How to easily compare two ConfigMgr 2007 client systems that exist in different collections

Hello, Lee Stevens again with a collection reporting tip… So, here is a great little query that you can use to compare two tables for systems that happen to be in both collections.  In this query, we will be finding computer names, their joined domain (or workgroup), and the last known logged on user based… Read more

USMT restore fails when using prestaged media in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Here’s another good KB article we published today on ConfigMgr 2007. This one describes an issue you may run into with USMT restores and how to fix it: ===== Symptoms When using the prestaged media feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to build new machines, the USMT (User State Migration Tool) restore step… Read more

Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for November 2011

Looks like the good folks on the The Configuration Manager Writing Team have released the Configuration Manager Documentation Library update for November 2011.  They are reporting that for November they had fewer doc updates but they do contain some important additional information or corrections to help you be more successful when you download and test… Read more

New Hotfix: Task sequence fails with an "0x80004005" error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Here’s a KB article we published today on ConfigMgr 2007. This one describes a hotfix/update we released that addresses an issue where a Task sequence fails with an "0x80004005" error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2: ===== Consider the following scenario: You create a prestaged installation media in System Center Configuration Manager 2007… Read more

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