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ConfigMgr WSUS scan fails on server running DPM - Maximum request length exceeded
I was setting up patch management for a client recently using ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 with R3 and WSUS. Everything was working fine apart from their DPM server was not returning a status of compliant. After reviewing the client side windows update agent log file %windir%\windowsupdate.log I noticed the following...
Thu, Mar 8 2012
Installation not acceptable by client execmgr
I had a phone call from a friend today, he could not get an advertisement to run. He emailed me over the execmgr.log, this is what I could see Creating mandatory request for advert AA120134, program Installation, package AA120234 execmgr 21/1/2011 1:27:23 PM 1064 (0x0428) Download content and mapped...
Fri, Jan 21 2011
How to create a custom default user profile in Windows Vista or newer OS when using ConfigMgr 2007 OSD
Found this great article today written by the Configuration Manager Support Team. When building a Windows Vista or newer reference image (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2), to create a custom Default User profile based on modifications done on the local Administrator profile normally...
Thu, Sep 16 2010
Installing and Configuring the System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard
If any of you are thinking about utilising dashboards for ConfigMgr then read on. There is a new TechNet Virtual Lab: Installing and Configuring the System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard After completing this lab, you will be better able to install and configure System Center Configuration Manager...
Wed, Aug 11 2010
Unattended.xml and Custom Variables
I was asked a question today about using custom variables (collection variables) with the unattended.xml. As an example I have used the section of an unattended.xml I use for InputLocale, SystemLocale, UILanguage and UserLocale InputLocale - Keyboard layout and system input locale SystemLocale...
Thu, May 20 2010
Extending Schema for ConfigMgr and 'A Referral was returned from the server'
I know this has been covered on a number of sites, but I had not seen this error before. I have always said that the best way to extend the schema was to use an LDIF file (LDAP Data Interchange Format) I prefer it as 'you are in more control' of the schema extension, and can see what changes...
Thu, Oct 2 2008
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) v4.0
Microsoft has released the ConfigMgr SDK. You can get the download the Microsoft Download Center It includes DCM Digest Authoring guide, DCM digest schema, a SUM gadget that gives you current status messages on patches you have deployed, samples on creating admin console extensions, OSD custom task...
Wed, Mar 19 2008