Two new Configuration Manager Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 02/28/2009

We had 2 new KB articles publish last week:  One is about shared folders that may be removed on branch DPs and the other involves package failures if a file name within the package contains an ampersand (&) character.  Links and titles are below: KB960846 – The shared folders that store packages on branch distribution…

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Hewlett-Packard Server Updates Catalog for System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Just a quick FYI that it looks like HP released their Server Updates Catalog for System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  If you have any ProLiants in your environment then this is probably one you’ll want to check out.  I have their overview below but you can get all the details here. Hewlett-Packard Server Updates Catalog…


Troubleshooting Task Sequences in System Center Configuration Manager

Just an FYI that over on the techlog blog they posted an article on troubleshooting Task Sequences in System Center Configuration Manager.  This looks like a good one too so if you do a lot of work with ConfigMgr and OSD then you may want to bookmark this one: This article will give some guidance…


Requesting an AMT Provisioning Certificate with a Windows Server 2008 CA

The System Center Configuration Manager team blog has another great post, this one on requesting an AMT provisioning certificate with a Windows Server 2008 certificate authority.  I have the intro below but you can read the entire post here.   With the December documentation update for the Configuration Manager library, we posted a new step-by-step…


Want to help shape the next version of System Center Configuration Manager?

If you’ve ever said "You know, if I was the one designing System Center Configuration Manager I’d add ____" or "Why did they do it this way?  It would be much better like _____" then here’s your chance to provide that feedback straight back to the source:  System Center Configuration Manager Study (Remote Survey) (Mar…

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The Dell Deployment Pack for ConfigMgr 2007 is now available

Yesterday Dell released their Dell Deployment Pack (DDP) for System Center Configuration Manager SP1.  What is the Dell Deployment Pack? I’m glad you asked.  According to dell: The Dell Deployment Pack (DDP) is an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI)-based tool that integrates directly into the Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 (ConfigMgr) console. It…

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Packages may try to access a Distribution Point that was removed

If you take a look at all the calls we get here in the SMS/ConfigMgr support group, this one would have to rank right up there in popularity.  What happens here is the Distribution Point (DP) share, or the DP itself, is removed but you still have packages pointing to the missing resource.  Usually you’ll…

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The Security Compliance Management Toolkit has been updated

Just a quick FYI that on 2/18 the Security Compliance Management Toolkit series was updated on the web.  So what does this have to do with ConfigMgr?  Well, after deploying the security settings you can verify the accuracy of the setting policies and monitor policy changes by applying one or more of 26 Configuration Packs…

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The Fallback Status Point: Prerequisites, Verification and Troubleshooting

I tell you what, Carol Bailey is a writing machine.  She had another article that posted yesterday that covers requirements, how to verify the installation, and even some troubleshooting tips for the fallback status point.  If you need to get one of these setup then you’d do well by stopping over at the Configuration Manager…

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