[off topic] Biking, Christmas, Motivation…

My friend Jaro (our Xbox Bike Team Director ;)) started the new website for our XBOX bike team: http://www.xbox360biketeam.pl. Currently there are only photos there, but we hope to add some content in the future, you are welcome to visit. Meanwhile some photos still back from the summer (oh God, I am missing that weather)….

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OpsMgr 2007 – Putting computers in maintenance mode remotely

So you have a simple case where a server operator needs to perform some maintenance and he does not have an OpsMgr console. You can use the tool provided by Clive: http://blogs.technet.com/cliveeastwood/archive/2007/09/18/agentmm-a-command-line-tool-to-place-opsmgr-agents-into-maintenance-mode.aspx. However the tool either runs locally on the OpsMgr server or you need to explicitly provide credentials if you want to target it…

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Wake on Lan in SCCM2007 [updated]

Wake on LAN is a new feature of SCCM that was not present in SMS. You can use it to wake offline (standby/hibernate/shutdown) computers to install updates, software packages or task sequences (e.g. OS). To use WOL remember to run through some of these steps: 1. Check if you can at all wake the target…

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OpsMgr 2007 Authoring Resources [updated]

Here is a couple of resources useful for MP authoring in OpsMgr2007. Its a completely different world when compared to MOM, and ppl do keep asking about this, so here it goes: 1. Authoring Console (now in RC version) has the Authoring Guide with it (you can get it from http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/4/d/74deff5e-449f-4a6b-91dd-ffbc117869a2/om2007_authconsole.exe). The system MPs (needed…

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