RMS Sharing App Error 0x800704cf

Hi Reader,

this is a small one: I had an issue when I tried to use the RMS Sharing app. Always when I used the Sharing application, I got the following error:
0x800704cf the network location cannot be reached
Unfortunately I haven’t saved a Screenshot of the error Message. But I could not find any information on this topic. The only thing I was thinking about was: Why does the error tell me, that the sharing app can’t connect to a network location. Continue reading

ConfigMgr – In-Place Upgrade of SQL from 2012 to 2016

today I did an In-Place Upgrade of my SQL Installation from SQL 2012 to the 2016 Release which is also supported by System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (1606).
Everything went fine except the Report Service, I received the following errors within the upgrade:
Action required:
The upgrade process for SQL Server failed. Use the following information to resolve the error, and then repair your installation by using this command line: setup /action=repair /instancename=MSSQLSERVER

Feature failure reason:
An error occurred during the setup process of the feature.

Error details:
§ Error installing SQL Server Reporting Services
A HTTPS sertificate is not configured on the Web site.
Error code: 0x80131500
Visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkId=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=13.0.1601.5&EvtType=0x589E8944%400x8285294C&EvtType=0x589E8944%400x8285294C to get help on troubleshooting.

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Setup

The following error has occurred:

The Report Server WMI provider cannot create the virtual directory. This error occurs when you call SetVirtualDirectory and the UrlString is already reserved. To continue, clear all URL reservations by calling RemoveURL and then try again.

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=13.0.1601.5&EvtType=0x589E8944%25400x9A8ECB73

And within ConfigMgr, the srsrp.log showed up with the following errors:
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iSCSI over Internet with Server 2012 R2 and an Encrypted Bitlocker Volume

In this blog post I would like to describe an opportunity to use Bitlocker for an easy Backup Solution on a Server, where you may not want to save Data without any encryption. In my case, I have one virtual Machine on a Hoster of my choice (of course, it would be Azure), where I do have a lot of storage unused, but paying for it. Currently more than 80GB is free space and I would be able to use it, and it would be more than I need for the data I want to backup. So lets go on to the virtual Server and install the iSCSI Target Role:
Install iSCSI Target Role Continue reading