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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Console Download

On the Root Management Server, stop the System Center Management service, the System Center Management Configuration service, and System Center Data Access service. Log on to the computer that hosts the Operations Manager 2007 database server role as a user who has database owner rights (“dbo” rights) to the Operations Manager 2007 database.

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  2. Sccm Configuration Manager Console Download
  3. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Console Download Windows 7
  • Web console hotfix package for System Center Operations Manager 2007. The CcmExec.exe process crashes on a Windows 2000-based computer if both a System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 agent and a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client are installed on this computer.
  • Download Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2 from Official Microsoft Download Center. Configuration Service.
  • The Microsoft Download Manager solves these potential problems. It gives you the ability to download multiple files at one time and download large files quickly and reliably. It also allows you to suspend active downloads and resume downloads that have failed. Microsoft Download Manager is free and available for download now.

12/08/2012: This MP has been updated. Please refer to this post for more details of the update. The download link in this post has also been updated.

Background

Over the time, I have seen some issues and challenges for SCCM administrators to effectively and proactively managing SCCM clients. I have personally seen and experienced some challenging issues. For example:

  • Silent clients due to the SMS agent host service not running.
  • SCCM Clients are reporting to the incorrect site due to the combination of overlapping boundaries and auto site assignment.
  • SCCM Clients missing new functionalities due to Missing SCCM hotfixes (i.e. Power Management in SCCM 2007 R3)
  • Advertisement executions failures
  • SCCM clients unable to connect to Management Points
  • BDP configurations inconsistent (A SCCM client is listed as a BDP on the site server but it is not actually configured as BDP)
  • Newly installed software are not promptly updated in SCCM site database as the hardware inventory only runs weekly by default.

During last year’s Christmas period, some of my employers production servers were assigned to an incorrect SCCM site and as a result, some applications were pushed out to these servers during a change freeze period. We only founded it out after the fact and realised some of these servers were reporting to the wrong SCCM sites for months!

This has triggered me to implement a solution so we can proactively monitor the configurations and activities of SCCM 2007 clients so we are alerted before anything bad happens!

I started writing a SCOM management pack for SCCM 2007 clients. It took me few weeks to cover all the issues that my team is facing. Over the last couple of weekends, I have spent a lot of time to re-write / re-brand it and document it so I can actually post this management pack in my blog.

This management pack provides some proactive monitoring and automations for all of above mentioned issues /challenges. Does this sound interesting to you? If so, please continue reading. The documentation and the management pack download link is at the bottom of this article.

So here are some details of the management pack.

Introduction

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Client Management Packs 2.0.0.0 provides basic monitoring of SCCM 2007 clients.

This set of management packs is intended fill the gap of the official Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 management pack and focus monitoring the SCCM clients in SCCM infrastructures. These managements pack also provides ability to implement customised monitors to monitor the configurations and baselines of SCCM clients in your organisation’s SCCM infrastructures according to your organisation’s standard. i.e.

  • Monitors SCCM site assignment, make sure SCCM clients are assigned to the correct primary site in a multi-sites environment.
  • Monitors SCCM client versions to make sure all required SCCM client hotfixes are applied.
  • Monitors and make sure any SCCM clients that should be configured as Branch Distribution Points (BDP) are actually configured as BDP.
  • Make sure SCCM Client cache size is configured according to your company’s standard.

There are 2 separate sealed management packs (.MP) in this set:

  • TYANG System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Library
    • Custom Data Source, Probe Action and Write Action modules
    • Custom monitor types
    • SCOM console actions for SCCM clients
    • SCCM client object discovery
  • TYANG System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Monitoring
    • Pre-Configured monitors and rules
    • Folders and Views
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Console Download

Management Pack Overview

The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Management Packs not only provides various out-of-box preconfigured monitors / rules, but also provides some custom modules / workflows which allow you to build your own monitors to suit your System Center Configuration Manager 2007 environments. These management packs extends what Microsoft System Center Minotoring Pack For Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 v6.0.6000.3 has to offer for SCCM client monitoring. This includes:

Pre-Configured Monitors and Rules

  • Recreated the SMS Agent Host service monitor and included diagnostic and recovery task to automatically restart the service when it has stopped.

  • Checks the availability of Management Point of which the SCCM client connects to via HTTP response. The SCCM Management Point HTTP Response Monitor runs hourly to check the HTTP response of the active MP for the SCCM client and generates alerts if HTTP error responses received over 2 consecutive times.

  • Checks the version of SCCM clients and generates alert if the version number is lower than 4.00.6487.2157 (KB977384, prerequisite for SCCM 2007 R3)

  • Checks SCCM Clients Advertisement Execution history every 30 minutes. If there were any advertisements have been executed over the last 30 minutes, trigger Hardware Inventory so any newly installed applications will be inventoried and stored in SCCM site database. Additionally, if any failed advertisement executions are found, a Critical alert is generated.

Custom Modules and Monitor Types

1. SCCM Client Property Value Check 2-State Monitor Type. This monitor type can be used to build monitors to monitor SCCM client properties. (i.e. Monitor any SCCM clients that are not assigned to the correct site or Cache Size is not configured according to your organisation’s standard, etc..)

This monitor type Supports the following Properties:

  • SiteCode (SCCM Client Site Code)
  • Version (SCCM Client version)
  • GUID (SCCM client GUID)
  • ManagementPoint (MP that SCCM client is connected to)
  • ProxyMP (Proxy MP that SCCM client is connected to)
  • InternetMP (Internet MP that SCCM client is connected to)
  • LogsLocation (path to SCCM client log files)
  • CacheLocation (path to SCCM client cache)
  • CacheSize (The maximum size of SCCM client cache folder in MB)
  • HTTPPort (The HTTP Port for SCCM Client)
  • EnableAutoAssignment (if auto site assignment is enabled (true or false)
  • AllowLocalAdminOverride (if the SCCM client allows local admin override (true or false))
  • IsBDP (If the client is a branch distribution point (true or false))

This monitor type Supports the following Comparison Operators:

  • eq (Equal to)
  • ne (Not equal to)
  • gt (Greater-than)
  • lt (Less-than)
  • ge (Greater-than or equal to)
  • le (Less-than or equal to)
  • IsNull (Is Null value)
  • NotNull (Not Null value)

2. Write Action module to initiate SCCM client actions

3. Write Action module to repair SCCM client

4. Other Probe Action modules and Data Source modules that were used by pre-configured monitors and rules.

More Comprehensive Object Discoveries

This SCCM client object discovery in this management pack discovers pretty much every SCCM client properties that are visible in the industry well-known utility SCCM Client Center.

Below is a comparison of the properties that SCCM Client Center can check VS. SCCM Client properties been discovered by this management pack VS. what are been discovered from Microsoft’s official management pack:

SCCM Client Center 2.0.4.0:

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Management Pack v2.0.0.0:

Microsoft Official Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Management Pack v6.0.6000.3:

SCOM Agent Actions for SCCM Clients

A number of SCCM Client actions have been built into this management pack. The following SCCM client actions can be initiated via SCOM Operations Console and Web Console:

  • Discovery Data Collection
  • File Collection
  • Hardware Inventory
  • Machine Policy Retrieval Evaluation
  • Software Inventory
  • Software Metering Usage Report
  • Software Updates Agent Assignment Evaluation Cycle
  • Software Updates Scan
  • SCCM Client Repair

More information

The detailed guide for this MP can be downloaded HERE.

Management Pack Downloads:

From below link, you can download a zip file which contains:

  • Sealed version of TYANG System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Library management pack(.mp)
  • Sealed version of TYANG System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Monitoring management pack(.mp)
  • Unsealed version of TYANG System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Monitoring management pack(.xml)

The reason I’m offering the unsealed version of TYANG System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Monitoring management pack is that if you wish to create additional monitors / rules using the workflows in the library MP, you can just build them into the unsealed MP without creating a separate MP (and saves you time to unseal it).

Management Pack Download HERE.

As always, if you have any issues / questions / concerns or suggestions, email me! I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can (even though recently I’ve been pretty busy at work and in my personal life. And that’s why it took me so long to write a blog article for this management pack!)

NCapture for Internet Explorer

This topic explains how to use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) to install NCapture for Internet Explorer onto Windows client machines without requiring user interaction. Microsoft SCCM uses packages to distribute software to client machines. A package represents a software application to be installed on a client computer.

This document guides you through the process of deploying NCapture using SCCM—downloading the source file, creating the package, creating the program and advertising the package.

In this topic

Step 1 - Check system requirements

Make sure the client machines that you are distributing the software to meet NCapture's system requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 11

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2

Step 2 - Download the source file

Before you can create the package, the NCapture source file must be available in a source directory on a file share (e.g. FileServerSourceDirectory) that is accessible by the Configuration Manager and the client machines.

You can download the latest version of NCapture for Internet Explorer from the QSR website.

Step 3 - Create the package

Now that you have downloaded the source file, you are ready to create the package.

To create a new SCCM package:

  1. To launch the Configuration Manager Console, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft System Center, click Configuration Manager 2007, and then click ConfigMgr Console.

  2. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution.

  3. Right-click Packages, click New, and then click Package.

The New Package Wizard opens.

  1. On the General page, enter the name of the software, its version, manufacturer, language and a descriptive comment, and then click Next.

  2. On the Data Source page, select This package contains source files.

  3. Click the Set button to display the Set Source Directory dialog box.

  4. Enter the UNC path of the source directory that contains the source file that you downloaded in Step 2 - Download the source file.

  5. Click OK to return to the Data Source page, and then click Next.

  6. Continue through the wizard, selecting your preferred options, and then click Finish to create the package.

Step 4 - Create a program for the package

Now that you have downloaded the source file, you are ready to create the package.

The package needs a program that defines the command line parameters to use when installing the software and specifies system requirements and other run options.

To create a new SCCM program:

  1. To launch the Configuration Manager Console, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft System Center, click Configuration Manager 2007, and then click ConfigMgr Console.

  2. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Packages.

  3. Expand the package that you want to create a program for.

  4. Right-click the Programs folder, click New, and then click Program.

The New Program Wizard opens.

  1. On the General page, enter a descriptive name for the program.

  2. In the Command line, type the command line that will be used to execute the program (or click Browse to select a batch file).

Microsoft System Center Windows 10

NCapture.IE.exe /v'/qn

Sccm Configuration Manager Console Download

Step 5 - Advertise the package

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Console Download Windows 7

Now everything is set up, you need to create an advertisement for the package that will be sent to the client machines.

To advertise the package:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Advertisements.

  2. Right-click on Advertisements, and then click New / Advertisement.

The New Advertisement Wizard is displayed.

  1. Enter a descriptive name for the advertisement and (optionally) a comment, then select the NCapture package created in Step 3 - Create the package.

  2. Select the collection (of client machines) that you want to advertise the package to. For example, a collection of Windows 7 machines.

  3. Click Next.

  4. On the Schedule page, select the dates and times that you want the package to run.

  5. Continue through the wizard, selecting your preferred options, and then click Finish to create the advertisement.

Console

At the scheduled time and date SCCM sends the package to the client machines. When these machines recognize that the package is available, the installation process begins.