MDT – Cannot Connect to SQL

You must enabled Named Pipes after installing MDT and Creating a Database. Launch SQL Server Configuration Manager – SQL Server Network Configuration – Protocols – Named Pipes – Select Enabled. Otherwise, you will get SQL Connection Errors.

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Features that Are Not Supported on the Internet-Based Client Management

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693755.aspx Features that Are Not Supported on the Internet Not all Configuration Manager 2007 features are appropriate for the Internet, and so they are not supported when clients are managed on the Internet. The features that are not supported for Internet management typically rely on Active Directory Domain Services (which is not accessible from the…

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Modify Office 2007 Deployment with Config.xml

C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\setup.exe /modify /Enterprise /config \\server\share\config.xml Config.xml File: <Configuration Product=”Enterprise”>  <PIDKEY Value=”11111-11111-11111-11111-1111″ />  <Display Level=”Basic” CompletionNotice=”Yes” SuppressModal=”No” AcceptEula=”Yes” />  <Logging Type=”Verbose” Path=”%temp%” Template=”Microsoft Office 2007 Setup.log” />  <USERNAME Value=”Name” />    <COMPANYNAME Value=”Company” />  <OptionState Id=”ACCESSFiles” State=”Local” Children=”force” />  <OptionState Id=”EXCELFiles” State=”Local” Children=”force” />  <OptionState Id=”PPTFiles” State=”Local” Children=”force” />  <OptionState Id=”WORDFiles” State=”Local” Children=”force” />  <OptionState…

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How to capture and report on a registry setting from Configuration Manager clients

http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/archive/2009/05/11/how-to-capture-and-report-on-a-registry-setting-from-configuration-manager-clients.aspx  This article seeks to offer a more complete solution on not only how to capture various registry settings from a client into the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 database, but to also demo how to build a sample query to report on those settings. This sample will use a fictitious Software Application name for…

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Registry Key to MOF Tool

Mark Cochrane (System Center Configuration Manager MVP) released an excellent tool to assist with your custom MOF snippet creations, RegkeyToMof.  Grab it from here: http://www.myitforum.com/inc/upload/12336RegKeyToMOF.zip Sample to get the Registry Keys for Forefront   // configuration.mof for MS Forefront 1.0 Client Signatures#pragma namespace (“\\\\.\\root\\cimv2“)#pragma deleteclass(“MSForeFront1”, NOFAIL)[DYNPROPS]Class MSForeFront1{[key] string KeyName;String EngineVersion;String AVSignatureVersion;String ASSignatureVersion;Boolean ASSignatureApplied[];Boolean AVSignatureApplied[];String SignatureLocation;};[DYNPROPS]Instance…

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SETSPN and IIS Issues with SCCM

Specify a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for this site system on the intranet. Enables or cancels the intranet FQDN text box, which allows you to specify an intranet FQDN for the site system. An FQDN is required for many scenarios in Configuration Manager including the following: Automatic approval of trusted clients in mixed mode…

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Cross-Forest Communications Between Configuration Manager Sites

Cross-Forest Communications Between Configuration Manager Sites Data is sent between sites in a Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy to enable central administration within a distributed model. For example, advertisements and packages flow down from a primary site to a child primary site, and inventory data from child primary sites are sent up to the central primary…

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Support for SQL Server versions

Configuration Manager 2007 support for the different SQL Server versions: SQL Server 2005: ConfigMgr RTM and SP1 support SQL 2005 SP2 and SP3. Currently, no hotfix is required. ConfigMgr R2 supports SQL 2005 SP2 and SP3, with hotfix 959975. SQL Server 2008: ConfigMgr RTM supports upgrading an existing SQL 2005 site database to SQL 2008,…

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SCCM Scripts

These SDK Scripts can perform ad-hoc client side tasks.  NOTE: If running on x64 machine, you must use the 32-bit version of C:\Windows\SysWoW64\cscript.exe since SCCM is a 32-bit application. Client Component List On Error Resume Next     Dim oCPAppletMgr ‘ Control Applet manager object    Dim oClientAction ‘ Individual client action    Dim oClientActions ‘ A collection…

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System Center Updates Publisher Configuration

These are notes from the SCUP Help File…. To configure the certificate store on the update server Click Start, click Run, type MMC in the text box, and then click OK to open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Click File, click Add/Remove Snap-in, click Add, click Certificates, click Add, select Computer account, and then click…

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