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SQL Server 2005 SP3 is now supported for SMS 2003 and ConfigMgr 2007
Just an FYI that I posted a note about SQL Server 2005 SP3 on our new ConfigurationMgr blog : http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/archive/2009/01/06/sql-server-2005-sp3-is-now-supported-for-sms-2003-and-configmgr-2007.aspx Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer
6 Jan 2009
ConfigMgr 2007: How to inventory mapped drives
I was asked a few days ago if ConfigMgr or SMS could inventory mapped drives, and while the answer is yes we don't do it by default. In effect we report the logical disk but not mapped drives. In order to inventory mapped drives we first need to extend the sms_def.mof. Mapped drives are in the...
18 Dec 2008
New Knowledge Base articles for 12-7 through 12-13
For the week of 12-7 through 12-13 we had three new Knowledge Base articles: Two on OpsMgr 2007 and one on ConfigMgr 2007. Links and titles are below: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=957135 You cannot change the alert resolution state of any alert in the Active Alerts view in System...
15 Dec 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard fails to transfer client installation methods
Here's one that's probably going to be relatively uncommon but I came across it the other day and thought it would be worth a mention here: ======== Issue: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 fails to transfer client installation methods from one secondary...
11 Dec 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: New Product Feature Quizzes for your enjoyment
Looks like the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 User Assistance (UA) team has created a set of quizzes to help you assess your understanding of the dependencies and requirements for key features of Configuration Manager 2007. Once you complete these quizzes you'll no longer have to suffer...
11 Dec 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: Task Sequence may fail to run with error code 0x80072ee7
Here's another neat tip from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site. If you're PXE booting machines and they're throwing 0x80072ee7 errors along with getting APIPA addresses then you might try turning on portfast if you're using a Cisco Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enabled switch to see if that...
9 Dec 2008
New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-23 through 11-29
For the week of 11-23 through 11-29 we had five updated and two new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to Configuration Manager 2007. Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 273476 - SMS: Buffer Overrun Problem in Several Network Monitor Parsers Published -...
3 Dec 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: WUAHandler.log - Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent - Error = 0x80040692
Here's a great tip on an issue you may run into if your using WSUS and ConfigMgr 2007 for updates and defining settings via a Group Policy. This one comes from Anjana Kaku Tyagi, a Support Engineer in our Manageability group: ======== Issue: While trying to configure Software Update Point in SCCM...
2 Dec 2008
New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-16 through 11-22
Sorry for the delay in posting the new KB's but I took a couple days for Thanksgiving and I'm just now getting caught back up. For the week of 11-16 through 11-22 we had twelve updated and four new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to Mobile Device Manager 2008. Links and...
2 Dec 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence fails to join the PC to the domain during Windows setup
I'm sure you all noticed a remarkable lack of activity over the past week but I'll be cranking things up again very soon. I've been out since November 20th on a much needed vacation to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family but I'm back in the office now and working to get caught up. It was great...
1 Dec 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: Status Message 2407 in SMS_SQL_MONITOR after upgrade from SMS 2003
Today's tip comes from a Ryan Anderson , a Senior Support Escalation Engineer in our Texas office. If you're getting 2407's after an upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 then Ryan may have your solution: ======== Issue: After upgrading from SMS 2003 SP2 or SP3 to the Select version...
19 Nov 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: PC does not join the domain if the Computers container is specified as the Domain OU
Here's another cool OSD tip from Frank Rojas . If your clients are joining the domain like you expect then maybe this is what you're running into: ======== Issue: A client does not join the domain if the Computers container is specified as the Domain OU in the "Apply Network Settings"...
18 Nov 2008
New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-9 through 11-15
We had ten updated and two new Knowledge Base articles for the week, covering everything from SMS 1.x to System Center Mobile Device Manager. Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 317872 - How to troubleshoot SMS Administrator console connectivity Published - Updated Sys...
17 Nov 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence Fails with Unspecified error 80004005 and SETUPACT.LOG indicates invalid product key
Here's another awesome troubleshooting tip sent to me by Clifton Hughes in our Las Colinas office. If you're deploying Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista and your Task Sequence bombs out with a 80004005 error you'll want to take a look at this: ======== Issue: A Task Sequence Fails with error...
12 Nov 2008
New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-2 through 11-8
Wow, we hit the mother lode this week. We had ten new and nine updated Knowledge Base articles covering everything from SMS 1.2 to OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1. Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 328386 - How to extend the Sms_def.mof file by using the Windows Management...
11 Nov 2008
OpsMgr 2007: Agents in remote domain are unable to communicate with the Management server
Here's another great tip sent to me by Sam Allen , one of the top Support Escalation Engineers in our Las Colinas office. If you're rolling out agents in a remote domain and find that they're unable to communicate with the management server then this is something you'll definitely want to check out:...
7 Nov 2008
Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-26 through 11-1
We had three updated and three new Knowledge Base articles for the week - three on SMS and three on ConfigMgr 2007. Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 294786 - SMS: How to Use a Non-Domain Administrator Service Account Published - Updated Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP5 EN 821962...
4 Nov 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: The "Deployable to SMS 2003" property is not available for new available updates
Today's ConfigMgr 2007 tip comes from Buz Brodin, a top gun Senior Support Escalation Engineer who works out of our North Carolina office. If you're running into issues deploying updates to SMS 2003 clients and the "Deployable to SMS 2003" property for new updates is set to No then check this out: ...
3 Nov 2008
Creating Custom Reports By Using Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views
Yesterday we released a new document to help you create custom reports, determine which Configuration Manager 2007 SQL views contain the information you need for your reports, and identify the path between the necessary SQL views and determine what columns can be used to join them. I posted the...
30 Oct 2008
New Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2
Just an FYI that we recently released a new Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2. So what's an Infrastructure Planning and Design guide? Glad you asked. Here's the official description: The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series...
30 Oct 2008
New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-19 through 10-25
We had three updated and three new Knowledge Base articles for the week. Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN 947691 - When you try to install a System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent on a workgroup computer without using a gateway server, Operations Manager...
28 Oct 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence Fails with the error "An error occurred while retrieving policy for this computer (0x80004005)"
Here's another ConfigMgr 2007 OSD tip from Frank Rojas out in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you have a Task Sequence that fails almost immediately after it boots into WinPE with an 0x80004005 error then you'll want to check this one out: ======== Issue: When attempting to deploy a Task Sequence...
23 Oct 2008
Log files used to troubleshoot Multicast based Operating System Deployment
Yesterday I posted a step-by-step on how to enable Multicast for your OS Deployments (OSD) so I thought I'd also take a sec to point out the log files used to troubleshoot the same. These log files, as well as the standard logs for troubleshooting OSD, can be found here: http://technet.microsoft...
22 Oct 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: Setting up Multicast, step by step
Over on Steve Rachui's Manageability blog he has a great write-up on how to minimize your network utilization by enabling Multicast for your OSD image deployments. If you're deploying to a lot of machines at the same time then you'll definitely want to take a look at this: ======== Multicasting...
21 Oct 2008
ConfigMgr 2007: The %SMSDP% variable is not available in SCCM 2007 OSD Task Sequences when Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 is integrated
Here's another cool tip on OSD Task Sequences that Frank Rojas made me aware of. Is there anything he doesn't know about these things? If there is I don't know what it is. ======== Issue: When using SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or Business Desktop...
21 Oct 2008
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