Author: Anoop C Nair

Packages are not getting updated on new site system Distribution point (Domain Controller)

One of my client had a special requirement to put DP server on a domain controller. After some days, we have noticed that the DP is not getting updated and new packages are not getting replicated. Noticed errors in DistMgr.log Cannot establish connection to [“Display=\\SiteServerName\”]MSWNET:[“SMS_SITE=999”]\\DPServerName\ SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 5/18/2011 9:09:29 PM 2052...

New Site to Site data replication flow in SMS 2003 and ConfigMgr 2007 explained

Excellent write up on replication process of ConfigMgr in details from Terry McKinney . Full post Hi everyone, Terry McKinney here. Below is a quick-reference document that illustrates the MOST COMMON site to site data replication flow path in SMS 2003 and ConfigMgr 2007. There are exceptions to this flow path of course so see the document referenced below for specifics on these exceptions and for...

Removing computers from a collection may cause an unexpected reboot

Please refer the Original Post and KB article link here Symptoms Some computers may reboot unexpectedly after they are removed from a collection in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) when that collection has a maintenance window. Cause The problem occurs because the maintenance window is removed after the computers are removed from the collection. If the assignment was downl...

NTFS permissions and folder ownership Issue on BDP (branch distribution point)

I would like to share an interesting topic which was discussed on the TechNet thread. The CCMExec.exe takes the ownership and remove all the permissions of the BDP package folder while downloading the package. In normal scenario, CCMExec.exe should reassign package ownership and NTFS permission back after the completion of the download. If the package download is not completed then the package fol...

Return Of Investment Calculator for ConfigMgr

Original Post – http://anoopmannur.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/roi-return-of-investment-calculator-for-sccm/ I’ve seen some queries regarding Return Of Investment Calculator for SCCM in TechNet Forums. There is a great tool available to prepare “The Business Case for Microsoft System Center” https://roianalyst.alinean.com/microsoft/system_center/launch.htm Click here to get Sample Presentation

Windows 7 Shortcuts are NOT working

Windows 7 – “.lnk” file association issue My first post on Windows Operating System Issue (Just for a change). Few days back, accidently my “.lnk” file association on Windows 7 system got changed to NOTEPAD. The entire shortcuts are appearing with NOTEPAD icon. The issue was really frustrating. I was not able to any of the shortcuts. If you click on any of the shortcuts the NOTEPAD was getting ope...

PXE/WDS Configuration, Setup and Troubleshooting Guide

I would like to share an excellent guide posted on “Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog“ I’m sure this will help lot of people to understand the functionality and reduce the issues related to PXE, WDS and DHCP. See the original post by Frank Rojas – here Topics Covered 1. Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007 2. Setting Up IP Helpers 3. Co-hostin...

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