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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ConfigMgr 2007: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard fails to transfer client installation methods

Here’s one that’s probably going to be relatively uncommon but I came across it the other day and thought it would be worth a mention here: ======== Issue: The Transfer Site Settings Wizard in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 fails to transfer client installation methods from one secondary site to another secondary site.  The…

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OpsMgr 2007: How to identify what scripts are running on the agents, including frequency and parameters

Here’s another interesting one for you.  What I wanted was a way to track what scripts are executed by the Operations Manager Agent on a box as this would help in fine tuning some of the rules/monitors which were configured to run very frequently.  In MOM 2005 we had a ScriptDebugging option which logged all…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Task Sequence may fail to run with error code 0x80072ee7

Here’s another neat tip from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site.  If you’re PXE booting machines and they’re throwing 0x80072ee7 errors along with getting APIPA addresses then you might try turning on portfast if you’re using a Cisco Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enabled switch to see if that helps: ======== Issue: When attempting to…

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OpsMgr 2007: Viewing Alert and Event data generates HTTP 401 error if using an account beginning with "!"

Here’s an interesting Operations Manager issue I came across today.  If you happen to have accounts beginning with an exclamation mark (!) then you might want to check this out before firing up the OpsMgr console: ======== Issue: When using the Operations Manager 2007 console on a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 computer, if…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OS Deployment of Windows Vista/Server 2008 ends up on D: instead of C:

Here’s an interesting OSD related issue I got from Vinay Pamnani, a Support Engineer in our Manageability group.  If all your Vista or Win2K8 deployments mysteriously end up on the D drive then maybe this is your issue: ======== Issue: When deploying Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 via OSD, the installed operating system shows…

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