ConfigMgr 2007: Attempting to edit or modify Run Command Line tasks in OSD Task Sequences causes an error

Here’s yet another tip from Frank Rojas, this one concerning errors you might receive when trying to edit Run Command Line tasks: ======== Issue: When attempting to edit or modify Run Command Line tasks in SCCM 2007 SP1 OSD Task Sequences, the following error may occur: An error occurred in ConfigMgr. The ConfigMgr console will…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OSD fails with "Sysprep did not complete successfully" error when capturing a Windows Vista or newer image

Here’s a great tip from Frank Rojas, a real life support engineer from Charlotte, North Carolina. If you currently work with Vista or newer images or are planning to in the future you’ll definitely want to take a look at this one. ======== Issue: When trying to capture a Windows Vista or newer (e.g. Windows 7, Windows…

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OpsMgr 2007: Infrastructure Planning Guide for OpsMgr 2007 SP1

As I was making my normal Wednesday morning rounds I discovered that the OpsManager product team has a new post on their excellent Infrastructure Planning Guide for OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1.  Whether you’re designing a new rollout or evaluating an old one, you’ll want to check this out: ======== A few of us have…

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OpsMgr 2007: DFS Management Pack Generates Bogus DFS Link Monitor Alerts

Here’s an interesting Operations Manager tip that comes from Michael Sadoff, a real life Support Escalation Engineer from Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you’re running the DFS Management Pack and getting some false-positives then you’ll want to check this out: ======== Issue: When you using the Microsoft Windows Server DFS 2003 Management Pack in System Center…

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Have you seen the new OpsManJam site?

Some of our folks out in the field got together and put up a fantastic OpsManager website out at http://www.opsmanjam.com and if you haven’t seen it already you should definitely check it out.  They’re posting unofficial management packs, management pack authoring tutorials and guidance, command shell scripts, and more.  The content on this site comes…

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Update for ConfigMgr 2007: Current issues with Wake On LAN (WOL)

A few months ago Brian Huneycut wrote a post titled ConfigMgr 2007: Current issues with Wake On LAN (WOL) and we now have a hotfix to address the issue.  We released the  hotfix under KB953148 but the fix is actually in SP1 so if you’re current you should be good to go. J.C. Hornbeck |…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Sample Configurations and Common Performance Questions DOC

Just a heads up that we recently published a new document titled System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Sample Configurations and Common Performance Related Questions.  It’s designed to "provide an overview of sample hardware configurations used in stress and scale testing for different size environments.  Additionally, it answers common questions about planning and configuring for optimal…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Moving the Site Database

I saw an article describing how to move the DB for Ops Manager 2007 but I didn’t see one for Configuration Manager so I decided to write one up.  Really the process is about the same but I wanted to have something product specific. ======== INTRODUCTION This article describes how to move the Site Database…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Microsoft Assessment Configuration Pack for ENERGY STAR Power Management now available

Just another quick FYI that we recently released a new DCM configuration pack that uses ENERGY STAR program criteria to assess display and hibernation settings on Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.  This Configuration Pack, which is endorsed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), enables System Center Configuration Manager 2007 users to assess their client…

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MOM 2005: ADMP for MOM 2005 version 1.1 is now available on the download center

Just a quick FYI that the ADMP for MOM 2005 version 1.1 is now available on the download center.  The major improvements in the new version of the ADMP are described briefly in the table below: Improvement Short Description Windows Server 2008 discovery for full Domain Controllers (DC) and Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC) Discover the following objects…

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