WSUS 3.0 SP2 Released

WSUS 3.0 SP2 was released last week and it can be downloaded here.  WSUS 3.0 SP2 includes the following improvements: New Windows Server and client version support Integration with Windows Server 2008 R2 Support for the BranchCache feature on Windows Server 2008 R2 Support for Windows 7 clients WSUS feature improvements Auto-Approval Rules: Auto-approval rules…

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Windows 7: Be first. Save half.

Pre-order Windows 7 today at the Microsoft Store. You’ll get it for at least half off and be one of the first to get it. Hurry, quantities are limited.* It’s pretty simple Windows 7 is coming on October 22, 2009. Here’s an easy way to get it fast and save a bundle: Pre-order a Windows…

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Configuration Manager 2007 and SMS 2003 Support Statements

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 (SP1 and/or R2) System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and/or R2 now supports the use of SQL Server 2008 SP1. No hofixes are required. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are now supported on Systems Management Server 2003 SP3…

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MMS 2009 Highlights

This is for the benefit of those that missed MMS this year: Stuff you might have missed since the R2 release: SCUP 4.5 released Synchronization command line tool (SCUPSync.exe) which enables you to import and publish updates without using the Updates Publisher console interface. Ability to publish updates as “metadata only” Ability to configure proxy…

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How To Check If A BITS Enabled Distribution Point Is Up And Running

To check if a Management Point is up and running we have the mplist and mpcert http URLs that we can open in Internet Explorer.  We don’t have such URLs to test if a Distribution Point (DP) is up. Management Point and Distribution Point servers are very different roles.  The Management Point is a conduit…

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Can We Use SCCM To Deploy Updates To Windows Vista SP2 Beta Clients? Yes We Can!

One of my customers is in the TAP program for Windows Vista Service Service Pack 2.  They wanted to use SCCM/WSUS to deploy updates to the Vista SP2 Beta clients that they have in production.  This is how we got the Vista SP2 updates in WSUS and SCCM: 1. Open the WSUS server console and…

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How Can I Increase The Size Of The Smsts.log File?

To troubleshoot SCCM Task Sequences we use the smsts.log located on the SCCM client.  Unlike other SCCM components, the size of the smsts.lg is not configurable in the registry. Keep in mind that Task Sequences can run even before we get the SCCM client on a computer, so the above registry key might not exist. …

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