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BWren’s Management Space : Management Pack Authoring Guide v2

 

After 13 years of consulting, I joined the UA team in Redmond last August as a technical writer focusing on management pack authoring.  My initial focus is a new version of the Management Pack Authoring Guide which will provide background concepts, processes, and specific walkthrough examples on creating management packs for Operations Manager 2007.

BWren's Management Space : Management Pack Authoring Guide v2

The Configuration Manager Service Pack Install Guide

 

This document was created to help in troubleshooting Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 (SP2) install failures. This document is not entirely specific to Service Pack 2 and can apply to Service Pack 1 installs, upgrades from SMS 2003 to SCCM, and future service pack or Configuration Manager versions that rely on .mof file compilations, SQL SPNS, provider DLLs, etc.

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog : The Configuration Manager Service Pack Install Guide

Updated: Configuration Manager 2007 Help File Update Wizard

 

The Configuration Manager 2007 Help File Update Wizard can be used to update the locally installed help file used by the Configuration Manager console or to install a stand-alone version of the latest available Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library. After installing the documentation help update, the latest available help file can also be accessed through the Windows Start menu. If a Configuration Manager console is installed on the computer that the wizard is started on, the existing help documentation will be updated to the latest available version of the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library. If a Configuration Manager 2007 console is not installed on the computer that the wizard is started on, the latest version of the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library help file can be copied locally. In addition, options are available to run the help file update wizard from the command line. See the product read-me document for more details.

Download details: Configuration Manager 2007 Help File Update Wizard

The Geeks Guides for MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 OS Deployments are here

I’m finally done with my MDT 2010 Deployment CD…

After spending a good few hours about every evening for more than three weeks now, I'm truly excited to bring you the MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 version of my free Deployment CD. Version 2.0 if you will.

This second Deployment CD has the following detailed Step-by-step Guides and Video Tutorials:

MDT 2010 Lite Touch Deployments (deployment without ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2, just the free tools)

- LTI01 – Installing the server for MDT 2010 Lite Touch

- LTI02 – Creating a Windows 7 reference image using Lite Touch

- LTI03 – Deploying a Windows 7 image using Lite Touch

- LTI04 – Dynamic Settings, creating and using the deployment database

MDT 2010 Zero Touch Deployments (deployment with ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2)

- ZTI01 – Installing the server for MDT 2010 Zero Touch and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

- ZTI02 – Creating a Windows 7 reference image using ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

- ZTI03 – Deploying a Windows 7 image using ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

- ZTI04 – Dynamic Settings, creating and using the deployment database

Additional Presentations

- E01 – New features in MDT 2010

- E02 – Upgrading MDT 2008 to MDT 2010

- E03 – Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7

1. Please send me feedback – What's good, What's bad, What's missing, Whatever…

2. Spread the word about these guides in the community and with friends, send people to the www.deploymentcd.com  site, so that they can sign up for their very own (free) copy.

3. Register for a free download at www.deploymentcd.com

Regards / Johan

IPD Guide for DirectAccess is Now Available for Download

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: DirectAccess.

This IPD guide provides actionable guidance for designing a DirectAccess infrastructure. The guide’s easy-to-follow, four-step process gives a straightforward explanation of the infrastructure required for clients to be connected from the Internet to resources on the corporate network, whether or not the organization has begun deploying IPv6.

The guide covers four key steps in the design process for DirectAccess:

  • Aligning the project scope with the business requirements.

· Determining whether IPv6, Teredo, 6to4, and IP-HTTPS connectivity will be supported for Internet-based clients.

· Assessing the need for IPv6/IPv4 network address translation service and ISATAP for internal communication.

· Determining the number and placement of servers, the certificate services requirements, and location of CRL distribution points.

Download the IPD Guide for DirectAccess at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=164151.

Infrastructure Planning and Design streamlines the planning process by:

  • Defining the technical decision flow through the planning process.
  • Listing the decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.

· Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.

· Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.

Tell your peers about IPD guides! Please forward this mail to anyone who wants to learn more about Infrastructure Planning and Design guides.

Beta Survey and Case Study Contest for Zune HD’s

In an effort to improve future deliveries of IPD Guides, please fill out our brief satisfaction survey at https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=9736&SiteID=14.

In addition, you will also have a chance to submit your deployment story for a case study on microsoft.com. Winners of the case study contest will receive a Zune HD (16GB) MP3 player from Microsoft. Please review the IPD Case Study Contest page for more information: http://bit.ly/ipd-zunehd.

Join the Beta
Subscribe to this beta program and we will notify you when new beta guides become available for your review and feedback. They are open beta downloads. If you are not already a member of the IPD beta program, and would like to join, follow these steps:

  1. Go here to join the IPD beta program: https://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=1587&InvitationID=IPDM-QX6H-7TTV&SiteID=14. If the link does not work for you, copy and paste it into the Web browser address bar.
  2. Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID.
  3. Enter your registration information.
  4. Continue to the IPD beta program page.

Already a member of the IPD beta program? Go here to get the latest IPD beta downloads: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=6556&SiteID=14

Stay tuned for upcoming beta IPD guides for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM 2010) and Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) in November 2009.

Related Resources

Check out all that the Infrastructure Planning and Design team has to offer! Visit the IPD page on TechNet, http://www.microsoft.com/ipd, for additional information, including our most recent guides.

We appreciate your comments and feedback; please send mail to IPDfdbk@microsoft.com.

New and updated Infrastructure Planning and Design guides

  • New! DirectAccess
  • Updated! IPD Series Introduction version 2.0
  • Updated! System Center Operations Manager 2007 – version 2.0 updated for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Updated! Windows Deployment Services – version 2.0 updated for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 – version 2.0 updated for SCVMM 2008 R2
  • Updated! Windows Server Virtualization (for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1) – version 2.0 updated for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! Active Directory Domain Services – version 2.0 updated for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! File Services – version 2.0 includes Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Updated! Internet Information Services – version 2.0 includes IIS 7.5
  • Updated! Print Services – version 2.0 includes Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Download details: Infrastructure Planning and Design