SMS 2003: Finding Overlapping Boundaries

We seem to run into overlapping boundaries issues every so often and without the right tool, troubleshooting these kinds of problems can be very difficult and frustrating.  Typically the way this problem manifests itself is that you find that an SMS Advanced client ends up getting policy or advertisements from the wrong site, or they…

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OpsMgr 2007: Problems Running the Support Tools

This is an issue that still seems to get a lot of people so I wanted to send out a quick heads up in the hopes that I could maybe save you some pain and heartache down the road.  On your System Center Operations Manager 2007 CD you’ll find a \Support Tools directory with a…

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library (November 2007)

A few minutes ago, the ConfigMgr team published it’s first ever hotfix update to the boxed ConfigMgr chm. You can go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=81997356-7f18-48b2-a53a-d6f995a47f35&DisplayLang=en to download the x86 or x64 ENU version but here’s the overview: Overview The Configuration Manager Documentation Library has been updated. The Documentation Library is the primary documentation for Configuration Manager 2007….

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New Knowledge Base articles for 11-4 through 11-17

We only had two new KB articles but here they are: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944375 How to obtain error code descriptions in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 reports 11/15/2007 Sys Center Config Manager 2007 AL EN-US http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944443 List of issues that are fixed in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate 11/14/2007 Sys Center Operations…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007

Overview The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Intermediate Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of Exchange 2003 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a substantial number of settings affecting the configuration of Exchange 2003 servers in the Microsoft IT environment. A partial list of the included configuration…

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MOM2005: Slow performance for MOM 2005 reports

Here’s a tip on an issue we seem to be seeing every so often.  We’ve had a few calls lately where when running reports for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, you may experience some of the following symptoms: – Reports run slow. – Reports run for hours before completing. – Reports run for hours and never…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack for Configuration Manager 2007

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack is now available for download. ====== Overview The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MSIT Basic Configuration Pack is designed to be used for managing the configuration of Exchange 2003 servers. This configuration pack defines recommended configurations based on a limited number of settings affecting the configuration of…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience Monitoring Server MP for MOM 2005

The Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack for MOM 2005 is now available for download. ====== Overview The Office Communications Server 2007 QoE Monitoring Server Management Pack for MOM 2005 monitors the audio and video quality for Office Communications Server 2007 Server Enterprise Voice deployment. Alerts are fired when audio and video…

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