when some sccm (configmgr) clients should auto approve and don’t

seems to be an issue when the client tries to send data thru the CCM_SYSTEM_WINDOWSAUTH virt dir on the MP.  Keith wrote a doc that explains how client approval should work and also has some troubleshoot tips: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2010/01/20/how-it-works-automatic-client-approval-in-configuration-manager-2007.aspx  

SQL query to check package status

sql query to check package status: SELECT v_Package.PackageID, Name, SiteCode, ServerNALPath, State, InstallStatus from v_Package join v_PackageStatusDistPointsSumm PSUMM on v_Package.PackageID=PSUMM.PackageID where PSUMM.State = 0 state 0 = Package installation complete state 1 = Waiting to Install

and so the service manager blog posts start today…..

given the vast amount of ip that pfe needs to build for service manager, this will be a very busy fiscal year.  not my content but a great link for a great solution to handle ad password resets – http://contoso.se/blog/?p=1605

SCCM R3 and wakeup time

If you enable the power management settings on a collection you have the ability to establish a wakeup time for that set of machines.  So, if you want machines to wake up at 2:00am to see if there is any work to be done you can do that.  Only downside is that ONLY applies to…

SCCM R3 and DCM baselines

 in SCCM we have ‘get’ behavior for DCM baselines.  So, we can tell what machines are (or are not) compliant for a baseline and then use a query-based collection to find computers that are compliant (or not) and take action on them.  As an FYI SCCM V.Next will include ‘set’ behavior so we’ll have the ability to…

When will SCCM R3 be released?

Another question that comes up alot.  Beta1 is out now but is not meant to be deployed in a production environment.  Expect R3 to be released in the second half of 2010.


Digging a bit deeper into R3 and will be posting some stuff.   I already talked about what happens if a computer is in two collection with different power policy settings.  In summary, SCCM will utilze the least impactful setting.  But what if the computer is one collection that has the power management setting enabled but…

Back in business!

Had a short outage while they cut everything over but I am back!