Known Issue and Workaround: Duplicate Records When You Use Unknown Computer Support with Active Directory Delta-Discovery

[Today’s post comes from Minfang Lv ] This post describes how and when you might see duplicate records when you use unknown computer support with Active Directory Delta-Discovery in Configuration Manager 2007 R3, what problems you might see,…(read more)… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 SP2: An Explanation of Server and Client Communications

The following post was written by Charlie Chen (MCS): ===== Though System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has been out for some time now (currently at R3 SP2), and System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is due to be out soon, there still lingers occasional questions such as, “How do Clients communicate with the Site Servers,” and… Read more

Implementing a Power Management Strategy with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Just an FYI that we published a great whitepaper on how to implementing an effective Power Management strategy with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: The purpose of this white paper is to describe how Microsoft IT (MSIT) successfully deployed Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to provide a centralized power management solution to… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is now available

Looks like the System Center product team just announced the release and availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3: Organizations of all sizes use System Center Configuration Manager for better insight and control of their servers, PCs and devices across physical, virtual and distributed environments. Now, R3 brings a complete set of power management… Read more

New KB: WDS Multicast settings in the Distribution Point properties do not seem to apply in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3

Symptoms When modifying Multicast settings in the properties of a Distribution Point, the values for "MultiCast address", "UDP port range", and "Transfer rate" can all be modified under the "Multicast" tab of the ConfigMgr distribution point Properties. After configuring the settings, the settings are modified and applied in the GUI of the "Multicast" tab of… 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

TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and R3

With the release of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems, new capabilities and usage scenarios are emerging for system management. Economic, regulatory, green IT, and security issues continue to be the challenges organizations face. In this webcast, we provide a technical update and overview for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007…. Read more

Announcing System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

In case you missed the grand announcement over on the System Center Team blog, today they announced their plan to release System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.  This new release of ConfigMgr 2007 is packed with some extremely cool features that they’ll be talking more about over the coming months.  According to their site:  As… Read more