[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 April 2009 update. The latest content that has been updated on the Web has Updated: June 1, 2009 at the top of the topic.
In particular, you might want to check out the revised supported configurations, which now include support statements for SQL Server 2008 SP1, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. Be sure to check out the details for the environments in which these are supported and whether any hotfixes are required:
- Configuration Manager 2007 Supported Configurations
- Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Supported Configurations
We also have some new topics for the Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 features and changes, but because SP2 is still in beta, they are not published to the Web with this round of publishing updates. Instead, download the help file from the Connect site, and then search for the topic “What’s New in Configuration Manager 2007 SP2”.
We do value customer feedback and try to incorporate it when possible. Although we can’t promise to make the docs perfect for everybody, we are committed to continual improvement. So, keep that feedback coming, and feel free to contact us about anything related to the documentation by using our usual address of SMSDocs@Microsoft.com.
What’s New in the Configuration Manager Documentation Library for June 2009
The following information lists the topics that are new or contain significant changes since the Aril 2009 update:
– Updated to include task sequences as one of the features that are not supported when clients are managed on the Internet.
– This topic now includes a note at the top that references the Intel vPro Expert Center: Microsoft vPro Manageability Web site, which should be checked for issues that are specific to AMT (such as behavior differences between firmware versions, how to install and configure the Intel translator, and how to configure AMT). This topic has also been updated to include the known issue of trying to run the out of band management console on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server SP1.
– Updated to clarify that client functions that run as a result of task sequence actions always check the CRL in a native mode site, even after following the procedures to disable CRL checking on clients. This limitation will no longer apply in Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.
– Clarified that the configurable port TCP 9971 for the AMT management controller to the out of band service is used only for out of band provisioning, and is not used with in-band provisioning. If you are using out of band provisioning, and the server running the out of band service point has the Windows firewall enabled, ensure that this port is allowed.
– Revised with clarifications such as the inclusion of security best practices for production networks; a reference to installing IIS for Windows Server 2008; which log files to check for successful installation; and how to install the fallback status on a new server.
– Corrections made to the troubleshooting item “Cannot run reports from the Configuration Manager console”.
– Removed incorrect references to the SMS 2003 Client Health Tool and replaced these with references to Client Status Reporting in Configuration Manager 2007 R2.
– Revised so that the query works with multiple versions of SQL Server.
– With the help of community content feedback, we realized that this topic was missing a link with instructions how to configure this account. This reference has now been added.
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