New SCCM/SMS Software Updates from Roger Zander

SCCM Client Center has been updated to v2.0.1.0.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=157573&release_id=677985&package_id=307270
Changes .

  • Countdown timer has gone, just need to press OK instead 🙂
  • AppV info / Offer Remote Assistance Addons
  • Download User policy and Apply
  • Logged on user name (adhoc inventory option)
  • for Add/Remove Programs & Security state you can copy contents to clipboard (advise pasting to excel)
  • Service Windows (show, add, delete)

SCCM Collection Commander updated to 1.3.2
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=160448&package_id=180490&release_id=677316
Changes:

  • WOL feature fixed 
  • FreeDiskSpace and CheckAdvertisement feature added 
  • Check WSUS reboot state feature added 
  • Disable editing during ping process. 
  • RowHeader double click does switch between Rom and Cell select 
  • CCMSetup parameters now stored in smscollctr.config

SMS 2003 Object Backup – Beta V0.7.0.7 released
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=164711&package_id=186577&release_id=677965
Changes: 
– Remove Direct Membership Issue fixed (Collection) 
– Assign Collection to Root Issue fixed 
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Zoho Parent Launches ManageEngine On-Demand Forays Into Cloud Computing

 

ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems and security management software solutions, today announced it is making its family of applications available in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, beginning with OpManager On-Demand, an integrated network and systems management suite. Throughout the year, ManageEngine will continue rolling-out SaaS versions of its complete family of popular management applications, which today are used by more than 35,000 companies around the world.

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Home – VirManSec Community

 

Systems’ Virtualization, management and security are taking the highest ground among IT technologies as they compose three corners of the triangle of reliable maintainable cost effective IT service.

VirManSec is the community founded by technically sound group of professionals to be the first of its kind to cover the three areas and integrates them, leveraging the deep technical knowledge and IT business experience from the field.

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Office 2007 SMS package definition file (.sms) – myITforum.com

 

This download includes a Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 package definition (.sms) for various versions and components of the 2007 Office release. A package definition file is a template that contains the SMS components necessary to create and distribute software. SMS 2003 uses SMS packages to distribute software such as the 2007 Office system.

The Deploying the 2007 Office release with Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 R2 white paper provides detailed information for deploying the 2007 Office system with SMS.

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IT Asset Management for Salesforce

 

SEATTLE, WA, January 13, 2009 — SAManage, a leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) IT Management services, today announced the general availability of SAManage IT Asset Management for Salesforce. Built on the Force.com platform, the application allows organizations to manage their computer and IT inventory within the Salesforce environment and seamlessly integrate IT asset information into the Salesforce Service & Support application.

SAManage IT Asset Management for Salesforce provides organizations with immediate visibility into their PC’s, servers, laptops, printers, and other IT assets.  Working in the familiar Salesforce environment, users are able to easily view, update, and analyze their entire company’s IT asset inventory. With asset configuration and repair history accessible directly in Salesforce, IT and support personal can quickly troubleshoot and resolve support cases, minimizing user downtime and disruption to business operations.

SAManage IT Asset Management enables organizations using Salesforce to:

  • Manage IT asset inventory: monitor and modify asset configuration, location, and usage data
  • Stay Current: keep track of changes to your inventory and new computers on your network
  • Reduce support costs: shorten case resolution time with integrated up-to-date asset configuration information
  • Track asset history: centralize the management and tracking of asset repair history and configuration changes

SAManage IT Asset Management for Salesforce is available immediately via the salesforce.com AppExchange. It is the latest addition to a suite of integrated and secured on-demand products provided by SAManage that helps companies better manage their IT assets, lower operational costs, improve user productivity, and ensure compliance and governance. The complete SAManage IT Management suite is available via the SAManage website at www.SAManage.com.

About SAManage

SAManage is a leading provider of secure, on-demand IT Management services that helps companies manage their PC and software assets, organize software licenses and IT contracts, and detect risks and license compliance gaps. Delivered as an on-demand service with no software or servers required, SAManage empowers companies of all sizes with capabilities that were previously available only to large companies.

SAManage is easily deployed across multiple locations within minutes and provides visibility into complex IT infrastructures, making it easy to automate and simplify the daily tasks associated with establishing IT governance, control, and compliance.  For more information or to sign-up for an account, visit www.SAManage.com or call 1-888-250-8971. 

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MMS 2009 – Registration Now Open

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Registration for MMS 2009 is now open!

Early-bird Rates Currently Available

There's no time like the present to come learn how the latest IT management products, solutions and technologies from Microsoft can help reduce costs and maximize availability for your organization.

This year's content will focus on how integrated management solutions can help minimize the cost of planning, deploying and operating IT Services while maximizing their availability within your organization. IT Professionals and Technical Decision Makers—like you—can take advantage of the increased number of Hands-on Labs and breakout sessions at MMS 2009, with extended session and lab hours during the week.

Register today for MMS 2009 and get ready to:

 

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Learn about the latest IT management solutions from Microsoft and Partners in more than 120 breakout sessions.

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Test-drive new products and technologies in the Hands-on Labs, offering over 9,000 lab places, most led by expert instructors!

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Meet face-to-face with Microsoft and Industry experts, and your peers—in the Expo Hall and at networking events throughout the week.

 

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MMS Speaker

 

The sessions at MMS 2009 will again be presented by the top experts in Windows IT Management. Staff from the Microsoft product teams representing the System Center, Windows Server, Windows Client, Security and Solution Accelerator teams will be covering the latest releases, updates and solutions available for IT Management.

In addition, many industry experts and consultants will be presenting the latest best practices and real-world tips and tricks they have developed on customer sites. This includes topics presented by the internal Microsoft IT team, who are typically the first to deploy and manage all Microsoft IT solutions in a live environment.

Finally, you will also be able to hear from your peers – other members of the IT community who have advice, real world lessons and powerful shortcuts to share. Customers actively using Microsoft products to manage their IT environment will be presenting real-world case studies based on their own experiences.

 

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Hands-on Labs, always one of the most popular offerings at MMS each year, return with even more topics in 2009. A wide range of both self-paced and instructor-led lab topics will be provided, allowing attendees to try out a variety of products, solutions and technologies live. Lab topics will cover scenarios such as deployment, upgrade, configuration and administration across a wide range of environments.

This year new lab topics are being added to demonstrate how to integrate multiple products to implement solution scenarios such as "Data Protection and Disaster Recovery" and "End-Point Security Management". In addition new labs topics will explain how to manage a variety of heterogeneous platforms and applications in your environment.

 

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Join us at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas for a week of deep technical information and tips on how to run your IT infrastructure at maximum efficiency—knowledge you'll get nowhere else!

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BDNA Acquires PS’Soft Inc

 

On December 2nd BDNA acquired PS’Soft to round out their product offering and follow the industry trend to house a full IT IT Asset and Service Management life-cycle solution within a single vendor offering.  We’re reporting this now as we’ve not seen it anywhere else to date.  BDNA has for some time had a comprehensive offering in the network and desktop discovery arena with their flagship product Insight.  In March 2008 BDNA partnered with Provance Software, a strong contender in the IT Asset Management space, to offer clients of both companies a more holistic solution set through their partnership.  ECPweb’s 2008 Annual Review of IT Asset and Software Management tools is a comprehensive review and report on the industry.  In that report ECPweb gave PS’Soft a lead compared to Provance in every category.  Was this the determining factor that made BDNA take a strong notice in PS’Soft and resulted in the acquisition?  One can only speculated in the absence of any press releases from BDNA or PS’Soft.   

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ScriptLogic’s Desktop Authority Product Line Enhanced for Desktop Lifecycle Management from Beginning to End

 

ScriptLogic’s Desktop Authority Product Line Enhanced for Desktop Lifecycle Management from Beginning to End
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 – myITforum.com

 

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BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScriptLogic® Corporation (www.scriptlogic.com), a leading provider of systems lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft® Windows®-based networks, today announced the availability of Desktop Authority® Image Center™ 3.0, a desktop and server provisioning solution. Desktop Authority Image Center, an essential part of the Desktop Authority family of products, reduces the cost and time required to provision and re-deploy desktops and servers by offering simple, centralized control of capture, customization and deployment of disk images.

“With one third of PCs either replaced or re-deployed each year, IT administrators need a solution to ease initial deployment as well as completely wipe the PC clean of sensitive data before disposal,” said Jon Rolls, Vice President, Product Management, ScriptLogic. “ScriptLogic continues to enhance Desktop Authority Image Center and other management products to lower the total cost of ownership of Windows desktops throughout the enterprise.”

Desktop Authority Image Center enables rapid deployment of PCs with corporate standard operating systems, patches, service packs and applications. Version 3.0 includes centralized disk erase functionality, making it easy for IT administrators to centrally wipe the contents of hard disk images on remote computers using specifications outlined by a number of bodies, including the U.S. Department of Defense. As a result, IT administrators are ensured that they have a clean PC, free of sensitive data, for re-deployment or secure disposal.

Version 3.0 introduces extensive Wake-on-LAN functionality, featuring scheduled and on-demand imaging operations for computers whether they are powered on or off. This is ideal in IT environments, such as classrooms and training labs, where computers need to be regularly wiped clean as a whole and restored to a baseline. Desktop Authority Image Center also allows on-demand reboot of remote computers into imaging mode, eliminating the need for user or administrator initiation of the imaging process, and now brings support for Windows Server 2008.

Desktop Authority Image Center is part of ScriptLogic’s Desktop Authority product line, multiple products which work together for comprehensive desktop lifecycle management. ScriptLogic’s flagship product, Desktop Authority, provides granular configuration and control for the ongoing management of user’s PCs, including power management to reduce energy costs and report on hardware and software inventory, and options for patch management, spyware removal and USB port lockdown. In addition, ScriptLogic’s MSI Studio integrates with Desktop Authority to create and edit Windows Installer (MSI) packages for trouble-free application installs on desktops.

Pricing and Availability

Desktop Authority Image Center is currently available and is priced on a per-server and per-desktop basis with volume discounts available through ScriptLogic’s global network of reseller partners. A free 30-day evaluation of Desktop Authority Image Center and other products within the Desktop Authority family is available at www.scriptlogic.com.

About ScriptLogic

ScriptLogic Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT), is a recognized leader in Microsoft Windows systems and security management. Empowering more than 24,000 customers worldwide with the ability to manage the desktop lifecycle, streamline Active Directory management, secure and protect Windows servers, and ease the burden for help desk administrators, ScriptLogic’s award winning solution families can benefit small to enterprise-size organizations in any industry.

For more information on how you can capitalize on your existing IT investments for Desktop Management, Active Directory Management, Help Desk Incident Management, Windows Server Management and Exchange Management, please contact us. ScriptLogic is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, with offices around the world. You can also reach ScriptLogic at (561) 886-2400 or on the Web at http://www.scriptlogic.com.

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