Release Notes for Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 R2


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

These release notes apply to Service Provider Foundation, a component of System Center 2012 - Orchestrator. They contain up-to-date information about known issues that you might experience.

For release notes that pertain to the Service Provider Foundation software development guide, see the Release Notes for Service Provider Foundation Developer's Guide.

Known Issues

Installations with VMM 2012 SP1 causes problems

Description: Although you can complete the installation of Service Provider Foundation 2012 R2 on a server with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 SP1, they will not function together correctly.

Workaround: None. You must uninstall Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 SP1, then install VMM 2012 R2, and then install Service Provider Foundation 2012 R2.

SPF server names must be in FQDN format

Description: Specifying a NetBIOS name for a Service Provider Foundation (SPF) server will not work. Instead, SPF names must be in fully qualified domain name (FQDN) format. SPF is a feature in Orchestrator.

Workaround: Use FQDN format to name SPF servers.

Updating SPF Run As Account Values Individually Will Fail

Description: Updating Domain, User Name, or Password values individually for a Service Provider Foundation (SPF) Run As account will fail. SPF is a feature in Orchestrator.

Workaround: When updating a Run As account with a new Domain, User Name or Password, all values must be entered at the same time.

Installation fails on a computer with only IPv6 enabled

Description: Installation of Service Provider Foundation fails on a computer that has only IPv6 enabled for the network adapters.

Workaround: Enable IPv4.

You cannot move a virtual machine across clouds

Description: Service Provider Foundation cannot accommodate moving a virtual machine from one cloud to another.

Workaround: None. This is a known limitation.

A new virtual machine is unusable if it is created without a guest operating system

Description: You can create a new virtual machine from a template by using a blank virtual hard disk (VHD). However, a 13206 error appears in the summary page. The virtual machine will be unusable if it is created with a VHD that contains no guest operating system.

Workaround: Create the virtual machine with a guest operating system.

Creating a virtual disk drive from a large VHD results in timeout exceptions

Description: Sporadic timeout exceptions might occur when you are creating a virtual disk drive with a large VHD.

Workaround: Retry the operation.

Creation of a user role fails occasionally

Description: In attempting to create a new user role on a second Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server, the administrator user role might be unable to create a new user role, because the attempt is treated as an accidental impersonation.

Workaround: Recycle the VMM application pool.

Updating a tenant to a new issuer and key does not work

Description: If you create a tenant with a specified key and issuer name and then update that same tenant (such as by using the Set-SCSPFTenant cmdlet) to a new key and issuer name, the new key for the tenant will not be updated in the database.

Workaround: Recreate the tenant as shown in the following example.

PS C:\> $tenant = Get-SCSPFTenant -Name "TenantToFix"  
PS C:\> $issuerName = (Get-SCSPFTrustedIssuer -Tenant $tenant).Name  
PS C:\> $stamps = Get-SCSPFStamp -Tenant $tenant  
PS C:\> $userroles = Get-SCSPFTenantUserRole -Tenant $tenant | Select-Object Name  
PS C:\> Remove-SCSPFTenant -Tenant $tenant  
PS C:\> $tenant2 = New-SCSPFTenant -Name "FixedTenant" -IssuerName $issuerName -Key $key2 -Stamps $stamps  
PS C:\> $userroles | foreach {New-SCSPFTenantUserRole -Tenant $tenant2 -Name $_.Name}  

Passwords with double quotes in a silent installation

Description: If you perform a silent installation of Service Provider Foundation using passwords that contain double quotes that are not correctly escaped, they can cause the application pools credentials to use the Network Service instead of the expected Service Account.

Workaround: In Internet Information Services (IIS), verify the application pool identity credential is set correctly for each of the Service Provider Foundation web services. For more information about silent installs, see Setup Command-Line Options for Service Provider Foundation.

See Also

Deploying Service Provider Foundation
Administering Service Provider Foundation
Architecture Overview of Service Provider Foundation