How to deploy Remote Desktop Services 2012 R2 Certificates using internal CA #RDS

Hi –  It’s me, Al

Blog post updated: July 19th 2017

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Server 2012 R2 is now on market since a while. Let’s have a look at the 2012 R2 Certificate configuration (for a Lab).

First we have to create a template on the internal Certificate Authority (CA). We use a Workstation Authentication Template for that. Open your CA Manager – Cartificate Templates – Manage

Duplicate the “Workstation Authentication” Template.
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SCCM 2012 SP1 CU4 Client Update fails on Windows Server 2003

Hi –  It’s me, Alain
A quick post: Today I was running into a problem upgrading Windows Server 2003 with the CU4 SCCM SP1 Client.

The Server startetd to install the Client but faild after a few minutes with following errors in the application eventlog:

.NET Runtime Optimization Service (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) – Failed to compile: C:WINDOWSCCMSCClient.exe.config . Error code = 0x8007000b
.NET Runtime Optimization Service (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) – Failed to compile: C:WINDOWSCCMSCNotification.exe.config . Error code = 0x8007000b
.NET Runtime Optimization Service (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) – Failed to compile: C:WINDOWSCCMSCToastNotification.exe . Error code = 0x8007000b
.NET Runtime Optimization Service (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) – Failed to compile: C:WINDOWSCCMSCToastNotification.exe.config . Error code = 0x8007000b

Solution: Make sure you have .net 4 Framework installed. Uses this patch KB982671

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982671/en-us

No reboot is required after installing the KB. Just make sure you’re refresh the maschine policy to install the client.

And please: Keep your systems patched :-).

Cheers,
Al

SCCM 2012 – Task sequence fails in SCCM if software updates require multiple restarts

Hi, I’m Alain Schneiter

This is my first post in this blog! I’m verry proud to be a part of this team.

Today we had the issue with a failing Tasksequence during the OSD of a Windows 2012 Server. The SMSts.log contained following error:

!sVolumeID.empty(), HRESULT=80004005
!sTSMDataPath.empty(), HRESULT=80070002
TS::Utility::GetTSMDataPath( sDataDir ), HRESULT=80070002
Failed to set log directory. Some execution history may be lost.
The system cannot find the file specified. (Error: 80070002; Source: Windows) Continue reading “SCCM 2012 – Task sequence fails in SCCM if software updates require multiple restarts”