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  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Exchange 2007 Operational Configuration Pack

    This configuration pack contains configuration items intended to manage your Exchange Server 2007 server roles. The settings contained in this configuration pack are based on the results of service engagements by the IT Operational Excellence Organization, a part of the Microsoft Services division. ...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Pack Documentation Best Practices

    The following are some best practices that should be followed when documenting configuration packs.  This list of best practices is not inclusive and is only a recommendation. All configuration packs should include a word document that describes each configuration baseline, item, setting and rule...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Pack Development Best Practices

    The following are some best practices that should be followed when developing configuration packs.  This list of best practices is not inclusive and is only a recommendation. If you want your configuration pack to work with both Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration Manager 2012 write the...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Pack Testing Best Practices

    The following are some best practices that should be followed when testing configuration packs.  This list of best practices is not inclusive and is only a recommendation. All configuration items and baselines should be tested on all supported platforms and architectures i.e. If configuration pack...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Configuration Pack

    I am happy to announce that the Service Manager team has released the Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Configuration Pack. This desired configuration management pack gives customers the ability to use the desired configuration management feature in Configuration Manager 2007 to evaluate their...
  • Blog Post: Announcing two System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Packs

    For the past several months I’ve been working on two System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Packs. Configuration Packs are definitions for the new Desired Configuration Management (DCM) component in ConfigMgr 2007. DCM allows you to assess the compliance of computers against a defined...
  • Blog Post: Where do I find Configuration Packs?

    I get the question a lot of where do I find all the available Configuration Packs.  Well System Center has a new site that allows for you to quickly and easily find content for Configuration Manager and find all Configuration Packs.  The new site is Microsoft System Center Marketplace which...