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 “SystemCenter.gr” 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 (https://connect.microsoft.com/site16/feedback/details/654967/mvp-advertisement-status-error) and here are the reproduction Steps:

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