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News

 

SMS&MOM

http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx  

 

The Deployment Guys

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys  

 

Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 RTM

DPM 2007 SP1 RTM’d on 19/12/2008.  Along with the earlier update, this release enhances many of the core features of DPM 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/dataprotectionmanager/en/us/whats-new.aspx

 

System Center Updates Publisher 4.5 Released

SCUP has now been updated and allows customers to import software update catalogs; create, modify, and export software update definitions; and publish software updates. Click the link to find out more and download the new version.

http://blogs.technet.com/jasonlewis/archive/2008/12/15/system-center-updates-publisher-scup-4-5-has-released.aspx

 

Now Available: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0, now with support for Hyper-V technology. Click the link above for more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8408ECF5-7AFE-47EC-A697-EB433027DF73&displaylang=en

 

What's New in the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for December 2008

The following section describes what's new in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library since August 2008. The topics listed in the table are new or contain significant technical changes to Configuration Manager 2007. Topics that contain minor changes to Configuration Manager 2007 are not listed.

http://technet.microsoft.com/ko-kr/library/dd252743.aspx

 

 

Documents

 

Operations Manager & MOM

System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Documentation

This download contains documentation for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3dd826b836-59e5-4628-939e-2b852ed79859%26displaylang%3den  

 

Other

System Center Essentials 2007 Operations Guide

Best practices for using System Center Essentials 2007

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3ddbf51282-1784-4b9f-abd1-e2b5cb12f1a8%26displaylang%3den  

 

 

Downloads

 

Configuration Manager & SMS

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=6&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73%26displaylang%3den  

 

Operations Manager & MOM

Windows Server 2003/2008 Group Policy MP for OpsMgr 2007

Windows Server 2003/2008 Group Policy Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health, availability, and performance of the Microsoft group policy client component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d12a29de3-7147-4488-8b1d-5825892f2b05%26displaylang%3den  

 

DNS Server 2000/2003/2008 MP for OpsMgr 2007

This management Pack monitors DNS 2000/2003/2008 infrastructure health, availability and performance.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d633b718f-5fe8-47d5-a395-8203f8ec354f%26displaylang%3den  

 

Exchange Server 2007 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007

This management pack includes scripts and rules to effectively monitor Exchange 2007 and report on performance, availability, and reliability of its server roles.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d1a83e112-8677-4e03-83c3-f1b7ebfc3a4b%26displaylang%3den  

 

Other

Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Password Reset Client

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) Password Reset Client provides a .cab file that you install on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices enrolled in MDM so that users can use the password reset feature in MDM.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d53799354-e949-47e6-8f2d-8395fc213d60%26displaylang%3den  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008  SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Reporting Services

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Server Pack 1 (SP1) Reporting Services provides a reporting and data access service across all areas of an MDM system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3df72c0546-1b10-4636-96a5-a2455b1f77b3%26displaylang%3den  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Server Tools

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Server Tools provides tools to help administrators manage deployment and cleanup tasks in an MDM system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d0433b453-15a5-48ae-a343-6a1053f46251%26displaylang%3den  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Best Practices Analyzer

Best Practices Analyzer Tool for System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) helps you analyze a group of servers to determine if the prerequisites and best practices are met for MDM deployment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3de233f84f-9d96-4b33-80b1-fd563c4fb241%26displaylang%3den  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Resource Kit Tools - Client Tools

System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Client Tools provides tools to help administrators troubleshoot connections and monitor device synchronization for Windows Mobile devices as part of an MDM system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d61691925-07c8-4d29-bf11-9df43aedae94%26displaylang%3den  

 

 

 

Events/Webcasts

 

Configuration Manager & SMS

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42364#42364 

 

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42363

 

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42365

 

TechNet Webcast: Introducing Operations Manager 2007 R2 (Level 300)

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 is an end-to-end service-management product that is a great choice for Windows because it works seamlessly with Microsoft software and applications, helping organizations increase efficiency while enabling greater control of the data center and IT environments.  Join us for this webcast and discover the new and enhanced capabilities in Operations Manager 2007 R2. Topics we cover include cross-platform (Windows, UNIX, and Linux) monitoring, service-level tracking, usability enhancements, performance improvements, and much more.    

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032399166%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

 

TechNet Webcast: Successfully Monitor UNIX and Linux Alongside Your Windows Infrastructure with Operations Manager 2007 R2 (Level 300)

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 is an end-to-end service-management product that is a great choice for Windows because it works seamlessly with Microsoft software and applications, helping organizations increase efficiency while enabling greater control of the data center and IT environments.  At Tech·Ed EMEA 2008, Microsoft announced an exciting new set of capabilities in Operations Manager 2007 R2. Join us for this webcast to discover how Operations Manager 2007 R2 extends monitoring support to non-Microsoft environments, including different variants of UNIX and Linux. Operations Manager 2007 R2 also delivers clear value and an improved ability to meet your IT infrastructure monitoring and management needs across heterogeneous environments.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=~CMTYDataSvcParams%5E~arg+Name%3D%22ID%22+Value%3D%221032399028%22%2F%5E~arg+Name%3D%22ProviderID%22+Value%3D%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2F%5E~arg+Name%3D%22lang%22+Value%3D%22en%22%2F%5E~arg+Name%3D%22cr%22+Value%3D%22US%22%2F%5E~sParams%5E~%2FsParams%5E~%2FCMTYDataSvcParams%5E

 

Other

TechNet Webcast: What Is New in Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (Level 100)

Thursday, January 08, 2009, 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

It has been a year since the release of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007. Microsoft released a DPM 2007 Update Rollup in June, and DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be available for download by the time of this live webcast. Every workload that is protected by DPM 2007 received some enhanced functionality within SP1, including mirrored database support for Microsoft SQL Server, Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) protection with Microsoft Exchange, significant optimization of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server farm protection, and of course, Hyper-V protection. Desktop protection and disaster recovery were also enhanced in DPM 2007 SP1, and new protection scenarios for branch offices are supported. Attend this webcast to learn about the new capabilities in DPM 2007 SP1 and find out about a management pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 that enables enterprise monitoring and management of the DPM environment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032399151

 

 

New KB's

 

Configuration Manager & SMS

ConfigMgr 2007: A task sequence that contains many packages may take longer to run after you install System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or hotfix 949225 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955955/EN-US  

 

ConfigMgr 2007: The execution of a task sequence that you create in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may continue when a program in the task sequence returns a failure exit code

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959038/EN-US  

 

ConfigMgr 2007: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 systems cannot provision AMT 2.2/2.6 clients in PKI mode and AMT 2.1/2.5 clients in PSK mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959040/EN-US  

 

ConfigMgr 2007: The "GetFileVersionInfo" function for localized binary files may return incorrect file-version information in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959441/EN-US  

 

ConfigMgr 2007: Operating System Deployment (OSD) tasks may fail randomly in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1-based systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959812/EN-US  

 

SMS 2003: Error message when you install the Inventory Tool for Dell Update (ITDU) on an SMS 2003 site server after July 1, 2008: "The Sync task failed to download content from source location"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956307/EN-US  

 

SMS 2003: Inaccurate software metering reports may be generated from Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3-based primary site servers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958157/EN-US  

 

Operations Manager & MOM

OpsMgr 2007: The System Center Operations Manager 2007 console crashes, and a NullReferenceException exception is generated

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957560/EN-US  

 

OpsMgr 2007: Support policy for System Center Operations Manager 2007 that is running on hardware virtualization software

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957568/EN-US  

 

OpsMgr 2007: Modifications required to run the Web Console on a FIPS compliant server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960883/EN-US  

 

OpsMgr 2007 SP1: You cannot change the alert resolution state of any alert in the Active Alerts view in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957135/EN-US  

 

OpsMgr 2007 SP1: Description of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958170/EN-US  

 

Other

Date Protection Manager 2007: Description of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959605/EN-US  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008: Error message when you try to upgrade to System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Service Pack 1: "Failed to determine status of MDM databases on SQL instance"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960829/EN-US  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008: Constraint violation 0x8007202F running AdConfig /enableGPSecurity

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960920/EN-US  

 

Mobile Device Manager 2008: Upgrade to System Center Mobile Device Manager SP1 Database Credential Failure

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961018/EN-US  

 

Reporting Manager 2006: SCOM reporting gives error when the AM / PM Symbol is incorrect in regional and langauge settings

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961091/EN-US  

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  • By no means the master list - but here is what I've found. Deployment and Service Management Solution

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