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Microsoft Releases Windows Technical Preview Build 9879

Posted by Sander on November 12, 2014

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Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

Posted by Sander on August 1, 2012

Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll introduce starting with General Availability. For more on RTM, I suggest reading this blog post from Steven Sinofsky on the Building Windows 8 blog.

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So when will folks be able to get their hands on the new Windows 8 RTM code?

People will be able get Windows 8 starting on October 26th either by upgrading for $39.99 or on a new PC or device. And if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (U.S.) through the Windows Upgrade Offer.

However, we have a number of programs that provides various audiences early access to the Windows 8 RTM code to help prepare for Windows 8 as it enters the marketplace this fall:

  • August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.
  • August 15th: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.
  • August 16th: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC), allowing you to test, pilot and begin adopting Windows 8 Enterprise within your organization.
  • August 16th: Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
  • August 20th: Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
  • September 1st: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.

Please note: if a program you are in is not mentioned, please be patient as dates for Windows 8 RTM code availability for other programs will be communicated when the information becomes available.

For more information on what the RTM of Windows 8 means for businesses including Volume License customers, see this blog post from Erwin Visser on the Windows for your Business Blog. This post, also from Erwin, on how Windows 8 will work in your business is also a good post to read.

On August 15th, developers will be able to visit the Windows Dev Center to get access to all the tools and resources they need including the final build of Visual Studio 2012 to design, build, and sell apps in the Windows Store. Keep your eyes on the Windows Store for developers blog and Windows 8 app developer blog for more information. I am super excited to see the kinds of apps developers build for Windows 8! If you have the Windows 8 Release Preview installed, you can already check out some apps developers have created for Windows 8 today.

In the meantime, if you’d like to give a pre-release version of Windows 8 a test-run, feel free to download the Windows 8 Release Preview! You can also read about my personal experience with the Windows 8 Release Preview here (hint: I put it on all my PCs!).

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Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

Posted by Sander on August 1, 2012

Microsoft is pleased to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing, and will be generally available for evaluation and purchase to customers around the world on September 4, 2012.

We encourage you to visit the Windows Server 2012 launch page to save the date for our virtual launch event on September 4, where you’ll have the unique opportunity to get the inside scoop from our executives, engineers, customers and partners from around the world who are transforming their datacenters and increasing IT efficiencies with help from Windows Server 2012. Attendees will be able to learn more about the product features and capabilities and connect with experts and peers. They will also be able to collect points along the way for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

Windows Server 2012 is the cornerstone of the modern datacenter, helping companies of all sizes embrace private and hybrid cloud computing, in order to move faster, save money and better compete. With the launch of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft is ushering in the era of the Cloud OS, and encouraging customers to realize the benefits of the cloud today to build a solid foundation for their future.

For more information about Microsoft’s cloud optimized OS, please visit the Windows Server 2012 product page. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #Winserv.

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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

Posted by Sander on August 1, 2012

Today, the Windows and Windows Server teams announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing. In keeping with our goal of delivering great tools on the same cadence as our platforms, I’m thrilled to announce that we have completed final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5.

This has been an exciting road for all of us involved in these projects, and we’re glad to be able to deliver these to our customers.

For MSDN Subscribers, the bits will be available for download on August 15th. Visual Studio Professional, Premium, Test Professional, and Ultimate with MSDN Subscribers can also sign up for a free, one year developer account for Windows Store today, with Windows Phone developer accounts coming soon.

We’re also planning an exciting launch event on September 12th, so mark your calendars, and visit http://visualstudiolaunch.com for more details.

Thank you to all of you that have taken the time to try the Visual Studio 2012 Developer Preview, Beta, and Release Candidate releases. Your feedback has been very helpful.

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Windows 8 will be available on…

Posted by Sander on July 19, 2012

…October 26th, 2012! That’s right! Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. It’s on mine!

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TechEd Europe 2012

Posted by Sander on March 30, 2012

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CcmExec.exe Crashing

Posted by Sander on December 30, 2011

On my SCCM 2007 SP2 R3 Central Site Server I have been experiencing the following errors on the Application log:

Problem Description:

 

Error 1:

Level: Error

Source: Application Error

EventID: 100

Task Category: 100

 

Faulting application name: CcmExec.exe, version: 4.0.6487.2000, time stamp: 0x4ab33e4d

Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7ba58

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x0009ce04

Faulting process id: 0xfefc

Faulting application start time: 0x01ccc62e7266ed78

Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\CcmExec.exe

Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll

Report Id: 1c2a5ad0-322a-11e1-afc7-005056b22f84

 

Error 2:

Level: Error

Source: SMS Server

EventID: 5436

Task Category: SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER

 

On 12/29/11 15:34:25, component SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER on computer %Servername% reported: MP Control Manager detected management point is not responding to HTTP requests. The HTTP status code and text is 500, Internal Server Error.

Possible cause: Management point encountered an error when connecting to SQL Server.
Solution: Verify that the SQL server is properly configured to allow Management Point access. Verify that management point computer account or the Management Point Database Connection Account is a member of SMS Management Point Role (msdbrole_MP) in the SQL Server database.

Possible cause: The SQL Server Service Principal Names (SPNs) are not registered correctly in Active Directory
Solution: Ensure SQL server SPNs are correctly registered. Review Q829868.

Possible cause: Internet Information Services (IIS) isn’t configured to listen on the ports over which SMS is configured to communicate.
Solution: Verify that the designated Web Site is configured to use the same ports which SMS is configured to use.

Possible cause: The designated Web Site is disabled in IIS.
Solution: Verify that the designated Web Site is enabled, and functioning properly.

Possible cause: The SMS ISAPI Application Identity does not have the requisite logon privileges.
Solution: Verify that the account that the SMS ISAPI is configured to run under has not been denied batch logon rights through group policy.

For more information, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 838891.

 

Troubleshooting Steps

 

Verified was able to access MP URL

http://%ServerName%/SMS_MP/.sms_aut?MPcert

http://%ServerName%/SMS_MP/.sms_aut?MPlist

Checked MPControl.log

Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 80 with status code 500, text: Internal Server Error SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 12/29/2011 2:29:25 PM 7148 (0x1BEC)

Http test request failed, status code is 500, ‘Internal Server Error’. SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 12/29/2011 2:29:25 PM 7148 (0x1BEC)

STATMSG: ID=5436 SEV=E LEV=M SOURCE=”SMS Server” COMP=”SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER” SYS=%ServerName% SITE=%SiteCode% PID=9608 TID=7148 GMTDATE=Thu Dec 29 13:29:25.065 2011 ISTR0=”500″ ISTR1=”Internal Server Error” ISTR2=”” ISTR3=”” ISTR4=”” ISTR5=”” ISTR6=”” ISTR7=”” ISTR8=”” ISTR9=”” NUMATTRS=0 SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 12/29/2011 2:29:25 PM 7148 (0x1BEC)

Checked the IIS Logs (Seems like fine)

2011-12-29 13:59:25 ::1 GET /SMS_MP/.sms_aut MPLIST 80 – ::1 SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 200 0 0 15

We checked the Status Message and found 5436 is happening every 65 mins

Severity Type Site code Date / Time System Component Message ID Description

Error Milestone %SiteCode% 12/29/2011 2:29:25 PM %ServerName% SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 5436 MP Control Manager detected management point is not responding to HTTP requests. The HTTP status code and text is 500, Internal Server Error.

Possible cause: Management point encountered an error when connecting to SQL Server.
Solution: Verify that the SQL server is properly configured to allow Management Point access. Verify that management point computer account or the Management Point Database Connection Account is a member of SMS Management Point Role (msdbrole_MP) in the SQL Server database.

Possible cause: The SQL Server Service Principal Names (SPNs) are not registered correctly in Active Directory
Solution: Ensure SQL server SPNs are correctly registered. Review Q829868.

Possible cause: Internet Information Services (IIS) isn’t configured to listen on the ports over which SMS is configured to communicate.
Solution: Verify that the designated Web Site is configured to use the same ports which SMS is configured to use.

Possible cause: The designated Web Site is disabled in IIS.
Solution: Verify that the designated Web Site is enabled, and functioning properly.

Possible cause: The SMS ISAPI Application Identity does not have the requisite logon privileges.
Solution: Verify that the account that the SMS ISAPI is configured to run under has not been denied batch logon rights through group policy. For more information, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 838891.

Severity Type Site code Date / Time System Component Message ID Description

Error Milestone %SiteCode% 12/29/2011 10:12:39 AM %ServerName% SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER 5420 SMS management point encountered an error when connecting to the database SMS_%SiteCode% on SQL Server %SQL Server Instance%. The OLEDB error code was 0x80004005.

Possible cause: The computer running SQL Server is turned off, not connected to the network, or not functioning properly.
Solution: Verify that the computer running SQL Server site system is turned on, connected to the network, and functioning properly.

Possible cause: Management point does not have sufficient access rights to the SQL server site system.
Solution: Verify that management point computer account or the Management Point Database Connection Account is a member of SMS Management Point Role (msdbrole_MP) in the SQL Server database.

Possible cause: Network problems are preventing the management point from properly accessing the SQL Server.
Solution: Investigate and correct any problems with your network.

Possible cause: The management point having problems is at a secondary site, and SQL access account being used was recently reset by the parent site.
Solution: This can automatically repair itself after one hour , as long as the account in use is not locked out. Check that the account in use is not locked out. Instead of waiting an hour, you can stop and start the SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER service to immediately apply the new configuration.

Possible cause: The SQL server Service Principal Names (SPNs) are not registered correctly in Active Directory
Solution: Ensure SQL server SPNs are correctly registered. Review Q829868.

Created a Test.UDL file and was able to connect to the SQL Server instance under user context
Opened a CMD.exe under System Context (PSExec) and verified connectivity to SQL Server Instance under System Context

 

This is a known bug with CCM_caltrack.dll

Ran Logman query –ets > c:\logman.txt

Data Collector Set                      Type                          Status

——————————————————————————-

Eventlog-Security                       Trace                         Running

Audio                                   Trace                         Running

DiagLog                                 Trace                         Running

EventLog-Application                    Trace                         Running

EventLog-System                         Trace                         Running

NtfsLog                                 Trace                         Running

UBPM                                    Trace                         Running

WdiContextLog                           Trace                         Running

TracingGuidsBID                         Trace                         Running

TracingGuidsConfigService               Trace                         Running

TracingGuidsNative                      Trace                         Running

TracingGuidsScript                      Trace                         Running

TracingGuidsUI                          Trace                         Running

MSDTC_TRACE_SESSION                     Trace                         Running

WDC.BE95A9B1-DE15-4B78-B923-A12AB70BE951 Trace                         Running

 

The command completed successfully.

We stopped the ETW Tracing for WDC.BE95A9B1-DE15-4B78-B923-A12AB70BE951
  1. Start the Server Manager on the target server, “diagnosis” – “Performance” – “Data Collector Sets” in the left pane and select.
  2. “Event Trace Sessions” and select the right pane “WDC.BE95A9B1-DE15-4B78-B923-A12AB70BE951” look for the named session. For the session “Stop”
  3. Go to Startup event trace session, select “WDC.BE95A9B1-DE15-4B78-B923-A12AB70BE951” and properties \ Trace Session\ uncheck “enabled”.

Problem fixed.

 

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Posted by Sander on October 1, 2010

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