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  • Blog Post: Peter Van Der Woude - SMS Bloggage

    Peter has some cracking SMS info on his blog , Check it out: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
  • Blog Post: SMS / ConfigMgr Callback Information and Resources website

    Useful troubleshooting jump off point for when you need to raise a support case with Microsoft CSS. It's called the SMS / ConfigMgr Callback Information and Resources website Even if you are not raising a case, its worth being bookmarked for the tips and links off in to the ConfigMgr documentation...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr client install failure - Errors 1708 & 1603 in

    Seen an interesting issue where the CCMSETUP parameters incorrectly specify MP as SMSMP, resulting in failure and exotic errors appearing in the CLIENT.MSI and CCMSETUP logs: Just need to fire up CLIENT.MSI in SMSTRACE, find Return value 3 and you'll possibly see the following: WARNING: The...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 SDK (V4.0)

    I noticed that the Configuration Manager SDK link that is shown on www.microsoft.com/smserver is turning up a page not found, it points to http://mscompub/dmt/dialogs/preview/preview.aspx?d=preview&user=deniselr&familyid=064a995f-ef13-4200-81ad-e3af6218edcc&languageid=f49e8428-7071-4979-8a67...
  • Blog Post: Remove User\Group from Local Group on a machine and add a domain User or Group

    Wrote another script, this one will look for a user\group in a specified local group on a machine, remove it, then insert a User or Group. Handy if you want to remove GroupX and replace it with GroupY, or remove a user and replace with a group, works in any combination. If you use this, test test...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 - Phantom Site Components

    Picture the following: You upgrade an SMS 2.0 Child Site server to SMS2003, this sites Parent Site server is already SMS2003. A few days later you notice on the Parent Site server that there are still SMS 2.0 components present in the Site Status \ Site Component list for the Child site. Two Components...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix rollup package for SMS2003 SP3 client

    MS have released a post SMS2003 SP3 Client hotfix rollup As the hotfix says, you can only apply this to SP3 SMS2003 AdvCli's Here's the link
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 MCP Exam 70-089

    I took the SMS2003 70-089 MCP exam today. 40 of the easiest questions i've ever had to answer! Got a score of 984 out of 1000 (that's worth some bragging rights surely?!?!), I must of missed a question :< I did hardly any prep-work for this exam . I use the product daily, and I think...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Eval

    SMS V4, aka SCCM2007, was released without much fanfare on Friday 24th August. You can eval the product here . I'm not too impressed with the release of SCCM2007. I'm a member of several distlists, even on the SCCM Beta, and yet I didn't get a single email announcing the release of...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (what a mouthful!) goes RTM!!!

    SCCM2007 is now RTM! Wow, cannot wait to start administrating this product in production. Happy days! Rather than redo what's out there, I might as well link straight back to Rod Trents posting that qoutes Bill Anderson
  • Blog Post: SMS2003: Elegent but Brutal solution to a rogue SMS Site server!

    Here's a scenario, which most of you will hopefully NEVER encounter! You're SMS environment is both centrally and locally managed. You have SMS Administrators at the top tier watering the hierarchy, making sure it's all green-lighted and healthy. You have admins at some of the down-level...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003: Managing SMS Status Filter Rules

    Today I had to deal with Status Filter Rules on multiple SMS2003 Primary site servers that where being wiped and replaced by an OS Patch. The OS patch is being rolled out across the corporation, it shouldn't touch SMS but it does, every company has it's quirks ;-) And, as a result, I am starting to...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003: Published another VBscript to do mundane things

    I wrote a quick script to generate RDP session shortcuts to all my SMS Site servers. And i've uploaded it here for general consumption I tend to generate the RDP sessions once in a while, to cover any new\removed SMS Site servers, put them on a network share somewhere then shortcut the folder back...
  • Blog Post: Book review: SMS 2003 Recipes

    SMS 2003 Recipes by Greg Ramsey and Warren Byle As always, a long way behind the rest of pack on this one. The books been out for several months but I just picked it up, and thought i'd write up a quick review here. Each chapter is neatly devoted to a particular function of SMS. The chapters...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager (aka SMS V4) is now Release Candidate

    The Microsoft SMS homepage is touting the RC for SMS V4 (build 5831) System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Release Candidate Now Available Release Candidate (RC) 1 of the next release of Systems Management Server (SMS), entitled System Center Configuration Manager 2007, is now available for...
  • Blog Post: Mapping you're SMS2003 Environment

    Found this handy article in the July 2007 edition of Technet Magazine, describing an excellent Hierarchy mapping tool written up by Jeff Tondt. Qoute: A picture is worth a thousand words. This familiar proverb refers to the idea that complex stories can be told with just a single image, or that...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 Service Pack 1/2/3 - Hotfixes

    I was trawling for all the SMS2003 Hotfixes that have been released, pulled the info together and thought it'd be handy to paste as a Blogicle. Yes, i've made up yet another word! Collapsing Blog and Article in to a perfectly formed combination of letters! Give it a few years and this will enter the...
  • Blog Post: How hard is it to remember this?!

    Aid Memoir for myself :> Example SMS CCR file structure, [NT Client Configuration Request] Machine Name=<JUSTDOIT> [IDENT] TYPE=Client Config Request File
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 SP3 Webcast - Wally Mead

    Good webcast, seemed to be focused on people with no SP3 exposure to date. The webcast, I took away the following: The SMS2003 ICP packs for SP3 will be released at the end of this month SMS2003 SP3 now supports SQL2005 (RTM, sp1, sp2) Asset Intelligence is essentially a feature pack ...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003: Problem with Installing SMS2003 AdvCli from SMS2003 Secondary Site server

    This problem is probably documented somewhere, I stumbled in to it recently in a production environment and thought i'd write about it! We have a custom executable that clients run at logon, that pretty much emulates CAPINST.EXE. It determines from the SLP which Site the client should assign too based...
  • Blog Post: More SMS2003 SP3 Content!

    Christopher Stauffer has compiled more info on SP3 in to a document, see here . Good work Chris,
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 Service Pack 3

    Thought i’d throw together an overview of SP3. It’s what i’ve found since playing with it, and certainly isn’t meant to detail every aspect of the Service Pack or go in to detail on how to use the new reports that comprise Asset Intelligence. I hear that Wally Mead is lining up to make a blogcast...
  • Blog Post: IT Idiots

    Was talking to Nicky Curtis about a short term contract, whether the work could be done in a handful of days or not, when the conversation shifted towards “community”. And what a suprise, he’s been running a website called IT Idiots that provides free-training blogcasts and other stuff. Check it...
  • Blog Post: SMS2003 Service Pack 3

    I am in the middle of writing a review of SMS2003 SP3 for a company who wants to see what business impact and benefits they get from deploying it immediately. Well I found something funny in the documentation ... If you download SMS2003 SP3 and check out the documentation, click the Release Notes and...
  • Blog Post: Roger Zanders "SMS Client Spy" - English Documentation released

    Great news! Roger Zander's SMS2003 Client tools utility called " SMS Client Spy " now has english documentation . Myself and Sherry Kissinger put some time in to translating, so as to help describe the tools powerful features, and clarify some of the more obscure. If you haven't looked at this...