Upcoming EDU webcasts on SoftGrid

So I figure I would do some shameless self-promotion here for a webcast I have coming up as part of our EDU ‘TechTalk’ series.  On 1/23, I will be delivering a webcast discussing our application virtualization technology which I feel is probably one of the biggest things to impact EDU IT environments.  The talk is…

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Basic Instructions on how to set up SMS 2003 in the lab…

Wow – just noticed that it has been a while since my last post – sorry about that as I know so many of you hang on every one of my words!!!  Anyway – I have posted the following page that may help some of you that want to setup SMS 2003 in your lab. …

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The Quick and Cheap Steps to Perform a Lab Installation of SMS 2003 Using Evaluation Code

Pre-Requisites: The below instructions assumes that you have two machines (virtual or physical).  One of the machines will act as the domain controller and SMS client.  HW requirements for the domain controller should meet or exceed the following criteria: –          P-III @ 1Ghz or better –          256 MB RAM or better –          Adequate free disk…

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One stop shop to go for some of the more popular SMS enhancement tools

So I am sure I am one of the last to figure this out, but it would seem that a website has sprung up and is maintaining a place to go and download some of the more popular and useful SMS tools such as SLAT, NetCrawler, etc.:  http://www.systemcentertools.com/  The site is run by Steve Bobosky…

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Fun with DCM 2.0

A few or so weeks ago, we made available version 2 of our DCM (Desired Configuration Management) technology for those running SMS 2003. You can download this here.  This version now supports desktop systems as well as servers and comes with a better XML editor to facilitate easier editing of cofiguration templates.  It also comes…

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Some random thoughts about OpsMg 2007 that EDU customers may especially like…

So lately I have been developing an internal training course to help educate our internal technical field on our soon to be released Operations Manager 2007 (MOMv3 for those that are old-school) and although it has many great new features such as the ability to do ‘true’ service health monitoring (including easier to configure ‘end-user…

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OSDFP Updated to support Vista Images…

So it would appear that Michael Greene, our Client TSP beat me to the punch on this one but it would appear that we have gone public with our OSDFP update to support Vista deployments via SMS 2003!

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Playing with SoftGrid…

As you may or may not know, MSFT acquired a company named Softricity over the summer (www.softricity.com).  The acquisition is now complete and we will be announcing the roadmap and integration of this killer technology in the coming months.  I feel that this ‘app vitalization stuff’ is going to be VERY huge in the next…

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SMS Security Delegation: Getting Granular

So more than a few of my customers (especially HED customers – you know who you are!) seem to struggle a little bit with SMS’ security delegation features. I have to admit that the current way SMS presents security and the delegation of tasks is something that you need to get used to but can…

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Good summary of how to use MOM to monitor non-Windows devices…

So a colleague of mine directed me to this Technet blog entry:  http://blogs.technet.com/ddillon/archive/2006/04/06/424449.aspx  The above provides a good summary of how to use MOM to monitor non-Windows devices…  I know more then a few of my EDU customers run mixed shops, so this might be of interest…    

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