Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library Update for December 2009

The Configuration Manager doc team just announced the December 2009 Documentation Library update over on the ConfigMgr product team blog: The Configuration Manager documentation library ( 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… Read more

How to properly set up a Task Sequence to deploy Windows 7 images captured via an SCCM 2007 Capture CD

When a Task Sequence is created via the "Create New Task Sequence Wizard", the Task Sequence may fail if the Windows OS being deployed is Windows 7 and the reference Windows 7 WIM image being deployed was manually created and then captured using the SCCM 2007 Capture CD. The Task Sequence Error dialog may show… Read more

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

Back on Tuesday the Configuration Manager product team posted a great article on how to manually create a Microsoft License Statement File for Import into Asset Intelligence: 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… Read more

Upgrade to ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 may break App-V File Type Associations

When you upgrade a computer that is running the App-V 4.5 client to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, it may break all the File Type Associations (FTA’s) for the virtualized applications.  This can occur because the SP2 installer updates the following key in the registry as part of the Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack… Read more

Known Issue: Logging Information for Native Mode Certificate Selection

Looks like Carol Bailey wrote up a great post on a couple issues relating to native mode certificate selection.  If you’re seeing either of these then you might want to check out the link below: A couple of issues recently came to our attention from the TechNet forums with regard to native mode certificate selection… Read more

Mainstream support for SMS 2003 will end on January 12, 2010

Mainstream support for SMS 2003 will end on January 12th, 2010.  On January 12, 2010, SMS 2003 will be entering the extended phase of support. What is the difference between Mainstream Support, Extended Support, and online self-help support? Source: Note: A hotfix is a modification to the commercially available Microsoft product software code to… Read more

Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software

In case you missed the big announcement over on the System Center Team blog I thought I’d pass it along here.  This isn’t really support related but I thought you might find it interesting anyway: Great news for enterprise, government and service provider customers who use System Center. I’m excited to announce that Microsoft has… Read more

Cool Windows 7 Deployment Links

One of our Windows team bloggers published a list of useful Windows 7 links that cover deployment (MDT 2010 and SCCM), USMT 4.0, activation, application compatibility and boot to VHD.  These links can change from time to time but are a good start for getting your environment ready for Windows 7 or other deployments.  Check… Read more

Rerun of failed advertisements does not work as expected when you use status MIF files generated by Windows Installer

You may want to use status MIF files for extended or custom reporting of the advertisement status by configuring the reporting properties of a mandatory advertisement to "Use these fields for status MIF matching", but if the resulting MIF file is generated by Windows Installer (using Windows Installer command line parameter "/M", for example "/M… Read more

New ConfigMgr 2007 KB article: KB973762 – A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

Consider the following scenario in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1): You create a large package that is several gigabytes. You assign the package to a branch distribution point (BDP). You repeatedly change the package. Every time that you change the package, the package is updated on the BDP. In this scenario,… Read more