Monthly Archives: November 2013

Unwanted change of the public IP address of your Windows Azure Cloud Service

I recently had some cases where I lost the public IP address which was assigned to a cloud service within Windows Azure. This was not really a desired scenario because these IP addresses were already used and registered in DNS. The use of a CNAME to * was not an option because the use of […]


ConfigMgr 2012 OSD Installing Package Hangs

Deploying a captured image hangs at the firstĀ install package step when you start the OSD deployment just after you update the Distribution Point with the caputered image. The strange thing is that when you wait for 12hoursĀ the deployment will work fine. In the smsts.log you will find repeatedly; <![LOG[Waiting for job status notification…]LOG]!> When searching […]


Upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 using ConfigMgr 2012 (SP1 CU3 or R2)

When you have deployed Windows 8 Enterprise to your environment you might have noticed that you users are unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1 through the store like RT and Pro users are. This is “as-designed” behavior as you might not want users to upgrade themselves without thorough testing before it’s being released to your […]