Installation error 0x800b0101 on SCCM 2012 SP1 client

systemcenterThe following error is logged in the Ccmsetup.log file when you install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 client:

Couldn’t verify ‘C:WINDOWSccmsetupMicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi’ authenticode signature. Return code 0x800b0101


This issue occurs because the MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi file is signed with a digital certificate that does not have the proper timestamp attributes. Microsoft Security Advisory 2749665 has more information on this certificate issue.

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MS SQL 2012 SP1 released

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2012 to SP1. This service pack contains SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) and Cumulative Update 2 (CU2).
This download site contains the following packages and service patches for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 release:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Update – this package contains the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 update to be applied to existing SQL Server 2012 installations.
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Slipstream– This package provides the capability to perform new SQL Server 2012 instance installations (or SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrades) culminating with Service Pack 1 pre-installed. The slipstream installation package consists of a compressed self-extracting .exe and a ‘.box’ payload file that contains the original SQL Server 2012 release along with Service Pack 1. The .exe file can be directly executed, or utilized from the command prompt just as SQL Server 2012 Setup.exe would be (See Install SQL Server 2012 from the Command Prompt).

You can download the service pack here.

What’s New in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

The following list summarizes VMM enhancements and new functionality in the System Center 2012 SP1 release. Additional details are provided further below.

Update Rollup 2 for SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 now available

This article describes the installation instructions for Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the issues that are fixed in this update rollup.

Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 consists of two update packages. Follow the installation instructions to install the updates for the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server and Self-Service Portal.

Issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 2

Virtual Machine Manager server update (KB2691812)
The VMM service leaks memory when you manage a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster that has HP Cluster Extension Software (CLX) installed.
This update package also includes the fixes that are documented in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2562466 ( ) Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 hotfix rollup package: July 12, 2011

Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal update (KB2701207)

The Self-Service Portal may not always display all virtual machines if the self-service user has more than 50 virtual machines assigned to them.

For all the details and a download link please see the following:

2691812 – Description of the Update Rollup 2 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1.

You can read the original post on the Microsoft blogs here.

Office SP1 released for download

Microsoft will announce and release Office 2010 Service Pack 1 on Tuesday.

The software giant is readying the Office 2010 SP1 release alongside the general availability launch of Office 365. Microsoft had previously promised Office 2010 SP1 “by the end of June.” WinRumors understands, from sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, that the SP1 download will be made available at 9AM PST on Tuesday June 28. SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products will be made available. All language versions of SP1 will release at the same time. Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update.

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Having cluster problems after installing SP1

If you have a cluster with three or more nodes – you may encounter problems with CSV after installing SP1.  If you are seeing any of the following problems:


  • The Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test fails. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

    Failed to get SCSI page 83h VPD descriptors for cluster disk <number> from <node name> status 2

  • The List Potential Cluster Disks storage validation test may display a warning message that resembles the following:

    Disk with identifier <value> has a Persistent Reservation on it. The disk might be part of some other cluster. Removing the disk from validation set.

Then you need to download this hotfix:

SP1 improvements 2008 R2 and SCVMM

clip_image001As you all know that SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 gone RTM adding two new virtualization capabilities: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX
Let’s first understand these capabilities in details.

Dynamic Memory: