Archive for May, 2008
Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 now offers full support for management with Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, integrates customer feedback, feature Integration with Intel vPro Technology and enhances Asset Intelligent features.
For reference, this is a new server and client version, so all need to be upgraded. And you will need to upgrade to SP1 in order to use the Configuration Manager 2007 R2 features (they require SP1).
Service Pack 1 itself includes:
- Rollup of hotfixes since RTM
- Full Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 Support
- Intel AMT Integration
- Asset Intelligence
Update for Windows Vista (KB949587)Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer running the Hyper-V RC1 role.
Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB950049)The Release Candidate 1 (RC1) update to the Hyper-V role provides improvements to security, stability, performance, user experience, forward compatibility of configurations, and the programming model.
Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB949587)Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer running the Hyper-V RC1 role.
When you deploy a Windows XP client with Configuration Manager OSD, and the user hits CTRL+ALT+DELETE, the user gets the usual logon screen, but with the target set to the machine name, and not the domain the computer is joined to. This is not the biggest problem on the planet, but why deal with it the problem could go away?
There are many workarounds to this issue, but I prefer using a "Post Configuration Task" in my Task Sequence. All you need to do is to configure two steps (Run Command Line) that will run the following commands:
reg add "HKLMsoftwaremicrosoftwindowsMore >
A question that seems to popup from time to time, is how to import HDC Storage drivers in Configuration Manager RTM.
When importing storage drivers into Configuration Manager 2007, not all types (Class), can be used (selected) from the Task Sequence wizard. This is a known bug. At the time ConfigMgr 07 shipped, Microsoft were not aware of any mass storage drivers that used the HDC class, so only SCSIAdapters were flagged as boot critical (UPDATE: This issue is fixed in Service Pack 1). To workaround this issue you need to do the following:
When you import HDC storage drivers you need to More >
Still no x64 guests support… Hopefully we’ll soon see a beta version of "Virtual PC 2009" or "Hyper-V Desktop Edition" (Or whatever the name will be…), that supports 64-bit guests.
This update for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 includes support for the following additional Host and Guest Operating Systems:Additonal Guest Operating System support: Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Server® 2008 StandardWindows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 More >
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is officially available for all languages and also published on Windows Update. Windows XP Service Pack 3 includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system.
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