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Requesting an AMT Provisioning Certificate with Windows Server 2008 CA

[Today’s post is provided by Carol Bailey] With the December documentation update for the Configuration Manager library, we posted a new step-by-step guide for out of band management, to help customers deploy the PKI certificates with a Windows Server 2008 CA (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd252737.aspx).  One of the main differences with this guide from the equivalent step-by-step that...

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VSS Snapshots and You

I find myself doing blog posts on things that are not frequent enough for most experienced admins to be aware of since it wouldn’t come across their desk often. The reason for that is that in my role I receive the least common unresolved issues that occur from our customers. When I receive a few...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for February 2009

[Today’s Post is provided by the Configuration Manager Writing Team.] The Configuration Manager documentation library (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680651.aspx) has been updated on the Web. All topics that have been updated have Updated: February 1, 2009 at the top of the topic. Of particular note for R2 customers using SQL Reporting Services: This documentation has been has been...

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The Fallback Status Point: Prerequisites, Verification and Troubleshooting

[Post contributed by Carol Bailey] Thanks to a recent Configuration Manager TechNet forum posting, I realized that we hadn’t documented the prerequisites for the fallback status point, apart from saying that it required IIS.  When we released Configuration Manager 2007, we didn’t support Windows Server 2008, and configuration for IIS was much simpler.  Consequently, I’m...

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Using IPsec to Secure an Internet-based Child Primary Site

[Carol Bailey has provided today’s post] At first glance, dedicating a whole primary site to running Internet-based client management can seem very attractive when you’re deciding on site and server placement in your Configuration Manager hierarchy.  Then one look at the Network Diagram for Internet-Based Servers – Scenario 2 with Child Site and you realize...

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Screencast: System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Installation

Jason Lewis one of our team members has just posted a new screencast to his blog.  The topic is System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Installation. System Center Updates Publisher is a stand-alone tool that enables independent software vendors or line-of-business application developers to import software update catalogs, create and modify software update definitions, export update...

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Jason Lewis’ Bio

Hello, my name is Jason Lewis, and I am a Program Manager (PM) on the System Center Configuration Management (aka Systems Management Server) SE Team here at Microsoft.   I’ve been with the team for 4 years.  I’ve worked on products such as System Management Server 2003 SP2 and R2 including the Custom Updates Publishing Tool (CUPT), Inventory Tool for...

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Monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 with Operations Manager 2007 in a 64-bit Environment

[Today’s post is provided by My Phuong Le] Some users have encountered 32-bit limitations in monitoring System Center Configuration Manager with Operations Manager.  This post is intended to clear up confusion about what is currently supported and why. By design, the OS operates in two distinct address spaces – 64-bit or 32-bit.  System Center Configuration...

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My Phuong Le’s Bio

I’m a senior program manager on the SMS 2003 and Configuration Manager 2007 Sustained Engineering team.  I’ve worked with the Configuration Manager Product Group since December 2007.  Previously to this post, I have worked as a test manager in the Windows Sustained Engineering organization and later as a program manager in the Office Performance Point...

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