News

 

SCCM07 Virtual Hard Disk Program launches! 

We are pleased to announce the release to web of the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Virtual Hard Disk.  Part of the Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk program, the Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers.  Download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations.  This free, 500 day time bombed fully configured virtual machine is available to the field, customers and partners and can be found at

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 now available for purchase

Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) – previously Systems Management Server (SMS) – is now available for purchase. Configuration Manager is an integral part of the Core IO model helping to improve your clients’ ability to more effectively manage and secure their desktop, server and remote infrastructures while optimizing their resources with minimal user-intervention.  Some of the new features are:

·         Desired Configuration Management

·         OS Deployment & Mobile Device Management as integrated features (previously feature packs)

·         Internet Based Client Management for management over the Internet of systems that rarely connect to the network

·         Branch Distribution Points

·         Network Access Protection (NAP) for Configuration Manager

 

In addition to the stand alone client and server MLs, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is now offered as part of the Server Management Suite.  This suite, which also includes System Center Operations Manager 2007, System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, enables unparalleled management of physical and virtual IT environments to cater to today’s dynamic IT infrastructures.

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

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/designedforbig/

 

Tech Centers now available for System Centre products

A central point for all aspects of System Center products is now available.  This includes links to:

·         Webcasts

·         Virtual Labs

·         Downloads

·         Community

·         Documentation

·         And much more...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/default.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/default.aspx

 

Manageability Team Blog

 

Documents

 

System Centre Configuration Manager 2007 and Systems Management Server 2003

 

Managing Windows XP Embedded Systems with SMS 2003 sp3

This document describes the steps necessary to manage Windows XP Embedded Systems with SMS 2003 sp3.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35d49075-6580-4348-b541-938523a65c5f&DisplayLang=en

 

Datacenter Optimization with System Center

Whitepaper outlining benefits of using latest System Center products to optimize the datacenter

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d39f1a2-b200-4aab-8ab1-d72c49a494e0&DisplayLang=en

 

SC Config Mgr 2007 Software Update Management Guidance - Migration from SMS 2003 ITMU

This whitepaper provides guidance on how to migrate software update management from Systems Management Server 2003 to System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5f7fc67a-a71c-4642-bea8-e739719e5001&DisplayLang=en

 

System Centre Operations Manager 2007

 

Operations Manager 2007 Performance and Scalability Whitepaper

This document describes performance and scalability guidelines to consider when planning a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 deployment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a1b7610d-3dbe-4e51-bcb3-446d50dadf14&DisplayLang=en

 

Datacenter Optimization with System Center

Whitepaper outlining benefits of using latest System Center products to optimize the datacenter

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d39f1a2-b200-4aab-8ab1-d72c49a494e0&DisplayLang=en

 

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Documentation

This download contains documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859&DisplayLang=en

 

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Active Directory Management Pack Guide

This download contains the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack Guide for Active Directory.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b945737-e77f-4851-a11c-c4f79c36c360&DisplayLang=en

 

OpsMgr 2007 Key Concepts

This guide describes the key concepts required to understand Operations Manager. It describes modelling, how modelling is implemented in Operations Manager, and key changes between Operations Manager 2005 and 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3a633532-1dde-49b6-930f-7df50b69b77b&DisplayLang=en

 

Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack Guide for Microsoft® Operations Manager 2005

This guide helps the user deploy and use the management pack for DPM 2007 on Microsoft Operations Manager 2005.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bfcac113-ccfd-405d-b139-ad6663e69822&DisplayLang=en

 

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Pack Guide for Operations Manager 2007

This guide helps the user deploy and use the management pack for DPM 2007 on System Center Operations Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=81a7287d-4e55-499a-b7e3-4ea8cc992fb3&DisplayLang=en

 

Remote Operations Manager 2007 Deployment Guide

Best practices for deploying Remote Operations Manager 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b621eb7-01bb-45f5-9a77-52853f06eec9&DisplayLang=en

 

 

Downloads

 

System Centre Configuration Manager 2007 and Systems Management Server 2003

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM evaluation

Download the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM evaluation here.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb736730.aspx

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library (November 2007)

Download an updated version of the documentation for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 for a computer running the Configuration Manager console.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=81997356-7f18-48b2-a53a-d6f995a47f35&DisplayLang=en

 

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit

The ConfigMgr 2007 Toolkit contains 7 downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot ConfigMgr 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=948e477e-fd3b-4a09-9015-141683c7ad5f&DisplayLang=en

 

Configuration Manager 2007 Configuration Pack

This Configuration Pack helps track configuration compliance for your Configuration Manager 2007 site server roles, such as management points, distribution points, and software update points.

 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=45586f82-1816-4aeb-a0dc-ade1859820b9&DisplayLang=en

 

Configuration Manager 2007 Vulnerability Assessment Configuration Pack

This Configuration Pack helps track common software mis-configurations which might make client computers more vulnerable to attack.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fc6989e9-68a3-43b1-8019-72bc1b9c5ff3&DisplayLang=en

 

Configuration Pack Catalogs

Over 30 Configuration Packs for DCM have been posted.  Desired Configuration Management (DCM) is a feature in System Center Configuration Manager. With DCM, utilize Microsoft and third party best practice configuration knowledge to improve configuration definition and maintenance. Find the software you need to define configurations for your Microsoft and third party applications with Configuration Manager 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/scp/configmgr07.aspx

 

MS SMS 2003 SP3 Client.msi and *.msp rollup of fixes

This release addresses a number of Microsoft SMS 2003 SP3 client side fixes. A Brief explanation of these issues is included in the Overview section.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=999e116d-34e5-40aa-a8a0-937e1bdb382b&DisplayLang=en

 

System Centre Operations Manager and Microsoft Operations Manager

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 MP for Microsoft SC Ops Mgr 2007

The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007. This Management Pack helps administrators manage and administer Configuration Manager 2007 servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e4cd1a68-b6b6-483b-9663-be3be8484328&DisplayLang=en

 

QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack

QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack for MOM 2005 monitors the audio and video quality for Office Communications Server 2007 Server Enterprise Voice deployment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5dc8a545-3360-4997-bd37-08ee4d7083ff&DisplayLang=en

 

Essentials 2007 Product Tour

Standalone product tour for Essentials 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=767506ad-aaa0-4a44-ab5a-c9e5e056132b&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Server 2000/2003 OS Management Pack

Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 Operating System provides the fundamental monitoring basics for computers running the Windows Server 2000 and 2003 Operating System.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3&DisplayLang=en

 

Print Server 2000/2003 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007

Provides Print Server performance and health monitoring on Windows® 2000 and later Operating Systems. Requires OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update 6.0.5000.1 (or higher).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35d1fece-867b-4a0c-8642-57e84e327018&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Server 2000/2003 DHCP MP for SCOM 2007

Collects events generated by the Microsoft Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Service (DHCP) in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. Ensures this critical part of your Windows infrastructure is working correctly, and helps prevent costly service outages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2694e87c-76e0-417b-ad0f-5897e46fff88&DisplayLang=en

 

SC VMM 2007 MP for MOM 2005

The Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack centrally monitors virtual environments managed by multiple VMM servers, monitoring availability of VMM and the VMM agents on hosts and library servers.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd03b1e6-d7a8-44b4-bc2f-676565d042c2&DisplayLang=en

 

Server Virtualization MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007

The Server Virtualization Management Pack monitors availability and health of virtual machines, their hosts, and all components of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (VMM).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=de65b061-49bb-4619-9b2c-31d0f165221f&DisplayLang=en

 

Windows Domain Name System (DNS) 2000/2003 Management Pack

The Windows Domain Name System Management Pack monitors DNS events placed in the Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 system event logs, highlighting events that may indicate possible service outages or configuration problems, so you can quickly take corrective or preventative actions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=633b718f-5fe8-47d5-a395-8203f8ec354f&DisplayLang=en

 

Office Communications Server 2007 MP for MOM 2005

The Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for MOM 2005 monitors the health of computers running Office Communications Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d04a9eb0-1f67-4535-b865-843621a1b16e&DisplayLang=en

 

 

 

Events/WebCasts 

 

Microsoft System Center for Server Infrastructure Optimization

Date: Nov 29, 2007,Time: 9:30 AM PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032355552&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Optimizing Your Remote and Branch Office Infrastructure with Microsoft System Center

Date: Dec 4, 2007, Time:1:00 PM PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032358171&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Optimizing Desktop Management with SCCM07 and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization

Date: Dec 11, 2007 Time: 1:00 PM PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032358169&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)

Monday, December 3, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032359933&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Deploying and Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032359935&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Software Update Management with System Center Configuration Manager (Level 300)

Thursday, December 6, 2007, 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032356629&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Deploying Operating Systems with System Center Configuration Manager (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)

Monday, December 10, 2007, 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360204&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Software Distribution with System Center Configuration Manager (Level 300)

Thursday, December 13, 2007. 11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032355812&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Deploying Operating Systems with System Center Configuration Manager (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)

Friday, December 14, 2007. 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032360206&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Optimizing Desktop Management with System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time

http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032358169&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

 

Virtualization Podcast Series

More information on the continuing Virtualization podcast series can be found at 

http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization