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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TechNet Webcast: Managing Virtual Solutions with OpsMgr and ConfigMgr 2007

Here’s another cool webcast we have coming up on managing virtual solutions using OpsMgr and ConfigMgr.  This one is on March 24th (Tuesday).  Details and a registration link are below: ======== Language(s): English. Product(s): Other. Audience(s): IT Professional. Duration: 90 Minutes Start Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event…

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Deploying Certificates and Potential Timing Issues

Microsoft’s very own Carol Bailey is at it again with another great Configuration Manager post over on http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam.  This time she talks about something I need a lot of help with – patience.  I don’t know how many times I’ve spent valuable cycles chasing down issues that would resolve themselves if I’d just leave them…

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Upcoming event: System Center Meets Virtualization – Fulfilling the Promise of the Dynamic Datacenter

Just a quick note about an upcoming event we have planned that you may be interested in.  This one is taking place next Tuesday on February 10th in three locations across California: Irvine San Francisco Sacramento I know most of you probably aren’t in California but if you are then this sounds like an event…

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New Configuration Manager Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 1/31/2009

Last week we had two new System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Knowledge Base articles – The links and titles are below: ======== KB960448 – The Asset Intelligence Catalog Sync Service of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 cannot connect to a System Center Configuration Manager database that is installed on a SQL Server…

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Does Configuration Manager Native Mode Have to Use a Single CA Hierarchy?

Over on the System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog, Carol Bailey posted some great information on Native Mode and certificates including a couple examples of multi-CA hierarchies.  If this sounds like you then you’ll definitely want to check this out: ======== We’ve seen this question come up a few times, and the simple answer is…

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Microsoft Management Summit 2009

I know many of you will probably be heading to Las Vegas for MMS 2009 and if so we have all the breakout sessions listed here.  For those of you new to MMS: The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) is the premier event of the year for IT Professionals, offering deep technical information and training on…


Using a Public CA for Configuration Manager Native Mode

Carol Bailey posted a great article on using a public CA for your native mode certificates over on the Configuration Manager product team blog so if this is something you’re interested in then you’ll definitely want to check it out.  I have a brief intro and a link below: ======== Many companies do not currently…

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Troubleshooting database growth issues in Configuration Manager 2007

Hi Everyone, my name is Prakash and I recently worked an interesting case that I wanted to share with you here.  The issue was that the ConfigMgr 2007 database had suddenly grown quite large and threatened to consume all available disk space.  This turned out to be caused by excessive status messages and I thought…

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