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App-V 5.0 standalone / CM12 Sp1 and Citrix integration overview – White Paper published!

5:03 pm in App-V, App-V 5.0, AppV, CM12, ConfigMgr 2012, ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, SCCM 2012, SCCM 2012 SP1 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


Hi Everyone,

Microsoft has just published a new App-V 5.0 and Citrix integration overview white paper. This paper will help you in your customer conversations, giving you a deeper understanding of the integration between the MS App-V standlone or integrated with System Center Configuration Manger 2012 SP1 and the Citrix solution. We strongly recommend you take the time to review.

This whitepaper is designed to provide administrators with guidance for combining Microsoft’s App-V 5.0 and Citrix solutions. It discusses the benefits of an App-V 5.0 and Citrix combined solution, and includes recommendations for Citrix images, App-V cache management, App-V management with Citrix, and other factors that impact user experience and administrative effort.

Whitepaper Title:  “App-V 5.0 and Citrix Integration overview” and can be downloaded here

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

MVP Enterprise Client Management

ConfigMgr 2012 RB A through Z webinar

8:15 am in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2012, sccm, SCCM 2012 by The WMI guy

Hi All,

It’s been a while since I blogged anything, so for those of you wondering yes, I am still alive. Been pretty busy over the past year doing live presentations at several events, but blogging has suffered a bit. This is a quick blog post to announce that I’ll be doing another live webinar. I still love doing those, and this one is scheduled for next week already.

The registration page can be found over here:

Session title: ConfigMgr 2012: RBA through Z
Session Abstract: System Center Configuration Manager comes with a completely revamped security model. The feature was named Role Based Administration or RBA for short. In this session we’ll go beyond the basics of security scopes, roles and collections to give you a deeper understanding of the possibilities of this new security model. Kim Oppalfens, who’s been an sms/configmgr/enterprise client management mvp for the past 10 years will walk you through some real life example scenarios and will explain how you work these into the new model.

!!! Special Service Announcement for Mr. Brian Mason: Yes, Brian this session is called RB a through Z. No Brian this does NOT mean you’ll be served RBV’s during this webinar.

— Enjoy. "The M in WMI stands for Magic"
"Everyone is an expert at someting" Kim Oppalfens – ConfigMgr Expert for lack of any other expertise
System Center Configuration Manager MVP

Task Sequence Fails in Configuration Manager if Software Updates Require Multiple Reboots

11:36 am in SCCM 2012, SCCM 2012 SP1, updates by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


If a Configuration Manager Task Sequence that leverages the Install Software Updates step installs a software update that triggers multiple reboots, after successfully running the Install Software Updates task, the task sequence can fail.

The first restart that is initiated by the software update is controlled by the task sequence. However, the second restart request is initiated by a Windows component (typically, Component-Based Servicing) and therefore is not controlled by the task sequence. As the second reboot is not controlled by the Task Sequence, the Task Sequence execution state is not saved before the restart. When the task sequence resumes after the second restart, no state is available to continue successfully.

To resolve this issue, we recommend that you apply any updates that require dual restarts by using the usual Software Updates feature of Configuration Manager instead of using task sequences. The following software updates were reported as requiring multiple restarts. This article will be updated as more updates are reported. 

2862330 (  MS13-081: Description of the security update for 2862330: October 8, 2013
2771431 ( A servicing stack update is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
2871777 ( A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012: September 2013
2821895 (  A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT and Windows 8: June 2013

2545698 ( ) Text in some core fonts appears blurred in Internet Explorer 9 on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

2529073 ( ) Binary files in some USB drivers are not updated after you install Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Read the full article on for more information


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

MVP Enterprise Client Management.