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myITforum Daily Newsletter; August 28, 2006

myITforum Daily Newsletter
Daily Newsletter
August 28, 2006

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Today's Articles
Today in the Forums
Today's Site Downloads
Today's Web blog Posts
Today's Industry News
Today's Job Postings
Today's Fun Click
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Community Notes

New myITforum.com web-based forum: SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM)

We've unveiled a new web-based forum for everyone to participate in: The SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring forum.

You can participate in it here: forum URL

The SMS Docs Team needs feedback

I posted about the new System Center Configuration Manager (SMS) Network Access Protection Process Flow last week. Later that night, the SMS Docs Team posted to their blog to see if you like this “kind” of documentation or not.

Drop out to the SMS Writers web blog and post your comments:

The Network Access Protection (NAP) Overview Animation is now available to everyone

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New myITforum Poll: Do you have formal SLAs (Service Level Agreements) that you are required to meet for SMS?

Do you have formal SLAs (Service Level Agreements) that you are required to meet for SMS? If 'YES' what is your SLA (please post)?

As an example: You must deploy a routine business app to 98% of all active PCs within 8 hours.

Participate in the poll

New myITforum Poll: How many people use SMS to manage servers - infrastructure and/or datacenter?

How many people use SMS to manage servers - infrastructure (i.e. File & Print, DCs) and/or datacenter? Inventory? Patching? Deployments? Check all that apply.

Participate in the poll

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Today's Articles

SMS 2003, Patch Management

Microsoft changes the WSUSScan.cab file and how it works
by Rod Trent - 8/28/2006
ITMU and MBSA use the WSUSScan.cab file to support offline scanning by managed systems. The WSUSScan.cab file has grown with each new security release. After August 8, 2006, the files that are contained in this file have approached the maximum for a single CAB file.

MOM

MOM FAQ: Dell Management pack problem causing WMI errors
by Rod Trent - 8/28/2006
My dell management pack is causing some WMI errors I’ve never seen before. Rules from the State Monitoring and Service Discovery are causing these errors (check links) on a few servers. If I disable the State Monitoring and Service Discovery, the errors stop.

Scripting

List Print Server Information To Excel
by Don Hite - 8/28/2006
This Vbs script will take a print serve name supplied from an Input box and send the following information to an Excel spreadsheet.

SQL Server

SQL Query To Find Obsolete Machines
by Don Hite - 8/28/2006
Use this SQL query to find machines in your SMS database that are Obsolete and along with information about the obsolete client machine(s).

Windows, Networking

Resolving Bad Domain Name System Entries
by Don Hite - 8/28/2006
Most computer workstations in a Windows NT domain are Microsoft Domain Name System (DNS) clients and as such they store or cache name resolution lookup request searches locally to speed up name resolution on the network.

Windows Mobile, Security

Easily test device security policies
by John Gormly - 8/28/2006
Using this tool, the developer can provision a Windows Mobile device with different configurations, and then test the application’s behavior under these configurations.

Security

Day 3: The Windows Live OneCare challenge
by Rod Trent - 8/28/2006
Green is “Go”.


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Today in the Forums

SMS 2003
RE: XP Sp2 - Firewall

myITforum Polls
RE: ITMU Scans Cause 100% CPU

MOM
Computer Discovery execution failed

SMS Feature Packs
RE: Sync Host and SQL 2005

Active Directory and Group Policy
RE: Listing logon names from a group to a txt file


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Today's Site Downloads

BITS Bandwidth Manager DAlvarez SMS 2.x, SMS 2003, Scripting, SMS Installer, Networking 8/25/2006 2.4 kb
SMS Installer script which lets you throttle BITS bandwidth on Windows XP SP2 systems by setting the appropriate registry keys. No group policies required!
Download...


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Today's Web blog Posts

A great summation of the ITMU/WU problem
David Gayler sent me this today, and it’s probably the best explanation of the ITMU/WU problem — showing that this is not directly an SMS issue, but a technology-wide WU problem. ================= I have a question/observation. I have always...
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Rod and eEye Square Off
Interesting read if you missed it on patchmanagement. Marc and eEye often find themselves the object of ridicule, deserved or not their reputation in the security arena carries a lot of weight but is also viewed as grey hat, at best.
Read more...


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Today's Industry News

Windows Marketplace now open ...
I found a reference to this on Ed Bott's blog according to what he say a couple of days ago the store has opened a few hours ahead of schedule. Ed describes getting to this page from the performance settings in Vista. It is also available from the Welcome...

IBM broadens security portfolio with ISS (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM is so massive, so wealthy and has its hands in so many enterprise pies that it’s easy to find wisdom in pretty much any acquisition decision the company makes. In recent weeks, those decisions have been coming hot and heavy...

Dubious words emerging from Microsoft
What's going on? We seem to have a swathe of dubious sounding product names emerging from Microsoft just recently. There's the legendarily bad "OneCare" (careful how you say that), we've "SmartArt" in the 2007 Office system, and IE7 is now "RC1" which...

Taiwan market: Samsung MP3 players catch up with iPod - DigiTimes
Taiwan market: Samsung MP3 players catch up with iPod DigiTimes - 1 hour ago Samsung Electronics held 7.8% of the MP3-player market in Taiwan last month, slightly behind Apple Computer with its iPod series that kept 8%, according to a market survey of...

What's New for IT Professionals in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)
Microsoft TechNet offers a great explanation to some of the new features and enhancements that can be found in MOSS 2007. For more infomration click here...

Toshiba to make Microsoft version of the IPOD - ChronicleHerald.ca
Earthtimes.org Toshiba to make Microsoft version of the IPOD ChronicleHerald.ca - 1 hour ago Microsoft Corp.’s answer to Apple’s IPod will be built by Toshiba Corp., the software company confirmed Friday, just days after Dell Inc. Toshiba Shares Rise...

GOOG moving to subscription model as MSFT moves to ads - ZDNet
GOOG moving to subscription model as MSFT moves to ads ZDNet - 1 hour ago Google's announcement of a suite of comms applications designed for business/organizations has been touted by Reuters and others, as being a bid for MSFT's core business.

Microsoft unhappy with release of 'Office' training video
Microsoft on Friday was unhappy with the online release of a training video that was made to look like an episode of the popular British comedy "The Office," and featured the show's star and creator Ricky Gervais. Microsoft in the United Kingdom made...

Slingplayer mobile v1.1 released for pocket pc
Just after I post how great Slingbox is... they release an update to the Mobile Player! http://www.slingmedia.com/us/support/ppc-beta-dl.p... SlingPlayer Mobile for Pocket PC v. 1.1 BETA What’s New in SlingPlayer Mobile for Pocket PC v 1.1 BETA Enhanced


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Today's Job Postings

1E hiring in the USA
Job Purpose:
1. To provide technical and evaluation support to 1E’s sales team and sales prospects within the United States
2. To undertake consulting engagements for the deployment of core Microsoft technologies (SMS & MOM) as well as the deployment of 1E products and solutions.
Read the full Job Posting...

MSIM SDE - System Design Engineer
Do you have a passion for solving the tough challenges that our customers face in the deployment and management of Microsoft’s enterprise products? Do you have the experience and skills to provide thought leadership in providing solutions to these challenges? If so, then Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management (MSIM) is the place for you.
Read the full Job Posting...

MSIM Deployment SDE - Deployment Systems Design Engineer
Do you have a passion for solving the tough challenges that our customers face in the deployment and management of Microsoft’s enterprise products? Do you have the experience and skills to provide thought leadership in providing solutions to these challenges? If so, then Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management (MSIM) is the place for you.
Read the full Job Posting...

MSIM Deployment Support SDE - Deployment Solutions Support Engineer
Do you have a passion for solving the tough challenges that our customers face in the deployment and management of Microsoft’s enterprise products? Do you have the experience and skills to provide thought leadership in providing solutions to these challenges? If so, then Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management (MSIM) is the place for you.
Read the full Job Posting...

Intellinet is seeking a Microsoft SQL Server Infrastructure Consultant
The foundation of Intellinet is our talented, dedicated employees. Our commitment to delivering world-class solutions using the latest technology has made us the Southeast's Only Six-Time Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. We accomplish these goals by drawing upon the experience, energy and teamwork of our employees, who consistently drive success by anticipating change and executing solutions with confidence and passion.
Read the full Job Posting...


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Today's Fun Click

Chrissy Caviar


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