Installing the ConfigMgr. SP2 client on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

ConfigMgr. 2007 SP2 was released a few days ago and can be downloaded from - details.aspx-displaylang=en&FamilyID=3318741a-c038-4ab1-852a-e9c13f8a8140 To successfully install the service pack you need to start the upgrade from the central site and then upgrade child sites and administrator consoles. After the sites have been upgraded it’s time to upgrade the clients. You can use various methods to upgrade the client – check the Technet article for detailed information about the methods - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694166.aspx One of the most commonly used methods is using a ConfigMgr. package to perform the upgrade. It works like a charm but when deploying the client [...]

By | 2009-10-24T16:39:43+00:00 October 24th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|0 Comments

How to get registry information into hardware inventory

  When the hardware inventory agent is running it’s looking after values in the local WMI database on the client. By default WMI contains much valuable information that is “easy” to collect. But from time to time we need to gather information that’s not yet part of WMI. This post will guide you through the process of getting those information using a tool developed by Mark Cochrane. The ConfigMgr. files On the Configuration Manager Site server two files are used to control the hardware inventory data process: SMS_DEF.mof This file contains information about the WMI data classes used by hardware [...]

By | 2009-10-23T09:22:07+00:00 October 23rd, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|10 Comments

OpsMgr 2007 R2: Script Unit Monitor Comparison Problems!

  While making my last Management Pack , I discovered a problem in the Operations Console of OpsMgr. Problem:   When i created the Critical/Unhealthy/Healthy Expressions i had to compare to a Integer that was returned by the Script. The problem was that when i compared 50 with 100, it acted like 50 was more than 100 !! I was kind of baffled and did not know what was going on. Solution: So i exported the Management Pack to XML and took at closer look in the details: This is a snippet from the XML, it is only one of [...]

By | 2009-10-22T15:11:52+00:00 October 22nd, 2009|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

OpsMgr 2007 R2 (SCOM): Coretech Coffee Monitor Management Pack – 0.0.0.1

Download: The file has included test examples and vlc player. The Management Pack is 32Kb Intro: This management packs can be used to keep track of the level of coffee in left in the pot. With this management pack, you will never run dry of, what we all know, is the most important part of a productive environment! This is mostly made as a proof of concept, as this technique can be transferred to other monitor types. It could be expanded with other types of sensors, like a weight to check the level of coffee instead of a [...]

By | 2009-10-21T11:59:42+00:00 October 21st, 2009|Operations Manager (SCOM)|45 Comments

Query and report all workstations that haven’t rebooted the last 7 days

I recently got a very good question from a student – how can we check the workstations that haven’t restarted during the last 7 days. The intention is to automatically restart the computers. However not until the end-users have been contacted. For that reason I need to create a report and a query. The report The SQL statement Create a new empty report and copy this SQL code into the SQL statement box: [crayon-5a183576360b2284510471/] The Query To use this in a query based collection or normal query paste this WQL into the query statement: [crayon-5a183576360ce067015724/] This post was originally posted [...]

By | 2009-10-03T10:51:02+00:00 October 3rd, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|14 Comments