Microsoft Security Essentials anti-malware definitions now available via WSUS

Looks like the WSUS product team announced that new SCE anti-malware definitions are now available for WSUS: Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware definitions are now available via WSUS. Microsoft Security Essentials is a core antimalware service for consumers and home-based small businesses that Microsoft released in September of 2009. This was done because academic institutions around…

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Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 Beta now available

Overview Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment. System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit…

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Two new KBs this week: One on OpsMgr 2007 and the other on System Center Essentials

We had two new Knowledge Base articles last week on System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Essentials 2007 Service Pack 1.  The KB on OpsMgr 2007 involves and issue where a Root Management Server, a Management Server, a Gateway Server or an Agent may appear dimmed and you also see Event ID 623…

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One new SCE 2007 KB article for the week ending 05/02/2009

Last week we published a new Knowledge Base article for System Center Essentials 2007.  This one covers an issue where the setup program may fail during the Reporting phase due to the configuration of the proxy: KB970783 – System Center Essentials 2007 installation may fail during Reporting installation due to proxy configuration Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck…

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One new SCE 2007 KB article for the week ending 04/25/2009

Last week we had one new Knowledge Base article for System Center Essentials 2007.  This one covers an issue where some of the Managed Computers may show as "Not yet contacted" due to a communications issue with the server.  It has some great troubleshooting tips so it’s definitely worth a quick read.  The link and…

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SCE 2007: Computers and agents showing as Not Yet Contacted

What’s this?  A post on System Center Essentials?  And you thought we only covered Operations Manager and MOM.  Well here’s an issue that seems to pop up every now and then so in case you run into it at least now you’ll know how to fix it. Issue: When viewing computer groups in the SCE…

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One new SCE KB article and two new OpsMgr KB articles for the week ending 04/04/2009

Last week we had one new Knowledge Base article for System Center Essentials and two new Knowledge Base articles for System Center Operations Manager 2007.   The links and titles for each are below: KB969788 – OpsMgr 2007: "Fatal error during installation" error when uninstalling or installing the Agent if the Workstation service is disabled. KB969569…

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Evaluate Systems Center Essentials with the new Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 VHD

System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 is a new management solution specifically designed for IT professionals working in midsize businesses who often face IT challenges similar to those of larger enterprises—troubleshooting user problems, automating management tasks, managing multiple systems, and diagnosing and resolving IT problems. And when you download the 90-day trial software, you’re automatically registered…

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New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-19 through 10-25

We had two updated and one new Knowledge Base articles for the week.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN 947691 – When you try to install a System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent on a workgroup computer without using a gateway server, Operations Manager 2007 cannot see the workgroup…

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SCE: How to Change Windows Firewall Exceptions for System Center Essentials 2007

Here’s a great tip from Nicholas Dodge, a senior support engineer on our Manageability team.  In this tip he tells how to configure the Windows Firewall exceptions for SCE 2007: ======== If a firewall is enabled in the deployment environment of System Center Essentials 2007, exceptions must be created so that the Essentials 2007 management…

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