News

Configuration Manager & SMS

Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

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

System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

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

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog

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

The Deployment Guys

http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions

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

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager

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

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings

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

Paul Thomsen at myITforum.com

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

Jeff Gilbert's Web blog at myITforum.com

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

Operations Manager & MOM

The Operations Manager Support Team Blog

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

Kevin Holman's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

Jonathan Almquist on Operations Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

JIMMY HARPER'S OPERATIONS MANAGER BLOG - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Other

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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

The App-V Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/

The Out of Band Management Support Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/oob/

Downloads

Other

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73

Events/Webcasts

Operations Manager & MOM

TechNet Webcast: IT Service Management Best Practice: Service Catalog (Level 300)

Friday, October 15, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast series, we discuss how Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)/IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) can provide better value to businesses. The series focuses on IT service management disciplines and provides an overview on key principles, practical guidance, goals, and value of the service management areas. This Service Catalog webcast is the first in the Service Management Best Practice series.

Presenter: Joel Smith, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation

Joel Smith has more than four years of experience as an operations consultant with Microsoft Services. Prior to that, Joel worked in the financial services sector with a primary focus on implementing Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) service management processes at his bank. During the implementation process, Joel worked with the Microsoft Services team using MOF fundamentals to improve the service and reliability of one of the primary financial applications for the bank. Joel worked together with Microsoft Services as an early adopter of the Service Level Management (SLM) scorecard for Microsoft Exchange. Joel holds his ITIL Service Managers certification.

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https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032459635&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: IT Service Management Best Practice: Service Mapping (Level 300)

Friday, October 22, 2010 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

IT Service Mapping (SMAP) is designed to help IT and business unit groups define and evaluate services for their organization. Attend this webcast to learn how Service Mapping makes it possible for customers to ensure that all IT dependencies and cross-functional areas are captured and accountability identified.

Presenter: Marty Redler, Operations Consultant, Microsoft Corporation

Marty Redler has worked at Microsoft Services for more than four years. He has 22 years of IT-related experience with nine of those years specializing in service management. The Operations Consulting group that Marty is a part of helps get its customers on the road to operational health by focusing on proactive services that include service management assessments, service improvement programs, service strategy and alignment, business continuity management, service level management, and many other projects that include core components of service management.

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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

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

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

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42555

Microsoft System Center Overview On-Demand Webcasts

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetmms.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42366

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454027&culture=en-US

New KB's

Configuration Manager & SMS

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Configuring Native Mode for Configuration Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2252943/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Configuring Software Update Deployment In Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2275534/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Management Point install fails on Windows Server 2008 with “The error code is 800CC801”

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2419559/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973762/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client may fail to load policy with error 80040217 in PolicyEvaluator.log

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2217190/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2: A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site fails to upgrade to Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2269959/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2: ConfigMgr 2007: WDS Multicast settings in the Distribution Point properties do not seem to apply

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2419357/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1: User state migration fails on a SCCM 2007 SP1 client or on a SCCM 2007 SP2 client after you install security update 974571

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977203/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The deployment package is not available for an assigned client in a protected boundary for a branch distribution point if you enable a certain option in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2205131/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: You cannot import a driver package into a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site if one or more driver files in the package are already imported into the site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2213600/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The task sequence may fail together with the "80004005" error code when you deploy a software package to a client computer from a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2261262/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Hotfix rollup for Asset Intelligence in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2263826/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The "Date modified" attribute for each file is changed after you deploy the files to a client computer by advertising a task sequence from a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276865/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The Systems Management Server (SMS) Agent Host service (Ccmexec.exe) stops responding on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2278119/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The Active Directory system discovery process cannot detect a client if the DNS suffix of the client differs from its DNS domain name in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2345551/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: You cannot import a driver into an OSD image if the driver is signed for only the Windows 7 operating system in SCCM 2007 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978754/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The Compliance Evaluation report is not localized correctly on the Japanese version of the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978759/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Files are collected incorrectly by Software Inventory or by File collection if the "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes" option is changed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979199/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Hotfix rollup for some Asset Intelligence reporting issues on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981639/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: The SMS Agent Host service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer if you connect the client to a network that has the NAP feature enabled

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982203/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server randomly stops processing status messages

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982399/en-US

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2: Description of a hotfix that increases the number of Asset Intelligence custom labels in System Center Configuration Manager SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983511/en-US

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007: Operations Manager 2007 Report Creation, Scheduling

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2275658/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: Exchange Test CAS Connectivity user gets locked out when using Exchange 2010 MP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022687/en-US

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: Support for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 that runs on a SQL Server 2008 R2 database

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2425714/en-US

Other

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Upgrade DPM 2007 x64 to DPM 2010 x64

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276868/en-US

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1: Switiching Protection Between Servers With Dpm 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2275786/en-US

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: On a system that is running Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) the System Center Service Manager 2010 Console fails to launch

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2278267/en-US

Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010: Description of Cumulative Update 3 for System Center Service Manager 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2390520/en-US