Intel WS-MAN Translator Beta released and available for download

The Intel WS-MAN translator is a crucial component for providing vPro legacy (less than firmware 3.2.1) support within Microsoft SCCM SP1. The beta of the WS-MAN Translator has been released and can be downloaded from the following location:http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/articles/eng/3840.htm

The installation and configuration of the WS-MAN Translator is a fairly straight forward process and can be broken up in three key steps: Configuring ISS Certificate, WS-MAN Install & Configuration, and Enabling support for Intel WS-MAN translator within SCCM.

High Level Installation steps & reference documentation:

For additional information on the WS-MAN Translator, please visit the FAQ

Note: The Intel WS-MAN Translator is current in Beta status and not considered a released product at this time.

 

Source: Intel Communities

List of fixes that are included in System Center Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953649/en-us

 

INTRODUCTION

This article contains a list of Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles that describe the fixes and updates that are contained in System Center Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1). This article is primarily intended to help IT Professionals and corporate helpdesk personnel to support and maintain a computer that is running System Center Configuration Manager.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Fix list

For more information about the updates that are included in System Center Configuration Manager SP1, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

 

942536 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942536/)
You cannot move created objects into a folder or out of a folder if the folder was created on a secondary site of System Center Configuration Manager 2007

942700 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942700/)
The task sequence does not run on the protected branch distribution points in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

944342 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944342/)
Users cannot edit advertisements that they created in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administration Console

944542 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944542/)
The "wake on LAN" feature does not work as expected if a site server uses a non-daylight saving time zone in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

945306 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945306/)
Execution requests may remain in the WaitingDisabled state after an Operating System Deployment task sequence is executed in Configuration Manager 2007

945501 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945501/)
Some users do not receive a program that is advertised to a user group in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 advertisements

945898 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945898/)
The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Offer Status Summarizer does not process advertisement status summary data

946518 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946518/)
Inventory data is not completely removed after you delete a system resource in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

946519 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946519/)
Every even task sequence reports exit error code 183 if you advertise several task sequences to a Systems Management Server client in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

950531 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950531/)
The Configuration Manager 2007 International Client Pack installation process fails, and you receive a "Setup cannot start SQL Server to perform the upgrade" error message

949767 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949767/)
When you use PXE to run a task sequence on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client computer, the task sequence does not run

949025 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949025/)
Users who have sufficient instance rights cannot delete a collection in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

949209 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949209/)
After you use the Transfer Settings Wizard to transfer status filter rules from one site to another in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the receiving site no longer processes status messages

950653 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950653/)
A software inventory operation does not work correctly in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 if the inventoried file has invalid time attributes

950527 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950527/)
"Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3 are not listed as supported platforms for software distribution, update management, or desired configuration management in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 "

Alex’s quote in the local paper

The Middletown Journal (our local paper) ran a story on the Regional Track meet from this past week.  I mentioned in my last post in the Alex Trent saga, that the paper had interviewed Alex after winning a berth to the State competition.

Here's the story:

http://www.middletownjournal.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/high-schools/2008/06/01/mj060108spd2track.html

And, here's Alex's quote…

Madison runner Alex Trent became the third Mohawk to earn a state trip when he placed third in the 400-meter run. The Madison junior said heading to Columbus seemed kind of surreal to him.

"It's my first time going there, but all of a sudden I'm now a state qualifier! It's a great feeling to have," he said.

After reading it, I was perplexed.  This did not sound like something that would come out of my son's mouth.  So, I found Alex, showed him the paper and asked him about it.  He wasn't upset and laughed it off, but he told me that he didn't say any of it.  The news reporter pretty much made up what he thought would sound good.

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