KB: IIS Application Folder SMS_DP_SMSPKG$ anonymous authentication settings periodically reset to Disabled

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where the IIS Application Folder SMS_DP_SMSPKG$ anonymous authentication settings periodically get disabled: ===== Symptoms After enabling Anonymous Authentication in Internet Information Server 7.5 (IIS), randomly the IIS Application Folder SMS_DP_SMSPKG<Partition>$ Anonymous Authentication settings become disabled. Cause This can occur if… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007 Quick Fix: A package specified in the Use Toolkit Package MDT task does not download correctly

When using the Use Toolkit Package task in a Configuration Manager 2007 task sequence, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 files package specified in the Use Toolkit Package task may not download correctly when the Distribution Point is on a Windows Server 2008 or newer server. The behavior will be different depending on the… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 client downloads hang or take a very long time when your package contains many folders and files

Here’s an interesting issue I ran into the other day and I thought I’d post it here in case anyone happened to see it.  The issue is one where if you have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with WEBDAV 7.5, clients doing downloads using BITS can either appear to… Read more

Error “The WebDAV server extension is either not installed or not configured properly” in Configuration Manager 2007

We have seen couple of cases on this issue here in product support recently and since I didn’t see the information documented on our site anywhere I thought it would be worth a mention here. Issue: The SMS Site Component Manager fails to install the SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER component on a Windows Server 2008 based computer.  The… Read more

Solution: ConfigMgr 2007 clients may fail to download packages from a Server Share DP with a content hash mismatch error

Here’s a ConfigMgr 2007 issue I had recently that was caused by an known issue with IIS.  I wanted to publicize this here so that it might help others who run into this problem. Issue: Configuration Manager 2007 clients may fail to download packages from a Server Share Distribution Point with a content hash mismatch… Read more

Automatic FixIt: You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version

I asked the FixIt team for this a while back and they have delivered.  Now if you ever run into the symptoms below the chances are good we can automatically fix it with just a few clicks of the mouse: The Symptoms: When you use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or a custom host… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: How to properly reinstall IIS in Windows Server 2008 on an SCCM 2007 site system

When you experience issues with your Windows Server 2008 Web Server (IIS) role, including 401, 403, or 500 errors in the IIS logs and MPControl.log, a Configuration Manager 2007 site system relying on the IIS system may also experience issues due to the various SCCM roles that rely on IIS functioning properly. For various reasons… Read more