Performance issues when SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU)

 << 9-27-2006 – An updated post for this topic is now available here >>   There is a current issue some customers are seeing whereby when the “SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates” (ITMU) is run to either scan for or deploy security patches, the performance of the client machines may be severely affected, with the CPU…

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SMS 2003 Reporting and the 10,000 Row Limit

  Good Day!   When running what ends up as being a very large report or data set using SMS 2003 Reporting, it may seem as if there are limitations as to the amount of rows or data being returned.  This is often described as there being only a partial set of data returned, and…

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Has your Management Point Failed to Reinstall?

My name is Brent Dunsire and I am Supportability Program Manager here at Microsoft working on Systems Management Server.  In the spirit of this Blog I hope to bring you awareness, and solutions, to commonly seen issues with SMS 2003.  I’d like to start by bringing as many folks up to date regarding an issue…

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Are you using the correct scan tool?

  In Manageability, one of our top issues and areas of customer pain in the SMS space is around the incorrect scan tool being used with software updates.  This is a big call generator and our highest area of critical situations (CritSits) with Premier customers.  The issue manifests itself with patches not being detected and/or…

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