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TechNet Live Meeting Event Coming Up!

1:38 pm in Uncategorized by nsienaert

                                                                   TechNet Live Meetings

Hi There!

I would like to announce that I will present a TechNet Live Meeting session about:

BitLocker in the Enterprise

BitLocker (To Go) is one of the features that are shipped with Windows 7. First, what is the best approach to deploy this in an environment? How does this integrate with OS Deployment? How do you keep control? And how do you recover? Second, Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM). What is this tool? Does it have any added value for you?

If you want to have answers on these questions or just want to win a Microsoft TechNet Laptop Sticker AND TechDays Pen Emoticon met brede lach you cannot miss this session!

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Hope to meet you all there!



Migrate from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 Part 3

2:14 pm in Uncategorized by nsienaert


Hi there!

As discussed in the previous blog, the package content does not get migrated, only the metadata.

During the migration SCCM 2012 clients can still use the SCCM 2007 DPs to locate content.

You can select such DPs by using “Share Distribution Points”.


How does this work?

Well, all DPs will be gathered, also boundaries associated with these DPs will be migrated. So in case of protected DPs, you are safe.

Stuff you need to take into account regarding Shared DPs.

  • the SCCM 2012 site server needs at least read access to this location.
  • a requirement is that no other Site System roles exist, only the DP role.
  • note that this does not work for boot images and App-V content.

In a later phase the DPs can be upgraded to SCCM 2012 DPs.


Now content gets migrated to SCCM 2012, meaning Single Instance Content Store. So no duplicated files will exist anymore on your SCCM 2012 DPs.

Last but certainly not least we have to talk about collections. As you might know subcollections are not supported anymore in SCCM 2012. So how will the migration tool handle SCCM 2007 subcollections?


When subcollections are discovered, the parent collection will get inclusion and exclusion rules to re-establish the relationship between the child collections. A folder will be created to keep the administrative overview.



Limited Collections

The migration tool will automatically create organizational folders for all collections that don’t have any members or collections membership rules specified in SCCM 2007. Such collections were basically created in SCCM 2007 to have an administrative overview.

So SCCM 2012 will replace them with folders and create an inclusion rule for the corresponding collection.


In this example is “Brussels” included into “Laptops Europe”

Note, as discussed in an earlier blog, Collections with “limit to” queries to mulitple collections will not be migrated but the migration tool will identify them for you.

So I think I have touched “high-level” all the involved steps and topics regarding a SCCM 2007 \ SCCM 2012 migration scenario. Next time I’ll talk about…… don’t know it yet Knipogende emoticon so stay tuned!

You can also watch my presentation at the Best of MMS event in Belgium:

Till next time!

Nico Sienaert