New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-9 through 11-15

We had ten updated and two new Knowledge Base articles for the week, covering everything from SMS 1.x to System Center Mobile Device Manager.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 317872 – How to troubleshoot SMS Administrator console connectivity Published – Updated Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 318434…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to search the entire database for a string value or GUID

Here is an older tip but it’s one we use (or some variation) quite a bit in support.  This originally came from Narayana Vyas Kondreddi at http://vyaskn.tripod.com/search_all_columns_in_all_tables.htm so we can’t take all the credit.  If you need to find a value in a table but you’re not sure where to look, this can be a…

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The database discovery scripts (DiscoverSQL200*DB.vbs) fail on SQL servers with DBs larger than 32GB in the 6.0.6441.0 version of the SQL MP

In case you missed it, The MOM team announced a new issue they’ve discovered.  Apparently the database discovery scripts can fail on a system that has a DB that is larger than 32GB.  I posted the description of the issue and a link below: ======== Issue: We’ve recently become aware of an issue with the…


SMS 2003: Monthly Recurring Advertisement Schedule incorrectly skips the month of November

Here’s a heads up on a particularly odd issue we’ve begun to see with SMS.  If you’re wondering why your recurring advertisements haven’t run since the Daylight Savings Time updates then this is probably why.  Special thanks to our own Buz Brodin for his work and for writing this up: ======== Issue: After applying the…

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OpsMgr 2007: Rule does not appear while creating custom Event View

Here’s another cool tip sent to me by Milan Jajal, a support engineer in our Manageability group.  If you’re trying to create a new Event View using a custom rule and it’s not showing up then this may be your issue: ======== Issue: When using the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Console to create a…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to create an Alert rule based on an Event description

Here’s a cool tip sent to me by Milan Jajal, a support engineer in our Manageability group.  If you ever find the need to create a rule based on the description of an event then this one’s for you. UPDATE: Kevin Holman wrote a similar post and sent me this caveat: Before we continue -…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence Fails with Unspecified error 80004005 and SETUPACT.LOG indicates invalid product key

Here’s another awesome troubleshooting tip sent to me by Clifton Hughes in our Las Colinas office.  If you’re deploying Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista and your Task Sequence bombs out with a 80004005 error you’ll want to take a look at this: ======== Issue: A Task Sequence Fails with error 80004005.  The SMSTS.log file…

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OpsMgr 2007: Registry keys to control the refresh of the admin console

The esteemed Adrian Doyle sent me some cool registry keys that can be used to control not only what is refreshed but how often it’s refreshed within the OpsMgr 2007 admin console.  Please note that we only recommend changing these values upon the advisement of Microsoft Product Support so use these at your own risk. …

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New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-2 through 11-8

Wow, we hit the mother lode this week.  We had ten new and nine updated Knowledge Base articles covering everything from SMS 1.2 to OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 328386 – How to extend the Sms_def.mof file by using the Windows Management Instrumentation…

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OpsMgr 2007: The AD and DHCP Management Packs have been updated

We had a couple new Management Pack updates released last Friday, one for the Active Directory Management and the other for the DHCP Management Pack.  Windows Server 2008 is now supported for each.  More information and download details can be found here. Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer

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