System Center 2016 TP 5 & Windows Server 2016 TP5 ready for download

Hi everybody,

another great news today. Microsoft made System Center 2016 TP5 and Windows Server 2016 TP5 available for download.

TP 5 is the last technical preview before the official release, which we think could be in Q3/Q4 2016.

To read more about what’s going on with technical preview 5, please click here.

How to fix same SMBIOS ID on different Hosts

Today one post about things I see sometimes in the field.

Today I want to show you how to fix the issue when you get servers and clients with the same SMBIOS ID. Normally that would be an issue but as soon as you try to management them with System Center Virtual Machine Manager or Configuration Manager it will become one. Both tools use the SMBIOS ID to create a primary key in their databases to identify the system.



Currently I only know the following trick to fix the issue and that one would be extremly annoying on many clients or servers but it actually work.

First you need two tools.

1: Rufus – To create a bootable USB Stick

2: AMIDMI – With that tool you can overright the SMBIOS ID

Now create the Bootstick with Rufus and copy the AMIDMI file on the stick.

Reboot your from the stick.

Navigate to the folder with your AMIDMI file and run the command amidmi /u

Afterwards you can reboot the system and start Windows again.


When you are working with Virtual Machine Manager, you need to remove the host from your management consolte and add it again. After the host is discovered again, you can see the new SMBIOS ID.



I currently saw these issues with following motherboard vendors:

  1. ASRock (Client & Rack)
  2. ASUS (Client)
  3. SuperMicro (Server & ARM)
  4. Fujisu (Server)

Edge Show 91 – Windows Azure Pack with Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2

Neue Microsoft IT Camps zum Thema Windows Server 2012 R2 / System Center 2012 R2 und Windows 8.1 im Unternehmen

Hallo Leute,

heute ausnahmsweise mal eine Blog in deutsch da es um deutsche Microsoft IT Camps.

Ich habe heute eine Mail von meinen Freunden bei Microsoft erhalten, mit neuen IT Camps für Februar und März.

Das erste über Windows Server 2012 R2 und System Center 2012 R2. Diese Events wird geleitet von meinem lieblings Techteam Carsten Rachfahl (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Hyper-V) und Bernhard Frank (Microsoft technical Evangelist).

IT Camps „Microsoft Cloud OS mit Windows Server 2012 R2 und System Center 2012 R2“:

· am Donnerstag, den 13. Februar 2014 in München (BY)

· am Mittwoch, den 19. Februar 2014 in Köln (NRW)

· am Mittwoch den 26. Februar 2014 in Stuttgart (BW)

· am Mittwoch, den 05. März 2014 in Dresden (SN)

· am Donnerstag, den 20. März 2014 in Berlin (BE)

· am Mittwoch, den 26. März 2014 in Frankfurt (HE)


Das zweite dreht sich um Windows 8.1 und System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Hier sind die bezaubernde Heike Ritter (Microsoft technical Evangelist) und ihr Kollege Milad Aslaner (Microsoft Premier Field Engineer) live on stage.

IT Camps „Windows 8.1 im Unternehmen“:

· am Mittwoch, den 12. Februar 2014 in München (BY)

· am Dienstag, den 18. Februar 2014 in Köln (NRW)

· am Dienstag, den 25. Februar 2014 in Stuttgart (BW)

· am Dienstag, den 04. März 2014 in Dresden (SN)

· am Mittwoch, den 19. März 2014 in Berlin (BE)

· am Dienstag, den 25. März 2014 in Frankfurt (HE)

System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Message Queuing 6.3 ready for Download

Source Microsoft:

Date Published:
7.1.10100.0 12/11/2013
File name:
File size:
SC Management Pack for MSMQ 2012 R2\Management Pack Guide for MSMQ for Windows Server 2012 R2.docx 114 KB
SC Management Pack for MSMQ 2012 R2\SC Management Pack for MSMQ.msi
Supported Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2

    • This management pack is supported to run in System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1, and System Center 2012 Operations Manager R2


To download the Management Pack please click here.