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  • Blog Post: Upgrades

    Just finished the process of upgrading a Central SMS2003 (SQL2000) Site server to ConfigMgr 2007 (SQL 2005) ... I've never stared so intently at a wizard as it plodded through its tasks in all my life ... was dreading a failure occuring, that'd require a rollback taking several hours of work...
  • Blog Post: Moniitor your ConfigMgr\SMS2003 Backups via a report

    Essentially I wanted to know what sites haven't backed up within a given date range (a day and a half since last backup), and those that have never backed up (never reported a backup). Groovy stuff, not so easy to determine though, or so it would seem, unless you fall back entirely onto the Status...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 - Service accounts being used

    I wrote this a fair few years ago, it's for those environments still running SMS2003 who opted to use Normal Security (Service Accounts, harking back to SMS 2.0 here!) instead of using Advanced Security (computer accounts). The script, all it does is pump out what Service Accounts are in use on...
  • Blog Post: Important: SMS2003 ITMU Patch issue for April 2010 patch set

    Defo one to watch out for if you're using SMS2003 + ITMU to deploy the April 2010 patch set The ConfigMgr support team blog: We've been getting some calls about this one so I thought it deserved a mention here. If you're having some ITMU related issues with the April 2010 security patch...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 support (almost) comes to an end ... Come on, time to upgrade!

    Bless her cotton socks, good old SMS2003 moves out of mainstream support at the end of January 12th of Jan 2010, and it's site on the microsoft domain has had a refresh and has now become more of a portal to assist in migrating from SMS2003 to ConfigMgr. This doesn't mean it is no longer supported...
  • Blog Post: Recent SMS2003/ConfigMgr 2007 KB Articles

    Round of of recent KB articles (courtesy of the ConfigMgr Support Team Blog) KB976073 - The Windows Deployment Service stops responding when you use a PXE service point on a computer that is running a System Center Configuration Managr 2007 SP1 site server KB978021 - The Distribution Manager that...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 - How to easily create reports - For reporting first-timers and the like

    I was pondering (like you do) how accessible report creation is in SMS2003. It requires a few skills to be under-your-belt (SQL, SQL tools, areas in SMS) before you can master this subject enough to produce quality reports. And, well I was taught (back when I was a padawan, I eventually killed my...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003, creating an Advertisement with a single assignment

    A collegue of mine spent hours researching how to create a simple advertisement assignment. He was using the SDK in VBScript and was frustrated at the lack of easy-to-digest information out there. He'd arrived at MSDN, Technet, poured over the SMS2003 SDK help file and even googled around. He almost...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003: Script to change SDK Site Control File Delta on remote SMS Site server

    Folks, Wrote another little VBScript , this one to change the SDK Site Control File delta value on a remote SMS Site server. This script affects the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\COMPONENTS\SMS_SITE_CONTROL_MANAGER\Sites section of the Registry on the remote SMS Site server. I'd...
  • Blog Post: SnowSoftware - Snow License Manager for SMS

    Rod Trent over at MyITForum blogged about this , looks like quite a cool tool so wanted to reblog here. Snow License Manager automatically combines infrastructure information provided by Microsoft SMSĀ® with information such as software contracts, purchased licenses, ownership, and prices. ...
  • Blog Post: Failure to install SMS2003 Management Point

    Ok finally figured out the solution to a problem with installing MP's that's been bugging me the last couple of days. Essentially It revolves around the SMS2003 Advanced Client not behaving itself. I've got a couple of SMS2003 RTM sites that have problems reinstalling their MP. The MP...