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  • 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: Thou shall not assign your Configmgr Site Codes with these...

    Something we may forget when assigning a site code within our Configmgr hierarchy. Although Configmgr will install happily with these names, it is recommended to avoid using these Windows reserved names. There are many other combinations you can use anyway :) AUX CON NUL PRN http...
  • Blog Post: Discover your Site Discovery Methods for SCCM Clients

    Had to troubleshoot various client issues today with regard to discovery methods and this query came in handy. You can run this against the primary site SQL database to find out the discovery methods (i.e. AD System discovery, heartbeart etc) that are being found by a specific client in SCCM 2007. ...
  • Blog Post: Install Software Updates Action Hangs on Windows 7

    **UPDATE!!! http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2011/01/28/known-issue-install-software-updates-action-hangs-on-windows-7.aspx The hotfix is now available from MS : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509007 For anyone out there with a problem with stalled software updates (especially...
  • Blog Post: Obtaining binary locations for your patches with the Unique IDs in SCCM

    You may find yourself in situations where you may need to locate the physical location of a certain software update and or check if that has expired. However, it can get cumbersome to determine the right binary just by searching by its KB Article number in Windows Explorer on the SCCM Server. Fret not...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletins for December 2010 - and what was 2010's most talk about bulletin?

    Continuing with the trend for the entire year 2010, Microsoft has announced that it is slated to release 17 bulletins for the month of December. Another record? Maybe, then again we have seen this year that most of these patches released were reliable and when there was an issue, it was not a direct...
  • Blog Post: Support for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2/Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2

    Microsoft Configuration Manager support has annouced additional support for the above. You can read the source of the information here and these changes will be updated in Configmgr's Supported Configuration pages at a later date. http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2010/12/08/configuration...
  • Blog Post: Opalis

    Microsoft acquired the Canadian based Opalis Software in December 2009, a market leader that provides software for IT process automation. Opalis integrates with Microsoft's System Center and enables administrators access to a single end to end solution to perform a wide range of management tasks...
  • Blog Post: Maximum Characters for an Advertisement Name

    [Informational] I recently noticed something interesting with the SCCM console and the Database, so I have decided to post it here for everyone's information. Note that this usually does not happen often in most SCCM environments but worth noting nonetheless! So here goes, apparently there is...
  • Blog Post: Information on the ConfigMgr 2007 client side process for Software Updates

    [Informational] I saw this on the Configuration Manager Support Team Blog and think it is an excellent piece done up by jchornbe. I enjoyed reading the post and also realise at the same time, that this can better empower you with knowledge on where and what to look at when troubleshooting related...
  • Blog Post: November 2010 Security Patches / 2010 YTD Trend

    [Informational] It's going to be a quiet patching month for November with the patches targeting Office products this time around. There are no patches to address any issue in the Operating Systems supported by MS so let's hope all goes well! I'm just intrigued with the trend seen through...
  • Blog Post: Ghost / Decommissioned Site Component Status

    Sometimes, when a distribution point has been decommissioned or renamed, the previous server's site last known component statuses are still reported in the SCCM's Site Status panel. In most cases, we see the exact duplicated site components, thus the Component Status panel is showing 2 server...
  • Blog Post: Identifying, Troubleshooting & Resolving 2300 and 2301 ConfigMgr Distribution Manager status messages with KB978021

    Your ConfigMgr sites start to populate with hundreds and thousands of status messages, namely 2300s and 2301s. Hold your horses and do not panic though as Microsoft has addresed this issue with the availability of a patch KB978021 of which more details and the download can be found here . This hotfix...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...