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Announcement: Community Content on the Configuration Manager Documentation Library

[Today’s post is contributed by The Configuration Manager Writing Team] Have you noticed that the Configuration Manager documentation on TechNet now supports community content? If you scroll down to the bottom of a topic, you’ll see the community content area where you can add your own information that relates to that particular topic, and you...

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Creating Report Models for SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2

[Rob Stack from our UA team has provided today’s post] SQL Reporting Services in Configuration Manager 2007 R2 offers a number of advantages over traditional Configuration Manager reporting methods. One of the major advantages of this new feature gives users who may have little knowledge of SQL Server the ability to easily create reports using...

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Rob Stack’s Bio

I’m a senior technical writer in the Configuration Manager iX team who works with the engineering teams to produce documentation for Configuration Manager and Windows Intune. I’ve been with the team since 2006. I’ve worked on a range of features including DCM, client deployment, SQL Reporting Services, client health, remote control, power management, application management,...

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Improving TS Gateway availability using NLB

TS Gateway is a Windows Server 2008 role which provides secure access to corporate desktops and applications for Internet users. Mobile workforces rely heavily on TS Gateway for remote access needs. To ensure 100% availability there are three methods we recommend which can help achieve this goal for TS Gateway: Load balancing device (HW implementation):...

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Taking Out The Trash

There will be times when you have to make big changes in your Active Directory. Sometimes those big changes mean deleting a lot of objects. I’ve personally needed to match customer environments by creating tens of thousands of AD objects just to have the beginnings of a matching environment. For my test forests I can...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for March 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 and the following information lists the topics that are new or contain significant changes since the February 2009 update. All topics that have been updated have Updated: March 1, 2009 at the top...

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SQL Reporting Services – Tools and Features Part 1: Creating Configuration Manager 2007 Reports Using Report Builder 2.0

[Today’s post is provided by Bhaskar Krishnan] I started off writing a post on a rather powerful functionality provided in SQL Reporting Services called Data Driven Subscriptions, but then decided to expand it to include a tutorial on how to create Configuration Manager 2007 reports using SQL Reporting Services 2008 Report Builder 2.0. The report we...

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Out of Band Management Overview

[This post was originally published on our sister blog Chinese Configuration Manager R&D Team Blog by team members Gordon Jiang, Martin Li and Andrew Loh.  Yumin Guo has kindly provided us with the English translation for our readers.  The original Chinese version of this post can be read here.] Configuration Manager 2007 OOB Management Series –...

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Andrew Loh’s Bio

Andrew joined Microsoft in early 2008 as a Program Manager with the Configuration Manager product group in Shanghai.  In addition to working on internal projects, Andrew has been involved in various customer engagement activities within his group.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Andrew worked in a telecommunications company....

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