SCCM 2007 tips / tricks / Articles.

I’m evaluating SCCM 2007 / R2.    Here is some tips / tricks so far.  As I find out more, I’ll add to this post.  I’m sure this is going to change as I learn more.  If you want to pass along your tips, feel free.


1) Make sure SQL Server 2008 w/sp1 runs as a domain account vs. local system


2) Run setspn and grant the sql server account so the SCCM 2007 check can resolve it


3) Grant the SCCM site server ‘local admin’ permissions on the sql server


4) Create the Systems Management Container under the System container


5) Grant Site Server full control Systems Management container in AD


6) Extend AD Schema


7) Configure WebDAV on IIS


8) Install the WebDAV feature. 


9) Remote differential compression feature


How to Configure Windows Server 2008 for Site Systems
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431377.aspx


System Management Container in Active Directory Domain Services
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632591.aspx


I’m not sure when running mixed mode how to push the client automatically.   For my own learning purposes, I added the machine account SCCM runs as a domain admin.  I will be evaluating this much more closely to find a more secure way if I roll out.  Also, for troubleshooting, here is a couple log paths.   This assumes the default, my VM only had a C drive.


C:\Program Files (x86)\SMS_CCM\Logs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs

Chapter 2 from Microsoft Visual C# 2008:Data Types aka Types

Been a couple weeks regarding my adventure in C# class.  This was my first formal venture into data types,  Intrinsic, Integral and other categories.  I learned decimal was more precise than Double.  All programming I’ve done basically uses Long, Double, Integer, String, and Boolean.    Also, when declaring float, decimal as a variable, I need to add a ‘thing’ at the end. 


float MyVariable = 4.87F;  Is one example.   That seems a tad quirky!  I know I know, my background is VB/VBScript/VB.NET.  No language is perfect, just kidding to the purists.  🙂  Here is a link to the data types.


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/s1ax56ch(VS.80).aspx


And yes I’m doing math again.  The class has many story problems which many are story problems.  Do you guys remember doing story problems in Math class.  Not sure I did very well.  Remember this rule?  P.E.M.D.A.S (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070719023408AAL0Jkb)  I also hadn’t messed with Compare(), CompareTo() methods and StartsWith().  These are handy functions.   We covered CONSTANTS, and taking input on Console Applications READLINE().   It was a pretty short and straight forward chapter.  I picked up a few things.  Anywho!  Happy C# programming.