Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CREATE All Non Client Systems collection

 

The below is the query for creating All Non Client Systems:-

 

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.Client = 0

Monday, March 29, 2010

Updates Performance Monitor counter : LODCTR

Updates Performance Monitor counter

 

LODCTR
    Updates Performance Monitor counter names and explain text for an extensible
counter

Usage:
    LODCTR [\\computername] filename
        computername is the name of the remote computer.
            Local machine is used if computername is not specified.
        filename is the name of the initialization file that contains
            the counter name definitions and explain text for an extensible
            counter DLL.

    LODCTR /S:<FileName>
        save current perf registry strings and info to <FileName>

    LODCTR /R:<FileName>
        restore perf registry strings and info using <FileName>

Note: any arguments with spaces in the names must be enclosed within
Double Quotation marks.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. HABIT ONE: BE PROACTIVE
  2. HABIT TWO: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
  3. HABIT THREE: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
  4. HABIT FOUR: THINK WIN – WIN
  5. HABIT FIVE: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
  6. HABIT SIX – SYNERGISE
  7. HABIT SEVEN: SHARPEN THE SAW

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WMI Repair Command:- For Windows 2008 and Windows Vista/7

For For Windows 2008 and Windows Vista/7

winmgmt  /salvagerepository

 

For Windows Server 2003

rundll32 wbemupgd, RepairWMISetup

  • cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
  • for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i
  • for %i in (*.exe) do %i /RegServer
Note that none of the above two methods restore the missing files related to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). So, below is a comprehensive repair procedure that restores all the missing WMI modules. In case of missing WMI modules, you may use the following method.

 

FOR XP

 

Comprehensive rebuild method

Important note:  If you've installed a Service Pack, you need to insert your Windows XP CD with Service Pack integration (called as the Slipstreamed Windows XP CD). If you don't have one, you may point to the %Windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder for a recent version of the system files required during WMI repair. Or you may create a slipstreamed Windows XP CD and insert it when prompted.

Click Start, Run and type the following command, and press ENTER:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection WBEM 132 %windir%\inf\wbemoc.inf

Insert your Windows XP CD into the drive when prompted. Repair process should take few minutes to complete. Then restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

 

 

For XP/2k3/2000

//

1. Open a CMD prompt on the server and change directory to %windir%\System32\WBEM (\SysWOW64\WBEM on x64)

2. Execute the following:

FOR /f %s in ('dir /b /s *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s
Net stop /y winmgmt
FOR /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %s
Net start winmgmt

Note: Don't attempt to compile the MOF files in the \bin\i386 folder on a site server, as we contain stub files (names start with an underscore character such as _smsprov.mof) that need to be populated with site specific data through other means.   


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SCCM in Multi Forest design

Full information available for multiple forest is here
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694003.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694289.aspx

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•Rapidshare-Search-Engine.com
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•Rapidsharelink.com
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•Searchshared.com -

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KvAz.com

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www.fileonfire.com

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http://search-rapidshare-files.net/
http://www.filecrop.com
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http://www.RapidSearch.eu
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http://www.filez.com
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shufs.com

www.webdib.com

http://myrapida.com

http://www.crawlrapidshare.com

 

Enjoy,

J.J

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Where Name0 in

Deleting Machines Directly From The SMS Database

To delete an individual machine from the SMS database using the SMS console it is necessary to create a collection using the direct membership rule wizard or base your new collection on a newly created Query. The first method is slow and can be time consuming, the second option just doubles your work and it the least desired method for most people.

The other automatic means in which you can remove or otherwise delete the machine(s) from the SMS database is to let the SMS_SQL_MONITOR service automatically remove the machine after it has reached its predefined Site maintenance task ‘Delete Aged Discovery Data’ and ‘Delete Aged Inventory History ‘ specifications if you have left it enabled. It is enabled by default and is set to 90 days. You can however change this to a more reasonable time period appropriate for your sites hierarchy if needed.

Below you will find a SQL query that will allow you to delete machines from the SMS database as the task “Delete Special” performs the removal process. It is important to note here that when you delete machines from a collection within the SMS console the machine is deleted from the database however the History table is not purged or removed. When you use the task Delete Special the machine is not only removed from the SMS database but the history for the machine is also deleted.

NOTE: You must uninstall the SMS client software to ensure that it does not report back in. If you are simply removing the machine name(s) from the SMS database because your site support staff has informed you that the machines were retired or re-imaged then this is not necessary. It is important to also note here that this is not a Microsoft supported means for deleting machines from the SMS database and should be used in a non production environment.

When you are done use the query in my earlier post entitled: ‘Searching Your SQL Database For A Specified Column String’ and search for the machine(s) that you just deleted to ensure that they have in fact been purged.

To delete multiple machines using the query that follows you can simply change the line that reads: Where Name0 = 'Machine_Name' To the following: Where Name0 in ('Machine_One', 'Machine_Two') as in the Deleting Multiple Machines SQL Query found at the end of this post.

  • Deleting An Individual Machine SQL Query:

Insert DeletedMachines (SmsId)

Select IsNull(Sms_Unique_Identifier0,'')

From System_Disc

Where Name0 = 'Machine_Name'

And Sms_Unique_Identifier0 is not null

Delete System_Disc from System_Disc

Where Name0 = 'Machine_Name'

Delete System_Data from System_Data

Where Name0 = 'Machine_Name'

  • Deleting Multiple Machines SQL Query:

Insert DeletedMachines (SmsId)

Select IsNull(Sms_Unique_Identifier0,'')

From System_Disc

Where Name0 in ('Machine_One', 'Machine_Two')

And Sms_Unique_Identifier0 is not null

Delete System_Disc from System_Disc

Where Name0 in ('Machine_One', 'Machine_Two')

Delete System_Data from System_Data

Where Name0 in ('Machine_One', 'Machine_Two')

Monday, March 22, 2010

Group Policy Software Deployment: Targeting the right computers with WMI filters

Group policy was introduced with Windows 2000, and is an easy way of centralizing many Windows settings. In addition to centralizing event log and firewall settings, I personally like the ability to deploy MSI-based software applications with Group Policy, since it makes it extremely easy to deploy new software packages.
Even though Software Installation only works only with MSI-based packages, it does make deploying MSI-based software packages extremely easy.  

We generally deploy software through Group Policy when three or more computers use it, since it's very easy to create a new package (if you already have a network share etc. setup, then you can literally do it in 2 minutes).
image

Before I list some of the useful WMI queries we use to target certain operating systems or computer types, there are a couple of things to note for those who are new to software deployment via group policy:

  • Software packages are always installed right after a reboot, so they're mostly suitable for workstations.
  • The network share which hosts the MSI files needs to give the computer accounts (e.g. DESKTOP1$) at least read access. Generally, giving EveryOne Read access works well unless you have a reason to restrict access to the software packages that you distribute.
Since the mechanism to distribute software is based on group policies, any sort of software package you create inside a group policy, will need to be assigned to an organizational unit (OU).
Since OUs can contain a large amount of computers that might not all need that particular software package, you can use two techniques to narrow down which computers receive the software:
  1. Security Filtering
  2. WMI Filtering
Security Filtering
With this method, you create a security group in Active Directory, place the computers that should get a particular software package into the group, and then specify this group in the Security Filtering list.
The screen shot below shows a group policy that will only be applied to members of the "Source Control Computers" group:image

WMI Filtering
With this method, you can filter the computers which are affected by your policy, based on common properties of the Operating System. For example, some packages might distinguish between 32-bit and 64-bit, some packages might only work on Vista or later, whereas other packages apply only to servers. With WMI, you can target the right computers without having to mess with group memberships (though you will probably still need to do that). For example:

  • 32-bit vs. 64-bit computers
  • only workstations
  • only computers running a certain OS
  • only computers with a certain amount of RAM
  • only computers of a certain brand
With WMI filtering, you just create the software group policy, for example:
  • 7-Zip 32-bit
  • 7-Zip 64-bit

and then apply the respective WMI filter to them. But lets cut to the chase, here are a few WMI queries that you can cut & paste:
Operating System 32-bit
Select * from Win32_Processor where AddressWidth = '32'
Operating System 64-bit
Select * from Win32_Processor where AddressWidth = '64'
grouppolicy_wmi_filter.png

Workstation
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where ProductType=1
Domain Controller
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where ProductType=2
Server
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where ProductType=3
Some filters require multiple WMI queries, which are just chained together.
Workstation 32-bit
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where ProductType=1
Select * from Win32_Processor where AddressWidth = '32'
Workstation 64-bit
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where ProductType=1
Select * from Win32_Processor where AddressWidth = '64'

image

Windows XP
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where Version='5.1.2600' and ProductType=1
Windows Vista
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where Version='6.0.6002' and ProductType=1
Windows 7
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where Version='6.1.7600' and ProductType=1
Windows 2003
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where Version='5.2.3790' and ProductType>1
Windows 2008
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where Version='6.0.6002' and ProductType>1
Windows 2008 R2
Select * from WIN32_OperatingSystem where Version='6.1.7600' and ProductType>1
WIN32_OperatingSystem of course includes more information that can be useful for WMI queries, such as a descriptive name of the installed OS ("Name") as well as the service pack installed ("ServicePackMajorVersion").
Manufacturer (e.g. DELL)
Select * from WIN32_ComputerSystem where Manufacturer = 'DELL'
Installed Memory (e.g. more than 1Gb)
Select * from WIN32_ComputerSystem where TotalPhysicalMemory >= 1073741824

For more information, check out these resources on WMI:
WMI
Secrets of Windows Management Instrumentation
Scriptomatic (Vista/Win2k8/Win7: run as administrator!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Reset done by any user for Site Status (SMS_COMPONENT_STATUS_SUMMARIZER)

If any user done Site reset if found in red/yellow to set to OK… then below message will appear

image

 

also you will see below information in one of other message

“SMS Site Control Manager added a "Property List" item named "Reset SMS_COMPONENT_STATUS_SUMMARIZER:1269225968" to the actual site control file D:\apps\sccm\inboxes\sitectrl.box\sitectrl.ct0.

This addition occurred as a result of a site configuration change request in delta site control file D:\apps\sccm\inboxes\sitectrl.box\incoming\t1wv43np.CT1. The change will take effect in serial number 84 of the actual site control file.”

image

 

Hope this helps to find who has reset the SMS / SCCM Site

Remote Server Administration Tools RSAT

Remote Server Administration Tools(RSAT)

Download Location:-
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displaylang=en

DirectAccess

VPN Reconnect

Offline Domain Join

BranchCache

New Group Policy capabilities

AppLocker

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Windows Deployment Services supports Windows 7 deployments

What is Disaster? DR?

An event, usually a major or catastrophic that denies access to the normal facility of business (or technology processing) for an extended period that would require relocation to an alternate site or sites.

Batteries recommended

SEMI - TUBULAR Batteries - These are Modified Versions of Automotive Batteries and are Designed for Inverter Applications .. They come with 18 Months Replacement Warranty + Some Rebate for the Next 6 months if battery Fails and Average Life of these Batteries is 3 years..These Batteries Need Topping of Distilled Water once in 3 4 Months .

Models  Recommended  by us :- EXIDE INVERTER + Series /  SF POWERBOX Series. ( 18 Months Replacement + next 6 Months 50% Rebate )

TUBULAR Batteries :-  These are the Batteries which are Specially Designed for Inverters , UPS & Telecom Purpose where Continuos Current is Required at the Time of Power Failure .. The Plates in the Batteries are Very Thick which gives you Excellent Power Back up and Life .. They Usually come with 2 Yrs & 3 Yrs Replacement Warranty and average Life of these Batteries is 5 -7 Years..there is no smell or fumes from these batteries and maintainance is required only once in 6-8 months


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Thanks,

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Windows 7 Research deployment

 

Key Findings

• 46% are not waiting for the release of Service Pack 1 to deploy Windows 7

• 87% are planning to deploy Windows 7 compared to 47% who had plans to deploy Vista at a comparable point

after the operating system release

• 58% expect to deploy Windows 7 by the end of 2010

• 27% are using commercial tools for migration

• 57% are concerned about Windows 7, down from 67% in 2009

• 25% expressed concerns about performance, down from 47% in 2009

• 41% are anxious about stability, down from 62% in 2009

• 86% are concerned about software compatibility, consistent with 88% in 2009


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Thanks,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

to know the user password last changed time Command

C:\>NET USER administrator | FIND /I "Password last set"
Password last set            2/17/2010 5:20 PM

C:\>

SMS_Outbox_Monitor and SMS_Inbox_Monitor Errors

 

When you see below kind of errors in your Site status…

 

image

 

 

image

 

Solution:- Connect to ConfigMgr Service Manager and connect to the problem Site and “Stop SMS_Inbox_monitor and SMS_Outbox_monitor and start it “

Sunday, March 14, 2010

how to move the Site Database in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from a computer

INTRODUCTION
This article describes how to move the Site Database in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from a computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to another drive on the same computer, or to another computer that is running SQL Server 2005.

MORE INFORMATION
In certain situations, you may have to move the Site Database from a computer that is running SQL Server 2005 to another drive, or to another computer that is running SQL Server 2005. For example, the following situations may require that you move the Site Database:

•You experience hardware issues on the server that you currently use. Additionally, you do not consider the server to be reliable.
•You have to move the Site Database and the log file to a different volume because the database requires more space, or because you want to improve performance.
•The server that you currently use is leased. The lease on the server is scheduled to expire soon.
•New hardware standards have been developed and approved. You must upgrade the computer that is running SQL Server 2005 to the new hardware specifications.
SQL Server 2005 supports the following:

•You can move files and log files from one computer to another computer if both computers are running SQL Server 2005.
•You can move data files and log files from one instance of SQL Server 2005 to another instance of SQL Server 2005 if both instances are on the same computer.
•You can move data files and log files from one volume to another volume on a computer that is running SQL Server 2005.
For more information about these functionalities in SQL Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms203721.aspx

PREREQUISITES
Before you move the Site Database from a computer that is running SQL Server 2005 to another drive or another computer that is running SQL Server 2005, follow these steps:

1.Back up all the databases from their current locations. This includes the master database.
2.Verify that you have system administrator permissions on both the computers that are running SQL Server 2005.
3.Verify that you have configured the computer where you want to move the Site Database exactly like the computer that currently hosts the Site Database.
4.Verify that you know the name and the current location of the Site Database.
5.Stop the following Configuration Manager services on the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site server:
• SMS_EXECUTIVE Service
• SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER Service
• SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP Service
• SMS_SITE_VSS_WRITER
Note: You can stop all of these services using the Preinst.exe utility by running the following command without the quotes:

"Preinst.exe /STOPSITE"

Preinst.exe is included with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Server and is located in the following path:

Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386\00000409 (the last folder is dependent upon the language of the product, 00000409 is for the English version).

Note: If you are running the SMS Provider and the Site Database on the same SQL 2005 Server, and you are moving the Site Database to a new server, you will also need to modify the SMS Provider Configuration in order to move it as well, For more information about moving the SMS Provider in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693923.aspx.

MOVING THE DATABASE
To move the Site Database from a computer that is running SQL Server 2005 to another drive or another computer that is running SQL Server 2005, follow these steps:

Step 1: Detach the database
1. On the computer that currently hosts the Site Database, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

2. Click the appropriate values in the Server type list, in the Server name list, and in the Authentication list. Then, click Connect.

3. Expand the Databases folder, right-click the SMS_ folder, point to Tasks, and then click Detach. Note that the Detach command is visible only if the following conditions are true:

• You are a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.
• The server to which you are connected is running SQL Server 2005.

4. Verify the status of the Site Database. Note that to successfully detach the Site Database, the status in the Databases to detach box in the Status column must read: "The database is ready to be detached." Optionally, you can update statistics before the detach operation. To do this, select the check box under the Update Statistics column in the Databases to detach box.

5. To close any existing connections in the Site Database, select the check box under the Drop Connections column in the Databases to detach box.

6. Click OK. The database node of the detached Site Database disappears from the Databases folder.

7. After the Site Database is detached, copy the SMS_.mdf file and the SMS_.ldf file to the drive and path you want to move it to, or to a folder on the computer to which you want to move the Site Database.

Note: The following path is the default path of the SMS_.mdf file:

Drive :\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data

The following path is the default path of the SMS_.ldf file:

Drive :\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data

Step 2: Attach the database

1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

2. Click the appropriate values in the Server type list, in the Server name list, and in the Authentication list. Then, click Connect.

3. Right-click the Databases folder, and then click Attach. Note The Attach command is visible only if the following conditions are true:

•You are a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.
•The server to which you are connected is running SQL Server 2005.
4. In the Attach Databases dialog box, click Add to specify the database that you want to attach.

5. Locate and then click the SMS_.mdf file. Then, click OK.

Note The following path is the default path of the SMS_.mdf file: Drive :\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data

6. On the View menu, click Refresh to view the database node of the attached Site Database.

Note: If you moved the Site Database files to another drive on the same computer, then your move is complete, and you can start the following services:

•SMS_EXECUTIVE Service
•SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER Service
•SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP Service
•SMS_SITE_VSS_WRITER
Step 3: Update the database server name

If you moved the Site Database to another server, you need to run the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Setup Wizard on the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Server to modify the SQL Server configuration to specify the new SQL Server name.

1. Ensure the primary site server computer account has administrative privileges over the new site database server computer.

2. Close any open Configuration Manager console connections to the site server.

3. On the primary site server computer, use the hierarchy maintenance tool (Preinst.exe) to stop all site services with the following command: Preinst /stopsite.

4. On the primary site server computer, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center, click Configuration Manager 2007, and click ConfigMgr Setup, or navigate to the .\bin\i386 directory of the Configuration Manager 2007 installation media and double-click Setup.exe.

5. Click Next on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Welcome page.

6. Click Perform site maintenance or reset this site on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Setup Options page.

7. Select Modify SQL Server configuration on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Site Maintenance page.

8. Enter the appropriate SQL Server name and instance (if applicable) for the new site database server as well as the site database name on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard SQL Server Configuration page.

9. Configuration Manager Setup performs the SQL Server configuration process.

10. Restart the primary site server computer, and verify the site is functioning normally.

Note: If you also need to move the Software Update Services Database (SUSDB) you will need to stop IIS Admin Service, and Update Services Service and follow Steps 1 and 2 above to detach, then move the SUSDB.MDF and SUSDB.LDF files, then attach the SUSDB.MDF, in the new drive location or on the new SQL Server 2005.

Enjoy

Friday, March 12, 2010

High level of Tech Talk :- Take this Print

Communication errors between Site’s
SQL Server Errors

For Every Term you need to get a log file Name, Glossary should learn it

Site Server issues :-

  1. Not able to connect to the Console
  2. Site is not sending status messages, the procedure to confirm and the default report
  3. Site Server Slow or CPU High Utilization
  4. backlogs finding
  5. Backlogs Story…
  6. MY Script to check the Backlogs
  7. Database errors related to Site Server and SQL
  8. Importance of SMS Provider
  9. Collections are not appearing in the hierarchy log file
  10. Some of IMP Log Files
  11. Status messages not for set to clear you must understand what happens when we set to clear and act to the situation
  12. SMS 2003 Troubleshooting Workflow
  13. News / MYITForum Group Importance
  14. Backup of Sites
  15. Uninstallation of Sites
  16. Planning of Sites “”Configuration Manager Preplanning Worksheets””
  17. Primary Site
  18. Secondary Site
  19. Just the DP
  20. Boundaries
  21. Boundary Overlapping
  22. FSP and it’s history why we need FSP?
  23. Site to Site key exchange
  24. Possibility of NLBs and for MP and WSUS
  25. OSD Coverage and steps
  26. lets try MDT also
  27. If possible Lets try Native Mode also

Client Issues:-

  1. Client Installation Methods
  2. Software Update point Based Client installation
  3. Disadvantages of Client Push
  4. Client installation Log files

Client Installation Troubleshooting:-

  1. WMI Connectivity check
  2. WMI Rebuild
  3. WMI Log Files
  4. MOF FILES RELATED TO WMI
  5. Drive Space issues, FS.exe
  6. Permissions, admin$, 64 bit ccm folder location & 32 bit control panel
  7. Not found MP
  8. not detecting the site code
  9. client not assigning to site code and trying to install\
  10. possible of command line option of ccmsetup.exe
  11. ccmclean.exe
  12. IMP log Files related to Client
  13. patching related log file and issue
  14. patching is failing to install
  15. is sms/sccm client is manacle of things to automate?
  16. Trace32.exe
  17. Client Status Reports
  18. SMS Client Health Monitor
  19. Some of the “”State Messages in Configuration Manager 2007”

 

  • MP Troubleshooting
  • Reporting Point Troubleshooting
  • Secondary Site Installation
  • Ports Document
  • patching the Systems
  • Workstation Patching style and server patching status
  • maintenance window
  • SCCM R2 Advantages
  • SCCM Features comparison with SMS

 

Inventory:-

Software inventory
Hardware inventory
SMS_def.mof File and tool from MYITFORM for registry key
mof compile
no idmif
idmif

 

 

Log files for Communication

  1. Component Configuration Manager Troubleshooting
  2. ADMINUI.log file
  3. Delegation of Configuration / SMS Console
  4. Status messages

Package Distribution Issues

  1. Procedure to Confirm the Package  is reached to the DP And  Log File
  2. Procedure to Package Source Version and Current Version finding
  3. What is refresh and Update package and resend to DP?
  4. How to Distribute the Packages to Multiple DPs? DP Groups?
  5. IMP Log Files related to Distribution:- Sender and Scheduler and Distmgr.log
  6. Compressed files like .Pck story
  7. What is the Compressed Package?
  8. What is Binary replication in Distribution?
  9. What is the Package Creation Flow, I mean what kind of files gets changed in the work flow, like Dispooler and etc…
  10. Importance of BITS on DP
  11. Distribution points Related reports to the DP and Database Tables
  12. Troublshooting steps for a Package is not reaching DP
  13. Download package and run from DP
  14. Virtual Applications and relationship with DP
  15. In the Event of Distribution Point OS Failed how to proceed further to get it corrected?
  16. Document from my blog DP in and Outs


Distribution Point Family and its Terms:-

 

  1. Understanding of Advertisement?
  2. Standard DP
  3. Protected DP
  4. Branch Distribution Point
  5. peer DP
  6. Nomad DP
  7. Check in IE
  8. More than 700 do we need another DP?
  9. DFS and DP ?
  10. File Server and DP ?
  11. For each above Log files

Advertisement:-

  1. Working style of Advertisement..
  2. When we advertise the Command line Options that we can see…. for executing style
  3. Default report that we can check for advertisement
  4. Log files for advertisement
  5. From console view of Advertisement status
  6. If Advertisement failed how to make sure it to run again
  7. Suppressing the Advertisement
  8. how to use toolkit to see advertisement history
  9. related information in control panel for advertisement
  10. maintenance of Cache folder
  11. If report is not showing more than 10000 rows for any advertisement
  12. Advertisement to advertise Users and User groups
  13. Advertisement interaction with user
  14. Advertisement running with the administrator privileges and Logged in user account rights
  15. Administrator Flow for Advertisement
  16. advertisement to be appear in the add and remove programs

 

Other Topics

  • WOL in and Outs from my blog document
  • MP Issues
  • DP Issues
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  • Thursday, March 11, 2010

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    SQL 2005 Server Pre-Requisite Installation on 2008 server

    SQL 2005 Server Pre-Requisite Installation

    This document will outline the steps involved to prepare a SQL server for installation of SQL 2005 server. After these steps are done SQL 2005 Server with reporting services can then be installed.

    References

    How to install and how to configure SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938245

    You receive a warning message on the System Configuration Check page of the SQL Server 2005 Setup program on a computer that is running Windows Vista or a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920201

    Installation Steps

    · Open Server Manager and choose click on the option "Roles" then choose " Add Roles".

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    · The Add Roles Wizard is displayed. Click "Next" to proceed past the "Before you[WH1] begin" wizard.

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    · In the "Select Server Roles box" select the option "Web Server (IIS)".

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    · The "Add features required for Web Server (IIS)?" dialog is displayed. Click the option that says "Add Required Features".

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    · The window will then return to the "Select Server Roles" dialog box with "Web Server (IIS)" selected.

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    · The "Web Server (IIS)" wizard is displayed, click "Next" to continue.

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    · The "Select Role Services" page is displayed.

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    · Here we need to make sure we have the correct items installed. (As various options are chosen on this dialog other options will be enabled as well).

    · Under "Common HTTP Features" select "HTTP Redirection".

    · Under "Application Development" select "ASP.NET".

    · The "Add role services and features required for ASP.NET?" dialog should appear. Click "Add Required Role Services".

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    · The "Select Role Services" dialog will return to focus.

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    · Now select "ASP" under Application Development.

    · Scroll down to the "Security" section and select "Windows Authentication".

    · Scroll down the "IIS 6 Management Compatibility" section and select the following options:

    IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

    IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

    IIS 6 Scripting Tools

    IIS 6 Management Console

    · With the all the options plus the other defaults with that were enabled it should look like it does in screenshot below.

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    · Ensure the list looks like it does above and click "Next".

    · The "Confirm Installation Selections" dialog is now displayed, click "Install" to begin the installation.

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    · When the installation has finished the "Installation Results" pages is displayed. Review this and make sure no errors or warnings are displayed.

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    · Click "Close" to return to "server Manager".

    · The "Server Manager" window is then updated to reflect the "Web Server (IIS)" that was just installed.

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    · Choose "File - Exit" to return to the Windows desktop.

    · At this point the pre-requisite components are installed and you are ready to begin the SQL 2005 installation.


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    Test from my Live

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    IMP reports by me

    Report Name: Clients that have not reported recently (Collection)

    Category: SMS Site - Discovery and Inventory Information

    Comment: This show report shows a list of clients that have not reported discovery data, hardware inventory, or software inventory in a specified number of days. An empty column indicates that a client has not reported any data of that type. A column with a '*' means that the client has reported data of that type within the specified time period.

     

    Report Name: All active package distributions

    Category: Software Distribution - Packages

    Comment: This report shows all distributions points on which a package is currently being installed or removed

     

    Report Name: Sites by hierarchy with time of last site status update

    Category: SMS Site - General

    Comment: Displays the list of sites in hierarchy order and shows the last time the site status was updated


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    Monday, March 8, 2010

    Example Scenarios for Configuration Manager 2007 used

    1. Kim enables Active Directory Security Group Discovery. Every day, Configuration Manager 2007 queries Active Directory for all computers that are members of the Accounting security group.
    2. Kim creates a query in the Configuration Manager 2007 console to find all members of the Accounting security group.
    3. Kim creates a collection based on the query to find all members of the Accounting security group. If the Active Directory administrator adds a new computer to the Accounting security group, the next time Active Directory Security Group Discovery runs it will add the new computer to the Configuration Manager 2007 database. The next time the Accounting collection is evaluated, the query will find the new computer in the database and it will be added to the collection.
    4. Kim enables the Advertised Programs Client Agent, so that all clients in his site will be able to receive software distribution packages.
    5. Kim creates several distribution points in each site. If he configured only one per site, it might not be able to service all of the clients in that site.
    6. Kim creates a package for the accounting application. He configures the package to read the source files from the CD and create a local copy of the package, because disks in his office sometimes disappear without his permission.
    7. The application has a tool to create a customized Windows Installer file that will install the software with no user intervention and using all of the accounting department's preferred defaults. Kim creates one program to run the customized Windows Installer and he creates a second program to uninstall the accounting application, just in case. Both programs are configured to run whether or not a user is logged on, and both will run with administrative rights even if the logged on user is not currently an administrator, even if the client computer is running Windows Vista with User Access Control enabled.
    8. The default package access accounts allow all users to read the package. Because only accounting members should have access, Kim removes the Users package access account and adds an account for the accounting group.
    9. Kim copies the package to all distribution points in his site. He also copies the package to all distribution points in all child sites because there are some members of accounting in every site.
    10. As soon as Kim completes the distribution point wizard, the site server immediately begins copying the files to the distribution points in his site. Kim purposefully waited until the end of the day to run the distribution point wizard so the network would be less busy. The sender controls the bandwidth utilization to the child sites, so it doesn't matter when Kim runs the distribution point wizard. The sender from the parent site copies the package to the child site in small chunks and verifies each chunk before sending the next one. After the entire package is successfully received at the child site, the child site server copies the package to all distribution points in that site.
    11. After Kim has verified in the package status that the package has been distributed to all of his distribution points, he creates an advertisement. He configures the advertisement to use the accounting package and the program to run the customized Windows Installer file. He sets the advertisement to send the package and program to the accounting collection. He configures the advertisement to run next Wednesday at 4 pm in the client's time zone. He could have configured it to run at 4 pm UTC but some of the sites in other countries don't have local administrators and Kim doesn't want to get troubleshooting calls in the middle of the night if 4 pm in his site is midnight in a different site. Even though the application is rather large, Kim configures the advertisement to run even if the client computer is connected to a slow network boundary; this means that accounting users who work from home and connect using a VPN will still have to install the program. Kim makes a note to send out an e-mail to the home-based workers to let them know the large package is coming.
    12. As soon as Kim completes the advertisement wizard, Configuration Manager 2007 creates a policy and sends it to the management points for all the sites. For the management points at the child sites, the sender at the parent site copies the policy to the site server at the child site and the child site server sends it to the site management point.
    13. The clients in all the sites have been configured to poll for new policy every two hours because it provides a nice balance between getting software out quickly enough but not saturating the network with policy requests.
    14. The next time a client in the Accounting collection polls the management point, it is told that it has software advertised to it. It asks for the location of the content and is given a list of distribution points in the site. The client sorts the list and finds three distribution points on the same subnet, so it picks one at random. The client connects to the selected distribution point and downloads the content into a local cache and then runs the program from the cache to install the accounting software.
    15. After the software is installed, the client sends a status message indicating success.
    16. Kim creates a report to show which clients have successfully installed the accounting software.


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    Sunday, March 7, 2010

    P women

    Here is the Some of the good food :--
    Red carrot,beetroot,Prune's,pomegranate,spinach,Apple,Peanut Butter,Barley,Dried apricots,Dried blueberries,Prune Juice,
    Dried Apricots,

    by this you can avoid Hemoglobin issues:--

    chicken liver,strawberries,grapefruit juice,broccoli,Dried fruits like apricots,prunes and raisins,lima beans,Black strap,molasses,pomegranate

    IMP ons Wallnuts and barly and soya milk
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    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    if you get the polcy agent log error...similar to below...

     

    if you get the policy agent log error...similar to below...

    Download of policy CCM_Policy_Policy4.PolicyID="{ddd31ca3-235d-4d47-b9b0-522ab79a4f18}",PolicySource="SMS:P04",PolicyVersion="1.00" failed (DTS Job ID: {2A03490A-B034-400B-87C4-08AC8AF07145}) PolicyAgent_PolicyDownload 3/2/2010 10:20:54 PM 3276 (0x0CCC)
    Policy state for CCM_Policy_Policy4.PolicyID="{ddd31ca3-235d-4d47-b9b0-522ab79a4f18}",PolicySource="SMS:P04",PolicyVersion="1.00" was successfully reset. Policy download will be retried at next evaluation cycle. PolicyAgent_PolicyDownload 3/2/2010 10:20:54 PM 3276 (0x0CCC)
    Download of policy CCM_Policy_Policy4.PolicyID="{E161A5A4-0DB4-40FD-8311-4BB2D50D03F5}",PolicySource="SMS:P04",PolicyVersion="14.00" failed (DTS Job ID: {BCB59159-EC2C-43B2-8BC7-2EE5BF5A4B72}) PolicyAgent_PolicyDownload 3/2/2010 10:20:54 PM 5684 (0x1634)
    Policy state for CCM_Policy_Policy4.PolicyID="{E161A5A4-0DB4-40FD-8311-4BB2D50D03F5}",PolicySource="SMS:P04",PolicyVersion="14.00" was successfully reset. Policy download will be retried at next evaluation cycle. PolicyAgent_PolicyDownload 3/2/2010 10:20:54 PM 5684 (0x1634)
    Download of policy CCM_Policy_Policy4.PolicyID="{E21A8331-0783-496F-ADD8-9ABCA051D707}",PolicySource="SMS:P04",PolicyVersion="1.00" failed (DTS Job ID: {145F36FE-C377-4FD8-960B-3B449AAD17A9}) PolicyAgent_PolicyDownload 3/2/2010 10:20:54 PM 3276 (0x0CCC)
     
    You need to rebuild the WMI

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    If you want to exclude some systems from CLIENT PUSH

    If you want to exclude some servers from CLIENT PUSH
     

    You can exclude the server from push installations by adding the server name to the registrykey ExcludeServers under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/SMS/Components/SMS_DISCOVERY_DATA_MANAGER on you site server. You find more information about this here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb693996.aspx

     

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    wmi Rebuild from BLOG

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    1. Open a CMD prompt on the server and change directory to %windir%\System32\WBEM (\SysWOW64\WBEM on x64)

    2. Execute the following:

    FOR /f %s in ('dir /b /s *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s 
    Net stop /y winmgmt 
    FOR /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %s 
    Net start winmgmt 

    Note: Don't attempt to compile the MOF files in the \bin\i386 folder on a site server, as we contain stub files (names start with an underscore character such as _smsprov.mof) that need to be populated with site specific data through other means.   

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    Client Troublshooting checks check list

    Are you able to ping the server?
    Is the server in Accepted list for supported servers?
    Is Client Installed?
    What is the Hartbeat status?
    What is the S/W inventory Status?
    What is the H/W Status?
    Is this system is in active state in the Console?
    Is the system has Dubplicate DDR records in Console?
    What is the Incident Number you created for this server?
    Are you able to login in to the server?
    Do you have administrator rights on the server?
    Is the Default Shares are enabled?
    is free space more than 500Mb availabl on the server?
    did you find the SMS agent Service in the Services.msc?
    Is the SMS Agent Host Service is in started state?
    are you able to connect to the WMI?
    Did you intiated Machine Policy and H/w and S/w Polices ?
    Is the Policy able to recive?
    any errors in Inventoryagent.log?
    Did you tried to restart the SMS Agent Host service?
    any errors in ccmexec.log?
    are you able to open the MP cert and MPlist URLs from the client system?
    did the .xml file reached to MP?
    What happend to mp_ddr log?
    Did you find the server Name in dataldr.log and updated in the DB?
    Remove the client system from the console and uninstall the client now delete the smscliconfig.file and log off and login now try to reinstall the client
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    Monday, March 1, 2010

    PXE Role Enable from Central ?

    you can;t enable in the below hirarachy, you need to enable it from P01 only not from DC1

     DC1---Central Site
            |  
     P01--Primary Site
     |
     S01 Secondary Site

     

    PXE ROLE Troubleshooting:

    PXE ROLE Troubleshooting:

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    1.Uninstalled PXE Service Point Role
    2.Uninstalled WDS
    3.Deleted 'C:\RemoteInstall' folder or what ever the folder shared also check if any folder shared for PXE related
    4.Rebooted then reinstalled WDS, rebooted
    5.Reinstalled PXE Service Point Role
    6.DHCP is not installed on this server and on the same subnet
    7.Removed PSP/WDS again using the PXE.msi, same results
     
    also can Try this:

    1. Remove the SMS PXE role. Look at the PXESetup.log file to verify that the uninstall is complete and successful.

    2. Uninstall the WDS server.

    3. Reboot the machine.

    4. Re-install the WDS server, but "do not configure it". Do nothing at all other than installing WDS.

    5. Add the SMS PXE role. Look at the PXESetup.log file to verify that the installation is complete and successful.

    6. Add the boot images to the SMS PXE DP share. Look at the distmgr.log file to verify that the replication of the boot image to the DP is complete and successful.