Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Technet Forum Changes

You might have noticed some changes occuring on the Technet forums. If you are still using SMS 2003 you will now see this forum

Systems Management Server 2003

Under the Configuration Manager forum.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2

Microsoft has release an update to the popular Configuration Manager Tool Kit. Added to the popular took kit are the following tools:

Delete Group Class, MP Troubleshooter, Preload Package and Send Schedule Tools

These were in the SMS 2003 toolkit but not in the 2007 version. Since the community requested them, Microsoft has delivered. Even while they give tools for ConfigMgr 2007 they are working on V.Next. This release has a nice MSI to make it easy to install and deploy if necessary.

Remember that SMS 2003 Mainstream support has now ended. Users should look at moving to 2007 and then to V.Next. If you're on 2003 the jump to V.NExt might be a bit much. Especially if you will wait for SP1. If you do then you might want to get over to ConfigMgr 2007 Sp2 R2. R3 will be release by the end of the year.

The download can be found here