Contents tagged with SCCM (SMS)

  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard

    Posted by bink on April 8 2010, 6:11 PM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers track application and operating system deployments, security updates, the health status, and IT compliance with key regulations—with an easy to use, customizable Web interface. Because the Dashboard is built on Windows® SharePoint® Services, IT staff can access information without using the Configuration Manager console.

    IT administrators and IT support staff need easier access to key information about software and operating system deployments, client health, and compliance with regulations. They must ensure that their systems and software meet the configuration requirements established for the organization. And they need the ability to track this information without having access to a System Center Configuration Manager console. Key Benefits Benefits of the dashboard include:

    • Actionable information out of the box. The dashboard comes with a wide range of valuable, built-in reports that IT managers can access without using the Configuration Manager console.
    • Centralized, near-real-time access to key information. The graphical dashboard lets customers view any Configuration Manager data set in near-real time—without leaving their desk.
    • Easy to build and configure. The dashboard’s wizard-based tools let customers easily create new dashboards in minutes.
    • Easy to customize. The dashboard can easily be customized to meet the needs of different departments and other groups. Any data set in the Configuration Manager database can be presented on the dashboard, in chart, gauge, and table formats.
    • Flexible & interactive. Users can easily filter data and create ad hoc, custom views. Filters allow users to quickly drill down from high-level to more specific data.


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  • Software Update Deployment SuperFlow for SCCM

    Posted by bink on March 5 2010, 2:48 AM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    This SuperFlow provides information that helps you to prepare for and deploy software updates after you configure the software updates infrastructure and synchronize software updates.

    The SuperFlow interactive content model provides a structured and interactive interface for viewing documentation. Each SuperFlow includes comprehensive information about a specific dataflow, workflow, or process. Depending on the focus of the SuperFlow, you will find overview information, steps that include detailed information, procedures, sample log entries, best practices, real-world scenarios, troubleshooting information, security information, animations, or other information. Each SuperFlow also includes links to relevant resources, such as Web sites or local files that are copied to your computer when you install the SuperFlow. The Software Update Deployment SuperFlow provides information that helps you to prepare for and deploy software updates after you configure the software updates infrastructure and synchronize software updates.

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  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 Update

    Posted by sumeethevans on May 23 2008, 9:10 PM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 now offers full support for management with Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, integrates customer feedback, feature Integration with Intel vPro Technology and enhances Asset Intelligent features.
    • Full Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 Support: Deploy and manage Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008—with full support for the latest Windows platforms, from planning through inventory, to deployment, and into operational scenarios such as software distribution, software update management, desired configuration management, and more.
    • AMT Integration: Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 integration with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) enables hardware-based power control (on/off/restart) and delivers many new remote diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities. Configuration Manager can now perform scheduled or on-demand power control operations on Intel vPro enabled systems in the enterprise, enabling higher levels of software update compliance as well as increasing application installation and operating system deployment success rates. The new out of band management console provides direct hardware interaction using Windows Remote Management (the Microsoft implementation of WS-MAN). This enables remote boot control, allows forced PXE boot for operating system deployments, remote network boot for customized remote tasks and diagnostics, and direct inspection of hardware inventory and power state—even if the system is powered off.
    • Asset Intelligence: Building on the original release within Configuration Manager, this enhancement to the inventory capabilities of Configuration Manager 2007 provides improvements for stronger inventory of hardware, software, and software licenses in use throughout the enterprise. The enhancements made enable administrators to more easily, and more accurately, inventory and manage hardware and software assets as well as view and manage purchased software license information. By providing this essential information, Asset Intelligence makes it easier for administrators and asset managers to more effectively plan for upgrades, migrations, and software license compliance reporting.

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  • System Center Config Manager SP1 info for Server Deployment

    Posted by bink on November 13 2007, 8:46 PM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    Full support for Windows Server 2008 coming in ConfigMgr 2007 SP1

    Windows Server 2008 Core will be supported

    Full support for datacenters with no DHCP

    Microsoft Deployment adds task sequence actions to install and configure server roles

    Microsoft is working with hardware vendors to add task sequence actions to:Flash BIOSConfigure RAID and SAN controllersSAN controllers

  • System Center Config Manager R2, next year

    Posted by bink on November 12 2007, 11:23 PM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    System Center Config Manager has just been released and already Microsoft has been working for a while on R2, which is set to be released summer 2008.

    New features include, softgri 4.5 integration, sorry I mean Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 integration and OS deploy multicast support.


  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 VHD

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 30 2007, 4:17 AM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is the next-generation release of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. Leverage deep integration with the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the Windows Vista operating system, Windows Server 2008, and Exchange Server 2007 to promote your systems-management solutions. And generate new sales revenue by extending of one of the most secure, well-managed, and cost-effective platforms in the industry.
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  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM - Evaluation Software

    Posted by bink on August 28 2007, 2:51 AM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    System Center Configuration Manager – previously Systems Management Server – represents a tremendous advance over its well-regarded predecessor, now providing the control necessary to more effectively manage change in today’s dynamic IT infrastructures. Manage the full deployment and update lifecycle with, streamlined, policy-based automation; with enhanced insight into, and control over, assets and systems compliance; and with optimization for Windows – particularly Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista – and extensibility to customized administration experiences and third party applications. These robust capabilities can be used to manage servers, clients and handheld devices, across physical, virtual, distributed, or mobile systems — all from a single, familiar console. Built on key Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Update,, Active Directory, and the Windows architecture, and leveraging System Center’s knowledge-driven IT management, System Center Configuration Manager helps administrators minimize the number of OS images to manage, makes it easier to define and track systems compliance, and improve systems performance and security.Download At Source
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is RTM !

    Posted by bink on August 26 2007, 2:35 PM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    Techlog:My sources within Microsoft tell me that System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), formerly SMSv4 and the successor to SMS 2003, has been Released to Manufacturing (RTM). "With major investments in simplicity, configuration, deployment and security, Configuration Manager 2007 dramatically simplifies system deployment, task automation, compliance management, and policy based security management allowing for increased business agility."

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  • What's New in SMS 2003 Service Pack 3

    Posted by bink on May 17 2007, 2:47 AM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    This document details the new features, fixes, and improvements to Systems Management Server 2003 that are included in Service Pack 3Download At Source
  • SMS 2003 SP3 Upgrade Checklist

    Posted by bink on May 11 2007, 12:12 AM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    This document details the requirements and procedure for upgrading to Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3Download At Source
  • Microsoft SMS 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

    Posted by bink on May 11 2007, 12:10 AM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    The Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Management Pack provides proactive monitoring of your Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 environment. It includes detection and monitoring of all SMS 2003 servers and dependent services, alert driven state, topology diagram, performance and backlog monitoring and configuration, performance and availability reports.Feature Summary: • Detects all SMS 2003 server computers and site systems. • Monitors the starting and stopping of all SMS 2003 services, including critical dependent services such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Internet Information Server (IIS), and Microsoft SQL Server. • Provides alerts for SMS service stops, service failures, performance thresholds, status messages, and site system status. • Presents the state of all roles and computers in the SMS 2003 environment. • Provides a topology diagram that displays site, site server and site system relationships along with health status. • Monitors processing rates. • Monitors backlogs of discovery data records (DDRs), software inventory, hardware inventory, status messages, and software metering on both primary site servers and management points. • Monitors core system resource usage. • Includes tasks that enable users of the Operations Manager Operations Console to diagnose and resolve problems on remote computers through the use of SMS Administrator Console.• Configuration, availability and performance reports. Monitors the performance trends of many SMS performance counters.Download At Source
  • Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3 Upgrade

    Posted by bink on May 1 2007, 11:39 PM. Posted in SCCM (SMS).

    Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with Service Pack 3 (SP3) brings full Vista support to your organization beyond just OS Deployment, which is already available through the OS Deployment Feature Pack. Now, full lifecycle support of Microsoft’s latest platform including software distribution, update services as well as inventory are available to the Vista Client. In addition, SP3 introduces X64 architecture support for your high performance platforms. SMS 2003 SP3 provides an option to augment existing SMS inventory capabilities with deeper asset intelligence, bringing knowledge driven management with over 400,000 software titles in the library.Install the “SMS 2003 Device Management Feature Pack” to correct the device file collection issue after applying SMS 2003 SP3. Please reference KB 934206 for more details (  )Download At Source