Nice to Know – After in place upgrade of Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 with WSUS install, Post Install might fail

A good tip from the “Deployment Bunny” AKA Mikael Nyström regarding the in-place upgrade of a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting WSUS and it’s SQL instance to Windows Server 2016.

The Deployment Bunny


Ok, so you might not do an in-place upgrade, instead you re-install the entire server, but “if” you do, you need to run this command sometimes


Configuration failed for Windows Server Update Services…



Open an elevated command prompt and execute the following

For Windows Internal Database (WID)
%programfiles%update servicestoolswsusutil.exe postinstall CONTENT_DIR=C:WSUS

SQL Server databases
%programfiles%update servicestoolswsusutil.exe postinstall CONTENT_DIR=C:WSUS SQL_INSTANCE_NAME=<database server name>


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From Ignite 2016 – Master Windows 10 Deployments – Expert Level (BRK4023)

The dynamic Nordic duo of “O/S Deployment” Mike Nystrom and Johan Arwidmark had a great session during “Microsoft Ignite 2016” in Atlanta/US that was packed by 1000+ attendees and named “Master Windows 10 Deployments”.
Kudos Guys!

The Deployment Bunny

Yesterday me and Johan Arwidmark did a session at Microsoft Ignite, we had around +1000 attendees. The session was recorded and here it is:



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Master Rank in System Center area of Experts Exchange achieved!

Today I got this great notification from Experts Exchange:

Experts Exchange

New Member Rank Earned

Congratulations gsimos,

The knowledge you have shared on Experts Exchange has earned you a Master Member Rank.

You now have a new Member Rank Shield in your profile as well as access to a custom Expert Badge to display on your personal website or blog.

Visit the "Rewards" tab in My Account to create your badge:
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Keep up the great answers — you are a valuable part of the Experts Exchange community and we appreciate your contributions!

Thank you,
The Experts Exchange Team

I’m now officially a Master in the “System Center” area of Experts Exchange! YEAH!!!!

Here are goes my badge:

Certification for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Completed!

SysCnt12-ConfigMgr_196x50Wow this is really great news!

On February 23/2012 I had the privilege to take the Beta Examination of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager named and coded as “071-243 Administering & Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”, the examination results would be announced 8 weeks after the beta cycle completion.

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Participation at TechEd 2012 North America as a Technical Learning Guide

Well this is really great news! After 3 years of trying to become a volunteer for Premier Microsoft Events such as MMS, TechEd I finally got an email on Friday 20th of April 2012 that I’m selected to work as a TLG (Technical Learning Guide) at the Hands On Labs in the areas of my expertise which are:

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How to install MySQL 5.1 and Workbench Tools on Small Business Server 2011

This post is not a ConfigMgr related but because I’ve encountered problems during the installation of MySQL 5.1 at a client’s site and my research hasn’t yielded any results I share my experience and the resolution of the problem.

So while I was trying to install the x64 Installer of MySQL version 5.1.57 I was getting a message that it was installed successfully but the service of MySQL could not start, the log had the following message recorded:

“ Error: 0 : Install return code for product ‘MySQL Windows 5.1’ is Failure (The MySQL service cannot be started.)”

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System Center 2012 RC Versions available for Public Evaluation (along with some Betas)

System Center Logo CompactWell after some hiatus from blogging I’m back to update you with stuff I learn for the System Center family of products and especially “Configuration Manager”.

I’ve been waiting since July 2011 the RC Version of Configuration Manager 2012 or better known as “System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”, notice the re-branding of the product, it’s not any more “System Center Configuration Manager 2012” it is “System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”, the same goes to the other products of the “System Center” family, now they are all named as “System Center 2012 Product Name”, it will take me some time to get used to it but that’s not a serious issue Smile.

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1ο Live Meeting του Ελληνικού System Center User Group “” με τεχνική παρουσίαση!

SystemCenter_GRUG_Logo_Wide_450x100Γύρω στις αρχές του 2010, αν θυμάμαι καλά τον Ιανουάριο είχα μια ιδέα, να δημιουργήσω ένα πυρήνα χρηστών που τους ενδιαφέρει η οικογένεια προϊόντων “System Center” της Microsoft.

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Configuration Manager 2007: Advertisement status error

Fellow MVP from Canada Garth Jones has encountered an error while checking the Advertisement Status for a Specific time frame in Configuration Manager 2007, after the error message the console crashes.

This has been filed as a bug in Connect ( and here are the reproduction Steps:

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