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February 2011 - Posts

Install Windows 7 SP1 on a machine which contain FEP 2010 RTM client

There is no announcement about FEP and Windows 7 SP1 and we should wait for 45 days. Today on my VMs Lab I just tried to deploy through Configuration Manager 2007 R3 the service pack 1 of Windows 7 on a test computer which is a FEP client. During the deployment I’ve received the following warning on the test computer :


It seems that FEP client needs to classify the SP1 installation files, so you can send this info to Microsoft or just click on cancel and the SP1 will continue its installation without problems.


And the FEP client works perfectly.


Also you can visit the Kent’s blog that contain additional info about Windows 7 and ConfigMgr and my friend Kent did not have any problem during his tests Smile.

Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is RTM

Microsoft has announced the RTM version of Windows 7 & Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and it will be available for download on Feb 22.

From this link

“Hi I’m Michael Kleef, Senior Technical Product Manager with the Windows Server and Cloud division. Today, on behalf of the team, I’m pleased to announce the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), along with Windows 7 SP1.  SP1 will be made generally available for download on February 22.”

                                  Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System

FEP 2010 : “FEP received the following error whilst running the WMI method GetStringValue, so a policy cannot be applied…”

Last week I initiated a deployment of the FEP client on Windows 7 workstations. The client has been installed but the policy has not been applied and I found the following error in Execmgr.log and in the ConfigMgr report.


And after some troubleshooting, I found that the cause was the User Access Control (UAC) and after disabling it then re-deploying the policy the problem was solved and the policy has been applied.

ConfigMgr 2007 : Secondary Site server roles do not use Custom Web Sites

Today a new KB2496160 has been published by Microsoft to solve a problem related to secondary sites when using custom web sites. Read more

Forefront Endpoint Protection : Can I configure the Network Inspection System (NIS) on Windows XP ??

The NIS feature is not available on Windows XP because it requires the Windows Filtering Platform in order to run, which is only available in Windows 7/Vista.

Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 support has ended

Service Pack Support Policy

  • When a new service pack is released, Microsoft will provide either 12 or 24 months of support for the previous service pack
  • Support for the previous service packs is either 12 or 24 months, varying according to the product family (for example, Windows, Office, Servers, or Developer tools)
  • Support timelines for service packs will remain consistent within the product family
  • Microsoft will publish specific support timelines for a previous service pack when the new service pack is released
  • When support for a service pack ends, Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, hotfixes or other updates for that service pack. Limited break/fix troubleshooting will continue to be available, as described below.
  • When support for a product ends, support of the service packs for that product will also end. The product’s support lifecycle supersedes the service pack support policy