Announcement: The “Creating Custom Reports by Using Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views” documentation package is now available for download!!

Creating custom reports in Configuration Manager can be a challenge, not only to create the SQL statement for the report, but to figure out what SQL view contains the information you need and how the SQL views can be joined together. The Windows Installer CreatingCustomReportsByUsingSQLViews.msi package provides information that will help you to create custom…

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How to Configure ISA SSL Bridging for the Internet-Based Software Update Point

In response to customers on the forums, we’ve been looking into ISA configuration for the Internet-based software update point.  The following steps detail how Adam got this working on ISA 2006, and we will request that the ISA documentation How to Configure ISA SSL Bridging for System Center Configuration Manager Internet-Based Client Management is updated with…

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Revision: Native Mode Certificate Requirements for Internet-based Software Update Point

As a result of investigating How to Configure the WSUS Web Site to Use SSL, we’ve uncovered a slight anomaly with the certificate requirements for an active Internet-based software update point.  When the other Internet-based site systems (Internet-based management point and Internet-based distribution point) accept connections only from clients on the Internet, the native mode…

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Overflow: Additional Quiz Questions for Out of Band Management (AMT)

We’ve recently been looking at adding new quizzes to incorporate the new features in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and R2, so watch out for these to join the existing Configuration Manager quizzes at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b9fb478a-ec98-47f2-b31e-57443a8ae88f&DisplayLang=en.  I’m sure Rob will also post an annoucement on this blog when they are available.   However, when I was asked…

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