On the Fast Lane Together – IT-Commerce with Microsoft SCCM and Matrix42

 

Matrix42

ATLANTA – December 1, 2009 – Matrix42, the leading provider of IT-Commerce solutions, has launched a connector for Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Microsoft customers benefit from effective and automated IT service provisioning and a maximum degree of cost transparency achieved through the interaction of both programs.

The Matrix42 IT-Commerce for SCCM suite uses the new tried-and-tested connector to leverage SCCM’s software distribution and inventory capabilities, which evolve and enhance SCCM from a systems management software solution to a complete IT-Commerce solution. The Matrix42 suite allows customers to present their IT services in a unique, web-based Service Catalog. It accepts users’ orders, takes care of the approval process and initiates the delivery process, directly interacting with SCCM and achieving 100 percent IT business automation, from requests to subsequent cost allocation, with only minor configuration efforts.

SCCM provides the Matrix42 Solution with the basis data for corporate compliance. Inventory data flows seamlessly into the Matrix42 license management system, providing a high degree of transparency on licenses, assets, contracts and costs. IT executives know which licenses are actually required and where they can leverage additional savings. Automatic notifications inform the responsible decision-maker on contract data and license violations in a timely manner.

For the first time, the combined usage of Microsoft SCCM and Matrix42’s IT-Commerce Solution gives users the ability to use the Service Catalog to return services and software they no longer require. This feature lets companies transfer expensive software licenses to other users with no manual adaptations required.

With the new connector, the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager becomes an automated service solution – the first true IT-Commerce. For more information, visit www.matrix42.com/sccm.

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New ConfigMgr 2007 KB article: KB973762 – A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

 

Consider the following scenario in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1):

  • You create a large package that is several gigabytes.
  • You assign the package to a branch distribution point (BDP).
  • You repeatedly change the package. Every time that you change the package, the package is updated on the BDP.

In this scenario, the changes are not updated on the BDP. This problem occurs randomly.

If you're experiencing this issue there's a new hotfix available to address it.  See the link below for details:

KB973762 – A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog : New ConfigMgr 2007 KB article: KB973762 – A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1