TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Developed a Business Case for System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Mark your calendars now because there’s a new webcast coming up next month that you won’t want to miss.  The title is "How Microsoft IT Developed a Business Case for System Center Configuration Manager 2007".  Details and a registration link are below: ======== Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft System Center. Audience(s): IT Professional. Duration: 60 Minutes…

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Moving the SMSPKGC$ share to a different drive

The day may come when you find that you need to move the package share (SMSPKGC$) to a different drive – say from the C: drive to the D: drive, and you don’t want to have to recreate any existing packages or advertisements.  Should that day come, Rob Morris wrote up some steps you can…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Error [-2146232060] Invalid object name ‘ACT Databases’ when connecting to SQL server in Configure ACT Server properties

Here’s another issue that a couple folks seem to be running into every now and then.  Thanks go to Clifton Hughes, a Senior Support Engineer in our Las Colinas office for writing this one up. ======== Issue: In the Configuration Manager admin console under the Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector container, Application Compatibility Toolkit Server, when…

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ConfigMgr 2007: MPControl.log shows HttpSendRequestSync fails with status code 500 ‘Internal Server Error’

Note: The information below does not apply to Windows Server 2008. Do not run these steps on a Windows Server 2008-based computer. Here’s an issue we’re starting to see every now and then.  This one comes from Ryan Anderson, one of our top Senior Support Escalation Engineers in our Las Colinas office.  If you’re seeing…

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OpsMgr 2007: Service Level Dashboard Management Pack v1.1

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Service Level Dashboard Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 v1.1 (new graphical SLA display). Available for download on TechNet. This is an updated version that includes additional summary reports based on Dundas Gauges. These reports summarize how well applications or groups of applications meet their service…

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OpsMgr 2007: Agent Push Installation Fails with Error 25211. Failed to install performance counters

Here’s a great tip on troubleshooting agent installation problems where you’re getting Event ID 10005’s.  This is a cool one because the basic process can be used any time you’re troubleshooting an issue that references a file already being in use by another process: ======== Issue: When trying to install the Operations Manager 2007 agent…

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New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 8-24 through 8-30

We had twelve new  Knowledge Base articles for the week: Two on SMS 2003, six on System Center ConfigMgr 2007 and four on System Center Operations Manager 2007.  The links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr Ent Ed 2003 EN 954347 – You cannot delete the package from a distribution point of a…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Update on R2 Eval download

Earlier today I posted that R2 is now available but I inadvertently left out one minor detail – The posted download is the eval version only.  It clearly states this on the site but I probably should have made that more clear in my post.  Sorry to get your hopes up.  Also, the R2 Eval…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Unable to open Configuration Manager Console, error: MMC Cannot Initialize the Snap-in

Today’s troubleshooting tip comes from Clifton Hughes, a real life Senior Support Engineer from our Las Colinas office.  If you’re having trouble getting the ConfigMgr 2007 admin console installed and running then you’ll want to take a look at this one: ======== Issue: When launching the Configuration Manager Console you may receive the error "MMC…

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Now Available: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED  —–  The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Eval released on Friday so if you haven’t downloaded it yet there’s a brief description and a link below: ======== Brief Description Configuration Manager R2 now also supports Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, integrates support for application virtualization, and provides an…

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