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  • Blog Post: Download the MMS Scripting Lab Exercises

    You can write simple scripts to perform almost any SMS task. This set of introductory scripting exercises was used at the Microsoft Management Summit in 2005 to teach SMS Administrators how to connect to the SMS Provider, access SMS objects, and automate simple SMS tasks. Click here to download it .
  • Blog Post: Latest DSI Demo

    This Flash-based demonstration of the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) examines the challenges associated with each phase of the IT life cycle, including design, development, deployment, operations, and change management, and the knowledge and requirements associated with each. To deliver effective solutions...
  • Blog Post: Windows “Monad” Shell Available

    Windows "Monad" Shell is a new interactive command-line and task-based scripting technology for Windows that enables administrators to more efficiently and securely automate and control system management tasks on both desktops and servers. "Monad" Shell provides powerful task-based control (via built...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2006 Service Pack 1 Has Released

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has released. SP1 broadens the protection capabilities with support for protecting file server clusters, support for SIS (single-instance storage) enabled servers and support for X64 Windows servers. Read What's New Download...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 Service Pack 1

    Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Service Pack 1 is now available for download (live on August 1, 2005). MOM 2005 SP1 not only addresses critical customer requests, required security fixes, adds new OS and database platform support and broadens our localization support, but also includes a new...
  • Blog Post: USMT 2.6.1 is Now Available

    Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 2.6.1 migrates user files and settings during large deployments of Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP. USMT captures desktop, network and application settings as well as a user files, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation.
  • Blog Post: Best Practices Guide to Network Administration

    Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) has completed the full suite of MOF service management guidance with the release of the Network Administration service management function. This guide provides best practices and recommendations for IT professionals who operate and maintain network infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: MOF: An Actionable and Prescriptive Approach to ITIL

    This white paper on TechNet summarizes the content of Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and explains how MOF builds on and extends the Information Technology Infrastructure Library, commonly known as ITIL, to provide IT managers with an actionable set of prescriptive guidelines for improving operations...
  • Blog Post: Scripting for MOM hub page on TechNet

    Want a one-stop center for sample scripts and scripting tutorial for MOM? You've got it now at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/mom.mspx . We're working on making sample scripts available for you very soon -- stay tuned!
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Top Seller in Server OS in 2005

    Windows server was the top-selling server operating system in 2005 ($17.7 billion), according to IDC. For the first time the Windows server segment modestly exceeded spending for Unix servers as customers deployed more fully configured Windows servers in support of scalable enterprise workloads and server...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2005 - Day 3 Highlights

    Day 3 of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 started out with a keynote address by Steve Ballmer , CEO of Microsoft Corporation. His speech began by first apologizing for last year's MMS. He was not able to make it as planned due to a critical meeting between Microsoft and the European Union. In...
  • Blog Post: Streamline a Branch Office Infrastructure

    Use the Branch Office Infrastructure Solution (BOIS) guidance and tools to address the needs of large organizations and enterprises in designing and deploying appropriate solutions for branch office infrastructures. BOIS incorporates planning, design, and deployment information for a core set of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack Update Available

    The Systems Management Server 2003 OSD Feature Pack Update is now available (English version only at the moment). Other language versions will soon follow, along with the ICP. This update adds support for SMS to create and deploy images of Windows OS-es, including Windows Vista (integrates with USMT...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Pack Notifier for MOM 2005

    This Management Pack Notifier will periodically contact Microsoft to determine if updates to previously installed management packs are available for download. When an update is detected, an Informational alert will be generated indicating which management pack(s) and version(s) are available. The notifier...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2005 - Day 4 Highlights

    Day 4 of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 started out with a keynote address by Ron Markezich , CIO of Microsoft Corporation. He began his talk describing his IT organization, and his four key objectives: 1. Be Microsoft's first and best customer (meaning - his IT organization deploys and runs...
  • Blog Post: Systems Management Server TechCenter Launched

    The TechNet team is pleased to announce that the Systems Management Server TechCenter launched today, Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 9:00 AM Pacific. In coordination with the TechCenter launch, the Systems Management Server product Web site has been redesigned by allowing you to quickly get to what...
  • Blog Post: Scripting MOM: Part 1 - The Basics

    Part 1 of a four-part article series focuses on writing scripts in MOM 2005. The purpose of the series is to compare scripts in MOM to those written for Windows Script Host so administrators can leverage the large amount of knowledge and materials already invested on scripts for Windows Script Host....
  • Blog Post: Deploying Windows Server 2003 SP1 with SMS

    This document provides detailed steps on how to prepare Windows Server 2003 SP1 files for deployment, create queries to identify SMS clients ready for the Windows Server 2003 SP1 upgrade, deploy the Windows Server 2003 SP1 upgrade to your SMS clients, and verify that the SMS clients successfully upgraded...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit Begins with a Bang

    This year's Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) began on Monday, April 18, with 21 of 22 hands-on sessions in full capacity. Many attendees were eager to get their hands whet on SMS, MOM, WSUS, Virtual Server, Data Protection Server, Group Policy, mobile device connectivity with SMS, and Exchange and AD...
  • Blog Post: Community-Submitted Scripts Center is Here!

    Community-Submitted Scripts Center -- an addition to the Script Center on TechNet can be viewed at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/csc/default.mspx . Here you'll have the opportunity not only to browse through a collection of scripts submitted by other members of the community, but also...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2005 - Day 2 Highlights

    Day 2 of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2005 started out with a keynote address by Kirill Tatarinov , Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Enterprise Management Division. He went over the success of MOM and SMS, and was excited to see how DSI is evolving to a concrete family of management products...
  • Blog Post: Eiger Says, "Don't Throw Away Your Antique PCs"

    Code-named "Eiger" -- It is a hybrid of Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Embedded...run as a "thin client." The codename is derived from a mountain in Switzerland (trivia: do you recall the codenames Whistler and Blackcomb ? -- mountains in BC Canada). Ina Fried reports: "To run Eiger...
  • Blog Post: MOM 2005 WE for the Medium Business IT

    Built for the medium business IT, Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Workgroup Edition provides event management, proactive monitoring and alerting, and system and application knowledge to help you reduce costs and improve availability. Check out the newly revamped MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition web...
  • Blog Post: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Webcasts on TechNet

    The first of many more-to-come webcasts is now ready for viewing. Justin Incarnato's Distributed Application webcast demonstrates creating a distributed application model using the MSPetShop application as an example. Check back here frequently for more produced webcasts: http://www.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Scripting MOM: Part 2 - Getting Data into a Script

    Part 2 of a four-part article series on MOM scripting is now live . The focus of Part 2 is getting data into a MOM script. This includes working with parameters and retrieving information from the MOM object that launches the script. Read up on it today. I posted a weblog regarding Part 1 last month...