Quick Start from Nothing to SCVMM

My buddy Justin Zarb has some great information on System Center Virtual Machine Manager posted over on his blog so I thought I’d give you a heads up in case you missed it: ====== So I have been chatting to more and more people around System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and this product is great! Compared…

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TechNet Webcast: Managing a Virtual Solution with System Center (Level 200)

Sorry for the late notice but if you’re planning on implementing our System Centers products this would be a good webcast to check out: ====== Language(s): English. Product(s): Longhorn. Audience(s): IT Professionals. Duration: 90 Minutes Start Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview In past presentations, we have…

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Quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions with our pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs).

Using the power of virtualization, you can now quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions through a series of pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs). You can download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations. Some of the featured VHDs include: BizTalk Server 2006…

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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 POC Installation Guidelines

Here are some Proof of Concept guidelines I put together that I thought you might find helpful.  While this document provides an overview of installing Configuration Manager in a Proof of Concept (POC) environment, it should under no circumstances be considered a replacement for reviewing SCCM product documentation in detail prior to production deployment. Note: SCCM can be downloaded…

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New SMS, MOM and System Center KB Articles for 10-14 Through 10-20

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937532When you create a configuration baseline rule that includes more than 300 software updates in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the configuration baseline is not evaluated correctlySys Center Config Manger 2007 ALSMS ServerEN-US http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943307Discovery information is missing after you delete and then reimport a management pack in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007Sys Center Operations…

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SCCM 2007 Task Sequence Fails, Drive Letter Not Displayed

Here’s an interesting issue I ran into the other day where a Task Sequence would fail in a very bizarre way.  Turns out it was caused by a missing Registry key that caused Partition Manager (PartMgr) to fail to load and start. Symptoms: 1. When a Task Sequence is advertised by SCCM 2007, the Task…

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New SMS, MOM and System Center KB Articles for 10-7 Through 10-13

Here’s the list of new Knowledge Base articles we published last week: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935914You cannot use task sequence bootable media to run a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 image advertisementSys Center Config Manager 2007 ALEN-US http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943111Description of System Center Essentials 2007 post-release hotfix rollupSys Center Essentials 2007 ENEN-US http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942862The installation of the System Center Operations Manager…

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Evaluate System Center Configuration Manager 2007 today

I know this is old news for some of you but we still seem to get questions now and then as to the availability of a trial software for System Center Configuration Manager so here’s a heads up.  To download the evaluation see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb736730.aspx. ====== System Center Configuration Manager—previously Systems Management Server—represents a tremendous advance…

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Evaluate System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 today

You’ve probably already seen this but if not then here’s a heads up as to the availability of an eval for System Center Data Protection Manager. To download the evaluation see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb727240.aspx. ====== For IT professionals responsible for Microsoft application and file servers, System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is the new standard for Windows data…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 120-day trial version available

You may have already seen this but in case you missed it and are looking to give System Center Virtual Machine Manager a test drive then this is the place to start.  You can access the main page at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scvmm/default.aspx but some of the meat of the page is below: ====== Featured Resources Get up to…

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