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  • Registered for MMS 2011

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    My flights are booked and registration completed for MMS 2011. I'm particularly happy with the venue being back at Mandalay Bay as the Red Rock Fencing Center is close to the hotel and I intend to take up arms at least three time while I'm in...
  • Configuration Manager v.Next Community Evaluation Program

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    Happy days Got my Configuration Manager v.Next Community Evaluation Program acceptance invitation. Looking forward to some exciting times!
  • What updates are in that very large SMS 2003 ITMU software updates package?

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    If you’re still running SMS 2003 and using ITMU to distribute software updates, then by now you probably have some software update packages that contain a lot of updates. Chances are, at some stage, someone’s going to ask what updates are...
  • KB numbers now 7 digits long

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    Had to have a double take on this when I saw it. I was just noting down the KB number for MS10-042 and something seemed a little odd. Then it struck me. MS have now started to use 7 digits in their KB numbers, rather than the 6 that I was used to. Better...
  • ITMU gets into bed with Microsoft Fix it (Updated)

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    I was troubleshooting a couple of patch installs this morning from the bumper June release and stumbled upon something slightly suprising. The Windows XP patches for 'Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 Security Update for Windows 2000 and Windows...
  • MMS 2010 Update For European Travellers

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    Due to the volcanic activity in Iceland affecting European airspace, Microsoft have posted an FAQ for Europeans intending to attend MMS 2010. You can view it here... http://www.mms-2010.com/public/faq_europeanattendee.aspx
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 now supported clients in SMS 2003 SP3

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    Microsoft are now offering a one-off compatibility pack that provides support for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems as SMS 2003 SP3 clients. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974014
  • Waiting for August 6th 2009

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    Why? Because from that date onwards I will be able to download Windows 7 RTM from the Technet website. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx
  • SMS 2003 SP3 ITMU scanning issue

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    From the Configuration Manager Support Team blog. SMS 2003 SP3 ITMU scan fails with WSUSScn2.CAB released on June 23rd http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/archive/2009/06/25/sms-2003-sp3-itmu-scan-fails-with-wsusscn2-cab-released-on-june-23rd...
  • A couple of articles of note on the Windows Team blog

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    From the Windows Team Blog, an interview with Jeff Wettlaufer on SCCM 2007 SP2 http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/springboard/archive/2009/07/01/system-center-configuration-manager-2007-service-pack-2-beta.aspx and some blurb around MDT 2010 Beta...
  • Fun times ahead

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    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...
  • Tired of continually entering 'Run as...' credentials?

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    If you're like me, you'll be running your workstation under a low priviledge user account for most tasks and using an elevated priviledge account to perform your administrative duties. Well, I get fed up of continually right clicking an application...
  • Image capture of Vista SP2 or Server 2008 SP2 fails using ConfigMgr 2007 RTM & SP1

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    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...
  • MMS 2009 Back Stage Pass

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    Ever wondered what happens behind the stage and demo screens at an MMS conference to make the keynotes go swimmingly? Microsoft TechNet Edge takes you behind the scenes and shows you what I didn't see! http://edge.technet.com/Media/Behind-the-scenes...
  • Finding out which distribution points packages haven't been sent to

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    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...
  • Gordon's been Pwned!

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    For those of you who attended the last WMUG meeting, you'll remember that Gordon gave a very good presentation on SCOM 2007 R2 and in doing so a new Microsoft catch phrase was unleashed on us with great fury! Now it seems everyone at Microsoft...
  • Deploying MS09-010 OS Patches with SMS 2003 ITMU

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    The Microsoft bulletin for MS09-010 indicates QNumbers 921606, 933399 & 960476 for 'Microsoft Office' but does not indicate a QNumber for 'Windows Operating System and Components'. You may be tempted to try (as I did) the KB Article...
  • SMS 2.0 RTM - 10th Anniversary

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    Perhaps Outlook should've reminded me to bake a cake with 10 candles? Never-the-less, Paul Thompsen's blog brought it to my attention. Doesn't time fly? http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/archive/2009/02/09/129886.aspx
  • MMS 2009 here I come

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    Damn the exchange rate. Last week I took the plunge and booked my flight to Vegas and handed over not shy of £2k to register for MMS 2009. Despite the cost for me to attend has increased from last year (the Pound buys 30% fewer* Dollars), I still...
  • Who's sending SMS bad inventory files?

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    Reading Cliff's post here reminded me of a little piece of automation that I cooked up. Some while back, I was at a SMS 2003 site where files were accumulating in the hardware inventory orphans and bad MIF folders and the software inventory orphans...
  • Alert! BST to Coordinated Universal Time (GMT) change

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    SMS 2003 Admins, it's that time again! If you have scheduled advertisements that run programs that could impact on your environment (e.g. programs that reboot machines), then this weekend's BST to GMT time change may be of significance to you...