ConfigMgr migration script – Disable non-limited OS of Package/Programs

Let’s say you’ve just migrated hundreds of ConfigMgr packages where the Program(s) of those packages were not previously limited. Meaning that they were set to be able to run on any and every system … including servers. That could potentially cause a HUGE outage with significant consequences in the case of an administrative goof.  Ideally […]

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Common IA64 .inf file names

Since Itanium (IA64) drivers cannot be migrated from ConfigMgr 2007 into 2012, I was looking for a way to easily exclude the drivers. I considered various options and ideally I wanted a simple column that would display the Applicability > Supported Platforms.  Alas, it was not that easy.  So the best easiest route that I […]

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How to Install the Reporting Point and Reporting Services Point System Roles in SCCM 2007

By Garth Jones To help answer a question posted in the Microsoft forums about how to install the reporting point and the reporting services point system roles in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (CM07) I thought that I would put together a quick video and post part of our CM07 build guide. We often refer to this guide when building...

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Conversion Tools for Built-in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 ASP Reports

Are you using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 and are you converting the built-in ASP reports to SSRS reports? Have you noticed any problems? If yes, then listen up! Not all of the built-in reports convert correctly, so Enhansoft fixed 19 of these reports for you! They are available on our website as free downloads where you’ll also be...

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Automating Jive Connects for Office

It’s not well documented on how to deploy Jive Connects for Office (plugin software).  Digging into the MSI with Orca, I found the properties necessary for a basic unattended install/configuration. One of the tricks is that this software is licensed per user, so it really needs to install in the user’s context and only for […]

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Set-up Permissions for Users with Low Rights to View Configuration Manager 2007 Reports

By Joseph Yedid Often managers or other non-SCCM administrators need access to ConfigMgr reports and nothing more. In this case, if you are running ConfigMgr 2007, perform the following steps to set-up this type of permission: Open the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) homepage. On the Home folder, click Folder Settings. Click New Role Assignment. Enter the group or user...

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Monitor Information Reporting (MIR) VS. Win32_DesktopMonitor

Not too long ago, a senior SCCM consultant gave us the idea to put together a webcast comparing Monitor Information Reporting (MIR) to Win32_DesktopMonitor. If you were planning to use Win32_DestopMonitor to give you reliable and accurate results about your monitor inventory, after viewing this webcast, you might think twice. http://youtu.be/eNCE7qZF1sU  

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