New KB: Configuration Manager 2007 Native Mode Operating System Refresh leaves the client unable to receive policies

Symptoms Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 (ConfigMgr 2007) and USMT 4.0 in a ConfigMgr 2007 Native Mode environment to refresh an Operating System puts the resulting deployed ConfigMgr 2007 client in a non-functional state as it is unable to retrieve policies. You will only see the two default actions in Control Panel and… Read more

New Microsoft Advisory Services Engagement Scenario – Configuring Native Mode for Configuration Manager 2007

The goal of this offering is to assist customers with the configuration of Native Mode for Configuration Manager 2007, including prerequisites and dependencies, deploying the certificate and PKI requirements and managing clients. So what is Microsoft Advisory Services?  Microsoft Advisory Services is an hourly fee-based, consultative support option that provides proactive support beyond your break-fix… Read more

Using a Public CA for Configuration Manager Native Mode

Carol Bailey posted a great article on using a public CA for your native mode certificates over on the Configuration Manager product team blog so if this is something you’re interested in then you’ll definitely want to check it out.  I have a brief intro and a link below: ======== Many companies do not currently… Read more