I have been asked by several customers about the following scenario: I have a vPro system that was provisioned by my SCCM environment and I want to change the system name post this provisioning process. How does the MEBx information get updated after the OS name change to keep the system in sync?
Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Renaming AMT-Based Computers and Domain Changes in SCCM environment
Each year we roll out the fabled myITforum Amazon.com shopping portal graphic. This year is no exception. If you jump out to the main page of myITforum.com right now you’ll see the graphic at the top right.
The majority of people shop at Amazon.com anyway, so we have partnered with Amazon.com to provide a click-through link straight to Amazon.com. But, the link does a bit more than just take you to Amazon.com, it also provides a special link for myITforum’ers so that any purchases you make at Amazon.com during the holidays generates a small percentage of revenue to help myITforum.com’s financial needs.
Financial needs? Oh yeah. Did you know that myITforum.com employs 3 people and the site also incurs a significant operating cost during the year for hosting, development, administration, etc.? Everything to you on myITforum.com is free, and will always stay that way. But, to keep the lights on we do have financial needs. myITforum.com started small way back when, but has blossomed into the defacto site for all things System Center and Systems Management. The ever-growing amount of traffic is staggering. If I showed you the stats you’d probably pass out and wonder how we’ve managed over the years.
So, just a simple Amazon.com icon on the site is a small way for you to give back – without giving back. Just a simple click through our Amazon.com shopping portal costs you nothing, but provides a good deal of value to us if you use Amazon.com to make any holiday purchases. It won’t keep the lights on, but it definitely helps.
P.S. Feel free to send the info to friends and family.
Influencers: Today is the last day to submit your November blog entries for the contest! Blog on "The Microsoft platform and application management with System Center" and email it to email@example.com for a chance to win a $100 gift card!
Contest Overview: https://sharepoint.connect.microsoft.com/SystemCenterCommunity/ExtraContent4.aspx
Contest Rules: https://sharepoint.connect.microsoft.com/SystemCenterCommunity/ExtraContent2.aspx
List of content ideas: https://sharepoint.connect.microsoft.com/SystemCenterCommunity/Growsubdetail1.aspx
And for those of you who want to get a jump on next month's contest, the December theme is "Microsoft System Center Solutions for datacenter management". Blog about this topic and submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st. To help inspire you, check out the December Content Ideas.
Look for an announcement soon on a downloadable marketing kit (banners, web buttons, etc.) for MMS 2010…
QMX Monitoring for Operations Manager and MOM
Firstly, there appears to be many causes of of the black screen issue. The symptoms are very distinctive and troublesome. After starting your Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT, W2K, W2K3 or W2K8 PC or server the system appears normal. However, after logging on there is no desktop, task bar, system tray or side bar. Instead you are left with a totally black screen and a single My Computer Explorer window. Even this window might be minimized making it hard to see.
If you have these symptoms you can safely try our free Black Screen Fix. It will fix the most common cause we have seen of this issue.
Black Screen woes could affect millions on Windows 7, Vista and XP
In the previous post “Managing your Microsoft world” the focus was on management of Windows Servers and the applications that run on them regardless of if they are physical machines or virtual machines. This post focuses more on the virtualization infrastructure and looking primarily at Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
To recap the previous post, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or System Center Essentials 2007 are not particular about whether the servers they are monitoring are physical or virtual; both products happily manage servers in either configuration. When you implement virtualization, management of these virtualized servers does not change from when they were physical; maintenance tasks still need to performed, albeit some are handled differently. An example is the task of ensuring there is enough space on the machine’s discs. For a physical server this could mean cleaning up or compressing old files, or buying a new disk. For virtual servers this may mean moving the VHD file to a different storage device so it can grow, or simply creating and add a new VHD file to the virtual machine.
Managing Your Virtual World – Tech Focus November 2009 Part 2 | Media | TechNet Edge
I thought I would add to our previous post on Powershell. Powershell can make SCCM admin far easier for repetitive tasks. To make life really easy we can start creating our own “cmdlets”. Anyone can write their own cmdlets for Powershell but it’s heavy duty coding so we’re going to fake it by adding functions into a profile. Profiles are loaded when powershell starts so the functions created are available at the powershell console. By giving the functions sensible names then using them with powershell makes it seem as if we’ve created our own cmdlets.
The Manageability Guys : More On SCCM and Powershell
In the first week of September the ConfigMgr product team announced ConfigMgr R3. This release is delivered to introduce some new features which are also covered in the next version of ConfigMgr which is planned for the year 2011.
In this post I will discuss ConfigMgr R3 in more detail. One of the first announced new features is Power Management.
Let's dive deeper in ConfigMgr R3