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How to use the command prompt to activate or re-activate your office application to your organization’s KMS sever.
If you need to activate or re-activate your Windows OS to your KMS server you can do this using the command prompt as shown below:
SCCM server C drive almost full?
If you log in to your SCCM server and one day see that your C drive is almost full then you have several places to check. Could be your SQL logs or your inetpub logs. In this case it was the inetpub logs.
Check your inetpub logs:
Browse to C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles.
In my environment, when I first right clicked the log files folder and looked at the properties – it showed no disk space being used. This almost had me moving on to check another possible location. This is deceiving as there should be some space being used. Once I double clicked to open the actual folder it then prompted for permission and afterward I could see the true amount of disk space being used.
Here I had about 20 gigs of space being used up on my SCCM server C drive. You can archive the log files to another location incase you need to review them later or remove them if they are no longer necessary. I arranged by date, and deleted all the log files older then 3 months which allowed me to recover almost 20 gigs of space for my C drive.
Once the Content Manager Desktop opens you can now add content.
First, import new content from C:\content into the Content Manager.
For example, click PowerPoint on the left to import a new PowerPoint.
Now the PowerPoint file you added is in the Content Manager Content tab middle bottom left. Click the location of your Digital Signage player (example 4th Floor Blocker Bldg) and expand down to section that has the place you want to change content (example Side Top 16:9).
Close all programs and right click the start menu and choose sign out.
Install SCCM 1511 on Server 2012 R2:
To prepare for SCCM 1511 installation you need to first extend the Active Directory Schema: Log on to a system as an account that is a member of the schema admins (I used the domain admin account). From your SCCM 1511 ISO or other file/folder location – open PowerShell and browse to .\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64\extadsch.exe
Create the System Management Container
Configuration Manager does not automatically create the System Management container in Active Directory Domain Services when the schema is extended. The container must be created one time for each domain that includes a Configuration Manager primary site server or secondary site server that publishes site information to Active Directory Domain Services.
Click Advanced, select site server computer account, then click Edit
In the Applies to list, select This object and all descendant objects
Click Apply and OK and close the ADSIEdit console
Moving to the SCCM Server.
No_sms_on_drive.sms (placed on the sccm server).
To make this file – make a txt file and rename it no_sms_on_drive.sms
Use control panel folder options and remove the check mark from hide file extentions so you can now see the file.txt and rename it no_sms_on_drive.sms
Windows Server – Add Features
On the Primary site server, the following components must be added/installed before SCCM installation can begin:
.Net Framework 3.5 Features
.Net Framework 3.5 Features (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
HTTP Activation – click Add Features to the box that pops up from this selection.
.NET Framework 4.5 Features (2 of 7 installed)
.NET Framework 4.5 (Installed)
BITS – click Add Features to the box that pops up from this selection.
IIS Server Extension
Remote Differential Compression
Remote Server Administration Tools
Feature Administration Tools – BITS Server Extensions Tools
Windows Process Activation Service
.NET Environment 3.5
Click Next to move on to the Web Server Role (IIS) Role services selections:
Web Server Role (IIS)
Common HTTP Features
Default Document, Directory Browsing, HTTP Errors, Static Content, HTTP Redirection
Health and Diagnostics
HTTP Logging, Logging Tools, Request Monitor, Tracing
Static Content Compression, Dynamic Content Compression.
Request Filtering, Basic Authentication, IP and Domain Restrictions, URL Authorization, Windows Authentication
.NET Extensibility 3.5, .Net Extensibility 4.5, ASP, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 4.5, ISAPI Extensions, ISAPI Filters
IIS Management Console
IIS 6 Management Compatibility
IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility, IIS 6 Management Console, IIS 6Scripting Tools, IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
IIS Management Scripts and Tools, Management Service.
So I did a search for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Feature Pack and downloaded that. When you do, it gives you an option with several choices of what parts of the feature pack you want.
Choose: ENU\x64\SQLSysClrTypes.msi and install it:
Accept the agreement, install it and finish:
Now you can install Report Viewer 2015:
Accept agreement, next and complete the installation.
Click next after installation rules are checked.
In Reporting Service Configuration, Select Install only – we will configure this later. In Error Reporting, uncheck the box if you want then click Next. On the Installation Configuration Rules, verify Operation completed and Passed then click Next.
Configure SQL Memory settings: Set the SQL Min and Max memory to 8192 and 8192 MB (or you will get an warning during SCCM setup later).
Open SQL Server Management Studio
Right click the top SQL Server instance node
Launch the Prereqchk tool in order to verify if all components are configured correctly. You can launch this from the SCCM install DVD or folder where you copied the install files as in my example:
Open an Administrator command prompt Browse to .\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64
Run the following command : prereqchk.exe /AdminUI
Enter to run the Prereqchk.
Click Check connection and it should return “Successfully connected to server” if you have everything configured properly.
Click Install on the confirmation page to confirm installation selections.
Click close when it completes.
Install WSUS and database setup:
Once it is completed – reboot your sccm server that has the wsus installed and then be sure to run the post installation task to allow WSUS to complete the setup. You do not need to do the WSUS configuration just the post installation task. Otherwise, the SUSDB is not created in SQL (I found this out the hard way).
To do this – open server manager – dashboard and then click the yellow triangle with the !
Install hotfix KB3095113:
After the post install task finishes you need to install the hotfix KB3095113 to enable Windows 10 feature upgrades.
Download Microsoft https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095113
Install the update and restart the SCCM server after it finishes.
Now you are ready to being the SCCM 1511 installation.
Install Configuration Manager Primary Site:
Install a Configuration Manager primary site – click next.
Enter your license key or select evaluation:
Agree to the terms and click next.
Accept the Prerequisite Licenses or you can’t continue…
Set SMS Provider Settings (Accept defaults):
Usage Data – click next:
Open the Configuration Manager Console:
On your sccm server, search configuration and open the CMC
Now you can begin creating your site boundaries, discovering clients, etc.
In my next post, I’ll go over boundaries, clients and upgrades to SCCM.
For the purpose of this tutorial we will be using Hyper-V but you can just as easily use VMware. *Note* you should have basic familiarity with creating VM’s for this tutorial.
1. Create your new virtual machine using Hyper-V.
2. Once the new VM is installed, make all the necessary changes and updates for your environment: Time zone, machine name (example dc01) run windows updates, etc. Add Roles to VM to install Domain Controller.
3. From Server Manager – Go to Manage – Add Roles and Features.
4. Click next – next on role based – select your server and click next.
5. Select Active Directory Domain Services.
6. Click “Add Features” on the box that pops up.
7. Click next – click next on features page – click next on AD DS – click install on confirmation page.
8. Click Close after installation has succeeded.
9. You will now notice a yellow triangle at the top right of the Server Manager
Click it to view the Post-deployment Configuration Options and click Promote this server to a domain controller.
10. In deployment configuration – Choose Add a new forest if this is your first DC in a new domain and specify your root domain.
11. Choose your Forest and Domain functional levels, Add DNS and choose your DSRM password.
13. Verify or enter your NetBIOS domain name (in this example it was “steveshoemake”). Click next.
14. Verify your Paths for the AD DS database, log files, and SYSVOL – click next.
15. Review your selections and then click next if they are correct for your environment.
16. After the Prerequisite checks pass – click Install. Wait for it to complete and reboot the server.
17. Login to the new domain controller – open Active Directory Users and Computers and begin setting up your domain users etc.