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Orchestrator (SCORCH) Guides



What is SCORCH: It is System Center Orchestrator.The new Released version of SCORCH is 2012 SP1 RTM which is yet to available to Public.

Orchestrator Originally Third party Product Named Opalis which was Acquired by Microsoft in 2009. Orchestrator simplifies the process of automating systems administration tasks and it  provides simplified way of building complex automation.With this solution,you can make things easy and fast rather writing the scripts hundreds of lines to do particular job. Orchestrator offers you to use the Built-in GUI to automate the activities.

System center orchestrator provides the capability to Automate Processes and IT operations regardless of hardware or platform and Improve Operational Service Level Agreements by providing zero drop time in manual operations.

Orchestrator lets you automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment. To know more,read on TechNet   

Am listing out all the SCORCH guides integrated with Configuration manager 2012 which you can make is reference or to start building your SCORCH environment to integrate with System center products(Configmgr 2012)

Start with TechNet Documentation as this is the first place to start with :
SCORCH Standard Activities :
System Center Orchestrator 2012: An Overview Video :
Orchestrator 2012: a quick start deployment guide:

List of Step by Step series guides on Over View ,installation,runbook etc.

Orchestrator 2012 Deployment & Configuration Step by Step – Part 1 “Overview and Architecture”
Orchestrator 2012 Deployment & Configuration Step by Step – Part 2 “System Requirements”
Orchestrator 2012 Deployment & Configuration Step by Step – Part 3 “Installation”
Orchestrator 2012 Deployment & Configuration Step by Step – Part 4 “Build, Testing and Monitoring a Runbook

Orchestrator 2012 Deployment & Configuration Step by Step – Part 5 “Integration Pack

More Videos from YouTube are here
Orchestrator Engineering Blog :
Integration Packs for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator:
Orchestrator Integration Toolkit :
System Center 2012 – Orchestrator Component Add-ons and Extensions:
System Center Orchestrator 2012: Migration Plan
System Center Orchestrator 2012: how to build your first run book

How to create local Variables in Run Book

Integrated with System Center Configuration Manager (configmgr) 2012:

System Center Orchestrator Console Extension for Configuration Manager using run book commander 2.0

How to Automate Configuration manager Application Request Via Email Using Orchestrator

Configmgr 2012 and Orchestrator – Using Status Message as a Run book Trigger Mechanism
Updating a SQL Cluster using Configmgr 2012 and Orchestrator (System Center 2012 Updated)

Tracking Automatic Software Removals using Orchestrator in Configmgr /SCCM 2012


Stay Tuned for Upcoming Posts………


2 Responses to “Orchestrator (SCORCH) Guides”

  1. n said

    ContentAvailable ignoring update with no DPs for content request ID

    • Eswar Koneti said

      check if your content is distributed to DP’s and also make sure your boundary groups are specified with correct DP’s..

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