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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. http://blogs.technet.com/msdeployment/archive/2007/11/22/workarounds-for-two-bugs-in-microsoft-deployment.aspx

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. Regardless of your…

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 Template for Configuration Manager 2007 – An…

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…

This session starts by reviewing recent additions to the System Management Server 2003 product, including Asset Intelligence. The next major release of Systems Management Server, named System Center Configuration Manager 2007, is launching this year and the session continues by reviewing enhancements in this release to core features such as inventory, software distribution, update management and reporting.  The session then covers new features such as OS Deployment and Desired Configuration Management before drilling into upgrade and deployment planning guidelines. http://www.microsoft.com/emea/spotlight/josh_pointer_system_center_configuration_manager_2007_technical_drilldown.aspx

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is the next-generation release of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. Leverage deep integration with the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the Windows Vista operating system, Windows Server 2008, and Exchange Server 2007 to promote your systems-management solutions. And generate new sales revenue by extending of one of the most secure, well-managed, and cost-effective platforms in the industry. Download Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 VHD. This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Bill Anderson has announced that SCCM 2007 is RTM. OMG – Anderson’s not dead! Look – a blog entry! Wow – how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that Brady/I were on stage at MMS, basking in the glow that was the release of SMS 2003. (I think the actual quote he used was, “wow – we should ship a product that works more often” J). Ah, those were the days. We could stand in front of a room, announce we removed logon points, and get applause! Ah, the simple life… Today is the next in that line of…

Today there is exactly 80 days to Bob Muglia will open TechEd-IT Forum with his always so inspiring Keynote. How do I know?I have a countdown sidebar gadget :o)  This year is the 3. time in a roll, I’ll be joining this great event in Barcelona. This year will be very exciting with so many new releases. Many of them were announced at MMS in San Diego where I all so had the pleasure to join, but a few of them will be available as RTM’s at this event. For me the most exciting release is SCCM and hopefully there will be…

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