER. This article consists of […]

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