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  • Blog Post: Move the site database in SCCM 2007 R2

    Move the site database in SCCM 2007 R2 Usually the process of moving the site database is well documented in the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680707.aspx What it might be missing is in case you have integrated with SQL reporting services how do we make sure that the configuration...
  • Blog Post: SMS_STATE_SYSTEM Component Showing Errors in Site server hosted in a Windows 2008 server

    When you have hosting site server role on the Windows 2008 server you need to make sure that you have followed the following article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431377.aspx . In some cases had found a issue when the Site System was Windows 2008 64 bit .The SMS_STATE_SYSTEM Will show...
  • Blog Post: How to get the related logs for troubleshooting operating system Deployment

    General log for all operating system deployment and task sequence log events are SMSTS.log nad the steps below will help you to get these for the troubleshooting. Enable the Debug Shell on your boot image Boot images have an option to enable a command shell while running in Windows PE. This is...
  • Blog Post: Getting error while reinstalling the PXE service point

    In SCCM 2007 we had issue when we were trying to reinstall PXE service point role the installation fails and will show the following errors. PXEsetup.log ========== <09-23-2008 20:58:33> Installing the SMSPXE <09-23-2008 20:58:33> Machine is running Windows 2003 SP1 or later. (NTVersion=0X502...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

    A quick look at the Improvements in Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 · Operations Manager 64 -bit support: The installation of Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 now includes x64 support for the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Client Agent. · Asset Intelligence: The certificate requirement required for the...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SCCM Part IV............ Software Inventory

    Software inventory The requirement of the software inventory to function is similar to that of the hardware inventory. The process is also almost similar. Client Side The scheduler will send a message to the inventory agent to start the software inventory process. Scheduler.log: Sending...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SCCM Part VI ..........Software Distribution

    Software Distribution The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 software distribution feature provides a set of tools and resources that help you create and manage packages and advertisements used to distribute software to client resources within your enterprise. For more details...
  • Blog Post: GUI Tool to Manually Exchange Public Keys Between Sites

    GUI Tool to Exchange Public Keys Between Sites I had feedback from few of the customers and colleagues of mine that the process of manually exchange of keys as per this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693690.aspx takes time and confusing because of similar steps. So for the same...
  • Blog Post: Administartive Checklist for Configuration Manager 2007

    Many have been asking for what i need to check to make sure SCCM is healthy. According to me if I were you these are things I would have checked :) This might not be complete but had tried to include what ever I could think of. Administrative Activities: Daily Administrative Task ...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SCCM Part III ...Software Updates

    Software Updates Providing updates to software and maintaining managed resources is a reality of networked, distributed computing. An effective software update management process is necessary to maintain operational efficiency, overcome security issues, and maintain the stability of the network...
  • Blog Post: In-place upgrade from windows XP to Windows 7 using SCCM SP2 and USMT

    We had seen that when we migrate a Windows XP client (in-place) to Windows 7 along with the user sate using SCCM OSD and USMT we are finding that the issue of the profiles have not got migrated though the operating system is installed. We had checked and found that the load state was failing with error...
  • Blog Post: Unable to Open the SCCM CONSOLE

    We had issues in which when we try to Open the SCCM CONSOLE we were getting the Error message ============ "The ConfigMgr console could not connect to the ConfigMgr site database. Verify that this computer has network connectivity to the SMS Provider computer and that your user account has Remote Activation...
  • Blog Post: Managing Workgroup Clients in SCCM

    This details are from technet but always i had found it hard to find\search it out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd547071.aspx To support workgroup clients, the following requirements must be met: Ø During client installation, the logged-on user must possess local administrator...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SCCM ..Part I (Client Push Installation )

    Client Installation Once you are through with the installation of the SCCM server and the configuration then the next major task is client or agent installation. There are various methods to accomplish this task. Please check this link for more details. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
  • Blog Post: How to create a collection of computers that has not been inventoried for more than 30 days

    We had a requirement to get a colletion computer that has not been inventoried for more than 30 days (Software or hardware). Here is the query WQL query for Last Software Scan select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM...
  • Blog Post: My Blog in SMS and SCCM

    A step by step for using OSD through System Center Configuration Manager 2007 http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/archive/2009/07/27/a-step-by-step-for-using-osd-through-system-center-configuration-manager-2007.aspx Troubleshooting issues where clients are not reporting http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: How to install SCUP and configure

    How to install SCUP and configure This will show the steps on how to install SCUP and also configure a third party catalogue, (EH Adobe Flash player) and deploy the clients reporting to SCCM server. You can download the SCUP from the following link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SCCM Part V.........Heartbeat Discovery

    Heartbeat Discovery This is important for the understanding of the health state of the agent, this can be scheduled in the SCCM server using the console and the settings are available under discovery rules Depending on the schedules set on the server, once initiated, the agent reads the inventory...