SCCM 2012 – Reporting Service Role on SQL Cluster?

Hey, here’s Martin again, it’s been quite while since my last blog post. This one is just to help someone, which is looking for this Information, as I was and nowhere could find.

Imagine that you have a customer who has decided to run the SCCM Database on a SQL Cluster. This is a good solution if you want to get the Advantages of a HA-Infrastructure. But please keep in mind, that you can’t install the reporting service role on the same SQL Cluster: Continue reading

SCCM 2012 R2 / BYOD – Deploy Exchange Active Sync Profile with Windows Intune

It was announced, and I was strongly waiting for it: The availability to deploy EAS profiles to Mobile Devices like iOS and Windows Phone 8 with Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2. Microsoft brought us this Feature last week like a wave, you will be noticed that your Intune Instance is updated, if you receive this message box when starting the config Manager console:
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Windows Azure Directory – Remove no longer synced objects

In one of my last blog-post I described how to configure the initial synchronization of an Active Directory Service with Windows Azure Directory ( But what if you have already synced your Domain, and you made your configuration afterwards? Yes, unfortunately, the Accounts in the Azure Directory will not be deleted. This is caused of the Forefront Identity Manager Metaverse. But we come to this later on. Continue reading

SCCM 2012 R2 – Console on Windows 8.1 can’t connect to SMS Provider

Today I installed the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Console on another Windows 8.1 machine. I already deployed my package on my Workstation, so I didn’t expect to get any issues. But after the Installation, I wasn’t able to connect to my SCCM hierarchy, the well-known error “Configuration Manager cannot connect to the site (….”:
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