SCE: How to Change Windows Firewall Exceptions for System Center Essentials 2007

Here’s a great tip from Nicholas Dodge, a senior support engineer on our Manageability team.  In this tip he tells how to configure the Windows Firewall exceptions for SCE 2007: ======== If a firewall is enabled in the deployment environment of System Center Essentials 2007, exceptions must be created so that the Essentials 2007 management…

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Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-12 through 10-18

We had two updated Knowledge Base articles for the week.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr Ent Ed 2003 EN 941820 – NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing does not work correctly on a computer that is running the SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 Advanced Client Published – Updated Sys Center Operation Mgr 2007…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Setting up Multicast, step by step

Over on Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog he has a great write-up on how to minimize your network utilization by enabling Multicast for your OSD  image deployments.  If you’re deploying to a lot of machines at the same time then you’ll definitely want to take a look at this: ======== Multicasting is a new feature of…

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OpsMgr 2007: Operations Manager 2007 Receives Community Award

Looks like OpsMgr 2007 won another award.  This time, Paul Ross over on the System Center Team Blog talks about how OpsMgr 2007 won the Gold Award for Exchange Server Monitoring Tool: ======== I’m pleased to announce that System Center Operations Manager 2007 has received another award – this time from SQL Server Magazine Editors’…

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ConfigMgr 2007: The %SMSDP% variable is not available in SCCM 2007 OSD Task Sequences when Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 is integrated

Here’s another cool tip on OSD Task Sequences that Frank Rojas made me aware of.  Is there anything he doesn’t know about these things?  If there is I don’t know what it is. ======== Issue: When using SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or Business Desktop Deployment (BDD), a variable called…

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OpsMgr 2007: Failure Audit events 570 in Security event log of RMS server

Here’s another OpsMgr 2007 tip from Milan Jajal, a support engineer in our Manageability group.  I hate to steal his thunder, but he basically says that if you’re seeing 570 security audit failures sourced from Microsoft Operations Manager then you can probably ignore them: ======== Issue: On a System Center Operations Manager 2007 Root Management…

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Supported configurations for using WSUS to distribute Forefront Client Security Definition updates within SCCM 2007

Just a quick FYI on a recent Knowledge Base article we released describing the supported configurations for using the same WSUS instance to support both FCS v1 and ConfigMgr 2007.  I’ll spare you all the gory details other than to point out the basic server requirements here: • There must be a single WSUS server…

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Desktop Virtualization: ConfigMgr 2007 R2 and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Over on the System Center product team blog they posted a really cool video where Jeff Wettlaufer (Technical Product Manager for System Center) chats with Brad Anderson (General Manager of MSD) about what’s going on in terms of desktop virtualization and Configuration Manager 2007 R2.  They cover everything from the application level to the hardware…

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Want to stay current on all the new KB articles? Here’s how

If you’re in charge of administering ConfigMgr or OpsMgr or SMS or MOM or whatever, chances are you’re pretty concerned with making sure you’re aware of any new Knowledge Base articles as quickly as possible.  That’s why you subscribe to this blog and others like it. Being aware of this concern, once a week I…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Unable to PXE Boot using the Unknown Computer Support feature in R2

Here’s neat tip I haven’t seen before on PXE booting bare metal machine using the new Unknown Computer Support feature in ConfigMgr 2007 R2.  This one comes from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site: ======== Issue:  Bare metal clients may be unable to PXE boot from a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Server…

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