Software Updates Synchronization SuperFlow

Over on the Configuration Manager Writers blog, Doug Eby announced the release of the Software Updates Synchronization SuperFlow.  What’s a SuperFlow you ask?  Basically it’s like a flowchart on steroids.  More SuperFlows will be coming shortly but if you haven’t seen one of these before you’ll definitely want to check this out.  Doug’s original blog…

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OpsMgr 2007: DataAccessLayer Event ID 33333 with "should not generate data about this managed object"

Here’s another issue that seems to get a bit of traffic so I thought I’d give you all a heads up just in case you run across it:   ======== Problem: In System Center Operations Manager 2007, a management server repeatedly logs events that are similar to the following: Event Type: Warning Event Source: DataAccessLayer Event…

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OpsMgr 2007: Agents stuck in Pending Management with Event ID 21016

I was going through some of the calls we’ve been getting lately and this issue seems to be quite popular.  The description and resolution is below so maybe if you run into it now you can save yourself some time and a phone call.  ========== When you deploy a System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent…

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SMS 2003: Basic Client Side Software Distribution Troubleshooting

This is a condensed troubleshooter that addresses some common issues that we see with client-side software distribution. It doesn’t include all of the possible situations you may run into but if you’re new to the product and looking for someplace to start, this may be the ticket. ====== To troubleshoot a problem on the client…

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OpsMgr 2007: List of Resource Kit Tools

Looking for the complete list of Resource Kit tools for System Center Operations Manager 2007?  Here you go: Name: Sample Vista Gadget Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0f5a060b-635d-4355-b0ac-32ee2943bfd9&DisplayLang=en Description: A Vista Gadget that enables you to view the active alerts and health states for a specified set of objects from a computer running Windows Vista. Name: Operations Manager Inventory…

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Duplicate GUIDs? – Fix it with Scripts!

You may have figured out that having duplicate SMS Unique ID’s (a.k.a. Duplicate Guids) in SMS can cause problems. Per KB837374 you may experience the following symptoms: • The SMS Administrator console displays only the last discovered client of those clients that share a GUID. If many different computers have the same GUID, they replace…

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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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How to troubleshoot SMS Administrator console connectivity

Last week I mentioned that many of the calls we get in customer support involve advanced client push installations and this week I want to mention another common call, that being SMS Administrator Console connectivity. As is the case with advanced client push installs, we already have a troubleshooting doc that covers it so if you haven’t seen…


How to Troubleshoot Advanced Client Push Installation Issues in Systems Management Server 2003

Many of the calls we get in customer support involve advanced client push installations so I thought I’d go ahead and take a minute to publish the troubleshooting doc we have covering this.  This is already published in our Knowledge Base as article 925282 but I wanted to bring your attention to it in case you haven’t seen it before. …

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