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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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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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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New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-23 through 11-29

For the week of 11-23 through 11-29 we had five updated and two new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to Configuration Manager 2007.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 273476 – SMS: Buffer Overrun Problem in Several Network Monitor Parsers Published – Updated Sys Mgmt Svr…

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New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-16 through 11-22

Sorry for the delay in posting the new KB’s but I took a couple days for Thanksgiving and I’m just now getting caught back up.  For the week of 11-16 through 11-22 we had twelve updated and four new Knowledge Base articles on everything from SMS 2.0 to Mobile Device Manager 2008.  Links and titles…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Status Message 2407 in SMS_SQL_MONITOR after upgrade from SMS 2003

Today’s tip comes from a Ryan Anderson, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer in our Texas office.  If you’re getting 2407’s after an upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 then Ryan may have your solution: ======== Issue: After upgrading from SMS 2003 SP2 or SP3 to the Select version of Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, you…

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New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-9 through 11-15

We had ten updated and two new Knowledge Base articles for the week, covering everything from SMS 1.x to System Center Mobile Device Manager.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 317872 – How to troubleshoot SMS Administrator console connectivity Published – Updated Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 318434…

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SMS 2003: Monthly Recurring Advertisement Schedule incorrectly skips the month of November

Here’s a heads up on a particularly odd issue we’ve begun to see with SMS.  If you’re wondering why your recurring advertisements haven’t run since the Daylight Savings Time updates then this is probably why.  Special thanks to our own Buz Brodin for his work and for writing this up: ======== Issue: After applying the…

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New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-2 through 11-8

Wow, we hit the mother lode this week.  We had ten new and nine updated Knowledge Base articles covering everything from SMS 1.2 to OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1.  Links and titles are below: ======== Sys Mgmt Svr 2.0 SP2 EN 328386 – How to extend the Sms_def.mof file by using the Windows Management Instrumentation…

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