Fixed – ITMU Does Not Detect Windows 2003 SP2

Just an FYI that if you ran into an issue starting back in June where you see the Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition x86 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installation as an option when you scan the machine at the online Microsoft Updates website but cannot select the package in the ITMU Distribute Software Updates Wizard…

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Windows Vista Reliability, Compatibility and Performance Updates Available

Yea, I know, this is somewhat off topic but I thought this would be something you’d appreciate a heads up on: 938979: An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;938979 938194: An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;938194 I’m not sure when…

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Announcing The Manageability TechCenter

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Manageability TechCenter and the improved functionality of the Systems Management Server TechCenter. With the creation of the Manageability TechCenter, you can now find task-based and best-practices content on how to effectively manage an IT environment using the System Center family of management products and Windows Server management technologies. …

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New System Center, SMS and MOM KB Articles

To kick off what I hope will become a regular feature on the SMS & MOM team blog, here are the new KB articles we published for the prior week.  Actually this first list goes back to the beginning of August so you can get caught up, but my goal going forward is to have a…

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SMS 2003 ITMU may fail to scan for update compliance on Windows 2000 Systems.

Update: 8/14/2007  4:00 pm KB 941440 has been published for this issue.  Please reference the KB for more complete information regarding this issue.  You may access the KB via this link:    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941440/en-us    Original post: With the pending deployment of the August Cab file an issue has been identified for Windows 2000 systems which did…

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SMS 2003 SP3 Add/Remove Programs reports may cause a CPU Spike and/or SQL Timeout.

9/17/2007 This fix is now ready and can be obtained by contacting CSS and requesting this fix. For details please review KB 939872   Updated on 7/18/2007: A fix is being developed for this issue and is expected to be available in the first half of August.  A more precise date is not available as final development and…

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KB915756 – Authorization Manager-enabled applications may not work after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (undergoing a change for Operations Manager)

 The KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915786/en-us which applies to Windows Server 2003 SP1 will undergo a slight update shortly for Operations Manager 2007.  A few people have hit the issue I documented here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937292/en-us (Error message when you run the Operations Manager Prerequisite Viewer for the Server component: “Microsoft.interop.security.azroles.dll is not registered in the global assembly cache”). The prereq…

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KB937882 – After you install SMS 2003 SP3, the Wmiprvse.exe process may generate high CPU usage on client computers during hardware-inventory operations

A Knowledgebase article is now available which documents the recent issue discovered after installing SMS 2003 SP3. This article is available via the following link http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937882  and has an article number which is different that that previously document here. A hotfix for the issue is currently being worked upon, please follow the information in the…

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SMS 2003 SP3 Clients with 100% CPU tied to Hardware Inventory

  This issue was first reported on in newsgroups. Here is what you need to know (Screen shots included!) The Problem: The SMS_DEF.MOF class SMS_AutoStartSoftware introduced with SP3 may conflict with Autorun items in some client configurations. This can result in an instance of the WMIPRVSE.EXE process utilizing 100% CPU on the client while inventory…

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New Windows Update Agent (WUA) 3.0 is now available

A recent update to the Windows Update Agent to version 3.0  has been released.  This update can help improve Scan Performance with ITMU (as well as non SMS related scanning and patching activities) and is compatible with the ITMUv3.  The Windows Update Agent remains external to SMS yet is a dependency for ITMU.   A…

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