In a large environment, especially one with rate-limited addresses between sites, client policy replication to MPs can sometimes fail. This can cause a situation where the policy looks fine at the console but is not being picked up by clients. To facilitate testing for this situation, I have written a tool that will allow you to select a policy and then check that policy via HTTP pulls to all of the MPs.
I have written a tool to check the embedded references in ConfigMgr query-based collection rules.
A very common practice in designing query rules for ConfigMgr collections is to use the SMS_FullCollectionMembership WMI class to effect the inclusion or exclusion of members of other collections into the collection for which the query rule is being written. This tool helps manage those embedded references.
I have written a utility that provides a UI that allows ConfigMgr administrators to quickly assess the health of package distribution in their hierarchy.
I recently fixed a problem at one of our clients that had a persistent problem with the DW write actions timing out. After fixing the immediate issues, I wrote a small utility (TableCount.exe) that does a table count on all the tables in a database and reports the number of milliseconds that the operation takes on each.
In looking back at my blog, I can’t believe it has been since July of 2008 that I have had a post. I assure you that this is against my earnest desire to do so. As with anything, I don’t think I’ve successfully integrated blogging into my routine. I suppose at 6 months that is an understatement!
That’s about all I have to add to this particular post! I will instead endeavor to post content from the work we do in System Center more frequently.
Thanks to all for the positive feedback we continue to get on the Lineage Explorer and the Workflow Primer module.
I hope to hear from you all again soon…
I’ve had some time to get a new build of the Lineage Explorer out. Build 316 is the latest.
The full article appears here:
“What You Write Is Not Necessarily What You Get”
This new article is available on myITforum: