Microsoft has released a configuration pack for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to facilitate MED-V.
This MED-V Configuration Pack tracks the successes and failures of FTS using the Desired Configuraiton Manager in Configuration Manager 2007.
After MED-V and its required components are installed, MED-V must be configured. The initial configuration of MED-V is known as first time setup (FTS). This is a critical step and if not completed users will not be able to use MED-V. This MED-V Configuration Pack provides a way for administrators to use the Desired Configuration Management feature of System Center Configuration Manager to track the successes and failures of FTS..
On this page you can download the pack and the reference guide.
Kent Agerlund posted a new blog post where Coretech developed a really nice shutdown utility for use with ConfigMgr.
Read the full post here.
Download the updated version here: ShutdownTool-0.6.0.zip. The Shutdown utility is to include a company logo. To display the logo, create a jpg, png or bmp files in the same folder as the utility and name it shutdowntool.jpg/png/bmp.
To suppress or not suppress a computer restart when deploying software and software updates that is the question. No matter what you do, you most likely will not win the “best colleague of the Month” award.
If you do not force a computer restart you might face problems like:
I’m installing and playing with all the features of SCCM now and at work we are also busy with implementing SCCM 2007 for OS Deployment and thanks to a Microsoft engineer I’m now using the SMS Trace program for viewing the logs.
Here’s a quick how to download and install this great tool. Continue reading “SMS Trace program (also used with SCCM 2007)”
In most of large System Center Configuration Manager 2007 environment different Administrators can manage the IT environment using their Administrative accounts using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Console that is locally installed on their PCs, while the IT manager want to audit and track different Configuration Manager activities done by which of Configuration Manager Administrator and in which time. Continue reading “How to Audit Configuration Manager 2007 Activities”