April 2010 Archives

Windows Higher Education Conference Presenation

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I'm doubling up on my posts today.

As some of you know Mark and I presented the U's implementation of ConfigMgr at the Windows Higher Education Conference at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA.  To listen see a webcast of our presentation please go to:  http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=aec910d5efd04724b6547cf430e85f6f

Also, many other fine peers from other colleges presented at the conference, please go to:  http://windows-hied.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Agenda_2010 to view there webcasts.

Any many thanks go out to Dan Green from NCSU for hosting the videos.

ConfigMgr ToolKit V2 released

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First post in awhile, but it was worth the wait.  A lot has been going on over this late winter and spring and I charged myself with blogging more once the semester ends.  But I figured I'd take some time out of my studying this weekend and post on the new release of the ConfigMgr ToolKit.  You can download it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5a47b972-95d2-46b1-ab14-5d0cbce54eb8&displaylang=en



The following list provides specific information about each tool in the toolkit.
  • Client Spy - A tool that helps you troubleshoot issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering on Configuration Manager 2007 clients.
  • Delete Group Class Tool - A tool used to remove inventory group definitions along with history data, tables, views and stored procedures for the group.
  • Desired Configuration Management Migration Tool - A tool used to migrate from the DCM Solution for SMS 2003 to DCM in ConfigMgr 2007.
  • Desired Configuration Management Model Verification Tool - A tool used by desired configuration management content administrators for the validation and testing of configuration items and baselines authored externally from the Configuration Manager console.
  • Desired Configuration Management Substitution Variable Tool - A tool used by desired configuration management content administrators for authoring desired configuration management configuration items that use chained setting and object discovery.
  • Management Point Troubleshooter Tool - A tool that checks a computer system before and after a management point installation to ensure that the installation meets the requirements for management points.
  • Policy Spy - A policy viewer that helps you review and troubleshoot the policy system on Configuration Manager 2007 clients.
  • Preload Package Tool - A tool used to manually install compressed copies of package source files on Configuration Manager 2007 sites.
  • Security Configuration Wizard Template for Configuration Manager 2007 - The Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) is an attack-surface reduction tool for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Security Configuration Wizard determines the minimum functionality required for a server's role or roles, and disables functionality that is not required. The Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Security Configuration Wizard template supports new site system definitions and enables the required services and ports.
  • Send Schedule Tool - A tool used to trigger a schedule on a Client or trigger the evaluation of a specified DCM Baseline. You can trigger a schedule either locally or remotely.
  • Trace32 - A log viewer that provides a way to easily view and monitor log files created and updated by Configuration Manager 2007 clients and servers.


Now, your question is DCM, what's that?  You can find out more at the following link:


Hope you all enjoy your weekend!


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