• Thu, Sep 23 2010

    SCCM 2007 Management Point install fails on Windows Server 2008 with “The error code is 800CC801”

    [Informational] We should see more and more installations of the SCCM Management Point on Windows Server 2008 in the business environment, so this information will be of great help to prevent anyone going around in circles wondering why the installing is failing. Always remember, logs are your best friend and in this particular case, the symptoms and errors can be found through MPMSI.LOG and MPSETUP.LOG. The article...
    • Tue, Sep 21 2010

    Google Transparency Report

    [Informational] Just thought I share an interesting piece of information from Google's latest transparency reports. It's up to each one of you to decipher this information his or her own way... :) http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/governmentrequests/
    • Tue, Sep 21 2010

    Is Adobe doing a Microsoft?

    [Informational] Last week, I did up a simple graph detailing the pattern of MS bulletin releases for the year 2010 to date. You can see it here together with the September 2010 MS Security Patches post. This week, I thought it would be interesting to see how the MS bulletins relate to that of Adobe's as we see the increasing amount of patching from Adobe. Obviously, this then ties in with the recent annoucement...
    • Thu, Sep 16 2010

    Is my Configmgr Client working?

    I've noticed often in my workplace where support teams constantly uninstall and reinstall Configmgr clients in the faith that it will eventually be installed properly through a stroke of sheer magic, luck or divine intervention. Unfortunately, if something is really not right, this usually will not work, and often result in epic failures and a very upset end user or manager, which in turns affects my day at the office...
    • Wed, Sep 15 2010

    Addressing Packages that do not reach a Distribution Point

    Imagine the scenario where you find yourself waiting longer then usual for a package to reach a Distribution Point. You have tried a refresh, a removal and every other possible action within the Configmgr Console GUI. Yet, the package never reaches and remains in the "Install Pending" state. Here are 3 nifty logs found in the SMS installation path that will help save you some drops of blood and empower you to...
    • Sun, Sep 12 2010

    New Social Engineering Virus Threat discovered

    [Informational] A few days ago on September the 9th, a newly discovered social engineering virus was detected by several anti-virus companies. This has also been reported through various media agencies. The virus spreads through email with the following email subjects: "Just for You" "Here you have" Please do not open any mail with the above subjects. Always remember, it is better to be SAFE...
    • Fri, Sep 10 2010

    Cloud Computing and Windows Intune

    [Informational] This year has seen tremendous growth in the cloud computing arena... HP's particularly been aggresive in acquiring 3PAR and also at this moment have 3 global labs focusing primarily on cloud software platforms, the latest being HP Labs Singapore, which was opened in Feb 2010. Read more about what Singapore is developing here . I will make available more information eventually here on the blog as...
    • Fri, Sep 10 2010

    September 2010 Security Patches

    [Informational] The special tuesday of the month is around the corner yet again! This month MS plans to release NINE security bulletins for the month of September, a decrease from August's FOURTEEN. These are scheduled to be made available on the 14th of September. Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2010 Published: September 09, 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification...
    • Wed, Sep 8 2010

    The Configuration Manager 2007 Client Installation and Assignment SuperFlow is now available

    [Informational] This SuperFlow sounds interesting and may be worth checking out especially if you find yourself constantly troubleshooting configmgr clients. Personally I have not fiddled with this yet but will put in some time soon to see its good. The Client Installation and Assignment SuperFlow is a dynamic, interactive content model that provides you with detailed steps that you can use to prepare for and install...
    • Wed, Sep 8 2010


    [Informational] My journey with configmgr has spanned half a decade, and it has now brought me 11,000km here to this cold country called the netherlands, where the sun shines just for a while. Most importantly, it created the opportunity to work even closer with my fellow configmgr professionals and I look forward to rocking and slamming - configmgr style! =]