Archive for November, 2007
Download an updated version of the documentation (smsv4.chm) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 for a computer running the Configuration Manager console. The November update contains new material and fixes to documentation problems reported after Configuration Manager 2007 was released.
The intent of this whitepaper is to provide a framework for the evaluation of System Center Configuration Manager 2007. System Center Configuration Manager—previously known as Systems Management Server—represents a tremendous advancement over its well-regarded predecessor, now providing the control necessary to more effectively manage change in today’s dynamic IT infrastructures. Manage the full deployment and update lifecycle with streamlined, policy-based automation; with enhanced insight into, and control over, assets and systems compliance; and with optimization for Windows—particularly More >
Great podcast on Configuration Manager 2007 licensing. Dont miss it…
Tune into this session to hear Jeff Wettlaufer and Michael Kelley discuss deployment of System Center Configuration Manager 2007. With over 45,000 customers currently using Systems Management Server 2003, the goal of this session is to help existing customers move to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 successfully. Included is an overview SCCM 2007 server roles, security modes and an introduction to managing Internet Based Clients with a focus on the core areas of setup and deployment.
Participants:Jeff Wettlaufer and Michael Kelley
The Microsoft Deployment Team has posted a workarround for two minor bug in the Microsoft Deployment that was released about two weeks ago. The following information describes these two bugs and how you can overcome them in your environment.
This is something new… Learn ConfigMgr 2007 by taking a quiz
The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 User Assistance team has created a set of quizzes to help you assess your understanding of the dependencies and requirements for key features of Configuration Manager. These quizzes are intended to raise your level of awareness of the some of the nuances of these features before you configure and use them.
They can also be used to help train other Configuration Manager administrators within your organization. Each quiz consists of 10 questions that can be answered Yes or No. RegardlessMore >
Microsoft has released a new toolkit similar to the SMS Toolkit 2 for Configuration Manager 2007. Below is the highlights of the tools.
- Client Spy – A tool to help troubleshoot issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering on Configuration Manager 2007 clients.
- Policy Spy – A policy viewer to help review and troubleshoot the policy system on Configuration Manager 2007 clients.
- Trace32 - A log viewer that provides a way to easily view and monitor log files created and updated by Configuration Manager 2007 clients and servers.
- Security Configuration Wizard
Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. The fourth generation deployment accelerator adds integration with recently released Microsoft deployment technologies to create a single path for image creation and automated installation of desktops and servers. Download Microsoft Deployment.
Tomorrow I’m leaving for TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona. One of the biggest Microsoft events in Europe for IT Pro’s. This year my main focus will be on Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft Deployment (Deployment 4), Windows Deployment Service (WDS) in Windows Server 2008 and Directory Services in Windows Server 2008.
One of the great things about IT Forum is opportunity to meet with colleagues, customers, partners and friends. If you want to have a chat, coffee or a beer during the event just give me a call +45 2085 9452 and I’ll arrange something.
So expect either blog silence or multipleMore >
If you have a Volume Licensing agreement then the final System Center Configuration Manager 2007 code is available on https://licensing.microsoft.com. It seems that a lot of people are having a hard time finding it so here’s a tip: Search for "Config Mgr Svr 2007" under downloads and you should find it.