MP to SQL Connectivity

A common issue PSS has seen for SMS 2003 is a failure of one or more Servers to connect and authenticate to the SQL Server and Database.   There are varied causes for this problem not limited to the following common sources as detailed in KB 832109: ·         The Management Point does not have correct…


The recent DHCP Management pack release 05.0.3500.0000 has a problem

The latest DHCP Management Pack release (version 05.0.3500.0000, released 10/27) for MOM 2005 SP1 has an issue when imported on a management server where no previous version of the MP exists. When one of the State alerts (‘The DHCP Scope is running low or out of available Addresses’ or ‘The DHCP Superscope is running low…


The ITMU Revision 3 has Released!

On November 2nd the pending ITMU Update noted in KB 926464 was released to the web.  This is critical update for our SMS customers for many reasons and it is highly recommended that our customers migrate to this new version as soon as possible.   The update to the ITMU not only improves scan performance over…


ITMU or MBSA 2.0 may incorrectly detect MS04-025

MS04-025 is an older security fix which has been superseded by MS06-013, but the scan tools may still detect MS04-025 as missing after MS06-013 has been applied. The Security team will be pulling the MS04-025 update from November 14th release of WSUSSCAN.CAB which should work around the issue.