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Known Issue: Install Software Updates Action Hangs on Windows 7

[May 13 Update]  Thank you all for your patience.  A hotfix to address this issue is now available for download here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509007  — Brian Huneycutt [Today’s post is from Brian Huneycutt] The Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering and Customer Support and Services teams are investigating an issue where the Install Software Updates action will hang indefinitely on...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for January 2011

[Today’s post is from 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 with updates for January. Topics that were updated have Updated: January 1, 2011 at the top of the topic. You will see updates to the supported configuration information, including a statement to clarify Configuration Manager...

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RD Connection Broker plug-in for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 released!

We just released an RD Connection Broker plug-in for VMM 2008 R2 that enables dynamic placement of VDI virtual machines for both personal virtual desktops and virtual desktop pools. To determine how this can help your VDI deployment, see Michael Kleef’s write-up: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mkleef/archive/2011/01/19/scvmm-rds-connection-broker-plugin-released.aspx...

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Task Sequence Editor “too many steps” Issue and Solution

[Martin Li has provided today’s post] The task sequence (TS) feature was introduced in Configuration Manger 2007 to enable Operating System deployment scenarios. As a good “side effect”, it also provides a convenient mechanism for administrators to perform a series of arbitrary tasks on selected client computers, with reporting and logging support. Therefore, many administrators...

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What’s New in the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Transfer Site Settings Wizard

[Today’s post is provided by Chaohao Xu.] The Transfer Site Settings Wizard in Configuration Manager 2007 R3 provides two new options that are shown in the following picture: Power Management Agent and Enable Active Directory Delta Discovery and Delta Discovery Interval. To transfer these settings from one site to another, the source and destination sites...

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How to resolve the issue “Remote Desktop Disconnected” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal Server)”

One of the recurring issues seen in product support is why a client cannot connect. Specifically, errors such as “Unable to RDP,”  “Remote Desktop Disconnected,” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal server)”  are common problems that we have seen come up in product support. This article summarizes the various causes for Terminal Server...

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The Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit is now available!

In 2008, I coauthored the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit with Kristin Griffin, Remote Desktop Services MVP and a moderator on our TechNet Web forum. Since we are slow learners, in 2010 we decided to do it again. With the help of the Remote Desktop Virtualization team and the Remote Desktop Services community...

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