The Insider’s Guide to Troubleshooting Client Content Download in Configuration Manager 2007

 

This blog post offers a troubleshooting guide for customers to diagnose some of the frequently encountered issues relating to client content download problems.  It outlines the scenario, then takes you through how to track the various processes involved from when the client downloads policy to when the client installs the software.

  • Step 1: Tracking the Advertisement on the Client

  • Step 2: Tracking the Content Location Request on the Client
  • Step 3: Tracking the Content Location Response on the Management Point
  • Step 4: Identifying the Client Boundary and How this Affects Content Location and Download
  • Step 5: Tracking the Content Download
  • Step 6: Troubleshooting BITS

System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog : Insider's Guide to Troubleshooting Client Content Download in Configuration Manager 2007

Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Expired GoDaddy vPro Provisioning Certificate in a SCCM Environment

 

So what happens when your Remote Provisioning Certificate used to provision vPro systems expires? In this article, I discuss the behaviors you will see in Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the process necessary to renew your certificate from GoDaddy to get your Site server provisioning again.

Intel vPro Expert Center Blog: Expired GoDaddy vPro Provisioning Certificate in a SCCM Environment

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The Operations Manager Support Team Blog : Fix: A push installation of the OpsMgr 2007 agent on a computer that is running Terminal Services may time out

 

On a computer that is running Terminal Services, when you try to use a push operation to install the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Agent the operation may time out, therefore the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Agent is not installed successfully.

The Operations Manager Support Team Blog : Fix: A push installation of the OpsMgr 2007 agent on a computer that is running Terminal Services may time out

Three new ConfigMgr 2007 MSKB articles published last week

If you are having any of these issues with ConfigMgr 2007, click the link to find out more.

KB977056 – The memory allocation for the Wmiprvse.exe process keeps increasing when you update the membership rules of a collection frequently on a computer that is running System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1

KB978902 – Error message when you try to use a push operation to install System Center Configuration Manager 2007: "Error 5: Access is denied"

KB977057 – A properties setting of a deployment management object is unexpectedly changed on a computer that is running System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : SMS 2003 Transitions to Extended Support

 

This week SMS 2003 moves out of mainstream support, and enters what isimage called Extended Support.  This is a natural transition for every Microsoft product.  Information about the SMS 2003 product lifecycle can be found here

SMS 2003 has been an incredibly popular product, and has been considered the most widely deployed management tool in the world.  Many customers who at some time were running a version of SMS have since migrated to Configuration Manager 2007, but we recognize this is not the case for everyone.

The industry has moved at a pace unparalleled by most.  Technology has accelerated in capability, adoption, depth, breadth, and complexity.  From a management perspective, the landscape configuration management technology embraces has grown from basic inventory and software distribution to new areas like OS deployment, Virtualization, Asset/ Performance and Workflow management, data protection, NAP and model based configuration management.  In addition to capabilities, new working styles, scenarios, users (Gen ‘Y’) and security models have become daily routine for Administrators. 

The management landscape has changed, there is no debating it.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is in the 4th release since SMS 2003.  With a 5th (R3) entering beta soon, and with the mainstream support cycle ending for SMS 2003, we wanted to collect as much assistance as possible in 1 place for our customers who may be considering a migration to our current platform.

Today we are excited to launch a new collection of web resources for you.  A URL many SMS Admins know, has been redesigned after months of collaboration to now provide you with rich content in a few categories:

  • Overview – Here you will find collateral about ConfigMgr, why upgrade content, and overview material
  • Multimedia – This section organizes for you all known webcasts, videos and podcasts about planning, deployment, migration and more
  • Community – This area is a highlight list of our friends and partners in the industry.  Blogs, Forums and Related Communities that will help you get additional perspective and discussions
  • Training – 26 Online labs are here for you, on demand, free of charge. 
  • Technical Documentation – This area contains all of the online technical documentation for planning, deployment, migration and upgrading from SMS 2003 to Configuration Manager 2007
  • Trial Software – This section provides you with access to the current product lineup in evaluation format, Virtual machines or trial install software, whatever your preference, they are all available

We hope you find value in the site, and the content is helpful in your efforts to embrace System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  If you have any feedback we would love to hear from you.

Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : SMS 2003 Transitions to Extended Support