Now Available: System Center 2012 SP1 Beta: Configuration Manager Clients for Additional Operating Systems

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta supports the management of Linux and UNIX servers. The clients for Linux and UNIX extends the scope of your Configuration Manager environment to collect inventory, deploy software, and run reports about Linux and UNIX servers in your enterprise. The client operates as a workgroup client that is… Read more

Now available: Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Cumulative Update 1 for ConfigMgr 2012 is now available. Below are the issues that are fixed: Administrator Console When a new distribution point is added to a package that contains more than 100 existing distribution points, the new distribution point cannot be added, and you receive the following error message in the Administrator Console: The… Read more

HOTFIX: The SMS Host Agent service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

On a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, the Systems Management Server (SMS) Agent Host service (Ccmexec.exe) crashes intermittently. Additionally, the following error is logged in the event log: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Event ID: 1000 Level: Error Keywords: Classic Description:… Read more

New Test Lab Guide: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 with R3

Microsoft’s own Kevin McKinnerney just published a new test lab guide on ConfigMgr 2007 R3. This Test Lab Guide (TLG) allows you to expand upon the Base Configuration test lab to build a functioning proof of concept environment for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 with R3. The test lab guide contains… Read more

MDT 2012: Reliable and flexible OS deployment—now with support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for download. Visit the Download Center to download MDT 2012. Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server “8” Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012. MDT 2012 is the newest version… Read more

Hotfix: Inaccurate software metering reports are generated on a primary System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server

Just a quick note to let you know that we just released a new ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 hotfix that addresses and issue where inaccurate software metering reports are generated on a primary System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server: The software metering processor on a primary Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack… Read more

New Hotfix: Slow performance after you change the system time or resume the computer from sleep or hibernation on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client

Consider the following scenario: 1. You deploy many updates to a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) client. 2. You perform an operation that generates the WM_TIMECHANGE message from the client computer. For example, you perform one of the following operations: – You change the system time. – You resume a… Read more

New Hotfix: Long delay when you distribute a package to a three-tier hierarchy in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 if the hierarchy has many distribution points

Consider the following scenario: – You build a three-tier Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy. – The hierarchy has many distribution points. For example, the hierarchy has more than 5,000 distribution points. – You create a package at the central site for software distribution, and then you distribute the package to all distribution points…. Read more

The Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 VHD is now available for download

I was just reading through the latest news on the Nexus SC blog and saw that they announced the availability of the ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2 VHD yesterday.  If you’re working with ConfigMgr 2012 now or have any plans to in the future then you’ll probably want to check this out: This download comes as… Read more

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 now available for download

Just in case you missed it, Jeff Wettlaufer (Senior Technical Product Manager for System Center) just announced the immediate availability of SCUP 2011: We have released System Center Updates Publisher 2011 to the web today. This release was primarily driven by customer feedback over the past year. It all started last year at MMS (2010)… Read more