Announcement: SCAP Extensions 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager is now available

The Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team is pleased to announce the release of the SCAP Extensions version 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48741. This new release of the SCAP Extensions was validated on August 28th 2015 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),… Read more

How to Check Your Version of WinRM

[Carol Bailey has contributed today’s post] One of the external dependencies for out of band management is that Windows Remote Management (WinRM) version 1.1 (or later) must be installed on each site system server that hosts the out of band service point role and on any computer that runs a remote Configuration Manager console.  But… Read more

Updated Troubleshooting Information for Out of Band Management (SP1)

[Today’s post is provided by Carol Bailey] We have recently updated the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for out of band management for SP2, including revisions to troubleshooting issues.  Some of these revisions are also applicable to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, but we can’t publish them with our monthly updates because of the new SP2 content. … Read more

Updated Security Best Practices for Out of Band Management in Service Pack 1

[Today’s post is provided by Carol Bailey]  We have recently updated the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, including revisions to security best practices.  Some of these revisions are also applicable to out of band management in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, but we can’t publish them with our… Read more

Out of Band Management Overview

[This post was originally published on our sister blog Chinese Configuration Manager R&D Team Blog by team members Gordon Jiang, Martin Li and Andrew Loh.  Yumin Guo has kindly provided us with the English translation for our readers.  The original Chinese version of this post can be read here.] Configuration Manager 2007 OOB Management Series –… Read more