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  • Blog Post: Finding out which distribution points packages haven't been sent to

    It's easy enough to write a query to show which packages have been deployed to which distribution points but what about a query to show which packages haven't been deployed to distribution points? The issue here, is that you need to cycle through all the packages at a site and then in turn...
  • Blog Post: Image capture of Vista SP2 or Server 2008 SP2 fails using ConfigMgr 2007 RTM & SP1

    From Microsoft Support You have a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or in Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). When you try to capture an image, the image capture process of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM fails during the Prepare Windows for Capture stage...
  • Blog Post: Fun times ahead

    It's upgrade time! Just started our project to upgrade our hierarchy from SMS 2003 SP3 running on Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) with SQL 2005 (32 bit) to SCCM 2007 SP1 R2 (though probably SP2 by implementation time) on Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) and SQL 2008 (64 bit). There'll also be an...
  • Blog Post: Checking Patch Statuses through WMI

    Normally the optimal and quickest way to determine if a patch has definitely been installed on a system is to use WMI. That's where the SCCM client primarily gets its information from to report back to its parent. There are several ways you can go about but the ways i've found to be ideal for...
  • Blog Post: Using SCCM to manage clients in a workgroup or untrusted domain (DMZ etc..)

    Many people do struggle a little (maybe!) when coming to configuring and managing SCCM clients in a workgroup, DMZ, untrusted domain. Many big words, jargons are thrown around, LMHosts, Registry keys, SRV records, DNS Suffixes and the list goes on!! Found this extremely useful if you need to obtain...
  • Blog Post: There's something about "Side by Side" KB2507938...

    Some knowledge in case you experience these issues. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2507938 After the installation of the security update, several windows adminstrators have noticed entries into event viewer that indicate that a SideBySide error has occured for conhost.exe whenever the command...
  • Blog Post: MSFT May 2012 Security Patch for Silverlight - MS012-034 KB2690729 is replaced by MS012-034 KB2636927

    Had a little discovery today when we realised possibly the fastest replacement of a KB Article ever, (almost instantly!). http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-034 It appears that the following behaviour is experienced when you perform a manual installation of MS12-034...
  • Blog Post: SCCM 2007 Script to Delete Old PCK files from SMSPKG folder Avoid Disk Space issues

    Did you ever get into disk Space Issues while copying,Decompressing PCK files ? Packages are failed due to not enough disk space ? couple of options to get out of it 1) Add Extra Drives or Increase the Disk on the Drive if you are into VM 2) manage with the existing disk by doing some alteration to...