System Center 2012 R2 Evaluation Virtual Machines

Today, Microsoft published 7 System Center eval VHDs.  If they are anything like the 2012 versions, they are great and very easy to deploy, with a wizard automatically configuring them into your environment!

Check `em out:

Additional Reading: What’s New in System Center 2012 R2

Sample setup screen:

SCOM Evaluation VHD Setup Screen

Dirsync: Determine if Password Sync is Enabled

For those not interested in the complete DirSync Report I published last week, now you can run just the Password Hash Sync portion, in a script I published here: Dirsync: Determine if Password Sync is Enabled.

For deployments with remote SQL installations: As with the previous report, note that we make use of the SQL PowerShell Module, which must be present on the computer.

Sample Output(s)