New solution: System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 device certificate renewal request fails after 12 months

After being enrolled for a year, a System Center Mobile Device Manager (SCMDM) managed device may fail to renew its client certificate.  As a result it will fail to connect to the SCMDM VPN successfully. Additionally, the issuing Certificate Authority Application Event Log contains a warning similar to the following: Event Type: Warning Event Source:…

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New KB: A manually requested System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 GCM certificate cannot be saved to the computer store

In some situations, an administrator of System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (SCMDM) must manually request a Gateway Configuration Management (GCM) certificate from the Certificate Authority’s (CA) web enrollment page.  If the server hosting the web enrollment page has been updated with the hotfix described in Knowledge Base article KB922706, the option to "Store certificate…

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Need personalized help implementing a Microsoft product or solution? Our new ProAdvisory service may be for you

I know this isn’t necessarily specific to Mobile Device Manager but I wanted to let you know of a new support offering that we’re rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support and…

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New KB Solution: A manually requested System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 GCM certificate cannot be saved to the computer store

Just a quick heads up on a new Knowledge Base article we just published.  This one describes an issue where in some situations an administrator of System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (SCMDM) must manually request a Gateway Configuration Management (GCM) certificate from the Certificate Authority’s (CA) web enrollment page, and if the server hosting…

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The Microsoft TechNet Wiki has launched

I know I’ve mentioned this here before but in case you haven’t seen the TechNet Wiki or had a chance to play with it, let me tell you, you should definitely check this out.  So what makes the TechNet Wiki so different?  Well for starters it’s community driven, meaning that it’s not just a forum…

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Welcome to the TechNet Wiki Beta!

What began a few years ago as an idea is now in front of you. Through the grassroots efforts and work of many, the TechNet Wiki has landed and the way we view content will never be the same. It is an experiment designed to increase the breadth, depth and immediacy of technical content and…

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A quick note on the SCMDM administrative template

The System Center Mobile Device Manager administrative template adds Windows Mobile Settings that can be applied to Windows Mobile Devices. Although the Group Policy Object Editor does show the other Windows GPO options, these are not applicable to the Windows Mobile Devices. The only GPO options applicable are those found in the Windows Mobile Settings…

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Support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010

I know this isn’t necessarily Mobile Device Manager specific but I figured that some of you may still have some old Windows 2000 or Windows XP SP2 systems running out there and would appreciate the heads up.  As the title says, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional are reaching End of…

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A hotfix rollup package is available for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008

Last week we released a new hotfix rollup package for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 as Knowledge Base article 976623. This article describes the Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 issues that are fixed in this System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 hotfix rollup package. This rollup package resolves the following issues. Issue…

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