SCE: How to Change Windows Firewall Exceptions for System Center Essentials 2007

Here’s a great tip from Nicholas Dodge, a senior support engineer on our Manageability team.  In this tip he tells how to configure the Windows Firewall exceptions for SCE 2007: ======== If a firewall is enabled in the deployment environment of System Center Essentials 2007, exceptions must be created so that the Essentials 2007 management…

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Want to stay current on all the new KB articles? Here's how

If you’re in charge of administering ConfigMgr or OpsMgr or SMS or MOM or whatever, chances are you’re pretty concerned with making sure you’re aware of any new Knowledge Base articles as quickly as possible.  That’s why you subscribe to this blog and others like it. Being aware of this concern, once a week I…

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System Center Essentials SP1 Now Available

Looks like Service Pack 1 for System Center Essentials released yesterday so if you happen to run one of these servers you’ll want to check that out.  Here are some of the highlights: ======== Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to System Center Essentials that provides enhancements based on customer and partner feedback. Some…

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New Knowledge Base articles for 2-24 through 3-1

We have a couple new Knowledge Base articles that published the week before last so if you’re running either ConfigMgr 2007 or System Center Essentials you might want to check them out: ======= http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944342 Users cannot modify advertisements that they created in the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administration Console System Center Config Manager 2007…

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Support plans for OpsMgr 2007, SCE and MOM 2005 running on Windows Server 2008

Yesterday Satya Vel, Program Manager for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, wrote a fantastic blog post about the support plans regarding Windows Server 2008.  I won’t steal his thunder here but the opening paragraph is below along with a link to the original article. ====== A lot of good stuff is going on in…

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System Center Forums

Were you aware that Microsoft offers many forums for System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Essentials as well as many others?  If not you really should check them out.  Ask a question, post a question, or just read about what’s going on.  There’s a wealth of information out there. System Center…

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Announcing the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series and New Releases for Virtualization!

OK, I know this may come off as marketing type stuff but we have some really cool information here if you’re going to be doing any planning and deployment with Microsoft’s virtualization technology in the near future.  Check out the release below: ======= Announcing the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series and New Releases for Virtualization! Architect for Success! New…

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New SMS, MOM and System Center KB Articles for 10-21 Through 10-27

Here are the latest: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942536 You cannot move created objects into a folder or out of a folder if the folder was created on a secondary site of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 10/24/2007 Sys Center Config Manager 2007 AL SMS Server EN-US http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942700 The task sequence does not run on the protected branch distribution…

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Quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions with our pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs).

Using the power of virtualization, you can now quickly evaluate Microsoft and partner solutions through a series of pre-configured Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs). You can download the VHDs and evaluate them for free in your own environment without the need for dedicated servers or complex installations. Some of the featured VHDs include: BizTalk Server 2006…

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New SMS, MOM and System Center KB Articles for 10-14 Through 10-20

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937532When you create a configuration baseline rule that includes more than 300 software updates in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the configuration baseline is not evaluated correctlySys Center Config Manger 2007 ALSMS ServerEN-US http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943307Discovery information is missing after you delete and then reimport a management pack in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007Sys Center Operations…

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