Announcement: Update your System Center Online Authentication Certificate for Asset Intelligence

[Yvette O’Meally has provided today’s post] When the Configuration Manager 2007 Asset Intelligence synchronization point first connects to System Center Online, it presents the System Center online authentication certificate to enroll in the service.  This is a public certificate that is used by all Configuration Manager 2007 installations.  As part of the enrollment process, the…


Computers upgraded to Windows 7 using OSD might generate a new SMS GUID

[Today’s post is provided by Chaohao Xu.] If Windows hotfix KB974571 is installed on a Windows 7 reference image, then it is highly likely that you would see the following log entries in smsts.log when deploying this image to an existing client. Notice that because the client certificates were not found, the end result is…


How to update System Center Essentials 2007 certificates

Looks like the folks on the System Center Essentials product team blog just posted some great information on how to use the UpdatePublisherCert.exe tool to replace the existing System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE 2007) certificate with a new certificate for use with System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010).  If you are planning an upgrade any…