Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Failed updating definitions for Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

I had this issue on my local computer, after System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection was installed. It appeared to be updating properly, but when manually pressing the update button, it would error out!

The solution:

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt, and then select Run as administrator.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    Cd program files\microsoft security client
    Mpcmdrun –removedefinitions –all
  3. Open Endpoint Protection, click the Update tab, and then click Update.

Friday, March 8, 2013

How to manually start a Deduplication job in Server 2012

Recently I've been converting to Server 2012 and thought, their must be a way to start the deduplication process immediately!

Here's how to do it;

Open Powershell as an Administrator.
Type Get-DedupVolume (to view your dedupe volumes)
Type Start-DedupJob –Full –Path D: -Type Optimization (where D: is your dedupe drive)
Type Get-DedupStatus –Path D: (to view the status)