Archive for April, 2012

Exchange v15

Vom Exchange 15 wird es im Sommer bereits eine Beta-Version geben – Ende des Jahres dann die RTM.

Ich bin schon gespannt auf die Beta: Microsoft wollte ja die Öffentlichen Ordner nach Exchange 2010 nicht mehr zur Verfügung stellen. Angeblich bleiben sie erhalten.


During Micrososft’s Big Days 2012 it was said, that the first Beta of Exchange v15 will arrive during the summer. The RTM will follow the end of this year.

We are looking forward to the Beta. Microsoft didnt want to offer Public Folders since Exchange 2010, but it looks like that they will still support them. Lets see. 😉


How to Upgrade from Windows Standard to Enterprise Edition without new Installation:


  • DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition

you get your current edition.



  • DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

you get the possible upgrade versions.



  • DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

you can upgrade to a previously listed edition. After a reboot your Windows Edition should be upgraded.


If it does not work use this KMS key for upgrading:

  • DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y

after upgrading use


to change to your MAK/KMS key and activate your Windows.

A very good site for that problem.

Today I was thinking I get crazy. I was sucessfully booting with PXE, but run into one error. I was fixing that, but after that I was not able to boot again with PXE boot.


If you come from SCCM 2007 you would now know what to do, but I need a couple of hours to see and fix the problem.

In the collection All Desktops and Server Clients find the device(s) named Unknown. Right-click and delete the and you are done and are able to boot again with PXE.

Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund

Another thing was our SCCM 2012 environment. The easiest way to upgrade is to do an inplace upgrade. What you have to do if you are using multiple languages in your SCCM, you have to remove it bevore you upgrade. If you finished you can start the upgrade process beginning with the central site. I am not sure if you have to begin with the primary site or not, but I dont think it makes big difference and we have with the way of central site and then primary site no problems.




If everything wen’t well you will have an error in the upgrade log file, which you can safely ignore.



Today we have difficulties to change or better to upgrade to the new VMM 2012 RTM. What I did is to solve that problem is to change the Database Version from RC (3.0.5007.0) to the final version edition (3.0.6005.0). See below. After that the upgrade was working perfectly.


Happy new VMM 2012 RTM and don’t forget to upgrade the VMM hosts! Zwinkerndes Smiley

SCOM 2012 RC upgrade to SCOM 2012 RTM

I found the RTM in our VL for System Center 2012. So I decided to upgrade our SCOM 2012 from RC to RTM version. Please have a look for that.

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Today we found in our VL and Technet Subscription the final version of System Center 2012. So we will upgrade our full environment as soon as possible!

Great job Microsoft. Zwinkerndes Smiley

Today I get the following error if I wanted to try in a LAB the Remote Assistance in SCCM 2012 RC2


The problem was easy to solve. You need to set the “Manage soliciated Remote Assitance settings” to True. Otherwise the Remote Assitance will just work if your customer is sending you a Remote Assistance offer.


Smiley Good Luck.