OpsMgr 2007: RMS cluster node registers the Health Service SPN with the physical node’s computer account

Today’s tip comes from Michael Sadoff, one of the top Senior Support Escalation Engineers in our North Carolina office.  If you’re seeing mutual authentication fail and notice that a node in an RMS cluster registers the ServicePrincipalName (SPN) for the Health Service with the physical node’s computer account then this one’s for you: ======== Issue:…

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Creating Custom Reports By Using Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views

Yesterday we released a new document to help you create custom reports, determine which Configuration Manager 2007 SQL views contain the information you need for your reports, and identify the path between the necessary SQL views and determine what columns can be used to join them.  I posted the overview below: ======== Overview Microsoft System…

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New Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2

Just an FYI that we recently released a new Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2.  So what’s an Infrastructure Planning and Design guide?  Glad you asked.  Here’s the official description: The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series provides guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products. The series is a collection of…

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Modifying the frequency and threshold of Exchange MP disk monitoring

I want to highlight an issue with the Exchange 2007 Management Pack (MP) in terms of disk monitoring that we see every now and then. Essentially the MP looks at all disks and generates alerts if any of the disks are low on space.  The only problem is that there’s no alert suppression and it…

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New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-19 through 10-25

We had three updated and three new Knowledge Base articles for the week.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007 EN 947691 – When you try to install a System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent on a workgroup computer without using a gateway server, Operations Manager 2007 cannot see the workgroup…

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Reports in the Exchange Management Pack may time out

Just a quick heads-up on an issue we’re starting to see more of these days.  The reports in the Exchange 2007 Management Pack (MP) look great and work great most of the time but since they run using the raw data in the Data Warehouse (DW) they can time out and fail in larger sized…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence Fails with the error "An error occurred while retrieving policy for this computer (0x80004005)"

Here’s another ConfigMgr 2007 OSD tip from Frank Rojas out in Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you have a Task Sequence that fails almost immediately after it boots into WinPE with an 0x80004005 error then you’ll want to check this one out: ======== Issue: When attempting to deploy a Task Sequence via SCCM 2007 OSD, the…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to get the list of all the computers in Maintenance Mode

Here’s a cool tip from Ritesh Grover, one of our top support engineers on our Operations Manager team.  If you’re looking for a script to quickly get a list of the computers that are in Maintenance Mode then this should do the trick: ======== To get a list of all computers and components that are…

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Log files used to troubleshoot Multicast based Operating System Deployment

Yesterday I posted a step-by-step on how to enable Multicast for your OS Deployments (OSD) so I thought I’d also take a sec to point out the log files used to troubleshoot the same.  These log files, as well as the standard logs for troubleshooting OSD, can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb932135.aspx The log files include:…

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