Tips for installing clients to Windows SteadyState PCs

We’ve received a couple calls on this so I thought a quick post might help just in case you’re using Windows SteadyState in your environment.  Anjana Kaku Tyagi wrote up the example below, and while the example is for the SMS client you should be able to use the same procedure for any permanent additions… Read more

SMS: SUSFP detects that MS08-062 patches are needed even though IIS is not installed on target machine

Here’s another issue you may want to be aware of if you’re still using the old SUSFP scan engine to detect updates.  This one is from Clifton Hughes in our Las Colinas, Texas office: ======== Issue: In SMS 2003, if you are using SUSFP you may experience issues with the MS08-062 patch related to IIS… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Dell Latitude E6400 laptop may hang during Windows XP Mini-Setup

Here’s an issue that Frank Rojas saw the other.  This particular issue involved a Dell E6400 but I thought it was worth a post because the same troubleshooting technique could be used for similar issues with other hardware as well: ======== Issue: When deploying a Windows XP image to a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop using… Read more

New Knowledge Base articles for 12-7 through 12-13

For the week of 12-7 through 12-13 we had one new Knowledge Base article on ConfigMgr 2007.  The link and title is below: ======== A task sequence that contains many packages may take longer to run after you install System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or hotfix 949225 Sys Center Config Manager… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard fails to transfer client installation methods

Here’s one that’s probably going to be relatively uncommon but I came across it the other day and thought it would be worth a mention here: ======== Issue: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 fails to transfer client installation methods from one secondary site to another secondary site.  The… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: New Product Feature Quizzes for your enjoyment

Looks like the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 User Assistance (UA) team has created a set of quizzes to help you assess your understanding of the dependencies and requirements for key features of Configuration Manager 2007.  Once you complete these quizzes you’ll no longer have to suffer the embarrassment of having nothing to contribute when… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Task Sequence may fail to run with error code 0x80072ee7

Here’s another neat tip from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site.  If you’re PXE booting machines and they’re throwing 0x80072ee7 errors along with getting APIPA addresses then you might try turning on portfast if you’re using a Cisco Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enabled switch to see if that helps: ======== Issue: When attempting to… Read more

New Knowledge Base article for 11-30 through 12-6

For the week of 11-30 through 12-6 we had one new Knowledge Base article.  The link and title is below: ======== Error message when you install the Inventory Tool for Dell Update (ITDU) on an SMS 2003 site server after July 1, 2008: “The Sync task failed to download content from source location” ========… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager Users – Microsoft’s Usability Study (Jan12-Jan23)

Just an FYI that Microsoft User Research is conducting a study focusing on design ideas for the next version of System Center Configuration Manager from January 12 to January 23, 2009. This is a great opportunity for Configuration Manager Users who have experience working with System Center Configuration Manager to provide feedback and help improve… Read more

New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-23 through 11-29

For the week of 11-23 through 11-29 we had four updated and one new Knowledge Base article on SMS 2.0, SMS 2003 and Configuration Manager 2007.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 273476 – SMS: Buffer Overrun Problem in Several Network Monitor Parsers Published – Updated Sys Mgmt Svr… Read more