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http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-System-Center-Configuration-Manager/dp/1849684944/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356108359&sr=1-4&keywords=system+center+configuration+manager+2012 The Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration manager Administration Cookbook is very well written and easy to follow.  If you are new to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 you could grab this...

I got the email this weekend: Dear Ron Crumbaker, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in System Center Configuration Manager technical communities during the past year.  ...

So you can be ready for when Configuration Manager 2012 is released you need to get your head around some new features with Configuration Manager 2012.  One of which is the Role Based Administration. What is RBA?  RBA a simplified administration of security permissions within the Configuration Manager environment.  This allows organizations to use Security Roles to group sets of permissions...

So you can be ready for when Configuration Manager 2012 is released you need to get your head around some new features with Configuration Manager 2012.  One of which is the Application Model. The Application Model has been designed to provide different deployment types (MSI, Script, AppV, Mobile and more) to different scenarios. Using this model, conditions, rules and predefined relationships...

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000006996   General Mills Enables Users and Reduces IT Work with New Desktop Management Tools Management Tools General Mills, one of the world’s leading food companies, operates globally in very competitive markets. To remain creative and agile, the company needed to provide users with the latest technology without raising...

The new Windows Azure based "cloud" search is now up and running. Check it out at http://cloudsearch.cloudapp.net/

So, way back when I posted about the end of the life for Web Remote Tools for SMS 2003/Configuration Manger 2007.    So after much pain and suffering resolving some what I thought were minor issues, turned out to be some major design issues.  So, I went back to the drawing board.  This was the first public look at the new version, but some of the look and feel has changed over time...

IE 8 Accelerator for SMS Remote tools web page A great add on for the SMS Web Remote Tools page!! Amazing how the community keeps improving this tool and stealing all my new cool features for Web Essentials 4.x! I do love the jabs -> "We may be able to do this as well with the now infamous Web Essentials, but we won't know until it is officially released. (Sorry had to get that jab in there...

The book shipped to the printer on Friday, so go pre-order it if you have not already!! http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-System-Center-Configuration-Manager/dp/047017367X/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237206844&sr=8-8

Create the following as a .vbs file and save it on your ConfigMgr PXE boot server in a share. '************************************************************ set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & "." & "\root\cimv2") set colSMBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure"...

Can you please review these requirements for the portable console. Listed below is a ranking of customer requirements for the portable console that I’ve put together based on some earlier feedback. How would you rank these items yourself? Secondly if you feel that something is missing from this list, please add to it. Portable Console Customer Requirements (1 is most important, 8 is least important...

Software Enabled Earth : Microsoft Launches ENERGY STAR Compliant Power Management Tool for IT Administrators

Microsoft Gains Ground With System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Interesting article by Gartner.

The Manageability Team Blog over on Technet released a great article on how to move site databases with ConfigMgr 2007. ConfigMgr 2007: Moving the Site Database

Report to list virtual machines and physical host name Nicole Stout posted this on the forums today... There are probably others out there that need the same information. I have this on my Config Mgr 2007 SP1 system. This report lists all the virtual machines and also adds the PhysicalHostName0 property. This tells you the name of the host server the virtual system is sitting on. If anyone can make... More Posts Next page »