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I have read of reports where systems will not resume from hibernation but have not seen it replicated myself. Well if you have seen this problem in your environment this patch , released on April 7th by Microsoft (KB 951126), may be just what the doctor ordered. Insomnia? Ambien... I have also heard reports of a software vendor that claims to have a patch for a situation they refer to as insomnia....

I wish Microsoft would standardize on either SoftGrid or Microsoft Application Virtualization. Here is a KB on sequencing Office 2007. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;939796 INTRODUCTION This article describes one method that you can use to successfully sequence a 2007 Microsoft Office program for use with Microsoft SoftGrid. The method that is described in this article is not...

First up, SoftGrid 4.1 SP1's hotfix rollup details. KB 938497 SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 Hotfix Rollup Package 1 This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid v4.1 SP1. In addition to stability improvements, this update contains the following changes: • Improvements to package upgrade when importing upgraded sequencings into the SoftGrid Server Management Console Snap...

There is a hotfix available for an issue where in ConfigMgr the status summarizer stops working and a backlog SVF files begin to pile up in the OfferSum inbox. This was first reported publicly on December 3rd on the myITforum.com SMS mailing list by Lane K. Shortly after it was reported Brian Huneycutt, an Escalation Engineer at Microsoft, launched an investigation into this issue. After it was confirmed...

The SMS_Executive service process for Systems Management Server 2003 stops repeatedly Article ID:942212 Last Review:November 29, 2007 Revision:1.0 SYMPTOMS The SMS_Executive service (Smsexec.exe) process for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 stops repeatedly. Additionally, a Crash.log file is generated in the following folder: %SystemDrive%\SMS\Logs The Crash.log file contains a message...

Yes it is true the ConfigMgr Doc team has released a new update to the offline help included in ConfigMgr! And there is a ton of updates to the help file (see below) included in the 7.5 MB download . I think this is an excellent idea so that you can search and get information when you are testing or if you ConfigMgr server does not have a connection to the Internet. Ping Topic last updated—November...

I used to hate the second Tuesday of every month. I honestly liked it better when patches were released as they were ready. What happens with the scheduled updates is that everyone knows that it is coming and that means that everyone expects their SMS Engineers to have the patches deployed that night, no matter how late, no matter how many people, no matter what! And on Wednesday morning, usually around...

The rumors of my death are all untrue, I have merely been out of the country and working very hard. In the next couple of days I will release an extensive new article on fixing WMI so stay tuned. In the mean time there is a hotfix for wireless issues in Windows Vista, you will have to contact Microsoft Support or your TAM to get this hotfix but I have experienced one of these symptoms on my own laptop...

In case you do not want to install BDD 2007 v 1.1 and just want the hotfix instead make sure you install it correctly. Ben Hunter and Michael Niehaus both point this out what could go wrong on their blogs. Be sure to use the correct installation command line as detailed by Michael Niehaus. If you do not install the patch in the correct manner you may find that it has changed your customized scripts...

Error message in the WUSSyncXML.log file when the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates tries to synchronize and to download software updates: "Error retrieving object PackageID" View products that this article applies to. Article ID:936906 Last Review:May 14, 2007 Revision:1.0 On This Page SYMPTOMS CAUSE RESOLUTION Method 1 Method 2 SYMPTOMS The Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU...

Update : Garth has reported this same problem with browser objects on his blog . "Take a look at your browse objects, do they have the same language setting as your PC? If not there have been reports of the PC hit 100% CPU if the language of a browser object is not the same as the local PC." Just when you thought it was okay to use SMS during the day again a new CPU taxing problem pops up...

While the article below highlights complaints posted to the WSUS product team blog if you read in the newsgroups it seems that this has fixed a number of peoples problems. They essentially lowered the priority that the process runs under so while the CPU will still show 100% used you can still work as it will hand back CPU cycles as other processes or threads request them. There is a trade off here...

This should sound familiar to a number of people. WSUS Celerons and SVChost "BK" posts in what we've been suspecting all along..that 927891 isn't working/doesn't always work. Oh in my network where I don't have Celery.... I mean Celerons .... so the applications of 927891 does help a lot, but if you have underpowered machines, celerons you are STILL getting nailed.... KB927891 helps resolve the svchost...

Late last year a flood of calls came into Microsoft Premier Support Services (PSS) regarding the SMS patch scan causing computers to lock up or freeze for a long period of time while the patches were installed. This problem got immediate attention by the product teams and a new version of ITMU was released to help resolve the issues being reported. The issues actually lie in the WUA agent that is installed...

Yesterday Kevin C. asked a question on the SMS email list that I get several times a year. "I have a group of servers that a vendor has banned the SMS client from being installed on. We are auto-pushing the client to all servers that are discovered. I do not have the ability to change the OU the servers are in to prevent AD discovery. " There were several responses and if you have thought about doing... More Posts Next page »