Archive for October, 2010
Adobe has warned of a critical zero-day vulnerability in its Shockwave Player.
It warned that the vulnerability (CVE-2010-3653) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. While details about the vulnerability have been disclosed publicly, Adobe is not aware of any attacks exploiting this vulnerability to date.
Specifically, Shockwave Player 18.104.22.1682 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh are affected. Adobe said that it is currently working on determining the schedule for an update to address this vulnerability.
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Want to learn more about deployment from some the top deployment masters?
Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom (Microsoft MVP’s in Setup & Deployment) will be in Copenhagen on November 23 – 24, presenting the “Unleash the Power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch” class. In just two days you will learn what you need to build a superior deployment solution based on MDT 2010 Update 1.
- 2 days with real information from real world deployment experts
- A workbook packed with guidance and additional material
- Videos of the demos that you can play over and over again
One of the challenges with managing drivers in Configuration Manager is related to way drivers are imported into ConfigMgr. Duplicate drivers are ignored by default, so they don’t get put into the specified categories.
The System Center Configuration Manager team has made a hotfix available that changes the driver import behavior.
The hotfix is available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2213600.
I’m not 100% sure if this will change from the way we handle drivers today, but I need to to back to my lab and figure that out…
The System Center team is very excited to announce the release of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. This release is a significant accomplishment for the engineering team for a lot of reasons. Not only does ConfigMgr R3 drive new scenario support to existing world class capabilities, it raises core functionality to new levels of industry leading status.
Download the evaluation here.
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Registration for the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 is now open!
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Unfortunately I was unable to attend last year as a result of travel complications from the More >
Richard Smith has created a great video on how to get started with USMT 4.0.
View the video online here:
About this Video
User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 is a scriptable command-line tool that provides a highly-customizable user-profile migration experience for IT professionals. USMT includes two components, ScanState and LoadState, and a set of modifiable .xml files: MigApp.xml, MigUser.xml, and MigDocs.xml. In addition, you can create custom .xml files to support your migration needs. You can also create a Config.xml file to specify files or settings to exclude from the migration. In More >
Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 to SQL Server 2008. More details and the download are available from the following link:
Note: New service packs to SQL Server is usually supported with System Center Configuration Manager within 30 days of the release.