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Disabled Software Metering Rules Are a Good Thing!
22 July 14 10:12 AM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones In a previous blog post entitled, “ Total Usage for All Metered Software Programs Query Matches the Executable Name ,” I talked about my surprise when I found out that disabled metering rules were being displayed in the software metering...
Total Usage for All Metered Software Programs Query Matches the Executable Name
17 July 14 10:53 AM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones I noticed something interesting in one of the built-in reports, Total usage for all metered software programs , found in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12), so I thought that I would share it with all of you. Sometime before...
What is a Management Information File (MIF)?
09 July 14 11:41 AM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones Whether you are using Configuration Manager 2012, 2007, or SMS there are two different types of Management Information Format (MIF) files (sort of). The first type of MIF file that I am referring to is defined in the Configuration Manager...
Inventory Cycle Version Numbers
24 June 14 11:15 AM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones These questions come up from time to time, “Why is my inventory out of date for PC X,” and, “Why am I getting bad Management Information Format (MIF) files for PC X?” There are many reasons why this can happen, but one of the main reasons...
How to Test System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP)
19 March 14 09:53 AM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones While reviewing my inbox, I noticed a phishing attempt to download malware. The timing couldn’t be more perfect because I was starting to create some new System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports...
Configuration Manager - Where Are My Log Files?
28 January 14 11:06 AM | Enhansoft
By Joseph Yedid For those new to System Center Configuration Manager (CM), finding log files can be a bit of a hassle, so here’s a brief guide to help you locate these files. CM 2012 The site server log files are found here: <Install location>\Logs...
SCCM 2007 Built-in Reports Do NOT Open in Report Builder 1.0
17 December 13 12:13 PM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones I was working on some of the built-in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) SSRS reports when I tried to access one of the reports via Report Builder 1.0 (SQL 2005). When I tried to open the report I received the following error...
The Interactive Sorting Feature in SSRS Reports
12 November 13 10:53 AM | Enhansoft
By Suzanne Tighe One of the most overlooked features in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports is the interactive sorting feature. Have you ever needed to narrow down your search when looking at line after line of information? Sometimes the data...
SrsResources is Not Declared: Missing DLL
28 October 13 01:50 PM | Enhansoft
An error occurred during the local report processing. The definition of the report ‘/PC Warranty Information’ is invalid. The Value expression for the report parameter ‘UserTokenSIDs’ contains an error: [BC30451] Name 'SrsResources' is not declared...
Where Are My Charts? GDI+
15 October 13 11:13 AM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones I ran into an issue where a chart was missing in one of my recently converted System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (CM12 R2) reports. I was spinning my wheels looking at the report to try and figure out what went wrong. This is what...
SMS Def Mof Recompile
25 September 13 11:03 AM | Enhansoft
By Joseph Yedid Have you ever wondered why your expected information is not being returned after you modify the sms_def.mof in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr)? Unfortunately, I’ve been in this situation before. You modify the sms_def...
Troubleshooting Inventory Flow
25 July 13 02:18 PM | Enhansoft
By Garth Jones I thought that it was about time to finally update my article on how to troubleshoot hardware inventory flow. Although not much has changed since I originally wrote the article back in 2008, in this updated version I have added a few more...
ConfigMgr / SCCM Documentation Script v1.37
06 June 13 12:06 PM | Enhansoft
It was a long time coming, but the ConfigMgr / SCCM / site server documentation script SYDI (Script Your Documentation Instantly) is updated. This version of the script is designed to help with SMS provider detection issues and to make troubleshooting...
How to Remotely Determine the SMS Provider Using WBEMTest v2
29 May 13 02:08 PM | Enhansoft
As I was reading Garth Jones’ blog post on how to remotely determine the SMS provider using WBEMTest, I realized that that wasn’t the method I would use. Not to disagree with my esteemed colleague (LOL!!) but I determine the SMS provider in the following...
How to Remotely Determine the SMS Provider Using WBEMTest
15 May 13 02:18 PM | Enhansoft
From time to time one of the questions we get is: How can I determine what my SMS_provider path/name is? This is important to know because if you do any System Center Configuration Manager 2012 / 2007 or even SMS 2003 automation with VBS or PoSH, you...
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