Application Approval Workflow for SCSM and SCCM 2012 R2 using SCORCH 2012 R2

Submitted by justin on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:35

I have been working to deploy the Application Approval Workflow (AAW) ( SCCM and SCSM using SCORCH. It worked following the instructions for the most part but out of the box it did not populate the requesting user and just put a generic title for the Service Request in. I wanted more.

SCCM 2012 R2 Slow Collection Refresh/Membership Update

Submitted by justin on Sat, 04/04/2015 - 17:52

If you are having problems with collections taking a long time to refresh membership, it is very possible that you have incremental updates or collection membership evaluation schedule set of happen frequently on a large number of collections.

Rule of thumb:

Bacula Tape Changer (Autochanger) Library

Submitted by justin on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 21:00

Sooo... I got an old Dell PowerVault-132T tape changer with a LTO-2 Drive. Actually I have 2 drives but 1 of them won't spin up so I am waiting on a part to make them both work, so for the purposes of this article I will do it with 1 drive and amend it later when I have the second drive fixed. I built this on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

​This has made for a great series of articles! including:

LSI MegaRaid Storage Manager on Ubuntu Linux (Server - No GUI)

Submitted by justin on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 20:38

I needed to run LSI MegaRaid Storage Manager (vivaldiframework) for my LSI 9260-8i SAS card in my Ubuntu Server I built to use as a Fiber Channel SAN (see: Linux Fibre Channel SAN). Ubuntu is based on Debian so this may also work to get LSI MegaRaid Storage Manager on Debian as well, but I have not yet tried it yet. It took some work but I go it to install so I thought I would tell you how I did it.

SCCM 2012 "Failed to get DP locations as the expected version from MP" and "Have already tried all MPs. Couldn't find DP locations"

Submitted by justin on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:54

In SCCM 2012 I have gotten the error "Failed to find DP locations from MP" and "Have already tried all MPs. Couldn't find DP locations" on various management points in diferent environments. This usually happens after an upgrade of a Service ack (SP) or new release such as R2 or some other large change to the environment. You will usually see this error in the logs:


Microsoft Azure and direct access through TMG

Submitted by justin on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 20:59

Now So I've been wanting to setup a domain controller on Microsoft Azure to ensure I always have a domain controller incase everything in my home lab blows up. I have not been able to do that until now because it requires a static IP address and I have had residential internet. Today I finally got my Buisness Class internet installed with static IP addresses so now I can do it.Supprisingly it was not that expensive with comcast! Lets see how it goes. First take a look at the environment I have to connect Azure to through Direct access: