Configuration Manager Power Management charts won’t show

At a few sites I have experienced a problem where none of the Power Management charts will show in the canned SQL Reporting Services reports. Everything looks like fine from the client side, power management is part of the inventory and data is being send correctly back to the Management Point. Yesterday evening I found the solution the Technet forums (credit goes to Paul024). The solution In order to fix the problem, log on to the SQL Reporting Services point and run Dunsetup.exe (found in Configuration Manager install dir\Bin\I386\) The report after running Dunsetup.exe

By | 2010-12-31T10:27:33+00:00 December 31st, 2010|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|0 Comments

How to fix ConfigMgr 2007 Console Error: “MMC cannot initialize the snap-in”

Today I was working in my test environment, my colleague had been testing some backup/restore of the site software. This had resulted in the console not working. this error appeared, when I tried to start it: “MMC cannot initialize the snap-in” I searched the net and found this article: ConfigMgr 2007: Unable to open Configuration Manager Console, error: MMC Cannot Initialize the Snap-in It helped me a lot in finding the installation log and testing the error. I had the problem in the installation log, but when I ran the commandline test: “C:\windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v2.0.50727\installutil.exe "Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole.dll" /logfile=C:\inst.log  /showcallstack” [...]

By | 2010-12-29T13:04:38+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|1 Comment

Create ISO using WAIK and OSCDIMG

  To make an ISO file with a bundle of files, all you need is the Windows Automation Installation Kit WAIK. No need to pay for any 3rd party tool to do this. This Kit includes a tool OSCDIMG primarily used for making a bootable ISO of your WinPE, but can however also be use it to create a simple ISO file containing files, so you can access them trough CD mounting, in your Virtual environments. (or what ever you would need the files for) For this to work you must of cause have the Windows AIK installed on the [...]

By | 2010-12-29T09:51:14+00:00 December 29th, 2010|General info, OS Deployment|7 Comments

Using Software distribution and Desired Configuration Management to fix non-compliant computers

Desired Configuration Management (DCM) is a feature in Configuration Manager which helps us tracing non-compliant computers. In Configuration Manager 2012 the feature also allows us to automatically remediate non-compliant computers. With Configuration Manager 2007 we can use a combination of DCM and Software Distribution to achieve the same functionality. In this example I will create a DCM CI that will report a workstation as non-compliant if Adobe Flash automatic update is enabled. To fix the problem, I have a script that will disable the check for new updates. The script will be deployed using a normal software package. Part I [...]

By | 2010-12-24T10:45:49+00:00 December 24th, 2010|Configuration Manager (SCCM), General info|5 Comments

Technet Julekalender d. 22. december 2010 (opdateret med svar)

Technet julekalenderen er godt igang og undertegnet deltager med spørgsmålet d. 22. december. Der er masser af spændende præmier i spil og en masse interessante spørgsmål. Spørgsmålet som findes nederst i denne blog post (fra d. 22. december kl. 09:00), kan besvares fra d. 22. december, når Bjarne Dollerup har givet startskuet, dette kan følgende på hans blog eller på Twitter (@ bdollerup). Svaret skal sendes som email kea@coretech.dk Den første som svarer rigtigt bliver kontaktet, og vinderen vil denne blive annonceret på bloggen. Spørgsmålet burde kunne besvares enten fra almindelig viden, eller ved at søge lidt på min blog. [...]

By | 2017-08-22T13:09:43+00:00 December 21st, 2010|Powershell|2 Comments

Include other files in VBScript

Have you ever wanted to include another .vbs file with all your common functions in a script? Many people I have met thought it wasn’t possible. But it is actually pretty easy to do with “ExecuteGlobal” to make it even easier, I have created a small function which you can put in your scripts and use a simple Include("C:\functions.vbs") I have made 2 small example scripts to show you how to use it: Functions.vbs: [crayon-59c1b4a59b485197235370/] This file could be a shared file with all your common functions such as Log writer. Include-Example.Vbs [crayon-59c1b4a59b492151836841/] Then everytime you create a script you [...]

By | 2010-12-17T14:36:03+00:00 December 17th, 2010|Scripting & Development|4 Comments

Mastering Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 R3 training – 2011 Q1 dates and updated agenda (now with Forefront Endpoint Protection integration)

I’m thrilled to announce the lab schedule for first Quarter of 2011 along with the updated agenda. Dates Oslo, Norway - January 31 – feb. 2, 2011 Chicago, US - February 8-10, 2011  Stockholm, Sweden, February 16-18 New York, US - March 16-18, 2011 Boston , US - April 12-14, 2011   I have updated the agenda to include Forefront Endpoint Protection, client remediation, advanced software deployment, deploying custom updates like Adobe and Java. Updated agenda: Day 1 Introduction to System Center Installing and Configuring ConfigMgr. SP2 and R3 Installing and supporting ConfigMgr clients Installing and configuring clients Maintaining and [...]

By | 2010-12-17T13:47:11+00:00 December 17th, 2010|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|0 Comments

Building a Discovery and a Group based on Computername Convention

To create a Group and a rollup for all your DNS servers like: DkCphDNS0xx you could create your own Management Pack like this walk through. The code used in the example is from Jonathan Almquist\s blogpost: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/archive/2010/04/28/how-to-create-a-computer-group-in-the-r2-authoring-console.aspx and in this example the code is like this: [crayon-59c1b4a59c441518519526/]

By | 2017-08-22T13:09:03+00:00 December 8th, 2010|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

Technet.dk Julekalender, 8. december (opdateret med spørgsmål)

Technet julekalenderen er godt igang og undertegnet deltager med spørgsmålet d. 8. december. Der er masser af spændende præmier i spil og en masse interessante spørgsmål. Spørgsmålet som kan findes nederst i denne blog post (fra d. 8. december kl. 09:00), kan besvares fra d. 8. december, når Bjarne Dollerup har givet startskuet, dette kan følgende på hans blog eller på Twitter (@ bdollerup). Svaret skal sendes som email kea@coretech.dk Den første som svarer rigtigt bliver kontaktet, og vinderen vil denne blive annonceret på bloggen. Spørgsmålet burde kunne besvares enten fra almindelig viden, eller ved at søge lidt på min [...]

By | 2017-08-22T13:08:44+00:00 December 6th, 2010|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|1 Comment