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May 2009 - Technical Rollup Mail - Manageability

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Announcing System Center Extensions for SCAP

The System Center Extensions for SCAP allow organizations to use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to scan computers for compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) mandate issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Click the link above for more information.

https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=3214&InvitationID=CHAC-9668-9JK9&SiteID=715

New System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Virtual Machine released

This new virtual machine evaluation edition allows you to quickly evaluate the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager on a pre-configured Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). You can download the VHD and evaluate it for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb738372.aspx

Release Candidate (RC) of Operations Manager 2007 R2 available for download

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/opsmgr/dd239186.aspx

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/

The Operations Manager Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/operationsmgr/

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

The App-V Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/Softgrid/

The Deployment Guys

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions

http://blogs.technet.com/mwiles/

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - SCCM/Softgrid

http://blogs.technet.com/carlossantiago/

Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings

http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus/

Jeff Gilbert's Web blog at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/default.aspx

Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/default.aspx

Downloads

Configuration Manager & SMS

BDD and MDT Archive

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. The support status of earlier versions is outlined here.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=02a2605d-51e8-469f-be4a-1dd2af580502

Operations Manager & MOM

SQL Server MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides discovery and monitoring of SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8c0f970e-c653-4c15-9e51-6a6cadfca363

SharePoint Services 3.0 MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 Management Pack helps you manage Microsoft SharePoint environments of all sizes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=6803aa1d-0578-4d7d-bc2f-9600f0440d92

Office SharePoint Server 2007 MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Management Pack helps you manage Microsoft SharePoint environments of all sizes.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=626252c5-ad59-4842-9c6f-6ed24b6b1426

Windows Server 2008 Application Server MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Windows Server 2008 Application Server Management Pack provides fundamental monitoring for the Application Server role of Windows Server 2008 Operating System.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=77eb6ec5-6932-4310-a426-f9b34c6c5be9

Message Queuing MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Message Queuing Management Pack provides monitoring for Microsoft Message Queuing Services (MSMQ) version 3.0.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1d2b4398-8bc2-4a43-850c-852ebb0d983b

Events/Webcasts

Configuration Manager & SMS

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Health Strategies (Level 300)

5/12/2009 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/12/2009 10:30 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) client health concepts and solutions are presented in the context of a 300,000 client environment. Join a SCCM expert from Microsoft IT to learn about his detailed analysis and effective strategies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412436&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Using Local Policies to Solve Complex System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Challenges (Level 300)

5/12/2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/12/2009 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

Any organization can have special-case scenarios where some clients must be managed differently. For example, software distributions or agent cycles may require special scheduling options. You might not want to use a separate site for large-scale client settings testing. Some clients may have special inventory reporting requirements. All of this, and more, is enabled by using local policies on designated clients. The solutions are often complex, and require scripting skills. However, solutions for complex special-case scenarios are possible.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412438&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Using Virtualization with Hyper-V to Deploy System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (Level 300)

5/19/2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/19/2009 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

Learn how to leverage virtualization in your data center environment to host System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) site servers and roles. This step-by-step session explains how to deploy Hyper-V for maximum SCCM infrastructure performance. Prescriptive guidance details testing your site server and roles prior to deployment, thus ensuring success in a production environment. Learn how to create a single image, store it in a library, and deploy it effectively. Using knowledge gained in building a desktop management service based on SCCM, you will learn how to correctly size, test, and deploy SCCM using Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412444&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Delivering Internet-based Client Management (Level 300)

5/26/2009 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/26/2009 10:30 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Internet-based client management (IBCM) requires a significant investment in planning and deployment. Learn from Microsoft’s extensive experience in deploying an internet-facing service based on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM). Plan and architect your Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for use in SCCM 2007 and other certificate-based services. Understand key PKI decisions and terminology to become knowledgeable about IBCM provisioning issues such as digital certificates, revoked certificates, Online Certificate Status Protocols, and certificate chaining. Learn how to provision, secure, and manage the certificate lifestyle for your clients and infrastructure.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412530&culture=en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and OSD. (Level 300)

5/19/2009 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/19/2009 10:30 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Microsoft is the first enterprise organization to use Windows 7 on a large scale, and that includes deployments using the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature. OSD provides administrators with a tool to create images that can be deployed to managed and unmanaged computers. The OSD user interface, and features such as driver management and the User State Migration Tool (USMT), have been significantly enhanced. Join subject matter experts from Microsoft IT as they share best practices. These include complex scenarios such as using OSD with Network Access Protection (NAP).

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412442&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Interoperability Connectors (Level 300)

5/20/2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/20/2009 11:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

In this webcast, we focus on the Microsoft-branded interoperability connectors available for Microsoft Operations Manager 2007—and the improvements that will be available alongside Operations Manager 2007 R2—that enable the shared management and synchronization of alerts between Operations Manager and other popular enterprise management systems. We examine the architecture used by the connectors, include a demonstration that walks through key scenarios for the connectors, and conclude with a discussion of the road map for interoperability for Operations Manager 2007 and other Microsoft System Center products such as Service Manager and Configuration Manager. We also discuss the upcoming "universal connector" that provides considerable flexibility in different situations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032414985&culture=en-US

Other

TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery with Iron Mountain and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (Level 300)

5/7/2009 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/7/2009 10:30 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 with Service Pack 1 has three ways to help you achieve your disaster recovery goals. DPM can replicate its data from one DPM server to another, something we call ‘DPM2DPM4DR’ DPM data onsite can be protected to the cloud using Iron Mountain’s CloudRecovery™ service for off-site vaulting with one of the world’s most trusted data retent`ion companies DPM can be used alongside VMM and Hyper-V to provide site-level redundancy. In this session, we’ll walk through these capabilities, do several demonstrations, and discuss how to get started with each of these approaches.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032410562&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: First Look at Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager v3 (Level 300)

5/5/2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/5/2009 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

In the last 18 months, DPM 2007 (v2) delivered application protection for Exchange ,SQL Server, SharePoint and virtualization environments running Virtual Server and Hyper-V. Disaster recovery with Iron Mountain, Local Datasource Protection and Client backups have also come out through DPM 2007, its first feature update and Service Pack 1. Now it is time to show what is coming next for DPM. Join us to get your first look at v3 for DPM.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412466&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Cheaper, Better Backups with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (Level 300)

5/20/2009 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/20/2009 2:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

In today’s economy, more than ever, IT Pro’s are looking for ways to reduce costs while still improving existing processes or fixing things that aren’t meeting expectations – including backup. In this session, we’ll discuss legacy protection solutions for backup, disk-to-disk replication, and long-distance disaster recovery -- and how you can cut costs while gaining better backups and more reliable recoveries with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032412440&culture=en-US

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: Updates are not deployed to some clients when you use WSUS or SUM to deploy updates in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960065/EN-US

Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: The shared folders that store packages on branch distribution points may be removed in systems that are running System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960846/EN-US

Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: Some task sequences may not run on the client computers in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1-based systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967359/EN-US

Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: On a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 site server, the SMS_Executive service process (Smsexec.exe) crashes when you use Intel WS-MAN Translator version 1.1 (build 558) to provision some computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967919/EN-US

Sys Center Config Mnger 2007 AL: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 software inventory processing fails when a data file contains an invalid time

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968594/EN-US

Operations Manager & MOM

MOM Ops Mgr Serv Ent Ed 2005 EN: A script that was embedded by an authenticated MOM 2005 user in an alert object's alert history field is executed unexpectedly on the MOM 2005 SP1 Web console

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969286/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Error message when you manually change an agent setting for System Center Operations Manager 2007 by using the Change option in Add or Remove Programs: "Microsoft ESENT Keys are required"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969569/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Error message when you try to print the reports in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Web console: "Unable to load client print control"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969571/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Agent push installation fails when Operations Manager 2007 tries to read the PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE environment variable, and the PATH variable is over 1,024 characters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969572/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: System Center Operations Manager 2007 considers an object that contains a wildcard string to be a member of the group when a group uses a wildcard inclusion formula that targets a principal name

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969573/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: OpsMgr 2007: "Fatal error during installation" error when uninstalling or installing the Agent if the Workstation service is disabled

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969788/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Error message when you try to access the Web console: "HTTP Error 401.2 – Unauthorized. You are not authorized to view this page due to invalid authentication headers"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970043/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: Deleting an application in the Operations Manager console may fail with verification errors

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970047/EN-US

Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN: OpsMgr 2007: Backup programs may fail to backup the event log when the 64-bit agent is installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970219/EN-US

Sys Center Ops Mgr 2007 SP1: Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 and for System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1: July 25, 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954049/EN-US

Sys Center Ops Mgr 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

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Network bandwidth usage throttling may not work in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 if some network ports are unused (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949561/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: April 14, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968579/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: You receive error messages about communication issues on a System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 agent

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970090/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Error message when you try to install System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: "Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 is not supported on this operating system"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970091/EN-US

Sys Center DataProtect Mgr 07 EN: Error message when you install System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: "DPM is unable to configure the Windows account because the password you entered does not meet the Group Policy requirements"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970092/EN-US

Sys Center Essentials 2007 EN: SCE 2007 - Computers and agents showing as Not Yet Contacted

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970606/EN-US

Sys Center Essentials 2007 SP1: System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1 cannot monitor network devices that report an interface speed greater than 2,147,483,647 Gbps (2 GB per second)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960569/EN-US

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