ConfigMgr 2007: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard fails to transfer client installation methods

Here’s one that’s probably going to be relatively uncommon but I came across it the other day and thought it would be worth a mention here: ======== Issue: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 fails to transfer client installation methods from one secondary site to another secondary site.  The…

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ConfigMgr 2007: New Product Feature Quizzes for your enjoyment

Looks like the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 User Assistance (UA) team has created a set of quizzes to help you assess your understanding of the dependencies and requirements for key features of Configuration Manager 2007.  Once you complete these quizzes you’ll no longer have to suffer the embarrassment of having nothing to contribute when…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to make ACS work on port other then the default

  Here’s an interesting tip sent to me by Milan Jajal on how to make ACS work on a port other than the default.  I don’t know how often something like this would be necessary but just in case you need it here are the steps: ======== Below are the changes that need to be…

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SMS 2003: ScanWrapper.exe fails to complete after installing patch 955069

Here’s another issue I got from both Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas office and Keith Thornley out in North Carolina.  We’re starting to see this somewhat frequently so hopefully this will help you avoid a potential headache: ======== Issue: After applying the MSXML3 SP10 update released under KB955069, ScanWrapper fails to run and ScanWrapper.log…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to identify what scripts are running on the agents, including frequency and parameters

Here’s another interesting one for you.  What I wanted was a way to track what scripts are executed by the Operations Manager Agent on a box as this would help in fine tuning some of the rules/monitors which were configured to run very frequently.  In MOM 2005 we had a ScriptDebugging option which logged all…

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SMS 2003: SystemConsoleUsage data missing under hardware inventory

Here’s a quick tip on why some of the data in reports based on SystemConsoleUsage may be missing in SMS 2003: ======== Issue: Reports based on the SystemConsoleUsage class do not show all data, although the data is actually being collected. Cause: Data stored under SystemConsoleUsage comes from the Local Security Database and information in…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Task Sequence may fail to run with error code 0x80072ee7

Here’s another neat tip from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site.  If you’re PXE booting machines and they’re throwing 0x80072ee7 errors along with getting APIPA addresses then you might try turning on portfast if you’re using a Cisco Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enabled switch to see if that helps: ======== Issue: When attempting to…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 11-30 through 12-6

For the week of 11-30 through 12-6 we had four new Knowledge Base articles.  Links and titles are below: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=956307 Error message when you install the Inventory Tool for Dell Update (ITDU) on an SMS 2003 site server after July 1, 2008: “The Sync task failed to download content from source location” http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=957560 The…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to make your Reporting install a success

The MOMTeam blog just posted a great list of prerequisites that will help ensure that Reporting installs successfully.  Before you install Reporting you’ll want to give this a quick read: ======== Detailed below are some validation steps that should be completed before attempting to install Operations Manager 2007 Reporting. During this installation, you are prompted…

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System Center Configuration Manager Users – Microsoft’s Usability Study (Jan12-Jan23)

Just an FYI that Microsoft User Research is conducting a study focusing on design ideas for the next version of System Center Configuration Manager from January 12 to January 23, 2009. This is a great opportunity for Configuration Manager Users who have experience working with System Center Configuration Manager to provide feedback and help improve…

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