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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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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SCMDM SP1 Support for Virtualization

As you may know, with the Service Pack 1 release of SCMDM we introduced support for virtualization of our server roles.  This allows you to run the Windows Server 2003 x64 guest OS in a Hyper-V environment.  We wanted to clarify that this applies to the virtualization of the Device Management and Enrollment Server SCMDM…

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Solution: The Group Policy setting “Block unsigned theme installation” for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is not correctly applied to Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile devices

Just a quick FYI on an issue we came across recently.  This should be a Knowledge Base article soon but I figured I’d post it here first to give all you faithful readers first notice.  If you’re trying to use the Group Policy setting “Block unsigned theme installation” for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008…

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Collecting large amount of device inventory information during OMA session causes MDM server to timeout

Here’s an issue we run into every now and then so I thought it might be worth a mention here.  If you’re noticing GP and software distribution delivery failures then this may be your issue: ======== Issue: Collecting large amount of device inventory information during an Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) session may cause the System…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 12-14 through 12-20

For the week of 12-14 through 12-20 we had three new System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 KB articles.  Links and titles are below: ======== KB960829 – Error message when you try to upgrade to System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Service Pack 1: "Failed to determine status of MDM databases on SQL instance" Sys…

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SCMDM: Enrollment fails with "Unknown error in Enrollment service: System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null"

Here’s another MDM enrollment failure issue we ran across recently that’s caused by the CA not being available when the SCMDM Enrollment Service starts.  Fortunately the solution to this one is pretty easy: ======== Issue: Enrollment fails and the following event is logged on the Enrollment Server: Unknown error in Enrollment service: System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot…

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