Friday, January 8, 2016

How to Create Container in SCCM 2012?

When the conventional classes and features in the base Active Directory schema do not fulfil your requirements, you need to outspread the schema by transforming or adding fresh classes and features. However, you should only extend the schema when it is absolutely required. One of the stress-free ways to extend the schema is through the Schema Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. You should always improve and check your schema extensions in a test lab before transfering them to your production network. Additionally, you can transform the schema through graphical user interface (GUI) tools, command-line tools, and through scripting. Also you can change the schema by using the Active Directory Schema snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), which is a GUI tool for schema management.

To create a container, you need to login to domain controller with a domain admin account. You need to follow the blow mentioned steps for creating container in SCCM 2012.
1. Click on Start>All Programs>Administrative Tools>Select ADSI Edit.
2. Right click ADSI Edit and Click Connect to. The naming context should be Default naming context. Click on OK.
3. Under the ADSI edit Console, Expand the Default Naming Context, right click CN=System, click on New and create an Object.
4. Choose Container from the options and click next.
5. Offer the object value as System Management. Click ‘Next’ and refresh the ADSI edit to view the system management container in the console.
6. Once you create the System Management Container, give the permissions to the System Management Container. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers, click on view and select Advanced Features.
7. On the next screen click on Add, in the Object Types, choose computers and click OK.  Type the SCCM Server name and click on Check Names. Select the SCCM computer from the list.
8. In the Tasks to Delegate window, select “Create a Custom task to delegate”.
9. Select the default option “This folder, exiting objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder” and click ‘Next’.
10. Select all the three permissions and click on full control.
11. Click Finish to close the delegation wizard.
12. Now it is time to extend the Active Directory Schema for Configuration Manager. You can perform this step on Active Directory or SCCM server as Domain administrator. Locate the folder: \SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 and right click the file named ‘extadsch’ and run as administrator. You can hold the shift key + right click on the file and copy as path and paste it in command prompt.

13. The log file ‘extadsch.log’ can be found in the location ‘C: \extadsch.log’. The highlighted text displays that the Active Directory Schema has been extended effectively.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Tips for Installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server

WSUS is a computer program developed by Microsoft Corporation that allows administrators to handle the circulation of updates and hotfixes released for Microsoft products to computers in a commercial atmosphere. WSUS downloads these updates from the Microsoft Update website and then distributes them to computers on a network. The WSUS infrastructure allows automatic downloads of updates, hotfixes, service packs, device drivers and feature packs to clients in an organization from a central server(s). Firstly, WSUs 3.0 SP2 installation requires name of the domain for instance XYZ.LOCAL in which the Domain controller XY.XYZ.LOCAL will be running DNS service along with Active Directory Domain Services. The WSUS role will be installed on XY.XYZ.LOCAL machine. The WSUS installation and configuration will be performed using this account; the user account xygzdmin will be the member of domain admins group. To login to the client machine CLIENT.XYZ.LOCAL, users need to create a domain user called “test“.

For installing the prerequisites, you need to log into WSUS.XYZ.LOCAL with the user account xygzdmin. Launch the Server Manager, right click Features, and click Add Features. On the Select Features Page click .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features, a window will pop up asking you to install additional role services, click on Add Required Role Services. Click Next. The following IIS services is necessary to be installed and operated for WSUS to work:

•             HTTP Static Content
•             ASP.NET
•             Windows authentication
•             Dynamic content compression
•             IIS Metabase Compatibility

Once you have nominated the services, click on Install. The selected services will be installed. Click Close.  Before we start the WSUS installation, we require software termed as Microsoft Report viewer redistributable 2008.  Double click the report viewer setup file and click ‘Next’. Receive the license terms and click Install. Once the setup is completed, click ‘Finish’.

Installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server

1. Double click the file WSUS30-XYZ.exe. On the Setup Wizard page click on ‘Next’.
2. Select Full Server installation comprising Administrator Console. Click Next.
3. Go through the license terms and click on ‘I accept the terms of the license agreement. Click Next’.
4. We will store the updates locally and the updates will store on other drive E. It’s not wise to save the updates on C drive because if the OS crashes then the updates will be removed along with it. Click Next.
5. Click on first option, Use the existing IIS Default web site. Click Next.

6. It would take approximately 2-3 minutes for complete installation. Once it is completed, click on ‘Finish’.