Inventorying Windows Server Core in ConfigMgr

Server Core is an interesting “edition” of Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 that offers some potentially nice benefits: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd163517.aspx. Because of these benefits, many folks have started using Server Core in their enterprise but how can we start inventorying which systems are server core and which are not. This question lead me on a…

The Configuration Manager 2007 Client Installation and Assignment SuperFlow is now available

The Client Installation and Assignment SuperFlow is a dynamic, interactive content model that provides you with detailed steps that you can use to prepare for and install the Configuration Manager 2007 client. This SuperFlow also provides you with the dataflow for background processes, additional resources related to client installation, and troubleshooting information for common issues.…

The Office Communications Server Front-End service terminated with service-specific error 3286774273 (0xC3E83201)

We’ve all been there – doing maintenance late at night. You think you’re just about done, and then something unexpected happens. Tonight was one of those nights =) Rebooted the OCS Front End server and then the services would not start. The system event log recorded this error message: “The Office Communications Server Front-End service…