An update is available that lets you add Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 as supported platforms for Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2489044 SYMPTOMS On a computer that is running Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007… On a computer that is running Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you have the following features: Software distribution Software update management Desired configuration management However, the following products are not listed as supported platforms for these…

A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client cannot register to its management point after an OSD task sequence reinstalls its operating system

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2504229 SYMPTOMS Consider the following scenario: You configure native site mode on a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. You reinstall the operating system of a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client by using an operating system deployment (OSD) task sequence. You specify a different computer name in…

Fix: Unable to delete the OSDStateStorePath folder in an OSD Task Sequence using USMT 4.0 with Hard Links in ConfigMgr 2007

Read the original post here, contributed by: Clifton Hughes | Senior System Center Support Engineer When using Hard Links for User State Migration, attempting to remove the OSDStateStorePath folder after restoring the users data in a Task Sequence may fail or appear to hang. Note: This is in reference to the steps listed in this…

New Hotfix: Advertisement is not scheduled to run on a ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 client if the client computer starts or awakens within the maintenance window–KB2392488

Read the original post here. Consider the following scenario: You configure a maintenance window for a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) client. You configure an advertisement to run on the client computer within the maintenance window. The client computer starts or awakens from hibernation within the maintenance window. In this…

New Hotfix: Program does not run in a task sequence on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client if the program name contains extended ASCII characters

Read the original post here. Consider the following scenario: You create a deployment package on a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. You create a program in the package. The name of the program contains extended ASCII characters. You create a task sequence, and you add an Install Software…

Agile and Feedback

  I’m a big proponent of Agile methodology for Software development.  A lot of the big technology companies that are doing well these days are because they follow key elements of the Agile philiosphy.   Apple, Google, Facebook, and of course, Microsoft, embrace Agile and it’s key tenants.  Most of the time they don’t say ‘Agile’, they…