KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where changes to an App-V package may not get delivered when the app is deployed using ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You create a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) application. You deploy the source for the application to a… Read more

KB: Changing a property of a deployment appears to not be saved in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one describes an issue where it may seem that a change is not saved in ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms When modifying the Deployment options of a Distribution Point in the Selected Deployment Properties dialog box in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, the property… Read more

Troubleshooting In-Console Monitoring for Deployments in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Our colleagues over at the Configuration Manager Team Blog just posted a great article on how to troubleshoot a situation where you see a discrepancy between the completion statistics section for an error count of a deployment and the Error tab of the deployment status when you drill into the status of the deployment.  If… Read more

P2V Migration for Software Assurance Beta 2 now available, including ConfigMgr 2007 integration!

Hey everyone, a few weeks ago we released a beta of the new P2V tool for OS Deployment.  We are really pleased to update that information with a beta refresh, Beta 2.   The P2V Migration for Software Assurance can now be implemented using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment as well as native… Read more

TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Service Manager 2010 Setup and Deployment

Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft System Center. Audience(s): IT Generalist. Duration: 90 Minutes Event Overview The high level steps you will be exercising in this lab are: reading about various topologies, getting an overview of the sizing tool, and reading about the system requirements, installing a management server, Service Manager Database, data warehouse management server, data… Read more

New Hotfix: Error message when you try to change a deployment template in ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 or SP2: "You do not have security rights to perform this operation"

Consider the following scenario: You have a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) site server or a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. On the site server, you are granted the following class permissions for a deployment template: Read Create Delegate You open the Configuration… Read more

The new OS deployment options included in the upcoming ConfigMgr 2007 R3

Jeff Wettlaufer posted a cool video demonstrating the new "Prestaged Media" deployment option included in the upcoming ConfigMgr 2007 R3 over on the System Center Team blog.  It’s only about 4 to 5 minutes long so if you have a few spare cycles today and you haven’t already seen it you should stop by and… Read more

Cool Windows 7 Deployment Links

One of our Windows team bloggers published a list of useful Windows 7 links that cover deployment (MDT 2010 and SCCM), USMT 4.0, activation, application compatibility and boot to VHD.  These links can change from time to time but are a good start for getting your environment ready for Windows 7 or other deployments.  Check… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments, this tool provides a quick and complete inventory of the current IT environment… Read more

Guide to Software Updates Deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 – Part 2

Back on Monday I posted Part 1 of my Guide to Software Updates Deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 and below you will find the conclusion, Part 2: Deployments Configuration Manager 2007 no longer uses advertisements for delivering software updates. Software update deployments are now used as the vehicle that delivers software updates to client computers…. Read more