System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Installation Video

If you’re not familiar with SCUP, System Center Updates Publisher is a stand-alone tool that enables independent software vendors or line-of-business app developers to import software update catalogs, create and modify software update definitions, export update definitions to catalogs, and publish software updates information to a configured update server such as System Center Configuration Manager…


ConfigMgr 2007: How to deploy a new screen saver

Many enterprise customers today rely on a consistent company screen saver, and while that’s usually something that’s rolled out with the standard corporate desktop image, what if you need to change it later?  You can use Group Policy for that, but the problem is that it can disable screen saver settings for users and they…

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New Configuration Manager Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 02/14/2009

Last week we had two new Knowledge Base articles on System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  Both deal with recurring advertisements or maintenance windows starting an hour earlier or an hour later than expected when the time is changed because of Daylight Saving Time.  The only difference between the two is that one applies to the…

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How to Renew the Site Server Signing Certificate (Microsoft Certificate Services)

Is there anything Carol Bailey doesn’t know about certificates and Configuration Manager?  Doesn’t seem like it as the Configuration Manager Team Blog has another great post on how to renew the Site Server Signing Certificate using Microsoft Certificate Services: Have you tried to renew the existing site server signing certificate for a native mode site,…

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Your one-stop shop for all things Configuration Manager

Are you looking for a forum or newsgroup where you can get help with ConfigMgr?  Want to know what the latest downloads are?  How about troubleshooting information, webcasts and whitepapers?  Need to contact support?  All this and a whole lot more can all be found at the System Center Configuration Manager TechCenter:   The Library…

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Advanced System Center Configuration Manager Software Deployment Scenarios

The good folks over on the Windows Embedded blog just posted a great article on using ConfigMgr to manage various embedded devices.  If you work with this stuff then I think you’ll find it pretty helpful.  I have their intro and a link below: ======== Change management scenarios of embedded devices are sometimes much harder…

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How to Specify the Container Name on the Web Enrollment Page for Certificate Services

Just in case you missed it, Carol Bailey has posted yet another fantastic article on certificates over on the http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam blog.  If certificates are as confusing to you as they are to me then you’ll definitely want to give this one a good read.  I have her intro and a link below: ======== I’m going…

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New Configuration Manager Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 02/07/2009

Last week we had two new Knowledge Base articles on System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  The links and titles are below: ======== KB967506 – Client push fails when the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Management Point is installed in Windows Server 2008 KB961960 – The state of the check box for the maintenance window that…


ConfigMgr 2007: Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 443 with status code 403, text: Forbidden

Here is an interesting one I saw the other day. We had a Management Point setup to support Internet clients, and while everything seemed to be setup correctly we kept seeing the error  “Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 443 with status code 403, text: Forbidden” in the MPControl.log: There is only one certificate in…

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Deploying the 2007 Office system by using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Over on the Office Resource Kit blog it looks like Ross posted the latest draft of the article describing how to deploy Office 2007 using System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  He’s looking for feedback so if editing tech documents is one of your hobbies then head over there and let him know what you think. …

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