News

 

Announcing Configuration Manager v.Next official name

Hey everyone, hello from Berlin.  This week, Configuration Manager v.Next has moved to its official product name, System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/11/09/announcing-configuration-manager-v-next-official-name.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0

Are your datacenter costs rising? Does your current infrastructure make it difficult to scale up or down quickly to respond to the changing needs of your organization? To meet these challenges, you need a more cost-effective, agile way to provide IT services—quickly, efficiently, and on demand.

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/virtual-machine-manager/vmm-self-service-portal.

 

Configuration Manager Customers: Discover New Efficiencies with Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Release Candidate

The Release Candidate of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 shipped today and is now available for download here.  FEP was built on Configuration Manager 2007 (R2 and R3 supported), so anyone with Configuration Manager deployed now has the unique ability to deliver desktop security on your existing infrastructure.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/11/08/configuration-manager-customers-discover-new-efficiencies-with-forefront-endpoint-protection-2010-release-candidate.aspx

 

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 Bog - 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/

 

 

Tweets

Operations Manager & MOM

@OpsMgr

Tweets from the Ops manager team

 

@MPReleases

Notification of new Management Pack Releases as they happen.

 

 

Downloads

Operations Manager & MOM

Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack

The Operations Manager 2007 R2 Management Pack alerts you to problems with components such as agents, management servers, the Operations Manager database, agents, modules used by workflows and services so that you can continue to monitor the servers and clients that your business depends on.

http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/operations-manager-2007-r2-management-pack-12884901986

 

Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack

Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack is a comprehensive End-to-End monitoring management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. Extensive component event and performance monitoring is available, and new in this release is full support for Synthetic Transactions against a distributed Lync Server 2010 deployment.

http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/lync-server-2010-monitoring-management-pack-12884908254

 

Office Communications Server 2007 MP for OpsMgr 2007

The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 monitors the health of computers running Office Communications Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=a1832431-54b7-4070-9b10-14efb231ff0c

 

Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 Management Pack

The Live Communications Server 2005 Management Pack monitors events placed in the Application event log by Live Communications Server 2005. It highlights events that may indicate possible service outages or configuration problems, so you can quickly take corrective or preventative actions.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e0f61db-5d18-4a1f-a3dd-1c85eb2679d7  

 

Office Communicator Web Access MP for Ops Mgr 2007

The Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access 2005 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 monitors the health of computers running Office Communicator Web Access server components on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. This Management Pack requires the Backward Compatibility MP version 6.0.5000.12 (or higher).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=b98c87f5-d17d-49ac-9bc2-c04f85acda60  

 

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  

 

 

Events/Webcasts

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: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 does not install, and a "Failed to compile MOF" error is logged

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2384060/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Asset Intelligence custom labels do not get replicated to child sites in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460008/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: List of hotfixes and updates that are contained in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971348/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: The Configuration Manager console crashes when you try to create a model-based report in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449910/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Status message ID 7404 is reported frequently in an installation of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 that uses SQL Server 2008 as the site database

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957576/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: You receive an error message when you configure a named instance of SQL Server 2005 as the Client Status Reporting database in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959975/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Client Status Reporting fails when clients have multiple discovery records

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960634/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Hotfix for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Client Status Reporting

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967491/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Error message when you try to create a virtual application package in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2: "User does not have sufficient rights"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978755/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Error message when you try to change a deployment template in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 or in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2: "You do not have security rights to perform this operation"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978756/en-US  

 

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: App-V applications are removed when the "Allow virtual application package advertisement" option is enabled in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983255/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: How to exclude specific computers so that the client software is not automatically installed in Systems Management Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/207729/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: How to avoid duplicate GUIDs when you image System Management Server 2003 client computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828367/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Systems Management Server 2003 or System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site in Advanced Security mode does not connect to SQL Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829868/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Client Push Installation for Advanced Clients Does Not Always Use the Closest Management Point

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830026/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: You cannot move a Legacy Client to another site in Systems Management Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833862/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: How to locate and clean Advanced Client Duplicate GUIDs in SMS 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837374/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: How to prepare the Systems Management 2003 site for a Client Push installation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838436/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Access violation when you use the Client Push Installation method to install the SMS 2003 client on a computer that is running the Italian version of Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840276/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: List of bugs that are fixed in Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885644/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Client computers that have the SMS 2003 Advanced Client installed are not assigned to the SMS 2003 site, do not receive advertisements, and do not report inventory information to the SMS 2003 site

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886032/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: You cannot install an SMS 2003 Advanced Client on a domain controller by using Capinst.exe with the /DC option in a logon script

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886055/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: You cannot use the Client Push Installation method to install the Systems Management Server 2003 client components by using a computer that appears in a query results list

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886129/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Event ID 10003 is logged and you cannot use Client Push Installation to install an SMS 2003 Advanced Client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886137/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: You cannot install a Systems Management Server 2003 Advanced client by using the Push Installation method

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886139/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: You cannot successfully deploy the Systems Management Server 2003 Advanced Client by using Software Distribution until a user logs on to the client computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886140/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: You cannot complete an Advanced Client installation when you use the Client Push Installation method in Systems Management Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889325/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Some Systems Management Server 2003 wizards may not work correctly when you include a join statement in an SMS query

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922350/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: The SMS Agent Host service does not start after you restart a  Systems Management Server 2003 client computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922362/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: A hotfix rollup package that provides an updated Client.msi is available for Systems Management Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941214/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: A hotfix rollup package that provides an updated Client.msp is available for Systems Management Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941395/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 1: A software update has been released for the SMS 2003 Service Pack 1 Advanced Client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/901034/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 1: How to include an update in  the initial installation of Systems Management Server 2003 Advanced Client

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907423/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 2: The Manage Site Accounts tool does not add or modify Client Push accounts in Systems Management Server 2003 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920108/en-US  

 

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3: Compatibility pack for SMS 2003 SP3 adds Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as supported clients

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974014/en-US  

 

Operations Manager & MOM

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2: List of all cumulative update releases for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2453149/en-US