Creating queries, collections and reports for Window Server 2008 Core in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Hi folks, my name is Sanman Parvalkar and I’d like to share some information regarding the creation of queries, collections and reports for Window Server 2008 Core in System Center Configuration Manager 2007. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 allows client installation on Windows Server 2008 Core systems* but it does not differentiate between Windows… Read more

Managing Software Updates in Configuration Manager 2012

Microsoft’s own Jason Githens (Senior Program Manager for Configuration Manager) just posted a great article over on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog where he talks about some of the best-practices for managing software updates in the upcoming release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012).  This is one you’re definitely going to… Read more

How to easily compare two ConfigMgr 2007 client systems that exist in different collections

Hello, Lee Stevens again with a collection reporting tip… So, here is a great little query that you can use to compare two tables for systems that happen to be in both collections.  In this query, we will be finding computer names, their joined domain (or workgroup), and the last known logged on user based… Read more

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 9 using ConfigMgr 2007

I can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to uninstall the best, most secure browser out there but hey, you never know.  If you ever find yourself in that position then MVP Bechir Gharbi just posted a great article on how to do just that over in the TechNet Wiki: Many people have blogged about… Read more

How to quickly and easily test your ConfigMgr packages

Hi everyone, Lee Stevens here.  Sometimes, we have deadlines. The root word of deadlines? DEAD. This being said, I’ve been asked many times how packages can be tested in a quick manner without the added overhead of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr). The goal here is to make a specific, measurable, and predictable process… Read more

Replacing MSE with the FEP Client via Configuration Manager 2007

Here’s another great article I found while I was checking out what was new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning.  This one was written by Kim Ditto-Ehlert and shows you how to replace MSE with the FEP client using ConfigMgr 2007: Microsoft does not support uninstalling MSE via the normal FEP competitive uninstall, but… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007 Application Mapping With a User Driven Installation Task Sequence

After creating the article ConfigMgr 2007 Basic User Driven Installation Task Sequence Step by Step, I wanted to follow up with another article covering the Application Discovery and Mapping features in a UDI Task Sequence. This cool feature allows you to discover the applications installed on your Windows Clients during deployment of Windows 7, and… Read more

How to install or move the Configuration Manager 2007 site database to a clustered Microsoft SQL Server instance

Hi everyone, my name is Fei Xia and I wanted to take this opportunity to show you how to successfully install or move the Configuration Manager 2007 site database to a clustered Microsoft SQL Server instance. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site database can be installed or moved to a clustered virtual Microsoft SQL… Read more

How to configure ASP.NET with ConfigMgr 2007 and SSRS on the same computer

On 64-bit operating systems, some IIS-based Configuration Manager 2007 roles (Management Point, etc.) require 64-bit ASP.NET components to be registered.  If we register 32 bit components instead of 64 bit (only one can be registered at the same time), these Configuration Manager roles may stop working. Note: You can register these components based on this… Read more