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  • Blog Post: Upgrades

    Just finished the process of upgrading a Central SMS2003 (SQL2000) Site server to ConfigMgr 2007 (SQL 2005) ... I've never stared so intently at a wizard as it plodded through its tasks in all my life ... was dreading a failure occuring, that'd require a rollback taking several hours of work...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2007 Security permissions

    Following on from my ConfigMgr 2012 RBA permissions post , I thought I'd put up the ConfigMgr 2007 Security permissions even though it has been around a while :-) This data was formed via a script from John Nelson , output dumped into Excel and touched up a little. Thanks for doing the heavy lifting...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2007 - SQL 2008 - Reporting made easy by John Marcum

    John Marcum MVP wrote an awesome beginners guide to generating ConfigMgr 2007 reports using SQL 2008. Well, I did something like this a while back, and the only reason I bring it up, is not to steal some of Mr Marcums thunder, but because I wrote it for SMS2003 using SQL 2000! http://wmug.co.uk...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2007 / 2012 Documentation update for May 2011

    The SMSDOCS team have released the May 2011 update to the ConfigMgr 2007 Documentation Library And yes, you didn't read that wrong, the ConfigMgr 2012 documentation Library is up and browsable. Lots has been added, worth reading the release notes on the announcement here
  • Blog Post: Clifton Hughes - ConfigMgr 2007 Bare Metal Win7 Task Sequence Deployment with the Enable Bitlocker Step

    Priceless information, thanks for bringing this all together Clifton! ConfigMgr 2007 Bare Metal Win7 Task Sequence Deployment with the Enable Bitlocker Step
  • Blog Post: Steve Rachui - How to create offline or standalone USB media for OS Deployment in ConfigMgr

    Another good article from the blogs on Technet for ConfigMgr. This one, is a summarisation of content already in the ConfigMgr Documentation Library, but brings it all together in one place for us, with a step by step walk through to boot. How to create offline or standalone USB media for OS Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Clifton Hughes is at it again - ConfigMgr 2007 Basic User Driven Install TS step by step

    I'm liking the stuff Clifton Hughes from MS is turning out. This time it is ConfigMgr 2007 Basic User Driven Installation Task Sequence Step by Step and defo worth a read!
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr Client in workgroup or untrusted domains

    I've written a few documents covering this, but never for the community, always an employer! Well Clifton Hughes over at MS has taken opportunity to bring together all the nuggets of information on aiding ConfigMgr to support workgroup based or clients in untrusted domains. This document covers...
  • Blog Post: SQL query for Site servers and Site Systems

    Thought I'd blog this as an Aide mémoire more than anything. Determine which Site Systems are present in the Hierarchy select distinct ServerName as SiteSystems from v_SystemResourceList where servername not in (select servername from v_site) Notice that I'm referencing views...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr SP2 - Support for Win7 SP1 and W2K8 R2 SP1 platforms

    Microsoft released a patch that allows Win7 SP1 and W2K8 R2 SP1 to become valid recognised clients in ConfigMgr. As a patch, you request and download it, then apply to your Site servers and not to your Site systems. It modifies the entries in the Requirements tab of a Program so that these two platforms...
  • Blog Post: Wally Mead - ConfigMgr 2007 R3 and ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 1 videos

    Took me a while, but I managed to create three videos with runtimes of around 1hr 30min+ each from the days video taken at the WMUG November 1st 2010 meeting in London, England in which Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager, gave us a run through of ConfigMgr 2007 R3 and two great sessions on ConfigMgr...
  • Blog Post: Video: ConfigMgr 2007 R3

    I did a quick (20 minute) video introducing the features of ConfigMgr 2007 R3. This video contains no audio, instead I use slides to pass on information and to break up the video in to sections covering each of the features. Play video ConfigMgr 2007 R3 from Rob on Vimeo . Play video ...
  • Blog Post: Yes! ConfigMgr R3 is RC!

    Wow check this out: 1. Monitoring and Planning : Power Management collects information about computer usage and power settings for computers in the origination. Reports are provided to allow the administrator to analyze this data and determine optimal power management settings for computers. 2...
  • Blog Post: Steve Rachui: Direct Access – SCCM – Managing internet clients

    Steve rattles out another quality write up , this time on Direct Access and ConfigMgr (please stop calling it SCCM folks!) Do you have internet based clients that you want to manage? Does the idea of switching to SCCM native mode to manage those client make you nervous? Do you have Windows 2008 R2...
  • Blog Post: Launching ConfigMgr Resource Explorer outside of the console

    A collegue of mine is currently tasked with looking at inventory for some clients, and he needs to invoke Resource Explorer quite a bit ... it's a time consuming process, as he has to first ID the client in the console (slow), right click (context menus can sometimes be slow to render) and launch...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2007 and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 integration

    Jeff Wettlaufer highlighted this video on how to integrate FEP 2010 in to ConfigMgr 2007, seems to have caused a bit of a stir at TechEd 2010 I believe, bit of a hot topic ... http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/06/10/configuration-manager-2007-and-forefront-endpoint-protection-2010...
  • Blog Post: Documentation topics every Configuration Manager admin should know

    Over on the The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog , there's write up on ConfigMgr Documentation topics that are currently in demand. The list is a bit empty right now, only refering to the Prerequisites, but a little birdy gave me a bigger list which can be shared. This gives you an idea...
  • Blog Post: Patching Windows 2008 Server Core with ConfigMgr

    Found a good article over on Nathan's blog detailing how to patch with the WUA client, Windows 2008 server core. Support came for W2008C in ConfigMgr SP1 , but to patch it you'll need to setup the usual on the ConfigMgr side then run a vbcript on the W2008C server to initiate the patch install...
  • Blog Post: Steve Bobosky - User affinity NOW

    Steve Bobosky wrote up a cool blog posting on how to get User Affinity in to ConfigMgr 2007 right now, rather than waiting for this to arrive in the form of v.Next. Steve's going to hand over the goods in separate postings, with this, the first, kicking things off: http://systemcentertools.blogspot...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr training resources

    Handy link to Microsoft training materials for ConfigMgr 2007 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/cm/ff597934.aspx Loads of helpful articles on there from OSD, Asset Intelligence to Software Updates.
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr Software Updates - definition of the coloured icons

    If I don't use the feature often I tend to forget the colour coding, we all know what the green means, most of us know what grey means, but what are the other colours for? Normal Icon The green icon represents a normal software update. Description: Software updates that have been synchronized...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr Backup failure - Error 145

    We had backup failure on two of our Primaries, the root cause of which seemed to stem from file locks being present on the files in the backup folder while the backup is running. I scheduled a job to run just before the backup to collect any file handles and dump to a log file (handles.exe) but none...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Survey: ConfigMgr and WSUS pain points

    Time to get some feedback to MS on the WSUS and Configmgr integration. Check out the survey here, takes literally one minute, no login required and the feedback is seen by the product group, who, as you know, roll the dice on the features and any updates they get. Survey: What are your top pain...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: All ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 ICP's available

    Great news, the ICP's (International Client Packs) for ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 are both available Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 International Client Packs are now available International Client Packs (ICPs) contain international-language clients to use with System Center...