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Updating Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Client Package to UR4

One of the most common ways to apply an update rollup is using the PATCH MSI parameter in both your Client Push Client Installation Settings and also in your Setup ConfigMgr step in any Operating System Deployment Task Sequences. Not only does this mean updating it in two places at minimum but if you have a number of task sequences, it could be even more.

In this post, I’m covering to explain a great method of getting UR4 installed with a new agent.

Monitoring SQL Server Agent Jobs with SCOM Guide

All good database administrators (DBAs) create jobs, plans and tasks to keep their SQL servers in tip top shape but a lot of the time, insight as to the status of these jobs is left either unturned like an age old stone or is done by configuring SQL Database Mail on your SQL servers so that email alerts are generated which means you have additional configuration being done on every server to configure this and it’s yet another thing to manage.

In this guide, I am going to walk you through configuring a System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 environment to extend the monitoring of your SQL Servers to include the health state of your SQL Server Agent Jobs, allowing you to keep an eye on not just the SQL Server platform but also on the jobs that run to make the platform healthy.