Configuration Manager cannot connect to the site [Error]

Once you upgrade your SCCM environment from 2012 R2 to 2012 R2 SP1 the following error occursError_06E2B296

Solution 

upgrading to SP1/SP2 won’t upgrade the management console so…

You have to Reinstall the configuration manager console separately from the Splash.hta

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once you install it, the console will successfully reconnect to the site database.

 

Installing System Center Configuration Manager [SCCM] 2012 R2

[Prerequisites, Hotfixes and CU] of SCCM 2012 r2

SO let’s get started…

First you have to set your VM

  1. AD
  2. SQL Server
  3. SCCM

About Active Directory i will use Windows server 2012 r2 as an AD server

About SQL Server i am gonna install SQL server 2012

After that i will setup the cumulative update 2 DOWNLOAD LINK 


Before you configure SCCM you have to do some prerequisites like Extend AD Schema and other Windows Server Features installation ! How can we do it? there are many ways but the easiest and fastest way is using the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Prerequisites Installation Tool DOWNLOAD LINK by @NickolajA

After you download,run it using Powershell as an Administrator

Click Y to start….

A

You can see a lot of things we can do using this cool tool, you can configure the Prerequisites of Central Administration Site, Primary Site, Secondary Site, Site System Roles and Other.

B

You can Extend AD Schema, install Server prerequisites, install ADK and the SM Container.

C

Now all the Prerequisites have been finished and correctly configured 😉 let’s cook some SCCM 😀


  • Download SCCM 2012 R2 from DOWNLOAD LINK
  • Open ISO and click on the splash icon which will open the following console, click Install 

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  • You will see the Before You Begin, click Next2
  • Get Started wizard, this is our first installation, so i will choose Install a Configuration Manager primary site and click Next3
  • About Product Key, Install the evaluation edition and if you have a SCCM key insert it and click Next 4
  • Accept the Licence terms and click Next5
  • Accept all the licence terms of SQL Server and Silverlight then click Next6
  • Setup the Prerequisites files you can download it from the internet if your VM have access and if NOT you can use the offline mode then click Next 7
  • Choose language and click Next8
  •   Specify a Site code, Name and installation folder then click Next 9
  • As i mentioned above this is the first installation, i don’t have and existing hierarchy so i will choose Install the primary site

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  •   Now it’s the time of Connecting the SCCM with SQL so provide a SQL Server Name ” SCCM by default will create a DB on SQL instance” and click Next

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  •  You can see the paths of DBs then click Next12
  • Specify a SMS Providers FQDN and click Next13
  •  Let’s configure the Communication way between Client and SCCM server, you can set HTTPs or HTTP if you a valid KPI use the HTTPs it’s much more secure IF NOT use the HTTP protocol so let’s use the HTTP one and click Next 14
  • Now choose from the drop list the HTTP protocol for the the Management Point and Distribution Point then click Next 15
  • Do you want to join the Customer Experience…. i think No 😀 then click Next 16
  • Now this is our last Next you can see the all configuration so click Next17
  • Wait till SCCM check the Prerequisite18
  • And finally you can see the Install Overall Progress and View Log of the installation 19

 

Create a WordPress Website on Microsoft Azure

Welcome Back.. in this blog we will create a WordPress website running on Microsoft Azure so let’s get started

First you need to have an azure account to access Azure portal, get a free azure account from http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/

  • From +New in the bottom bar >> Compute >> Website >> From Gallery

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  • Select Blogs , scroll down and select WordPress then click → 

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  • In Site Setting type your site name the URL.azurewebsite.net then click → 

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  • In this Step provide a Database which will contain your website database, i will type my personal WordPressDBs, select region and MARK the √ check which mean that you agree the legal terms then click √ to Finish

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  • So now our website has been created successfully What’s next? mmmm let’s access it ” you can see your website URL”  😉

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  • Copy the URL, open your Browser, Past the URL and let’s configure the first steps to get started
  • Select your language and press Continue

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  • Type your website name, the user name which will access it and provide a Strong Password then click Install WordPress

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  • Now our website has been created and success let’s log in

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  • Type your Username, Password and click Log in

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  • Ohhhhh our Website alive Now 😀

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Create a Virtual Machine Running Linux on Microsoft Azure

Hi all,
In this blog we will talk about Microsoft Azure VMs running Linux OS so let’s get started.

First you need to have azure account to access Azure portal, get a free azure account from http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/

Once you have your account…

  • + New in the bottom bar >> Compute >> Virtual Machine >> From Gallery

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  • From Gallery you can choose your VM Os image, in this case we will choose Ubuntu Server and click

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  • Now you have to type your VM Name and provide a Password which enable you to log on the VM next.. so i will type the VM Name and Password “Make sure to copy the User Name and Password your credential for this VM” and click 

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  • Now you can see your VM cloud service, DNS name.cloudapp.net, storage and other configurations so let’s click → 

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  • Finally our VM configuration has been finished click the  mark to finish and let’s wait until the VM is provisioned.

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Now our VM successfully created so What’ Next !!?? … ohhh let’s connect to it 😉


You can connect to your VM using SSH or using RDP

Let’s connect using the SSH way

  • First you have to download the  SSH client PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
    but before you connect to the VM you have to know your SSH Details and Port number to connect
    Go to Virtual Machines >> Your VM >> Quick Start DASHBOARD >> SSH DETAILS and copy it Screenshot (90)
  • After you have your SSH DETAILS go to PuTTY Configuration past your Host Name “Your VM SSH DETAILS ” and click Open7
  • You will be asked to provide a user name and password to log on your VM

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Now you can access your Azure VM.


Let’s connect using the RDP way

  • To connect to VM using RDP you have to install Ubuntu desktop to do it run the following command >> sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
  • After that you have to the install the RDP access to the VM to do it run the following command >> sudo apt-get install xrdp
  • Once you finish the installation go to the VM and add the ENDPOINTSScreenshot (93)
  • Add A STAND-ALONE ENDPOINT and click →   Screenshot (94)
  • Specify the details of the endpoint Name, Protocol, Public and Private Port then click √ to FinishScreenshot (95)
  • Now you can see the endpoints TCP protocol and Ports Screenshot (96)
  • Go to the VM again and connect to it Connect