Sample DCM Manifests Available!

Visit to register for the DCM Configuration Manifest Beta program! This program has been established to test and validate sample configuration files for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. These manifests will help get you started with the DCM solution and save time in creating the initial configuration manifests required to use the DCM solution in your environment. Each manifest can be edited by the DCM authoring tool to meet your specific needs. Visit Microsoft Connect and register today!

To find the program on connect, follow these steps:

Go to connect site,

  1. Sign in using your VALID passport account.

  2. Find the Microsoft SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring: Configuration Manifest Program in the available programs section.

  3. Then apply to join this program.

  4. After that you should be able to download the package.


Comments (3)

  1. Shelly Bird says:

    Just checked and that title doesn’t exist:  DCM Configuration Manifest Beta Program.  The only thing I see is Nomination Survey for Partners – SMSv4 Desired Configuration Management (DCM)…is there something else to getting into that program?

  2. marcus oh says:

    same here.  where’s the sample manifests?

  3. andreklein says:

    Hey folks,

    I came across an excellent training source on Microsoft’s Desired Configuration Monitoring product from a Seattle based company Alpha Tech Solutions (

    I tried it out and I personnaly feel this would be very helpful to anybody planning or using the product. The training is reasonably priced for the amount of information it contains.


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