MMS 2012 Session, “Common Migration Blockers For Configuration Manager 2012” Updates.

  I would like to personally thank everyone who attended, participated and showed me support for my session this year. I always consider it a privilege to present and meet so many wonderful people. I am making this post to add a few updates and clarifications to my slides. If you downloaded the slides before…


MMS 2010 PFE Case Studies – PFE Configuration Manager Support Cases From the Trenches

  This post is for the attendees of the Microsoft Management Summit 2010 in Las Vegas who attended my session, “BA21 – PFE Case Studies – PFE Configuration Manager Support Cases From the Trenches”. I am posting the SAMPLE ONLY SCRIPT from the session presented by Jason Johnson. Please remember this is a SAMPLE ONLY…


IIS 7.0/IIS 7.5 Defaults and Configuration Manager 2007 Interaction – Part I

Recently I was asked about the default permissions for IIS 7.0 and 7.5 so I start doing some digging and testing.  You might ask why is this important? Well if someone changes the permissions or a policy is applied to your server it will be extremely important to have a good idea of what has…


SCCM 2007 Post 1 Hotfix By Category

If you have already deployed SCCM 2007 SP1 here are a few fixes by category that might help you determine which ones are critical in your environment. Hope this helps. Hotfix List – Post SP1 Feature /Component Affected KB 970242 – Some attributes of a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 client may…


Client Install Fails When Connecting To Windows 2008

Problem:   SCCM 2007 SP1 Client Installation Fails W/ WEBDAV Error in the ccmsetup.log when connecting to Windows 2008 Server Failed to successfully complete HTTP request. (StatusCode at WinHttpQueryHeaders: 405) ccmsetup 1/28/2008   Action Taken: 1.IIS 7.0 was removed and reinstalled 2.Verified the Webdav settings via IIS Mgr 3. Client can connect to CCM_Client share…


MMS 2009 – SCCM 2007 Case Studies

Attention SCCM Community!    MMS 2009 is approaching and I have the great task of presenting a session titled, “SCCM 2007 Case Studies” again for the 4th year in a row.   I understand the value of community input so I would like to get involvement from the communities such as myitforum, MVPs, etc.  …


Hinv Not Being Updated But Sinv Data Is Up-To-Date

This blog will focus on a common problem that many customers have experienced over the past year related to inventory. If you have ever had to trouble figuring out why software inventory was reporting and not hardware inventory then I recommend you review this blog. PROBLEM: Hardware Inventory not being updated for several SMS clients…



I introduced a new tool at MMS 2007 during my session called TRSCLEAN to reduce the size of large TRS files created by the issue outline in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article titled, “You experience a performance problem in Replication Manager of System Management Server 2003, ” For information please review my previous blog posting….


TRS Files Affect REPLMGR Performance – Knowledge Base Article 926617

  This was a case I covered at MMS 2007 in San Diego, CA which has generated a lot of interest. I have received many follow up emails and inquiries for more information, therefore this will be my first case study blog.     Company Profile   Company B SMS2003 SP2 120 Sites (primary and secondary) 3 –…