News

System Center Essentials 2007

Download the 90-day Evaluation Software, read White Papers and more here...

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/sce/default.mspx

SMS Case Study: Panasonic (Thailand) Co Ltd

See how this domestic appliance maker boosts security and speed with SMS 2003.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=201533

Downloads

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Beta 2 Product Feature Quizzes

The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 User Assistance team has created a set of 7 quizzes to help you assess your understanding of the dependencies and requirements for key features of Configuration Manager.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b9fb478a-ec98-47f2-b31e-57443a8ae88f&DisplayLang=en

Configuration Manager Documentation Library

Download the latest online version of the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.  More recent than the documentation available on the Beta 2 CD.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sms/smsv4/smsv4_help/6ffe5c59-3858-49c5-83cb-16f63823187c.mspx?mfr=true

Events/WebCasts

Manage the IT Environment of Your Mid-Sized Business More Efficiently

Discover Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007, the new unified IT management solution specifically designed for mid-sized businesses. In this webcast, we provide an overview of System Center Essentials 2007 and demonstrate how it enables IT professionals to manage their IT environments proactively by simplifying tasks and automating complex tasks from a single console. Learn how the built-in troubleshooting and asset inventory can help you save time and increase productivity while maximizing the availability of a secure IT environment.
Presenter: Pete Zerger, Consulting Practice Partner, AKOS Technology Services

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032336459&CountryCode=US

Managing a Microsoft Infrastructure

Meet availability and performance requirements for your business-critical applications with Microsoft infrastructure management products, technologies, and solutions offerings. Leverage these online resources for an in-depth look into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, and more.

TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Essentials 2007 (Level 200)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

1:00 P.M.–2:30 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, June 11, 2007

11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 200)

Monday, June 18, 2007

11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: What's New in Systems Management Server 2003 SP3 (Level 200)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Installation and Management Pack Migration (Level 200)

Friday, June 22, 2007

1:00 P.M.–2:30 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (Level 200)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time

New KB’s

KB936739: Asset Management reports in Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3 contain information about obsolete computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936739

KB933867: List of problems that are fixed in Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933867

KB934206: You cannot use the software inventory method to collect files from a mobile device after you install Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934206

KB936117: When you use the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) to deploy updates to SMS 2003 client computers, the updates are not deployed successfully

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936117

KB933554: How to deploy a SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) image by using Remote Installation Services and Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933554

KB935915: You cannot use SMS 2003 Remote Control to connect to a computer that is running Windows Vista or that is running a 64-bit version of Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935915

KB936607: How to programmatically obtain the channel code values for System Management Server Service Pack 3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936607

KB937098: Some ITMU-specific reports contain no data after you upgrade to SMS 2003 Service Pack 3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937098

KB924042: Error message when you try to connect to a remote computer during Windows PE startup with the Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack: "0x80072AFC"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924042

KB935628: An SMS 2003 advertised package stops responding, and the package does not automatically install an MUI on a client computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935628

KB936118: Error message when you try to run a report in Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003: "Cannot set application role 'webreport_approle' because it does not exist or the password is incorrect"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936118

KB936850: The asset management license reports display incorrect channel information for some Windows operating systems in SMS 2003 with Service Pack 3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936850

KB936906: Error message in the WUSSyncXML.log file when the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates tries to synchronize and to download software updates: "Error retrieving object PackageID"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936906

KB936551: SMS 2003 SUS Feature Pack incorrectly reports that security update 923980 is not installed after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936551