Deploying KB2607070 on Win7 SP1 SCE managed clients

An update has been released to resolve issues where System Center Essentials updating Windows 7 SP1- based computers with locally published content may fail with error 0x80070570. Please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2607070 for more details and download. This hotfix is expected to be installed individually on all Win7 SP1 machines which are managed by SCE server. However, you…


NOW LIVE: The Microsoft TechNet Gallery

As many of you probably already know, for a long time the Script Repository (a special-purpose gallery) has been an engine of great content and community engagement on TechNet.  Well starting last week it was upgraded significantly and launched as the new TechNet Gallery, supporting not only just scripts but many other technical resources for…

2

The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I wanted to let you know that it was now available for all you Android users out there as well.  I won’t go into all the details as you can read that at the link above, but…

0

Free 3 day Office 365 Jump Start Training Event

I know this isn’t System Center Essentials specific but I thought you might want to know about a great training opportunity we have coming up at the end of the month for Office 365.  On May 24th through 26th Microsoft Learning is hosting a free 3-day Jump Start tailored for IT Pros interested in learning…

0

A quick note on SCE 2010 support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) is certified to work with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  Important Note – SCE2010 will not be enhanced to support configuration of Dynamic Memory and Remote FX (new features that were added in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) on virtual machines, although SCE itself can run fine in a VM configured…

2

How to use the Fix Computer Group tool to rebuild computer groups deleted from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

When a computer group is created in Essentials 2010 using Create a Computer Group in the Computers space, a corresponding group is created in the WSUS database. This can be seen in the WSUS console. Figure 1. Computer groups in the WSUS console.   Deleting these computer groups from the WSUS console will result in the…

2

How to use the Maintenance Mode Tool to schedule weekly maintenance modes for computer groups

When a monitored object, such as a computer or distributed application, is taken offline for maintenance, Essentials 2010 detects that no agent heartbeat is being received and, as a result, might generate numerous alerts and notifications. To prevent alerts and notifications, monitored objects can be put into maintenance mode. When a monitored object is in maintenance…

3