Archive for March, 2008
The Software Updates Synchronization SuperFlow is a dynamic, interactive dataflow model that provides all of the information needed to understand the software updates synchronization process in Configuration Manager 2007. The SuperFlow also provides an animation for the process and resource files and links that provide information related to the process.
This article contains links to all of the ConfigMgr 2007 Audiocasts on the Microsoft website.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Setup and Deployment (13 mins 25 secs)Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager, System Center Configuration ManagerWally Mead, Sr. Program Manager, System Center Configuration ManagerIn this episode of the Configuration Manager audiocasts, listen to Jeff Wettlaufer and Wally Mead discuss the best practice guidance and recommendations for how to install System Center Configuration Manager. From SMS upgrades to green field deployment, hear from the early More >
The Windows Vista Service Pack 1 management tools for the Hyper-V release candidate are now available. This update package installs the Hyper-V remote management tools on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). This package includes the following:
•The Hyper-V Manager. The Hyper-V Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides management access to a Windows Server 2008-based server that uses the Hyper-V role.
•The Virtual Machine Connection. The Virtual Machine Connection is a remote connection tool that you can use to establish an interactiveMore >
Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tool (RSAT) for Windows Vista is now available for download. RSAT enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running either a Server Core or full installation option of Windows Server 2008.
Are you struggling with setting up ConfigMgr 2007 Operating System Deployment and integrating MDT? – download and view the video walkthrough that shows you how to:
- Setup the server environment for ConfigMgr 2007 OS deployment
- Configure the ConfigMgr 2007 Site Settings
- Configure the ConfigMgr 2007 Computer Management Settings
- Configure the ConfigMgr 2007 Operating System Deployment Settings
- Setup and use MDT integration with ConfigMgr 2007
- Add a reference machine object to ConfigMgr 2007
- Create a build and capture reference image for mass deployment using ConfigMgr 2007
The Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) has been released and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center.
In addition to Service Pack 1 support for Windows Vista, MDT 2008 also has the following new features:
- Full support for Windows Server 2008
- Additional Actions including Configure DHCP, Authorize DHCP, Configure DNS, and Configure ADDS
- New scripts that will automate the installation of Mass Storage Drivers for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Systems
- Ability to use a WSUS server for the Windows Update script
- Improved performance for the PXE Filter for System
After you have installed System Center Essentials 2007, you should complete the Computer and Device Management Wizard, the Feature Configuration Wizard, and the Update Management Configuration Wizard to complete initial configuration. To start using System Center Essentials 2007, there are a number of tasks that you must complete. For more information on these tasks, see the video presentation on the Microsoft TechNet site.
This guide discusses best practices for everyday use of System Center Essentials 2007 and the guide includes the following:
- Getting Ready to Operate Essentials
Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of experts at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time, March 5th for a live, interactive discussion on adopting Windows Vista into a desktop infrastructure. The panel will feature subject-matter experts and IT pros from around the world who have tackled Windows Vista deployment—hear about the challenges, workarounds, and tips & tricks they have learned along the way. Ask your questions live during the event or e-mail your question in advance to email@example.com. The panel will answer as many questions as they can during the 60-minute event so take advantage of this More >