How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 using ConfigMgr 2007

I can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to uninstall the best, most secure browser out there but hey, you never know.  If you ever find yourself in that position then MVP Bechir Gharbi just posted a great article on how to do just that over in the TechNet Wiki: Many people have blogged about… Read more

Information regarding McAfee Access protection rule and ConfigMgr 2007 ccmexec.exe behavior

Hi folks, my name is Vinayak Sharma and I would like to share some information regarding McAfee Access protection rule and ccmexec.exe behavior. I have read a few McAfee articles where people were complaining about ccmexec.exe and why it triggers the McAfee Protection rule for all of the McAfee services: Prevent termination of McAfee processes… Read more

How To Remediate An Incorrectly Deployed OSD Task Sequence In System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The below article outlines the steps that should be taken if a Task Sequence is deployed to an incorrect set of computers. Since mistargeting a Task Sequence could result in total data loss on the computers that were mistargeted, time is of essense to remedy the problem. It is also important to know not only what steps… Read more

No Assigned Task Sequence when initiating deployments caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Here’s another good KB article we published today. If you’re seeing an issue where ConfigMgr fails to find a task sequence then this one is for you: ===== Symptoms When trying to start a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) OSD Task Sequence on a client, ConfigMgr 2007 fails to find a Task Sequence… Read more

VAppCollector launches even if System Center Configuration Manager/App-V integration is not enabled

Here’s a great new KB article we published today. This one talks about a potential issue you might see one your App-V/ConfigMgr 2007 clients.  If you’re running these now or have plans to do so in the future you’ll probably want to give this one a read: ===== Symptoms The VAppCollector component of System Center… Read more

No Assigned Task Sequence when initiating deployments caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs (System UUIDs) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This article is regarding an issue we originally blogged about over at The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog regarding issues with PXE booting caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs.. At the time that we wrote the article we really didn’t have a good solution or workaround on the ConfigMgr/WDS side to fix the issue. Since the… Read more

How to quickly and easily test your ConfigMgr packages

Hi everyone, Lee Stevens here.  Sometimes, we have deadlines. The root word of deadlines? DEAD. This being said, I’ve been asked many times how packages can be tested in a quick manner without the added overhead of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr). The goal here is to make a specific, measurable, and predictable process… Read more

How To Change Logging Options For SMSTS.log in System Center Configuration Manager

As the first post in the Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog, I am going to go over something that affects us a lot in CSS – increasing the size of the SMSTS.log and specifying how many times it rolls over. Many times when troubleshooting customer issues with a Task Sequence, we discover that the… Read more

How To Change Logging Options For SMSTS.log in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

As the first post in the Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog, I am going to go over something that affects us a lot in CSS – increasing the size of the SMSTS.log and specifying how many times it rolls over. Many times when troubleshooting customer issues with a Task Sequence, we discover that the… Read more

An incorrect Windows 7 Locale setting is configured after OS Deployment with Configuration Manager 2007

Here’s another new KB article we published today.  This one involves the locale setting in Windows 7 when deployed with ConfigMgr 2007: ===== Symptoms When deploying a Windows 7 image using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007)/ Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010), if the default system Locale setting is changed, the localename (e.g…. Read more