The Capture Network Settings task in a ConfigMgr 2007 OSD Task Sequence may not properly capture DNS & WINS settings on teamed NICs

When using the "Capture Network Settings" task in a Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM 2007) OSD Task Sequence on a PC that has teamed NICs, not all of the settings of the NIC may be captured properly.  This mainly applies to DNS and WINS settings that are set statically.  In these cases the settings are not… Read more

Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for November 2009

The Configuration Manager documentation library ( has been updated on the Web and the latest content on the Web has Updated: November 1, 2009 at the top of the topic. For all the details see J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Unable to update Distribution Point and a file in the appears to be locked

In your System Center Configuration Manager 2007 environment, you may find that a distribution point is not updating and a pck file may appear to be "stuck" or "locked" in the X:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\\received folder (where X: is the drive where ConfigMgr 2007 is installed) and the file is not able to be renamed… Read more

Changes made to package properties are not updated at the Child Site / Distmgr.log contains "Package XXX000xx is currently being processed"

I recently came across this issue and thought it might be worth a mention here.  If you have some really big packages and don’t see any of your changes reflected on the Child Sites then this may be your issue. Symptoms Changes made to an SMS 2003 package/program properties for a large package (such as… Read more

New KB973499 – A memory leak occurs when many content location requests are received by a site server ConfigMgr 2007 SP1

Consider the following scenario: The management point role is installed on a site server that is running Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Many content location requests are sent to the management point when the requests contain multiple locations. In this scenario, the memory usage of the Microsoft Systems Management Server… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 October Help File Update

Download an updated version of the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library which contains new material and fixes to documentation problems reported by customers since the last update was published. Refer to the “What’s New in the Documentation Library” topic in each release for a list of topics with significant updates: ======== Configuration Manager 2007 SP2… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 support announcements for November 2009

Looks like the Configuration Manager product team made a couple announcements regarding supported configurations over on their blog.  You can read the details yourself but here’s the long and short of it: Windows Storage Server 2008 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 now… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments, this tool provides a quick and complete inventory of the current IT environment… Read more

Forcing a ConfigMgr Task Sequence to Rerun

From our very own Steve Rachui comes another great System Center tip.  This one covers how to get a Configuration Manager 2007 Task Sequence to rerun: There are well known methods to force an advertisement to rerun – including several add-on tools available for the SMS or SCCM console.  To date, however, there are not… Read more

Automatic FixIt: You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version

I asked the FixIt team for this a while back and they have delivered.  Now if you ever run into the symptoms below the chances are good we can automatically fix it with just a few clicks of the mouse: The Symptoms: When you use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or a custom host… Read more