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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New Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2

Just an FYI that we recently released a new Infrastructure Planning and Design guide for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 for R2.  So what’s an Infrastructure Planning and Design guide?  Glad you asked.  Here’s the official description: The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series provides guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products. The series is a collection of…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to install and configure an RMS on a Windows Server 2008 cluster

Ever wonder what’s needed to setup and configure an RMS on a Win2K8 cluster?  If so then check out the doc that Arnab Mitra was kind enough to put together for us: ======== How to Configure/Setup RMS on a Windows 2008 Cluster. 1. On each RMS cluster node, ensure that the domain Operations Manager Administrators…

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NEW IPD Beta - Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has been working on a new guide – Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2. This guide targets key information to bring your infrastructure up to date, thereby enhancing user experience and delivering business benefits. Find out how new features like Application Virtualization management support and support…

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OpsMgr 2007: Monitoring an Agent in a non-trusted domain

There may be times when you want to monitor an agent computer that resides in a domain which is not trusted by the domain where the RMS or MS server resides.  You may also not want to use the Gateway Server option because you only have one or two agents in the remote domain.  So…

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Moving the SMSPKGC$ share to a different drive

The day may come when you find that you need to move the package share (SMSPKGC$) to a different drive – say from the C: drive to the D: drive, and you don’t want to have to recreate any existing packages or advertisements.  Should that day come, Rob Morris wrote up some steps you can…

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OpsMgr 2007: Infrastructure Planning Guide for OpsMgr 2007 SP1

As I was making my normal Wednesday morning rounds I discovered that the OpsManager product team has a new post on their excellent Infrastructure Planning Guide for OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1.  Whether you’re designing a new rollout or evaluating an old one, you’ll want to check this out: ======== A few of us have…

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OpsMgr 2007: Troubleshooting Console Performance in large environments

I’ve been getting a few questions lately about slow performance with the console so I thought a post might be in order.  Luckily for me, Tim Helton, one of our top Support Escalation Engineers, had already written some great tips that he uses to troubleshoot these kinds of issues.  His notes are below: ======== These…

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OpsMgr 2007: Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Beta

The IPD Team just sent out an announcement concerning the IPD beta and how it now covers VMM 2008, OpsMgr 2007 and IIS 7.  Some of you probably already get this but just in case you don’t I included it below: ======== We are pleased to announce that the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Beta…

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OpsMgr 2007: Online Management Pack Guides

Have you ever downloaded an OpsMgr 2007 Management Pack but had trouble figuring out what’s new, what’s changed or even how to use it?  If so then what you’ll want to do is check out the MP’s corresponding Management Pack Guide.  Out on our TechNet site we have a bunch of cool Management Pack Guides…

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