Microsoft UAG 2010 SP3 Under Work to Support Windows 8 & IE 10

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Microsoft officially announced couple of days ago that UAG 2010 SP3 will be released the first quarter of 2013. This new Service pack will provide support for Windows 8 and IE 10 as well as other applications as Exchange 2013, Sharepoint 2013.........etc

The support of DirectAccess clients running Windows 8 as well as the normal Service pack fixes and improvements are expected.


Looking forward to getting the new Service pack and testing it with Windows 8.




Update: Microsoft UAG SP3 is released on Feb 2013 and can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-eg/download/details.aspx?id=36788

Also UAG SP3 Rollup 1 which is released to fix several issues with SP3 is released on April 2013 (Need SP3 to be already installed) and can be downloaded from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2827350

System Center DPM 2012 DPMDB Transaction Logs increases dramatically filling Server Disk Space

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I noticed that my DPM 2012 server disk space gets filled on daily basis, the DPMDB transaction log (LDF file) under \Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\DPMDB grows till it fill the disk space and all jobs fail accordingly. This issue occurs when the Sharepoint Catalog Task starts, If you are not protecting any Sharepoint Workload you won't notice this issue.

After working several hours with Microsoft DPM Escalation Team, it turned to be a bug in one of the procedures after System center 2012 Rollup 3 implementation.

For more information about Rollup 3 for System Center 2012, please check the following link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756127

For that we modified store procedure prc_PRM_SharePointRecoverableObject_Update. (You can find it under the SQL Management Studio - DPMDB - Programability - Stored Procedures), Just take a DPM backup before any change for your reference.

From:

USE[DPMDB]
GO
/****** Object: StoredProcedure [dbo].[prc_PRM_SharePointRecoverableObject_Update] Script Date: 11/02/2012 17:42:07 ******/
SETANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SETQUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
ALTERPROCEDURE [dbo].[prc_PRM_SharePointRecoverableObject_Update]
(
@Captionnvarchar(40),
@ComponentTypenvarchar(16),
@RecoverableObjectIdBIGINT
)
AS
DECLARE@error INT,
@rowCountINT
SET@error = 0

SETNOCOUNT ON

UPDATEtbl_RM_SharePointRecoverableObject SET Caption =@Caption
UPDATEtbl_RM_SharePointRecoverableObject SET Caption =@Caption,
ComponentType= @ComponentType
WHERERecoverableObjectId =@RecoverableObjectId

SELECT@error = dbo.udf_DPS_CheckRowCount(1)

SETNOCOUNT OFF
RETURN@error

To:

USE[DPMDB]
GO
/****** Object: StoredProcedure [dbo].[prc_PRM_SharePointRecoverableObject_Update] Script Date: 11/03/2012 01:36:08 ******/
SETANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SETQUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
ALTERPROCEDURE [dbo].[prc_PRM_SharePointRecoverableObject_Update]
(
@Captionnvarchar(40),
@ComponentTypenvarchar(16),
@RecoverableObjectIdBIGINT
)
AS
DECLARE@error INT,
@rowCountINT
SET@error = 0

SETNOCOUNT ON

-- UPDATE tbl_RM_SharePointRecoverableObject SET Caption = @Caption
UPDATEtbl_RM_SharePointRecoverableObject SET Caption =@Caption,
ComponentType= @ComponentType
WHERERecoverableObjectId =@RecoverableObjectId

SELECT@error = dbo.udf_DPS_CheckRowCount(1)

SETNOCOUNT OFF
RETURN@error


After that we had a successful SharePoint catalog task that didn’t cause TempDB or DPMDB transaction log to grow.

I also have this fix update on Microsoft DPM Technet Forum

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dataprotectionmanager/thread/e0e70be6-7249-438d-b43c-a0456f7c1338/#a93a3ed8-39bd-40bc-8224-ef7d6232299e

UAG 2010 RDP Application Failure after applying November 2012 KB2592687 Update

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I had a problem accessing any RDP application on my UAG portal (whether its Remote App application , RDP User defined, RDP Gateway or VDI Pool– Predefined Remote Desktop Host), after several hours and investigation with Microsoft team, it turned to be an update released more than 2 weeks ago KB2592687 regarding RDP 8.0 update.
 
 
Looks like UAG Portal is not yet compatible with the new RDP 8.0 update. After uninstalling/Removing this update from my client machine (Windows 7), everything worked fine. I would recommend everyone using the UAG portal to hold for this update till its fully compatible. I escalated this issue for further investigation.
 
For Corporates with WSUS implementation, they may decline/Disapprove this update till further update.