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myITforum Daily Newsletter; January 24, 2007

myITforum Daily Newsletter
Daily Newsletter
January 24, 2007

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The myITforum.com Monthly SWAG Drawing
Today's Articles
1E - Intelligent Windows Management
Today in the Forums
Today's Site Downloads
Today's Web blog Posts
Today's myITforum.com Reading Room Selection
Today's FAQ Items
Today's Wiki Updates
Today's Industry News and Views
Today's Job Postings
IT's Potential Realized
Today's Fun Click

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Community Notes

Need to use a Purchase Order when paying for MMS 2007?

Added to the MMS Wiki yesterday:

You may pay by PO, however, you must begin your registration up to the payment page at: Click for registration page

Once you have reached the payment page, close out of your registration and email Microsoft for further instructions.

Your payment must be received by March 1, 2007 to ensure swift check-in at the event.

Email for further instructions: mms2007@microsoft.crgevents.com

NOTE: It is important to note that the registration will not be considered final, and housing arrangements cannot be made, until payment is received. Once payment is rec’d, the you can log back in to the registration and complete the registration and book hotel.

Add your own review

We’ve added a bunch of the latest books to the Wiki, where you can write your own review if you own and use the book. Just create a Wiki account (if you don’t already have one). Here’s the direct links:

SMS 2003 Recipes
SMS 2003 Administrator's Companion
Start to Finish Guide to Distributing Software with Systems Management Server 2003
SMS 2003 Administrator's Reference
Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Field Guide
The Essential Microsoft Operations Manager

Make sure you check out the Jobs section in today's newsletter

There's one (1) job with 1E and (3) three for Microsoft!

First-ever myITforum.com Drawing Coming!

Our first-ever monthly drawing takes place on January 31st. Are you entered for the chance to win? This month, SMS Expert is offering a copy of the Start to Finish Guide to MOF Editing AND a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate.

To enter the drawing, all you have to do is donate to myITforum.com. A $10 donation gets you entered for the month of January. Additional donations could get you entered for multiple months. Read about the different donation levels

Get entered today and you may win SMS Expert’s excellent gifts!

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Today's Articles

SMS 2003

Query to identify non Domain Controller and non SMS Primary Servers
by Ying Li - 1/24/2007
Here is a SMS query to create a collection including all the window server 2003 and window 2000 SP4 servers but exclude domain controllers and SMS primary servers.

MOM

Using Windows Firewall on a MOM 2005 Server
by Rod Trent - 1/24/2007
To use Windows Firewall on a MOM server that is running Windows Server 2003 with SP1, you must configure the firewall so that the MOM server can correctly operate.

System Center, Patch Management

SCCM Adopts WSUS Interface for Patching
by Anthony Clendenen - 1/24/2007
If you are considering SCCM 2007 and you have your 'legacy' SMS 2003 running on ITMU or ITCU? -Forget it! SCCM 2007 will use WSUS.

Scripting

News: Microsoft Script Center having technical difficulties
by Rod Trent - 1/24/2007
Microsoft.com is currently experiencing some technical difficulties that makes submitting a script through the official script submission tool an iffy proposition, at best. Until those problems are resolved, you can submit scripts via email.

Windows PowerShell

PowerShell Demo
by Don Hite - 1/24/2007
PowerPoint presentation and a sample script for the PowerShell demo. 1-24-2007.

Patch Management, SMS 2003

ITMU Version Report
by Christopher Stauffer - 1/24/2007
I have a large Central site that controls 35 agencies. I needed a report that would list the status of every agencies ITMU upgrade process.

Windows

Download: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0
by Rod Trent - 1/24/2007
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is designed to help Windows XP users identify whether their PCs are ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista, which edition of Windows Vista meets their needs, and which features of Windows Vista will be able to run on their PCs.

Miscellaneous

MMS2007 Kickoff Sunday Night - sponsored by SMS Expert
by Rod Trent - 1/24/2007
Keep your dance card open for Sunday night at MMS 2007. All are welcome!

Sharepoint

SharePoint Server 2007 SDK released
by Rod Trent - 1/24/2007
The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) contains conceptual overviews, programming tasks, code samples, references, and an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) starter kit to guide you in developing solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

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Today in the Forums

SMS 2003
RE: move SMS site servers to new forest

Batch
RE: "NET USER" for Password Resets

SMS Feature Packs
RE: ZTI RAMDisk PE and OSDAgent error during Preinstall

MOM
RE: MOM to MOM Connector Inventory

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Today's Site Downloads

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Today's Web blog Posts

SCCM Adopts WSUS Interface for Patching
Omar, Omar, Omar....Why must you always.....read on folks. SCCM 2007: No ITMU but WSUS!! If you are considering SCCM 2007 and you have your 'legacy' SMS 2003 running on ITMU or ITCU? -Forget it! SCCM 2007 will use WSUS. The integration of ITMU / ITCU...
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DST Info Summary - Got a DST Headache? I do...
Here's a handy summary of various DST related resources that I think you will find handy. Ø Preparing for daylight saving time changes in 2007 - http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007 Ø Patch Order initial guidance is public (we will include guidance created...
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Today's Industry News and Views

Unsupported Features in Excel Services
At the launch event , when I presented the session " Extending Your Reach with Office Server ", I promised to post a link to the MSDN article describing features not supported in Excel Services. So here you go: Unsupported Features in Excel Services There

Carriers say cell phone transmitters pose no danger (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - A four-year long study of cellular telephone base stations has found their transmissions pose no risk to human health, the carriers funding the study said Wednesday.

Update: Sun returns to black after five red-ink quarters (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - Sun Microsystems, fresh from news of a renewed alliance with chipmaker Intel, reported its first quarterly profit in more than a year in financial results reported Tuesday.

Apple patches security flaw in QuickTime (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - Apple Inc. has patched a vulnerability in its QuickTime media player that could give a hacker control over a computer.

See, SuperFetch isn't made up!
Whenever I go out and talk to Microsoft Partners, I try to keep the demo'ing (not sure that's a word) to a maximum, and the slides, to a minimum, as I really feel that more can be gained by seeing a product in action, rather than reading about it on a

Want Vista Now at 50 Percent Off? Buy an OEM Copy
pcmag.com “In preparation for the Windows Vista launch next week, Microsoft has released a virtual Windows Vista machine that users can play with using a Web browser. Meanwhile, savvy early adopters can already purchase an OEM copy of Vista that

Vista’s dominance: take a long view
smh.com.au “Microsoft’s new Windows Vista, which goes on sale on January 30, will not become the dominant PC operating system until 2009, research firm Gartner predicts. Vista’s biggest competitor isn’t Apple’s Mac OS X or

Are we safe from misuse of data from digital licenses?
zwire.com “TRENTON — Lawmakers are looking at whether New Jerseyans are adequately protected against marketers and others who can access their names, ages, addresses and other personal data by swiping their digital driver’s licenses through

OMG! Nintex Workflow 2007 (for SharePoint)
This morning the guys over at Nintex held a private Live Meeting for myself and the Microsoft guys to check out what they have been building. I haven't got much time now and I will follow up this blog post but basically here are some of the cool things:

Resources for learning Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
ok from now on you should know that Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 is MOSS 2007!! ok... many people wnat to know much about MOSS it claim not find anything helpfull regarding it,,, i'll try to list some materials and recources on Microsoft sites

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Today's Fun Click

Live global disaster events map


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