Robert Marshall's Blog


Home for my ConfigMgr and Industry related ramblings


Owner of SMSMarshall Ltd, active Enterprise Management MVP

    • Fri, Mar 26 2010

    Searching ConfigMgr help just got a bit easier

    It's a beta so don't expect miracles ... Interested in an easier way to search for Configuration Manager content? Take a look at the beta Configuration Manager cloud search site at . It allows you to simultaneously search for Configuration Manager content across several...
    • Thu, Mar 25 2010

    MMS 2010 - Kim Oppalfens - Birds of a Feather session on WMI

    Kim Oppalfens is hoping to get enough votes to put on an ultra-slick, seriously hardcore WMI session at MMS 2010. He's still trying to get enough votes to raise this up so that it can take place. I had an opportunity to talk to Kim about this session last week, and as a seasoned ConfigMgr admin it got me SERIOUSLY excited. We're not talking about the typical "how to fix WMI" here, no, this is more...
    • Mon, Mar 22 2010

    MMS UK 2010 – Best of MMS – 18th of May 2010

    Cannot make MMS 2010 in Vegas this year? Will this make it easier for you? MMS UK 2010 – The best of MMS Event Overview Best of MMS UK 2010 will provide the best possible opportunity to learn about the latest IT Management products, solutions and technologies from Microsoft and how to apply them in your organisation. With a number of significant management product releases and announcements planned from Microsoft in the...
    • Wed, Mar 17 2010

    Ghost systems - DistMgr errors

    I've been seeing a few DP's reporting failure to process one or more packages. Go to the DistMgr log and you can see it is refering to an invalid system name. Why? Well, some environments might have reused sitecode but change the server name. These systems predate me. What is odd is a system from 5 years ago (yes that long ago) appeared in a distmgr log file this week, anyway to solve this check out this...
    • Fri, Mar 12 2010

    Shatner is back in space!

    Well not quite, but check out his new social networking project MyOuterSpace Welcome Citizens of the Myouterspace United Planets. The Counsel is now interviewing Industry Credited Producers for Starship Captain Positions. Starship Captains’ and Officers’ responsibilities will be creating an original entertainment project, whether it be a live action film, animation, or stage production; and...
    • Thu, Mar 11 2010

    Ask the Expert\Access to expertise at MMS 2010 for ConfigMgr v.Next

    Going to MMS? Well, when you've done the ConfigMgr v.Next labs you'll be full of questions, so check out what Jeff Wettlaufer blogged recently for an opportunity to get the right answers: MMS Panel Session: Ask the experts, use our hashtag Hi everyone, recently we blogged about our upcoming event series , and one of the flagship events we want to make sure you have on your calendar is the Microsoft Management...
    • Thu, Mar 11 2010

    MVP Summit 2010 - Group picture

    Great picture of the MVP's and Microsofties at the MVP Summit 2010! Makes me smile seeing these folk again, such extremes from shy retiring to very outspoken, great! I'm on the right hand side (Wally Mead, Wei King and then Me!)
    • Thu, Mar 11 2010


    Some of you that know me will know I have some interesting hobbies ... Scuba diving and Snowboarding! Had a chance to take some quality time off a little while after the MVP summit took place, so headed to the French Alps, Chamonix, and enjoyed 3 full days of snowboarding on the glorious white stuff! This year my skills came together, feel a lot more solid on that board and able to keep up most of the time. Didn't...
    • Thu, Mar 11 2010

    MVP Summit 2010

    I was privileged enough to be invited in Feb 2010 to the MVP Summit based in Redmond, the Microsoft HQ itself. Wow what a week. The time was spent sitting in front of the product team covering feature after feature with seriously deep drill-downs and hands-on with the product itself in the lab. Priceless. Yes, I've been there, used the new console, toyed with the new features and boy, have we got some serious thinking...
    • Thu, Mar 11 2010

    I'm back!

    What a break! Back in the saddle now, and eager to crack out some blog postings and arrange more WMUG meetings. Stay tuned!