Where did all the posts go?

Many of us are beginning to pack things up and head out for the holidays so I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I’m doing the same.  I’m going to be out until January 5th so if the posts start to dry up then that’s probably why, although you might see a…

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ConfigMgr 2007: How to inventory mapped drives

I was asked a few days ago if ConfigMgr or SMS could inventory mapped drives, and while the answer is yes we don’t do it by default. In effect we report the logical disk but not mapped drives. In order to inventory mapped drives we first need to extend the sms_def.mof.  Mapped drives are in…

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OpsMgr by Example: Agent Deployment using ConfigMgr

Looks like there’s a new installment in the OpsMgr by Example series over at http://ops-mgr.spaces.live.com/Blog/ and this time they take a look at deploying agents using ConfigMgr 2007.  I have the intro and a direct link below: ======== We return to our OpsMgr by Example series with a discussion of deploying the OpsMgr Agent. Scenario:…

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Tips for installing clients to Windows SteadyState PCs

We’ve received a couple calls on this so I thought a quick post might help just in case you’re using Windows SteadyState in your environment.  Anjana Kaku Tyagi wrote up the example below, and while the example is for the SMS client you should be able to use the same procedure for any permanent additions…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Dell Latitude E6400 laptop may hang during Windows XP Mini-Setup

Here’s an issue that Frank Rojas saw the other.  This particular issue involved a Dell E6400 but I thought it was worth a post because the same troubleshooting technique could be used for similar issues with other hardware as well: ======== Issue: When deploying a Windows XP image to a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop using…

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Coming Soon: Specialized OpsMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2007 blogs

A few years ago a young manager at Microsoft had an idea; an idea to create a new blog that would help Microsoft’s customers support and manage their SMS and MOM installations.  That was back in June of 2006 and that team manager’s name was Britten Martin.  Britten has since moved on to bigger and…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 12-7 through 12-13

For the week of 12-7 through 12-13 we had three new Knowledge Base articles: Two on OpsMgr 2007 and one on ConfigMgr 2007.  Links and titles are below: ======== http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=957135 You cannot change the alert resolution state of any alert in the Active Alerts view in System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Sys…

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