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

New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-16 through 11-22

Sorry for the delay in posting the new KB’s but I took a couple days for Thanksgiving and I’m just now getting caught back up.  For the week of 11-16 through 11-22 we had eight updated and three new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to ConfigMgr 2007.  Links and titles are below:… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence fails to join the PC to the domain during Windows setup

I’m sure you all noticed a remarkable lack of activity over the past week but I’ll be cranking things up again very soon.  I’ve been out since November 20th on a much needed vacation to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family but I’m back in the office now and working to get caught up.  It… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: OS Deployment of Windows Vista/Server 2008 ends up on D: instead of C:

Here’s an interesting OSD related issue I got from Vinay Pamnani, a Support Engineer in our Manageability group.  If all your Vista or Win2K8 deployments mysteriously end up on the D drive then maybe this is your issue: ======== Issue: When deploying Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 via OSD, the installed operating system shows… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Status Message 2407 in SMS_SQL_MONITOR after upgrade from SMS 2003

Today’s tip comes from a Ryan Anderson, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer in our Texas office.  If you’re getting 2407’s after an upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 then Ryan may have your solution: ======== Issue: After upgrading from SMS 2003 SP2 or SP3 to the Select version of Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, you… Read more