Known Issue: Supernets in Active Directory Sites Used as Site Boundaries

We have recently updated the Configuration Manager Documentation Library regarding site boundary configurations.  This change was made to clarify the use of supernets, which remain unsupported but have been a source of confusion resulting in support calls.   The confusion comes when an Active Directory site is configured as a boundary and that Active Directory site… Read more

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for December 2009

[Today’s post comes from the Configuration Manager Writing Team]  The Configuration Manager documentation library (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680651.aspx) has been updated on the Web and the latest content on the Web has Updated: December 1, 2009 at the top of the topic. This month’s updates are primarily for revisions based on customer feedback.  We do value customer feedback and… Read more

Manually creating a Microsoft License Statement File for Import into Asset Intelligence

[Today’s post comes from Yvette O’Meally] We have received a number of requests from customers who would like to create their own Microsoft License file for import, similar to the method used for the non-Microsoft License Import File.  Disclaimer: While it is possible to produce the xml file manually, you should keep in mind that… Read more

Known Issue: Logging Information for Native Mode Certificate Selection

[Carol Bailey has contributed today’s post] A couple of issues recently came to our attention from the TechNet forums with regard to native mode certificate selection when there is more than one available certificate that could be used: When a certificate in the certificate store has expired, we log this and Trace32 highlights it as… Read more

Customization to some hardware inventory classes not preserved when patching the Configuration Manager client

[Today’s post is provided by Brian Huneycutt] Recently a customer reported that when applying a hotfix (.MSP file) that updates the Configuration Manager client software, some customized hardware inventory data was later missing for the targeted clients. The customer was looking specifically at information previously added to the Win32Reg_AddRemovePrograms class.  Here is what happened:The client… Read more

Known Issue: Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 with USMT when used with ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 OS Deployment may not migrate all settings

[In today’s post Levi Stevens discusses an issue with USMT and Config Manager 2007 SP2] Problem Description When upgrading or reinstalling Windows XP to Windows 7 using USMT 4.0 to migrate system and user state, settings like Wallpaper and Network Printer mappings are not migrated. Running scanstate.exe from a folder other than the USMT –… Read more

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for November 2009

[Today’s post comes from the Configuration Manager Writing Team]  The Configuration Manager documentation library (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680651.aspx) has been updated on the Web and the latest content on the Web has Updated: November 1, 2009 at the top of the topic. This month’s updates contain the latest supported configurations, as previously blogged here: Configuration Manager Support Announcements for… Read more

Configuration Manager Support Announcements for November 2009

[Today’s post is provided by Levi Stevens]  Up until now we have released support announcements on the ConfigMgr Support Team blog from our very own Customer Support Services.  Moving forward, we will be announcing support for new configuration via our Configuration Manager Team blog directly from our finger tips to your eyes.  While we are… Read more

Levi Stevens’ Bio

I am a Program Manager on the System Center Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering Team (ConfigMgr SE). I started at Microsoft as a vendor in 1997 working in helpdesk and soon found myself working in Microsoft IT with the Windows 2000 Beta deployments.  Before long I was learning how to use SMS 2.0 and owning the… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library Downloadable Quarterly Update for October 2009

The latest downloadable quarterly update for the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library has been posted to the download center. The October 2009 version is the newest downloadable update available and contains new material and fixes to documentation problems reported by customers since the last update was published for the April 2009 version. The January, April… Read more