• Category Archives Server 2012
  • Adding a Library Server in SCVMM 2012 R2 ends in no jobs

    So I installed System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 to do some playing around with it on the network that I share, via an IPSEC tunnel, with my friend. I installed at his location and tried to bring up a new Library Server in my location. Ran through the wizard, added the SCVMM service account as a run as account, chose the server and the share and up pops the job frame but the only job there is the creation of run as account job. No error, nothing. Ran it a couple more times, changing permissions on the share to see if that was it and nothing. No jobs at all after finishing the wizard.

    So off to Google I go, search for 20 mins and finally found this article from System Center Central. It sees that even though the library created on install uses the SCVMM service account, you can not use the same account to add additional libraries. Would have been nice for MS to have this error pop up or at least give us an easy way to know what the issues was.

    Hope this helps!


  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Component Store

    So a few times now I’ve come across a system that had a corrupted component store, usually by trying to run SFC /ScanNow and failing, whether it be by power loss, hard drive crash or other. I’ve found some good commands on how to attempt to repair the component store and thought I would put them here so I could find them easily.

    First is how to manage and clean up your component store:

    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /SPSuperseded

    The first command analyzes your store and tell you if a cleanup is needed, the second command does the cleanup (/ResetBase blocks the uninstallation of all SP’s and updates), and the third command removes all updates that are superseded by the latest installed SP.

    Now to scan and repair the component store:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    CheckHealth checks to see if a corruption marker already exists in the store, ScanHealth scans the store for corruption and RestoreHealth TRIES to fix the corruption.

    Eightforums has great write ups on these commands and I recommend looking at them for more information:

    DISM – Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    WinSxS Folder (Component Store) – Analyze in Windows 8.1

    WinSxS Folder (Component Store) – Clean Up in Windows 8.1