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Event: Dutch VMware User Group conference on March 6th

On the 6th of March, the Dutch VMware User Group, which is a subsidairy of the global VMware User Group organizes a conference in the Netherlands. The conference which starts at 8:30 and end at 17:30 will be held in Conferenciecentrum 1931, in Den Bosch. The keynote of the event will be hosted by Brian Gammage, who is Chief Market Technologist at VMware. Other sessions will be hosted by well respected VMware community members like

At this event I will also host a session on how you can monitor your VMware environment when you are already using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. I will do a dual presentation togeter with Marnix Wolf, who is a Microsoft MVP for cloud and datacenter management and a well respected community member as well. Marnix and I are both founding members of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands. Our session starts at 16:45 and ends at 17:30 and we hope to see you there.

Configuring Group Policies for your ConfigMgr Servers

Disclaimer: Please test and validate this in your test environment, don’t take the information i provide for granted. This article describes a method to determine correct settings and doesn’t supply the answer to your specific environment !

When you are installing System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) in environments where group policies are used to control the User Rights Assignment and Security Options security settings of the Servers, you have to be extra carefull.

You can expect some strange behavior after the installation because when the companies policy is applied again, it removes some entries made by either the prerequisite installation (roles and features) and installation of ConfigMgr itself, and this can result in some interesting scenario’s. Therefore my advise would be:

If you know the environment in which you are going to install ConfigMgr in, has a lot of restricing group policies make sure you do the installation of ConfigMgr while the servers are member of an OU with minimal policies applied.

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