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  • Wiki Page: How to Inventory Mapped Drives in Configuration Manager 2007

    I was asked a few days ago if ConfigMgr or SMS could inventory mapped drives, and while the answer is yes we don't do it by default. In effect we report the logical disk but not mapped drives. In order to inventory mapped drives we first need to extend the sms_def.mof. Mapped drives are in the...
  • Wiki Page: Customizing Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager 2007 using NOIDMIF Files

    In response to a recent support call on Configuration Manager 2007, I found that we were lacking any detailed documentation on NOIDMIF files specific to Configuration Manager 2007. There are some older TechNet articles for SMS 2003 on this topic, however, I found that they were either not detailed...
  • Wiki Page: SCOM 2012 RC : Error when importing the ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 Management Pack

    When trying to import the ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 Management Pack, you will see the following error: In effect, that’s normal because the MP depends on another one which is “ OpsMgr 2007 MOM 2005 Backward Compatibility MP Update ”. So, you have to import it also to complete importing the operation...
  • Wiki Page: App-V, Configuration Manager 2007 and user based targeting of applications

    As you can see in the Whitepaper for the App-V Integration in SCCM , it’s not possible to configure SCCM 2007 for user based targeting on Terminal Servers (RDS). As a workaround to this, some customers have written logon scripts or used third party apps like Citrix or AppSense that run multiple...
  • Wiki Page: Useful Links for Initial Planning and Deployment using AMT and Configuration Manager 2007

    Out of band management feature support in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 provides powerful management control for computers that have the Intel vPro chip set and Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) firmware versions 3.2.1 or later. Out of band management allows an administrator to connect...
  • Wiki Page: Monitoring System Center Configuration Manager with Operations Manager in a 64-bit environment

    Some users have encountered 32-bit limitations in monitoring System Center Configuration Manager with Operations Manager. This article is intended to clear up confusion about what is currently supported and why. By design, the OS operates in two distinct address spaces - 64-bit or 32-bit. System Center...
  • Wiki Page: FEP Client Troubleshooting: The ConfigMgr Client

    When you implement FEP, you might need to troubleshoot certain things that require actually troubleshooting the Configuration Manager agent. The below steps should get you started - for complete detail on troubleshooting Configuration Manager, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632812...
  • Wiki Page: SCCM - ConfigMgr - System Center Configuration Manager (es-ES)

    System Center Configuration Manager, proporciona un sitio centralizado que permite el control, inventario y reporte de un entorno IT. Con System Center Configuration Manager, el Administrador de un entorno IT puede gestionar y distribuir de manera efectiva aplicaciones e implantaciones de sistema...
  • Wiki Page: System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr)

    ConfigMgr provides centralized control, inventory and reporting for any IT environment. With Configuration Manager IT Administrators can effectively manage application and OS deployments, create detailed hardware and software and software reports, use software metering that can provide insight about...
  • Wiki Page: System Center Configuration Manager

    How to Get the Content of the Local Administrators Group from an Config Mgr Client This is a repost of some excellent work done by Sherry, Ed, and Ward that helped me greatly when faced with a "how soon can you do this" request from my managers. Can't wait to see the additional work...
  • Wiki Page: Automated Configuration Manager 2007 Secondary Site server with PowerShell

    Project Description InstallSiteServer.ps1 is a PowerShell script that installs Configuration Manager 2007 Secondary Site server automatically. Currently this script is written for only Windows Server 2008 R2 and Configuration Manager 2007. InstallSiteServer.ps1 uses XML file based configuration...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007 - Quick Tips to find out Package Source Path, Advertisement Flags, Package Type and Program Flags

    Search folders are very useful (especially) when you are new to an already established environment with thousands of packages and advertisements in different sub folders. In most of the environments, you can see only 2 or 3 advertisements if you click on advertisements tab. So to check other advertisements...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007/SUP : The log for database 'tempdb' is not available

    Problem: The SUP/WSUS synch fails with the following error : SMS WSUS Synchronization failed. Message: The log for database 'tempdb' is not available. Check the event log for related error messages. Resolve any errors and restart the database. Source: Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007: "A recoverable error has occurred. A retry attempt will be made. ccmsetup" (0x0C5C)

    Last week when I tried to install the ConfigMgr 2007 client on a Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 machine I’ve seen the following errors in ccmsetup.log. The client was not installed and the ccmsetup process was blocked. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007 & MDT 2010 Update 1 – UDI – Configuring Application Mappings and Dependencies

    This article will briefly cover setting up application dependencies and application mappings with UDI (User Driven Installation) with the help of MDT 2010 Update 1 and Configuration Manager 2007 R2. Introduction: Application dependencies feature in UDI allows on which specific application...
  • Wiki Page: Fixing WMI issues Using Batch Script

    While Ago I have posted a solution on how to fix WMI(Windows Management Instrumentation) issues using simple batch script that stops WMI service and recompile all MOF files etc. http://eskonr.com/2009/03/how-to-troubleshoot-the-systems-which-has-wmi-issues-rebuild-wmi-repository/ While working with...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007 Bare Metal Win7 Task Sequence Deployment with the Enable Bitlocker Step

    I could not find a simple step by step document was not present on how to create a simple Task Sequence with BitLocker, so I created this document for those looking for the basic step by step. The following steps were taken primarily from these two blog posts: To get this working, I actually...
  • Wiki Page: Configuration Manager 2012 : "Input string was not in a correct format"

    If you try to install the ConfigMgr 2012 console on a workstation with an existent ConfigMgr 2007 console you will have the following error message: And even if you click on ok then next you will not be available to see any option then: Well, in this case you have two choices: 1. Uninstall...
  • Wiki Page: Common Problems for Software Update Points

    In this article I'd like to share information gleaned from a quarters worth of support incidents as regards Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Points configuration and operations. The goal is for this post to help by providing details on common problems driving calls to support and is focused...
  • Wiki Page: Using ConfigMgr 2007 to Manage Clients in a Workgroup or Un-Trusted Domain

    This document covers the processes and considerations for managing clients in another un-trusted domain, as if they were in a workgroup, and/or to manage actual Workgroup Clients. In this documentation, Workgroup Clients is the term that is used, however, be aware that through these same processes and...
  • Wiki Page: SCCM Backup procedure

    Below procedure helps to understand steps involved in SCCM backup (Site server and SQL database on the same server), how many status message gets generated? How many components get backed up? Step-1 SMS site backup service 4.00 gets started. Step-2 Status message 500 gets generated Step-3 Locate...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007 - Build and versions

    Here is the list of ConfigMgr 2007 build versions which I know. Build version Product Name 4.00.5135.0000 SCCM 2007 Beta 1 4.00.5125.0000 SCCM 2007 Beta 1 Escrow 4.00.5221.0000 SCCM 2007 Beta 1 Refresh Escrow...
  • Wiki Page: Request an AMT Provisioning Certificate Using a Windows Server 2008 CA

    With the December 2009 documentation update for the Configuration Manager library, we posted a new step-by-step guide for out of band management, to help customers deploy the PKI certificates with a Windows Server 2008 CA ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd252737.aspx ). One of the main differences...
  • Wiki Page: How to Use a Collection Variable to Prompt for a Computer Name During an OSD Task Sequence in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

    It is a common request to have a way to be prompted during an Operating System Deployment Task Sequence to enter a computer name for the client that you are installing. There are scripts to do this and some are included with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and there are others have been custom created...
  • Wiki Page: How to Change the Default BitLocker Encryption Method and Cipher Strength When Using the Enable BitLocker Task in ConfigMgr 2007

    By default, the " Enable BitLocker " task of a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Task Sequence defaults to an encryption method and cipher strength of " AES 128-bit with Diffuser ". However, the " Enable BitLocker " task does not have any way of changing from the...
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