Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

I know this isn’t Mobile Device Manager specific but I thought it was something you’d appreciate hearing about nonetheless.   The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios…

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Automatic FixIt: You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version

I asked the FixIt team for this a while back and they have delivered.  Now if you ever run into the symptoms below the chances are good we can automatically fix it with just a few clicks of the mouse: The Symptoms: When you use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or a custom host…

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Software Distribution 8041 warning

Here’s a problem which we’ve seen a couple of times which can be caused by bad packages in software distribution.  This problem can arise when Software Distribution is being used, and you notice that devices don’t seem to be getting packages, nor getting updated in the Software Distribution console.  As well as this, the following…

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The System Center Online Desktop Manager beta is coming soon

You’ve heard about it and read about and now you’ll soon have the chance to try it out yourself.  The System Center Online Desktop Manager beta is coming soon: The System Center Online team has been working hard in preparation for its next beta release of System Center Online Desktop Manager, expected in the fall…

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Information on using Mobile Device Manager in a locked down environment

The System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) includes three templates that you can apply to MDM servers to help enhance security by disabling functionality that is not required for the servers. The SCW is an attack-surface reduction tool that is bundled with Microsoft Windows Server 2003. By using the SCW, you…

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New MDM KB article: Code Word policy for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is not correctly applied when disabled

Just an FYI that we published a new Knowledge Base article for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 last week.  I mentioned this issue here last week but we now have an official KB documenting it as well: KB974680 – The Group Policy setting "Code Word" for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is not…

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New MDM KB article: Code Word Frequency policy for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is not correctly applied when disabled

Just an FYI that we published a new Knowledge Base article for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 last week.  I mentioned this issue here last week but we now have an official KB documenting it as well: KB974606 – The Group Policy setting "Code word frequency" for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is…

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Group Policy setting “Code Word” for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is not correctly applied to Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile devices when the policy is Disabled

When you disable the Group Policy setting Code Word by using Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Group Policy management functionality, some Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile devices may continue to use the previously set code word. This group policy setting affects this Windows Mobile registry key when applied to the device: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\Security\LASSD\CodeWord When…

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The Group Policy setting “Code word frequency” for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is not correctly applied to Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile devices when the policy is “Disabled”

When you disable the Group Policy setting Code word frequency by using Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manger (MDM) 2008 Group Policy management functionality, some Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile devices may continue to ask the user to enter a code word after a number of incorrect password attempts. This group policy setting affects this Windows…

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Jumping on the Facebook bandwagon

I was looking around Facebook the other day and thought “Wow, there sure are a lot of companies out here, sharing information and whatnot” and then I thought hey, why not me too.  After all, if there’s another avenue that can be opened up that might make it easier for people to exchange information and…

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