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: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=956307 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” ========…


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…


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…


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:…


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…

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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…


ConfigMgr 2007: PC does not join the domain if the Computers container is specified as the Domain OU

Here’s another cool OSD tip from Frank Rojas.  If your clients are joining the domain like you expect then maybe this is what you’re running into: ======== Issue: A client does not join the domain if the Computers container is specified as the Domain OU in the “Apply Network Settings” task of a Task Sequence…

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Didn’t pass that Microsoft Certification exam? Get a free second shot

Just an FYI that Microsoft is offering a free second chance to pass that Microsoft Certification exam as well as a 25% discount on an additional exam.  You better hurry though as you have to sign up by December 31st.  ======== Second Shot now gives you two incentives to get certified! In the real world,…

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SMS 2003: Monthly Recurring Advertisement Schedule incorrectly skips the month of November

Here’s a heads up on a particularly odd issue we’ve begun to see with SMS.  If you’re wondering why your recurring advertisements haven’t run since the Daylight Savings Time updates then this is probably why.  Special thanks to our own Buz Brodin for his work and for writing this up: ======== Issue: After applying the…