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SCCM 2007, When Update List don’t replicate down to child sites, try the following

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/configmgrsum/thread/2b5b33d0-3a6d-4175-9cc8-0d51fe993643/ https://myitforum.com/forums/Software-Updates-Replication-Issues-m219703.aspx “With the help of Microsoft Support I have resolved this problem. This issue was caused by incomplete entries in configuration item tables on the child site. The fix was a three step process: – Remove al...

Top 5 Hidden Costs in Conferencing

Sponsored by LoopUp 62 billion minutes worth of conferencing calling are sourced annually by enterprises in the US and UK. Although conferencing buyers have benefited from headline rate reductions over recent years, the cost to companies is still higher than it needs to be, owing to some common misconceptions. This white paper walks IT buyers through the top five misconceptions from an insiderR...

OSD Task Sequence fails to restore user state data with Error getting system isolation info. Code 8027000C

I’ve been hitting a USMT issue I can’t get around. Can someone assist me with this issue?   The following lines are what i’m seeing in the smsts.log Checking if CCM component System Health Agent is paused TSManager 05/20/2012 2:28:29 PM 284 (0x011C) Failed to pause component System Health Agent (80040200) TSManager 05/20/2012 2:28:29 PM 284 (0x011C) Remediating TSManager 05/...

SCCM ENGINEER POSITON in Government Section, Washington, DC

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Perform daily administration tasks and best practices on Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) managing collections, packages, updates, advertisements and reporting. • Participate in the package design discussions, implementation of SCCM features as this is an new SCCM environment. • Creates knowledgebase content for known and discovered issu...

MMS 2012 was a success for Phoenixtekk SCCM Architects!

Phoenixtekk has pulled 4 new opportunities from the event this year and so far have partnered with 2 companies. We always new Phoenixtekk had potential with the business model we have decided to run with. Stay tuned for more information on a New initiative called The Phoenixtekk Cannel. Thank you all for participating and creating the myITforum community.   Richard Dixon CEO Phoenixtekk, SCCM...

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The custom backwards hat has to come back to MMS

At MMS 2012 this year, every party, session and meeting I went to, I was asked where is custom hat? While on stage at the myITforum party during my short sponsor speaking session, simply turning my hat backwards raised plenty of applauses. That was great! Yes I’m a business owner and I wanted to dress in a suite this year. But I see once you start a trend that people like, don’t change it. Change ...

The Most Secure Way to Provision SCUP Certificates for Client Machines and the WSUS/SCUP Server

Description: The Most Secure Way to Provision System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) Certificates for Client Machines and the WSUS/SCUP Server. Supporting Article: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/configmgrsum/thread/f53e8ee3-dfc9-4d4b-92e6-447546150853 Notice the certificate that SCUP uses or will accept when configuring the certificate in SCUP in the Settings location within the c...

SCCM Hum!!! In SCCM Software Updates Wizard, Only under certain conditions the wizard will prompt for a deployment package location!

I just noticed something while attempting to improve the patch management process in SCCM. If a attempt to deploy a set of software updates that have already been downloaded and stored, but some of those updates are stored in one package and some stored in another package. During the deployment Wizard you will be prompted to select a deployment package to store the updates in. If you do this, you ...

How to Add domain accounts to Local Administrators Group using GPO

There are a lot of questions in newsgroups, forums etc. about how to use Restricted Groups in the right way so I wanted to post a how-to for people to read. Finding Restricted Groups is easy but it only works in a domain with Active Directory so trying to find it within your local GPO on your computer isn’t possible. At first you right click on Restricted Groups and select “Add Group”. What you ge...

NAP, Network Access Protection Deployment Starts within the Government Sectors

I just wanted to give a shout out and let the community know that I will be posting a series of blog posts related to current NAP deployments I have going on here in DC within a couple of the companies and will be sharing how these projects are going. I wont’ let on which companies I’m deploying NAP in until I get approval to do so. So I will label it as Company 1, Company 2 and so on as I move th...