Collect Hardware Inventory of Local Admins

We had requirements on to collect the information of only local Admins.We already had blogs which were helping to find information of all local groups. http://mnscug.org/blogs/sherry-kissinger/244-all-members-of-all-local-groups-configmgr-2012 .http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/skissinger/archive/2010/04/25/report-on-all-members-of-all-local-groups.aspx In the interest of collecting less data (Save space in DB) I modified the same to collect only Local admins Steps1) Import the Cab file ? Take the the attached…

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How to install SCUP and configure

 How to install SCUP and configure   This will show the steps on how to install SCUP and also configure a third party catalogue, (EH Adobe Flash player) and deploy the clients reporting to SCCM server.   You can download the SCUP from the following link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0446cce9-94a4-4fb0-b335-e7516044063d&displaylang=en   On the SCCM server or on any…

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GUI Tool to Manually Exchange Public Keys Between Sites

GUI Tool to Exchange Public Keys Between Sites I had feedback from few of the customers and colleagues of mine that the  process of manually exchange  of keys as per this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693690.aspx   takes time  and confusing because of similar steps. So for the same I had made a GUI tool which does this works. Once…

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Administartive Checklist for Configuration Manager 2007

Many have been asking for what i need to check to make sure SCCM is healthy. According to me if I were you these are things I would have checked 🙂 This might not be complete but had tried to include what ever I could think of.   Administrative Activities:    Daily Administrative Task  …

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Troubleshooting SCCM Part VI ..........Software Distribution

Software Distribution The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 software distribution feature provides a set of tools and resources that help you create and manage packages and advertisements used to distribute software to client resources within your enterprise. For more details please check the following link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632640.aspx Troubleshooting Software Distribution Server Side Once you create…

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Troubleshooting SCCM Part V.........Heartbeat Discovery

Heartbeat Discovery   This is important for the understanding of the health state of the agent, this can be scheduled in the SCCM server using the console and the settings are available under discovery rules Depending on the schedules set on the server, once initiated, the agent reads the inventory type to determine by querying…

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Troubleshooting SCCM Part IV............ Software Inventory

  Software inventory The requirement of the software inventory to function is similar to that of the hardware inventory. The process is also almost similar. Client Side The scheduler will send a message to the inventory agent to start the software inventory process. Scheduler.log: Sending message for schedule ‘Machine/{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000002}’ (Target: ‘direct:InventoryAgent’, Name: ”)Scheduler4/10/2005 9:39:06 AM3904…

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Troubleshooting SCCM Part III ...Software Updates

Software Updates Providing updates to software and maintaining managed resources is a reality of networked, distributed computing. An effective software update management process is necessary to maintain operational efficiency, overcome security issues, and maintain the stability of the network infrastructure. However, because of the changing nature of technology and the continual appearance of new security…

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Move the site database in SCCM 2007 R2

Move the site database in SCCM 2007 R2   Usually the process of moving the site database is well documented in the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680707.aspx What it might be missing is in case you have integrated with SQL reporting services how do we make sure that the configuration manager also uses same servers reporting services. In…

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Troubleshooting SCCM ..Part I (Client Push Installation )

Client Installation   Once you are through with the installation of the SCCM server and the configuration then the next major task is client or agent installation. There are various methods to accomplish this task. Please check this link for more details.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633063.aspx  e, Whatever be the method used, the logic remains the same. The…

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